War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972/2012) [40th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz)

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War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972/2012) [40th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz)

War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972/2012) [40th Anniversary]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:44 minutes | 1,5 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

War was the original jam band; their music is a thick stew of stone funk, old school R&B, Latin rhythms, free-form jazz and uncanny pop sensibility. Their late ’72 album release The World Is A Ghetto, led by the title track and the smash hit “The Cisco Kid,” became the best-selling pop album of 1973. To commemorate the album’s place in pop music history, Avenue Records and UMe have remastered the album and included unreleased bonus “Ghetto Jams,” showcasing more of the band’s versatility. The World Is A Ghetto now includes the chugging “Freight Train Jam,” “58 Blues” and the rock-blues track “War Is Coming”.

War's third album as an act separate from Eric Burdon was also far and away their most popular, the group's only long-player to top the pop charts. The culmination of everything they'd been shooting for creatively on their two prior albums, it featured work in both succinct pop-accessible idioms ("The Cisco Kid," etc.) as well as challenging extended pieces such as the 13-minute "City, Country, City" – which offered featured spots to all seven members without ever seeming disjointed – and the title track, and encompass not only soul and funk but elements of blues and psychedelia on works such as the exquisite "Four Cornered Room." "The Cisco Kid" and "The World Is a Ghetto" understandably dominated the album's exposure, but there's much more to enjoy here, even decades on. Beyond the quality of the musicianship, the classy, forward-looking production has held up remarkably well, and not just on the most famous cuts here; indeed, The World Is a Ghetto is of a piece with Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and Curtis Mayfield's Curtis, utilizing the most sophisticated studio techniques of the era. Not only does it sound great, but there are important touches such as the phasing in "Four Cornered Room," not only on the percussion but also on the vocals, guitars, and other instruments, and the overall effect is a seemingly contradictory (yet eminently workable) shimmering blues, even working in a mournful and unadorned harmonica amid the more complex sounds.


01 - The Cisco Kid
02 - Where Was You At
03 - City, Country, City
04 - Four Cornered Room
05 - The World Is A Ghetto
06 - Beetles In The Bog
07 - Freight Train Jam [Bonus Track]
08 - 58 Blues [Bonus Track]
09 - War Is Coming (Blues Version) [Bonus Track]
10 - The World Is A Ghetto (Rehearsal Take) [Bonus Track]

About the Mastering:
This project, from the original album to the four newly discovered bonus tracks, was created from the original analog masters provided by the group’s producer, Jerry Goldstein. All materials were sourced and mastered by Pete Doell at Universal Mastering Studios-West at 96kHz/24-bit.
Analyzed: War / The World Is A Ghetto: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.20 dB 4:35 01-The Cisco Kid
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.95 dB 3:27 02-Where Was You At
DR11 -0.10 dB -14.83 dB 13:21 03-City, Country, City
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.91 dB 8:35 04-Four Cornered Room
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.65 dB 10:15 05-The World Is A Ghetto
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.89 dB 3:55 06-Beetles In The Bog
DR9 -0.10 dB -11.66 dB 5:43 07-Freight Train Jam
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.12 dB 5:31 08-58 Blues
DR9 -0.10 dB -10.77 dB 6:17 09-War Is Coming - Blues Version
DR7 -0.10 dB -10.44 dB 8:05 10-The World Is A Ghetto - Rehearsal Take

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2986 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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