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U2 - War mp3 download
Performer: U2
Title: War
Country: UK
Style: Pop Rock
Rating: 4.7/5
Format: MP3 FLAC AAC DMF AU MMF APE VOC AUD
FLAC size: 1553 mb | MP3 size: 1820 mb | WMA size: 1119 mb
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.

War’ was a loud and clear statement that U2 were ready for the world. Published on. March 12, 2019. The next time we heard from them on an album, they had developed into something more outspoken, more political and even more muscular. The message went out, just like the title says, with a single released on New Year’s Day, 1983. Fearlessly addressing the Polish Solidarność movement that dominated the headlines of the period, it proved that political motivation and rock credibility can be bedfellows after all.

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.

Album War. War - Album Art Lyrics. War - Album Art" Track Info.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:37
2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:10
3 New Year's Day 5:36
4 Like A Song... 4:47
5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:14
6 The Refugee
Mixed By – Steve*Producer – Bill Whelan
3:41
7 Two Hearts Beat As One 4:03
8 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
3:45
9 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
5:33
10 "40" 2:37

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Island Records Ltd.
  • Record Company – Bertelsmann Music Group
  • Distributed By – BMG Ariola
  • Manufactured By – Sonopress
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Made By – Island Records Ltd.
  • Printed By – TOPAC
  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Mastered At – The Sound Clinic

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Design – RX*
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr.*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assisted By] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar [Guitars], Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Management [U2] – Paul McGuinness
  • Mastered By – John Dent
  • Photography By [Band Photograph] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy Photograph] – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

℗ 1983 Island Records Ltd.
© 1983 original sound recording made by Island Records Ltd.

All songs written by U2 © Blue Mountain Music Ltd lyric reproduced by kind permission
All three catalogue numbers are present on this edition. It is likely of German origin, but may have been marketed in both Europe and North America.

Identical with U2 - War but this album has Mould SID codes and are pressed after 1994.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4007192620517
  • Barcode (Text): 4 007192 620517
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS 610533 / 262051 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0727
  • Price Code (D:): 217
  • Price Code (F:): BM650
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM

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
3:24
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 LillywhiteProducer – Bill Whelan
3:40
B2 Two Hearts Beat As One 4:10
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
5:33
B5 "40" 2:38

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Island Records Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Record Company – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – WEA
  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Published By – Essex Music Of Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Published By – Essex

Credits

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

Notes

Sleeve:
Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Mastered at the Town House, London
℗ 1983 Island Records Ltd., England.
Trademark owned by Island Records Ltd. London, England and used by Festival Records Pty. Limited, under authorization.
Manufactured and distributed under license by Festival Records Pty. Limited, Australia.
© 1983 Island Records Ltd., England. Thanks
© 1983 Blue Mountain Music Ltd Lyrics reproduced by kind permission

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

1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:11
3 New Year's Day 5:36
4 Like A Song... 4:47
5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:14
6 The Refugee
Mixed By – Steve LillywhiteProducer – Bill Whelan
3:41
7 Two Hearts Beat As One 4:03
8 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
3:45
9 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
5:33
10 "40" 2:36

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Made By – PDO, UK – 10083301
  • Made By – PDO, UK – 10110001

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Composed By – U2
  • Design – RX*
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Management – Paul McGuinness
  • Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono

Notes

Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin Ireland

Track 2: Excerpt from "Soldier Girls" courtesy of Contemporary Films.

Blue Mountain Music Ltd
℗ 1983 Owned by Island Records Ltd
© 1983 Owned by Island Records Ltd

A UK pressing as "War" BIEM/MCPS also exists.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042281 114823
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CID 112 10083301 11 &
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 811 148 2 10110001 12 %
  • Other (Disc Centre): MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Rights Society: BIEM | STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Price Code: PY 899

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

1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:24
3 New Year's Day 5:38
4 Like A Song... 4:48
5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:12
6 The Refugee
Mixed By – Steve Lillywhite
3:40
7 Two Hearts Beat As One 5:00
8 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Jessica Felton
4:09
9 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Jessica Felton
6:01
10 "40" 2:08

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Distributed By – ATCO Records
  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Mastered At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Manufactured By – Columbia House

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Taryn Hagey
  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr.*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Management – Paul McGuinness
  • Mastered By – Phil Brown
  • Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Bill Whelan (tracks: 6), Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

Similar to War (also a Columbia House club edition), but with different matrix and barcode.
This release has a blue rim on the disc label.

Made/Printed in U.S.A.

© 1983 Island Records Ltd.
℗ 1983 Island Records Ltd.

Manufactured by Columbia House under license.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7567-90067-2
  • Barcode (scanned): 075679006721
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: E3 2A A290067 15
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7265
  • Pressing Plant ID (Mould area, label side): P 90

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"
B6 Is That All?

Notes

Recorded on a Maxell tape (Maxell tape is made in Japan)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Etched Up-Spine): B085612

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