War is a great album. They're all great albums. with an exception to the newer ones like you said.... i saw them live last fall, a dream come true. bono is a rock god
this is an amazing song.. It would have been very easy back then to know they would become so big..
What you should do (and probably have already done) is get Under a Blood Red Sky and hear the live version of New Year's Day on that. The bass is way up there. So cool!