140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
No. 1 selling-album reissued on vinyl!
Includes the smash "The World Is a Ghetto"
Listed No. 444 on Rolling Stone's original list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
"War's third album as an act separate from Eric Burdon was also far and away their most popular, the group's only long-player to top the pop charts. The culmination of everything they'd been shooting for creatively on their two prior albums, it featured work in both succinct pop-accessible idioms ('The Cisco Kid,' etc.) as well as challenging extended pieces such as the 13-minute 'City, Country, City' — which offered featured spots to all seven members without ever seeming disjointed — and the title track, and encompass not only soul and funk but elements of blues and psychedelia on works such as the exquisite 'Four Cornered Room.' 'The Cisco Kid' and 'The World Is a Ghetto' understandably dominated the album's exposure, but there's much more to enjoy here, even decades on." — AllMusic
There is no denying the place WAR holds in American music, notes American Songwriter. The LA-based band's sound — an amalgam of Latin, jazz, pop, world, funk, soul, and rock — remains distinctive and influential today. They were one of the most innovative of the ‘70s West Coast acts and as 50th anniversaries go, WAR surely ranks as important enough to celebrate.
WAR's third album without Eric Burdon, The World Is a Ghetto, was released in November 1972 on United Artists Records. The album attained the number one spot on Billboard, and was Billboard magazine's Album of the Year as the best-selling album of 1973. In addition, the album was ranked No. 444 on Rolling Stone's original list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The title track became a gold-selling record.
|1. The Cisco Kid|
|2. Where Was You At|
|3. City, Country, City|
|1. Four Cornered Room|
|2. The World Is a Ghetto|
|3. Beetles in the Bog|