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U2 - War flac album

U2 - War flac album Performer: U2
Title: War
Style: Pop Rock
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1782 mb
FLAC album: 1129 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Genre: Rock

War is the third studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and was released on 28 February 1983 on Island Records. The album is regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day", as well as the title, which stems from the band's perception of the world at the time; lead vocalist Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982.

After showcasing songs from the upcoming album in the UK, Europe, and Ireland, War was released in March 1983. In the UK, a special picture disc of War was released which featured the black and white Peter Rowan cover. In August 1991, the album was re-issued with red lettering on the cover instead of the pink colour that was on the original issue - part of the Island Master series. Elsewhere in the world, a Japanese release of the album contained a comic book-style insert

Blowing away the fuzzy, sonic indulgences of October with propulsive, martial rhythms and shards of guitar, War bristles with anger, despair, and above all, passion.

Management – Paul McGuinness (2). Mastered By – John Dent. Photography By – Anton Corbijn. Photography By – Ian Finlay (2). Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10). Trumpet – Kenny Fradley. Vocals, Guitar – Bono.

War was the third studio album released by U2. After working with U2 on Boy and October, Steve Lillywhite told the band he wasn’t interested in producing a third album for the band. This lead to a period where U2 tried out a number of producers. These were the first recording sessions with a new album in mind. They worked on a single 3-minute track at Kingdom Sound on Long Island. The song was described as a psychotic rockabilly song by the band.

War became the first U2 album to crack the Top 40 (it made it to No. 12), thanks to the constant exposure the band received from MTV's full-force embrace throughout 1983. The live record culled from performances on the career-making tour in support of War, Under a Blood Red Sky, helped seal their image and legacy when it was released in November. MTV was all over that too, airing clips of Bono already in total command of the stage and his persona. From here, things got bigger, better and more complex

The energy and insistence of the opener is sustained across the album. Two Hearts Beat As One" and "New Year's Day" are thrilling, finally showing the intense passion Bono's voice was capable of imparting when he had the right words to wrap it around. The U2 we've known ever since had arrived on War, and even today it sounds vital. As much as cynical critics and listeners often swipe at U2 for their earnestness, it's still refreshing to hear a band that cares so much, wants to be heard by so many, and isn't afraid to show it.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
A2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:24
A3 New Year's Day 5:38
A4 Like A Song... 4:48
A5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:12
B1 The Refugee
Mixed By – Steve*Producer – Bill Whelan
3:40
B2 Two Hearts Beat As One 5:00
B3 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
4:09
B4 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
6:01
B5 "40" 2:08

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Record Company – WEA Discos Ltda.
  • Manufactured By – RCA/Ariola Internacional Discos Ltda.
  • Distributed By – RCA/Ariola Internacional Discos Ltda.
  • Licensed From – WEA Discos Ltda.

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr.*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Mastered By – Gordon Vicary
  • Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

Recorded at Windmill Lake Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Mastered at The Town House, London.

Undated reissue, released between 1986/88, "Palm Tree" center labels design. Originally released 1983
(p) 1985 Island Records Ltd. on center labels.
610.7049 on sleeve and center labels, 33.503 on sleeve.
"Fabricado e Distribuído por RCA/ARIOLA Internacional Discos Ltda." on center labels rim text.
"Fabricado e Distribuído por RCA Eletrônica Ltda." on rear sleeve footnotes.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9733 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9733 UK 1983
460 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 460 Poland Unknown
79 00671 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 79 00671 Canada 1983
422-811 148-1 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 422-811 148-1 UK 1990
405 259 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 405 259 Europe 1985

Tracklist

A1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
A2 Seconds
A3 New Year's Day
A4 Like A Song...
A5 Drowning Man
B1 The Refugee
B2 Two Hearts Beat As One
B3 Red Light
B4 Surrender
B5 "40"

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Duplicated By – Quality

Credits

  • Producer – Bill Whelan (tracks: B1), Steve Lillywhite (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9733 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9733 UK 1983
460 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 460 Poland Unknown
79 00671 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 79 00671 Canada 1983
422-811 148-1 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 422-811 148-1 UK 1990
405 259 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 405 259 Europe 1985

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
A2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:09
A3 New Year's Day 5:38
A4 Like A Song... 4:48
A5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:12
B1 The Refugee
Mixed By – Steve LillywhiteProducer – Bill Whelan
3:40
B2 Two Hearts Beat As One 4:00
B3 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
3:46
B4 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
5:34
B5 "40" 2:36

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Mastered At – The Town House

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Design – Rx*
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Management – Paul McGuinness
  • Mastered By – Gordon Vicary
  • Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

Recorded at Windmill Lake Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Mastered at The Town House, London.

℗ 1983 Original sound recording made by Island Records Ltd.
Made and printed in Great Britain.

Mix credit for track B1 also appears as 'Steve' in the liner notes.

Black cassette.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5014474117336

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9733 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9733 UK 1983
460 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 460 Poland Unknown
79 00671 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 79 00671 Canada 1983
422-811 148-1 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 422-811 148-1 UK 1990
405 259 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 405 259 Europe 1985