U2’s ‘War’ feat. ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day’

U2’s ‘War’ feat. ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day’ is their third studio album produced by Steve Lillywhite and released on February 28, 1983 by Island.

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Track Listing : 1.Sunday Bloody Sunday (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 04:38 . 2.Seconds (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 03:09 . 3.New Year’S Day (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 05:38 . 4.Like A Song… (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 04:48 . 5.Drowning Man (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 04:12 . 6.The Refugee (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 03:40 . 7.Two Hearts Beat As One (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 04:00 . 8.Red Light (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 03:46 . 9.Surrender (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 05:34 . 10.40 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 02:36

Musicians : U2 – Band . Bono – Lead Vocals, Additional Guitar . The Edge – Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals On (2), Bass On (10) . Adam Clayton – Bass, Except On (10) . Larry Mullen, Jr. – Drums . Kenny Fradley – Trumpet On (8) . Steve Wickham – Electric Violin On (1 – 5) . The Coconuts – Backing Vocals On (4 – 8 – 9) . Cheryl Poirier – Backing Vocals On (4 – 8 – 9) . Adriana Kaegi – Backing Vocals On (4 – 8 – 9) . Taryn Hagey – Backing Vocals On (4 – 8 – 9) . Jessica Felton – Backing Vocals On (4 – 8 – 9)

Production : Produced By Steve Lillywhite, Bill Whelan On (6) . Kevin Killen – Assistant Engineer . Steve Lillywhite – Mixing . Paul Thomas – Engineer . Gordon Vicary – Mastering

Package : Steve Averill – Art Direction . Anton Corbijn – Photography . Iain Finlay – Photography

Recorded September–November 1982 At Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.

Released On February 28, 1983 By Island.

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Rolling Stone
Unlike the Clash, who wrestle with imperialist foreign policy, or the Gang of Four, who try to transfer a Marxist dialectic to the dance floor, U2 don’t pretend to have the answers to the world’s troubles. Instead, they devote their energies to letting us know that they are concerned and to creating an awareness about those problems. […]

Classic Rock Review
Lead guitarist The Edge uses far less delay and echo than previously and experiments with differing guitar textures throughout, adding to the overall sonic atmosphere of passion. […]

BBC
Though War explores some of the glassy sonics which The Edge would later perfect, it falls short of the musical maturity they were to find with their 1984 studio follow-up, The Unforgettable Fire. […]

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U2’s ‘War’ feat. ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day’

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