On February 28, 1983.

U2_War

On February 28, 1983, “Island” label released “War”, the third U2 studio album. It was recorded May – August 1982, at “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, except song “The Refugee” produced by Bill Whelan. The album became the band’s first number-one album in the UK and became first gold-certified album in the US. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “War” at number 223  on its list of  the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, lap steel, backing vocals, lead vocals, bass
  • Adam Clayton– bass
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Kenny Fradley – trumpet
  • Steve Wickham– electric violin
  • The Coconuts: Cheryl Poirier, Adriana Kaegi, Taryn Hagey, Jessica Felton – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by U2.

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. Seconds
  3. New Year’s Day
  4. Like a Song
  5. Drowning Man
  6. The Refugee
  7. Two Hearts Beat As One
  8. Red Light
  9. Surrender
  10. 40
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