BEHIND THE GROOVES: a music blog by Jeff Harris

On this day in music history: February 28, 1983 - “War”, the third album by U2 is released. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, it is recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, Ireland between May 17 and August 20, 1982. Featuring a rawer (but more polished) sound than their previous albums, it will provide the band with their breakthrough in the US. Anchored by the songs “New Year’s Day”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Seconds”, it will be their first overly political musical statement. “War” will hit #1 on the UK album chart and peak at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and will be certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA.

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