"'War' is important to me, to the whole band, but make or break? I don't think so, more of a progressive build up. We have developed the sound, taking it a stage further. It is far more rhythmic with music more depth. 'War' is our heaviest album yet."
- Bono on War, 1983
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.