War [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sadly, the bonus disc that accompanies War could not be called either fascinating or relevant. War is easily the best album of U2's first three records, but the album had very little in the way of noteworthy B-sides, and based on this reissue, there wasn't much in the vaults either. There's the amiably atmospheric but quite slight instrumental "Endless Deep"; there's the unreleased, seemingly unfinished "Angels Too Tied to the Ground," which has an intriguingly jazzy lilt; there's the "New Year's Day" B-side "Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)," which is slight but appealingly energetic; there are live versions of "I Threw a Brick Through a Window/A ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sadly, the bonus disc that accompanies War could not be called either fascinating or relevant. War is easily the best album of U2's first three records, but the album had very little in the way of noteworthy B-sides, and based on this reissue, there wasn't much in the vaults either. There's the amiably atmospheric but quite slight instrumental "Endless Deep"; there's the unreleased, seemingly unfinished "Angels Too Tied to the Ground," which has an intriguingly jazzy lilt; there's the "New Year's Day" B-side "Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)," which is slight but appealingly energetic; there are live versions of "I Threw a Brick Through a Window/A Day Without Me" and "Fire." And then there are four remixes of "New Year's Day" and three remixes of "Two Hearts Beat as One" -- all released as B-sides, so it's nice to have them out for the sake of history and collectors, but none are great and the attempt to shoehorn this early earnest U2 into the club via Ferry Corsten's 12" extended mix on "New Year's Day" is just awkward. So, there's not much to dig into here -- only "Treasure" and maybe "Angels" qualify as must-hear tracks for diehards -- but it is still nice to finally have all these rarities reissued (and to have the albums proper remastered), as a band like U2 should have all its B-sides and stray tracks available, even if all this unheard music might not be among the group's best work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602517616752
  • Catalog Number: 001094902
  • Sales rank: 53,230

Album Credits

Performance Credits
U2 Primary Artist
Adam Clayton Bass
Jessica Felton Background Vocals
Kenny Fradley Trumpet
Taryn Hagey Background Vocals
Adriana Kaegi Background Vocals
Larry Mullen Jr. Percussion, Drums
Cheryl Poirier Background Vocals
Steve Wickham Electric Violin
Technical Credits
U2 Producer
The Edge Composer
Arnie Acosta Remastering
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Michael Hutchinson Engineer
Fran├žois Kevorkian Remixing
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Kevin Maloney Engineer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Glenn Rosenstein Engineer
Bill Whelan Producer
Steve Averill Art Direction, Cover Design
Gordon Vicary Mastering
Paul S. Thomas Engineer
Paul McGuinness Management
Ferry Corsten Remixing
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