" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
NEW YEAR'S DAY

Version I

Version II

Version III
 Commercial Release January 1983
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 53, Canada: ?, UK: 10
 Album War (1983)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Produced by Steve Lillywhite.  Live tracks mixed by Steve Lillywhite, assisted by Andy Lyden.  Recorded live in Werchter, Belgium, July 1982 by I.D. TV and Film productions, Amsterdam.  Produced by Harry de Winter.  Taken from soundtrack to TV special "U2 Live at Werchter" Available through I.D. TV and Film Productions.  Photography by Ian Finlay.  Make Up Guggi.
OTHER NOTES
New Year's Day, the first single from War, is the first single released simultaneously around the world.  It was released in various formats including a 12" vinyl, 7" vinyl, a double 7" pack, and later a CD. 

New Year's Day continues to be a staple in live performances.  It appeared on 1983's Under a Blood Red Sky live EP.  It appears again on 2000's Hasta La Vista Baby live CD.  The "Special Version" edit of New Year's Day was also released on 1997's Best of 1980-1990.

The "Long Version" of New Year's Day is the same version that is featured on the album War.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
Country: Ireland
Label: CBS Records
Catalog: CBS A 3105
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Initial releases of the single in Ireland were on the CBS Sunburst label with the UK TM number printed on the label of the single.
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Country: Ireland
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CBSA 3105
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve / Pack
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Reissues of the Irish single were printed on one of two labels, one was a sunburst CBS label without the UK TM number. The others were on a red label with CBS in white.  The picture sleeve was the same in all cases.
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Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP 6848
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Original issue with punch out center in the vinyl.
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP 6848
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Reissue with small hole in vinyl. Same label and picture sleeve as the earlier pressings.
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Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 7-99915
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Released in the generic red island sleeve.
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 79 99157
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Released in a generic Polygram generic sleeve.
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Country: Australia
Label: Island / Festival Records
Catalog: K-8983
UPC: None
Package: Generic Festival Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Released in a generic Festival sleeve.
Other Images:
One of many alternate Festival Sleeves / B Side of Vinyl

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 811 323-7
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Edit) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Different back picture sleeve than the rest of the world.
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 811 323-7
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Edit) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Second issue of the single in France. Slightly different sleeve. Label is the same as the initial release.
Other Images:

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 105 107-100
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Catalog number is printed on the front sleeve unlike in other areas.
Other Images:

Country: Italy
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP 26848 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
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Country: Spain
Label: Island Records
Catalog: B-105107 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
The price is printed right on the front picture sleeve, in the bottom right corner.
Other Images:

Country: Sweden
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP-6848 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Colours on the front cover are different than on other releases, U2 is in black and the song listings are in grey.
Other Images:

Country: South Africa
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP 6637 
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Released in a generic sleeve.
Other Images:

Country: The Netherlands
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 105.000
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
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Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 7S-86
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve with Insert
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Special Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
Further Information:
Different "cover" image than was available in other regions.
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 DOUBLE 7" VINYL:
Country: Ireland
Label: CBS Records
Catalog: CBSA3105
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
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Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: UWIP6848
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Short Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Label of vinyl clearly marked differently than the single vinyl releases.
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Inside Record Insert (Front) / Inside Record Insert (Back) / B Side of Vinyl One / A Side of Vinyl Two / B Side of Vinyl Two
 12" VINYL:
Country: Ireland
Label: CBS Records
Catalog: CBS 12 3105 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
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Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 12WIP 6848 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Other Images:
B Side Label

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP 6848
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
B Side Label
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 814 948-1
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (US Remix) / Two Hearts Beat as One (US Remix)
Further Information:
A release with a unique cover for France only. This vinyl featured the US Remixes with New Year's Day making up the A Side of the vinyl. Two versions of the France release exist, both contain the same vinyl labels, but have slightly different text in the bottom middle.  One copy lists "Recto: Photo X, Made and printed in France by Glory - 92602 Asnieres" and the other version lists "Recto: Photo X, Imp. Polygram Industries Messageries. Imprime en France".  The above scans are from the first version, the alternate back cover can be seen below. Other than these markings both versions are identical.
Other Images:
B Side Label of Vinyl / Alternate Back Cover (Imprime en France)

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 600 741 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Netherlands
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 600 741 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Portugal
Label: Island Records
Catalog: UWIP 6848-P
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Picture sleeve features a smaller photo of Peter Rowan than other 12" covers around the world.
Other Images:

Country: Spain
Label: Island Records
Catalog: F-600.780 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 18S 183 
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve with OBI
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
Released in Japan with an OBI strip listing the tracks found on this release in Japanese.
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 5" CD:
Country: Austria
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 664 973 
UPC: 4 007196 649736
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 664973 11
Track Listing:
New Year's Day (Long Version) / Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) / Fire (Live) / I Threw a Brick (Live) / A Day Without Me (Live)
Further Information:
This CD was pressed in 1991 at the same time the Austrian label was repressing several other CDs.  Although marked copyright 1982, it was in fact pressed 9 years later.
Other Images:
I Will Follow (Live) (1982) Two Hearts Beat as One (1983)
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