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Editors’ Notes

U2’s thundering War showcases a band becoming an international cultural powerhouse—a loss-of-innocence effort that progressively tackles war and injustice. Protest anthems like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day” lift on glorious jolts of shout-out hooks and stinging guitars. Others, like the soaring “Two Hearts Beat as One” and stirring sing-along “40,” are tender, haunting, and propulsive in equal measure. The Edge’s rallying guitar riffs, Larry Mullen Jr.’s marching beats, and Bono’s heartfelt, freedom-cry lyrics all make the band serious rock ’n’ roll rabble-rousers on this album.

Customer Reviews

Worth Every Penny, but....

Not on iTunes. See, I am one to buy allot of music from iTunes. We're talking complete collections such as the Complete U2, Bob Dylan and Depeche Mode. The fact that all of these music purchases never bothered me because they weren't remastered releases. Now that U2 is releasing allot of the early albums as remasters and adding allot of extra material. remasters are lost on 128kbps audio recordings. Please don't waste your hard earned money buying these low quality remasters. Since there currently is no other place that I know of online to buy and download U2, spend those dollars at your local CD shop and rip them yourself at at least 256kbps to enjoy the high quality of these songs. A few of the selections on this release many of you will already have especially if you own the Complete U2. The remixes of New Years Day are outstanding as are remixes of Two Hearts Beat as One. I keep forgetting just how great a band this early U2 was. Edge's guitars playing skills are at their best in this early stuff as is Bono's voice. We hear a much younger Bono and his singing and song writting skills stood out in these first ten songs. Enjoy this music loud. Enjoy it when you can sit back and really listen to it without any interruptions. It deserves your attention from beginning to end. Long live U2.

Most overlooked song of all time!

This album is a classic and a must buy. It includes the song: Drowning Man. One of U2's all time best songs and perhaps the most underrated and overlooked. Excellent.

Wonderful early U2 album

To me this album brings together the best elements of early U2 great music, lyrics, political awareness, and of course has "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "New Years Day" and "40" which are classsics. I believe "Like A Song" is one of the most overlooked U2 songs. It has great lyrics and music. The second CD highlights include "Treasure", and "Angel Too Tied to the Ground" which haven't been available commercially to buy for $0.99 before. I only wish that CD had less remixes and more unreleased or even live cover songs from that era.


Formed: 1976 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Through a combination of zealous righteousness and post-punk experimentalism, U2 became one of the most popular rock & roll bands in the world -- equally known for their sweeping sound as for their grandiose statements about politics and religion. The Edge provided the group with a signature sound by creating sweeping sonic landscapes with his heavily processed, echoed guitars. Though the Edge's style wasn't conventional, the rhythm section of Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton played the songs...
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