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Best of War & More
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 19-NOV-1991
No Description Available.
Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 19-NOV-1991
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John D. from ARLINGTON, TX
Reviewed on 11/30/2010...
All my friends DO remember Low Rider. Makes me want an 8 track player! Good Stuff!
Steven B. (stevenmbell) from ONEKAMA, MI
Reviewed on 7/16/2009...
Sixties love and seventies fun.What more could you ask for in music.This is trully a summertime feel good disc. That will keep you coming back for more.Put the disc in and the top down and ride.
Declaring "War" on Cheap Anthologies
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 02/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I first owned "The Best of War...And More" on LP some twenty years ago, and unfortunately the CD version is not an improvement. Middleweight contestants in the arena of 1970s funk rock bands, War was far better at producing singles that albums, and as such needs to be represented by a decent anthology album. Instead, you get short edits of several songs, including "Spill the Wine" their debut compilation single with former Animal Eric Burdon. There's also a pointless remix of the single "Low Rider," that is redunant and unnecessary. The CD package contains no booklet, only a single sheet with very little information about the band. And at only 13 tracks total, it is a very skimpy collection.Overall, a shoddy anthology from a decent band that deserves better treatment."
Good Music -- Disappointing Selections
Westley | Stuck in my head | 08/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The music of War sounds invariably recalls a sticky summer day in LA for me. Their sound was fairly progressive for the 1970's: combining latin sounds, jazz, funk, and rock. They racked up an array of great hits in the 1970's, first as the backup band for Animal's lead singer Eric Burdon and then on their own. The majority of their hits are here, including the Top 10 songs "Spill the Wine" (#3 in 1970), "The Cisco Kid" (#2 in 1973), ""Why Can't We Be Friends?" (#6 in 1975), "Low Rider" (#7 in 1975), and "Summer" (#7 in 1976). These songs are venerable enough to be "oldies," but they sound astonishingly current. Unsurprisingly, these songs have been sampled by numerous acts and used in numerous movies, perhaps most recently "21 Grams."
Unfortunately, this collection omits two of their biggest and best songs: "The World is a Ghetto" (#7 in 1973) and "Gypsy Man" (#8 in 1973). If a band has seven Top 10 singles, all of those songs should be on their greatest hits collection! The CD also culminates on a low-note - a 1987 remix by Arthur Baker of "Low Rider." You might not recognize that name, but you'll recognize Baker's sound; he scored such 80's movie as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and he injects the remix with an unhealthy dose of 80's cheese.
Ultimately, this anthology is arguably the best single-disk compilation of War's music although with some serious flaws. Casual fans will probably be satisfied, but others should seek out one of their double-disk collections.