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War _____________________________________________________________________

Island 90067-2

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday (4:38)

2. Seconds (3:24)

3. New Year’s Day (5:38)

4. Like A Song…(4:48)

5. Drowning Man (4:12)

6. The Refugee* (3:40)

7. Two Hearts Beat As One (5:00)

8. Red Light (4:09)

9. Surrender (6:01)

10 “40” (2:08)


Produced by Steve Lillywhite Except * Produced by Bill Whelan
(Mixed by Steve)

Engineered by Paul Thomas
Assisted by Kevin Killen
U2 Management: Paul McGuinness

Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Mastered by Phil Brown at Warner Bros Recording Studio L.A.

Bono: Vocal & Guitar
The Edge: Guitars, Piano, Lap Steel, Vocal (“Seconds”)
Adam Clayton: Bass
Larry Mullen Jr: Drums and Percussion
Electric Violin: Steve Wickham (“Sunday Bloody Sunday” “Drowning Man”)
Trumpet: Kenny Fradley
Backing Vocals: Cheryl Poirier
With Adriana Kaegi, Taryn Hagey, also Jessica Felton (“Surrender” “Red Light”)

Boy Photograph: Ian Finlay
Band Photograph: Anton Corgijn
Design RX

Larry Mullen Jr plays Yamaha Drums

All songs written by U2 © 1983 Blue Mountain Music, Ltd. All rights for the U.S.A. and Canada controlled by Island Music, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.


U2 are from Ireland, thought their music falls well outside that country’s established “Showband” tradition.

As critic Mitchell Cohen has written: “Like (fellow Irishman Van) Morrison’s angry young Them, U2 has a lacerating approach and a gift for dark introspection.”

“Bono” Hewson (vocalist), “The Edge” Evans (guitarist), Adam Clayton (bassist), and Larry Mullen (drummer) met in school in Dublin.

The band debuted on record with a couple of singles which immediately did well in Ireland. By the time they released their first LP, Boy, U2 had established a reputation for the soaring approach typified by their international hit “I Will Follow.”

Boy found its way into the upper reaches of the American album charts in 1981 and paved the way for October, a complex and sophisticated second album.

War, the third U2 album, has subsequently proven to be an important breakthrough for the young band. On the wings of the fastpaced “New Year’s Day,” War was recorded in analog by British producer Steve Lillywhite (who’s handled all of U2’s Island output). He has once again displayed his ability to capture the group’s knife-edged, energetic, sometimes careening sound in a manner given extra luster by the digital disc.

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