WAR - Why Can't We Be Friends


Avenue Records



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AAVU 645909
UPC: 603497844944
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

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140-gram LP

Fifth studio album reissued on vinyl

Featuring the title track and "Low Rider"

"War's 1975 Why Can't We Be Friends? is a masterpiece in its scope and breadth. And, emerging as the last work the band would do for its longtime label, United Artists, it became a fitting swansong, powering up the charts and giving War its fourth and final number one hit... Why Can't We Be Friends? remains one of War's truly outstanding efforts, and has become an integral part of the funk genre's landscape. — 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 fifth album separate from Eric Burdon, Why Can't We Be Friends? was released on June 16, 1975, by United Artists Records. The title track and "Low Rider" were both nominated for Grammy Awards at the 1976 ceremony.


Side A
1. Don't Let No One Get You Down
2. Lotus Blossom
3. Heartbeat
4. Leroy's Latin Lament (Medley): Lonnie Dreams / The Way We Feel / La Fiesta / Lament

Side B
1. Smile Happy
2. So
3. Low Rider
4. In Mazatlan
5. Why Can't We Be Friends?

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