The World Is A Ghetto 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition War feat. Eric Burdon (ex-The Animals)

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Album-Release:
1972

HRA-Release:
13.02.2014

Label: Universal Classics

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Funk

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  • 1The Cisco Kid04:35
  • 2Where Was You At03:27
  • 3City, Country, City13:21
  • 4Four Cornered Room08:35
  • 5The World Is A Ghetto10:15
  • 6Beetles In The Bog03:55
  • 7Freight Train Jam05:43
  • 858 Blues05:31
  • 9War Is Coming06:17
  • 10The World Is A Ghetto (Rehearsal Take)08:05
  • Total Runtime01:09:44

Info for The World Is A Ghetto 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition

WAR was the original jam band, their music a thick stew of stone funk, old school R&B, Latin rhythms, free-form jazz and an uncanny pop sensibility. They had broken through in 1970 with “Spill The Wine,” a hit collaboration with Eric Burdon, and by 1972 War was poised to become one of the biggest bands in the land. Their late ’72 album release The World Is A Ghetto, led by the title track and the smash hit “The Cisco Kid,” took off and became the best-selling pop album of the following year.

To celebrate its place in pop music history, Avenue Records and UMe present The World Is A Ghetto: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition, featuring a remastered Studio—Master version of the album—newly remastered for the first time in 20 years—and four unreleased bonus “Ghetto Jams” that showcase more of the group’s versatility: “Freight Train Jam,” a chugging tour-de-force in the vein of the album’s cinematic “City, Country, City”; “58 Blues,” a down-home blues jam; “War Is Coming,” a scalding rock-blues version of a funk jam issued five years later; and a mesmerizing, early rehearsal take of “The World Is A Ghetto.” All of the music was sourced from the original master tapes, provided by the group’s original co-producer Jerry Goldstein.

Howard Scott, guitar, vocals
B.B. Dickerson, bass, vocals
Lonnie Jordan, keyboards, organ, piano
Harold Brown, drums, percussion, vocals
Thomas “Papa Dee” Allen, congas, percussion, vocals
Charles Miller, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, vocals
Lee Oskar, harmonica, percussion, vocals

Recorded at Crystal Industries, Los Angeles, CA
Engineered by Chris Huston
Produced by Jerry Goldstein

Digitally remastered from the original analog masters by Pete Doell at Universal Mastering Studios-West

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