Not much more to say than that... it's has some of U2s most iconic songs from the early 80s, and the heavy vinyl and mastering for vinyl sound excellent.

While poorly received by British critics at the time of release, War has since gained critical acclaim. Please try again. ‘. 2:03), while "Like a Song…" runs 5:00, extending the playout section (beginning at approx.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. In August 1982, Bono and Ali honeymooned in Jamaica. Just loud, compressed with no nuances and drums are pushed into the background whenever the bass or the Edge's guitar comes in. All in all I'd say that this is another U2 classic and one that most people should really enjoy! This was confirmed by on 9 April 2008 . But we wanted to take a more dangerous course, fly a bit closer to the wind, so I think the title is appropriate. In March 1983, "Two Hearts Beat as One" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" were released as singles in different regions. War can also be a mental thing, an emotional thing between loves. This version is clearly much better then the original. 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. The second remastering came in 2008, when U2 re-released three albums, “Boy”, “October” and “War”. Bono called the song "40" as he based the lyrics on Psalm 40. It has been noted that it was not a typical honeymoon, as Bono reportedly worked on the lyrics for the upcoming album. Audio CD, Original recording remastered, July 22, 2008, Audio CD, Original recording remastered, Deluxe Edition, July 22, 2008, Vinyl, Original recording remastered, July 22, 2008. [10] Mullen used the click track to stay in time for other songs on the album. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The emotional effects are just as important, 'the trenches dug within our hearts'. Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2019. [17] The Edge sings the first two stanzas, making it one of the rare occasions on which he sings lead vocals.

[14], War opens with the protest song "Sunday Bloody Sunday". Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, 1982. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. "[3] The boy on the cover is Peter Rowen (brother of Bono's friend, Guggi). [19], "Like a Song…" was intended as a message to those who believed that the band was too worthy, sincere and not "punk" enough. "War," released early in 1983, was U2's fullest and loudest album yet -- an album that started to separate the band from their New Wave peers. It will take me a while to re-acquaint myself with the songs again BUT 'Like a song' sounds fantastic. [37][38] The War Tour proper began on 26 February 1983 and lasted until 30 November of that year. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2016, I recently listed War as one of my all time top 10 albums, every track is all killer no filler.. U2's finest album before Paul David Hewson dissappeared up Bono's arse forever... WAR, OCTOBER, BOY. [7], In continuing the political motif of the album, "New Year's Day" is about the Polish solidarity movement.
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2016. Also includes a 32-page booklet with previously unseen photos, full lyrics, new liner notes by Niall Stokes, the Hot Press music magazine editor since 1977 and explanatory notes on the bonus material by The Edge. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2019, This album is one of U2 finest and one of there best ' lost intrest after the Joshua Tree ' this is there earlier sound which was there best 'shame about what came later ', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 11, 2018. Lambert, Paul, "U2: Keeping the Faith with Unforgettable Fire", List of covers of U2 songs – Drowning Man, List of covers of U2 songs – Like a Song…, "U2 on Tour - played songs: Sunday Bloody Sunday", "500 Greatest Songs of All Time: U2, 'New Year's Day, "1983-06-03: Salt Palace Assembly Hall - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA", "@U2 Podcast, Edition 4-2 "The @U2 Warcast", "News Ticker: Ozzfest, Pete Townshend, U2, Dr. Dre", "Austrian album certifications – U2 – War", "Brazilian album certifications – U2 – War", Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos, "Canadian album certifications – U2 – War", "Dutch album certifications – U2 – War", Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers, "New Zealand album certifications – U2 – War", "British album certifications – U2 – War", "American album certifications – U2 – War", Recording Industry Association of America, "Child who appeared on U2 album covers for 'Boy,' 'War' all grown up 31 years later",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Two Hearts Beat as One" singles, Previously unreleased outtake from "War" sessions, "Two Hearts Beat as One" promotional single, "Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)". Even as the Edge spins increasingly sophisticated guitar lines, he maintains the minimalist bluntness that sparked Boy.

The album as a whole is more direct than the ambient October. It doesn't have to be a physical thing."[3]. The album has come to be regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "New Year's Day", as well as the title, which stems from the band's perception of the world at the time; Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982." "[3], U2 recorded the album from September–November 1982 at Windmill Lane Studios with Lillywhite producing, the group's third consecutive album made at the studio with the producer. War could be the story of a broken home, a family at war. Other songs concern topics such as prostitution ("Red Light") and love ("Two Hearts Beat as One"). Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘ Opening with the ominous, fiery protest of “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” War immediately announces itself as U2’s most focused and hardest-rocking album to date. It sounds amazing and is a joy to listen to.

"40" was not released as a commercial single, but rather as a promotional single in Germany. "[36], In support of the album, the band began touring on 1 December 1982. Download Fifth Harmony Full Studio Albums [Reflection (Deluxe Edition) (2015), 7-27 (2016), Fifth Harmony (2017)] Discography 320kbps (Pop... Download Linkin Park Hybrid Theory [Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition) (2020), Hybrid Theory (2-Track Demo) (1999), Hybrid Theory (E... Download Palaye Royale Full Studio Albums [ Boom Boom Room (Side A) (2016), Boom Boom Room (Side B) (2018), The Bastards (2020) ] EP [ Th... Download Roxette Compilation Albums Part 2 [ The Pop Hits (2003), Roxette Hits!

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