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The World Is a Ghetto (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

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Download links and information about The World Is a Ghetto (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition) by War. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:09:39 minutes.

Artist: War
Release date: 2012
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:09:39
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Cisco Kid 4:34
2. Where Was You At 3:26
3. City, Country, City 13:20
4. Four Cornered Room 8:35
5. The World Is a Ghetto 10:15
6. Beetles In the Bog 3:55
7. Freight Train Jam 5:43
8. 58 Blues 5:30
9. War Is Coming (Blues Version) 6:16
10. The World Is a Ghetto (Rehearsal Take) 8:05

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War's fifth album (and its third without singer Eric Burdon), released in late 1972, was the group's most successful. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and was named "Album of the Year" for 1973 by the magazine. Two singles—"The Cisco Kid" and an edited version of "The World Is a Ghetto"—went top 10, impressive considering how advanced and adventurous the music was. The seven-piece band wrote its songs communally, and each member was given considerable room to explore. Charles Miller's clarinet and saxophones gave War a jazzy edge on the 13-minute "City, Country, City," while the band's percussive elements—performed by everyone, but especially heightened by drummer Harold Brown and conga man Papa Dee Allen—brought a polyrhythmic sound far beyond standard-issue rock and pop music. Funk, blues, and psychedelia melt together in a definitive post-'60s vibe. "Four Cornered Room" is simply devastating. The 40th-anniversary expanded edition includes a rehearsal take of the title track and three additional jams from a band at the height of its powers.