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Deliver the Word
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Established as bona fide hit makers thanks to the success of the albums All Day Music and The World Is a Ghetto, the Los Angeles-based seven-man group War aimed for a hat trick with the 1973 album Deliver the Word. Less ma... more »
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Established as bona fide hit makers thanks to the success of the albums All Day Music and The World Is a Ghetto, the Los Angeles-based seven-man group War aimed for a hat trick with the 1973 album Deliver the Word. Less mainstream in its approach than its chart-topping predecessors, the seven-cut set boasted just one hit in the form of the groove-flavored "Gypsy Man," a top 10 pop and R&B single in the summer of '73. Exploring Latin rhythms, funk, jazz, and rock, Deliver the Word stretched musical boundaries. "In Your Eyes" was a lengthy opus that came complete with orgasmic sighs, an opportunity for the skillful musicians to stretch out. One of the true standouts was the catchy "Me and Baby Brother," which should have been a much bigger hit for the band. The album's title cut was a brilliant soulful ballad, while "Blisters" was a fine bluesy close for the album which, in spite of its lack of hit singles, became the band's third gold LP in succession. --David Nathan
Thomas D. Christianson | Ashland, WI United States | 08/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well I listened to all my WAR cds today,just wanting to see which
one sounded best to my ear. What I found was that this sounds
just as good as "THE WORLD IS A GHETTO" and "ALL DAY MUSIC",and
better than "WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS". I know,the others are
"WAR" classics,and this one has long been concidered by most as
a poor cousin. But to me, this cd feels like driving down the
open hiway with my lovely lady,all my worries a thousand miles
away and not a cop in sight. In other words, this cd feels like
freedom. It starts out nice and mellow with "H2 Overture" and
"In Your Eyes",picks up the pace with "Gypsy Man",blitzes it's
way through "Me And Baby Brother",slows back down and gives you
a chance to catch your breath with the tittle song,then picks
back up and never lets go with "Southern Part Of Texas" and the
closer,"Blisters". With that said,I have to admit that when I
first heard this cd it was not my favorite,but with each listen
it sounded better and better,and you can see how I feel about
it now. So if you pick this one up,it may be good advice to
give it a few listens before you make up your mind.
L. M. Meade | Chicago, IL USA | 05/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My favorite War album, even though it is considered below their two earlier masterworks.
There is no forgetting any of these songs, or the mood they create. This a cohesive piece of music-making that envelopes you and keeps you in its grip.
Unique does not begin to describe the sound War creates. Here are creative artists with a vision that is, by the time of this album, fully realized.
This album is never out of my regular rotation at home or on the road.
War's forgotton Word
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 04/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
The fourth studio release in the post-Burdon era, 1973's "Deliver The Word" gives War yet again, another gold record. The bands 3rd in a row. Thus putting to sleep once and for all any argument about why War missed Eric's vocal or face time. War had indeed become a much bigger splash than "Spill The Wine".
War's sprawling epic "Gypsy Man" proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the band, being the veteran hit makers that they became, could compete on both sides of the Billboard charts. Although "Deliver The Word" (the title could be considered somewhat misleading) wasn't as politically charged as their first release, non-the-less parallels the "Fingers" LP to some degree.
"Deliver The Word" for obvious reasons, should considered War's forgotton gem. Why United Artists chose not to market this recording with the same intensity as their next studio release (the commercially successful "Why Can't We Be Friends?") is anyones guess. Any real War fan has this one.