Very Best of War

The Very Best of War

by War
     
 
There really are more War best-of packages than the situation warrants, and while the double-CD The Very Best of War is a fine compilation if you don't already have one in your collection, it's questionable whether it was a necessary addition to the band's discography. For one thing, it doesn't differ all that much from the previous two-CD

Overview

There really are more War best-of packages than the situation warrants, and while the double-CD The Very Best of War is a fine compilation if you don't already have one in your collection, it's questionable whether it was a necessary addition to the band's discography. For one thing, it doesn't differ all that much from the previous two-CD War best-of on Rhino, Anthology (1970-1994). Sure, each has a few tracks not on the other, but both are built around their lengthy string of big hits. Even Barry Alfonso's accompanying essay was adapted from the liner notes to Anthology (1970-1994). Still, this does have all of the big chart hits and a few minor ones, as well as standout album tracks from throughout the 1970s and early '80s that illustrate the band's versatility. Reading the small print on the track listings, it's revealed that half a dozen of these cuts are edits that either appear here for the first time or were only available on previous anthologies or imports. Additionally, almost a dozen of the other tracks are the edited single versions, though it's unlikely many collectors or fans will be either excited or piqued by differences between these and other available variations.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0081227389529
catalogNumber:
942010

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Spill the Wine
  2. Tobacco Road
  3. All Day Music
  4. Slippin' into Darkness
  5. Get Down
  6. Nappy Head (Theme from Ghetto Man)
  7. The World Is a Ghetto
  8. City, Country, City
  9. The Cisco Kid
  10. Where Was You At
  11. Four Cornered Room
  12. Gypsy Man
  13. Me and Baby Brother
  14. Deliver the Word
  15. Southern Part of Texas
  16. Ballero
  17. Why Can't We Be Friends?

Disc 2

  1. Low Rider
  2. Don't Let No One Get You Down
  3. Heartbeat
  4. Smile Happy
  5. So
  6. Summer
  7. L.A. Sunshine
  8. River Niger
  9. Galaxy
  10. Youngblood (Livin' in the Streets)
  11. I'm the One (Who Understands)
  12. Cinco de Mayo
  13. You Got the Power
  14. Outlaw
  15. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  16. Peace Sign
  17. East L.A.

Album Credits

Performance Credits

War   Primary Artist
José Feliciano   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Lee Oskar   Harmonica,Percussion,Vocals
Lonnie Jordan   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Timbales,Vocals
Eric Burdon   Percussion,Vocals
Papa Dee Allen   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Vocals
William Bergman   Saxophone
Harold Brown   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Kerry Campbell   Saxophone
Jim Coile   Saxophone
B.B. Dickerson   Percussion,Vocals
Jerry Goldstein   Percussion
Charles Green   Saxophone,Soloist
Ron Hammon   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Milton Myrick   Background Vocals
Luther Rabb   Percussion,Vocals
Pat Rizzo   Flute,Saxophone,Vocals
Sharon Scott   Background Vocals
Alice Tweed Smith   Percussion,Vocals
Greg "Frosty" Smith   Saxophone
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Rae Valentine   Background Vocals
Waters   Background Vocals
Moses Wheelock   Conga,Background Vocals
Charles Miller   Clarinet,Flute,Percussion,Saxophone,Vocals
Debbie Moman   Background Vocals
Tetsuya Nakamura   Harmonica
Sal Rodriguez   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
John Berry   Trumpet
Howard H. Scott   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals

Technical Credits

War   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer,Producer
Gene Page   String Arrangements
Thomas Allen   Composer
Richard Warner   Composer
Papa Dee Allen   Composer
Ed Barton   Engineer
Andrew Berliner   Engineer
Harold Brown   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
John Fischbach   Engineer
Larry Goetz   Engineer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Ron Hammon   Composer
Chris Huston   Engineer
Matt Hyde   Programming
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
David McLees   Producer
Richard Moore   Engineer
Milton Myrick   Composer
Gary Peterson   Annotation
Luther Rabb   Composer
Howard Scott   Composer
Rae Valentine   Programming,Drum Fills
Charles Miller   Composer
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
Kidd Jordan   Composer
Jim Matheos   Composer
Howard H. Scott   Producer
Julie Vlasak   Art Direction
Morris Dickerson   Composer
Sylvester Allen   Composer
Glenn Stone   Executive Producer
Relic   Cover Illustration
Ron Hammond   Composer
Dee Allen   Composer
L. O. Levitin   Composer

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