Artist: War
Title: The World Is A Ghetto: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1972
Duration: 01:09:39
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Avenue Records/Select

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.”


  1. The Cisco Kid – 4:35
  2. The World Is A Ghetto – Rehearsal Take – 8:05
  3. Where Was You At – 3:27
  4. City, Country, City – 13:21
  5. Four Cornered Room – 8:35
  6. The World Is A Ghetto – 10:15
  7. Beetles In The Bog – 3:55
  8. Freight Train Jam – 5:43
  9. 58 Blues – 5:31
  10. War Is Coming – Blues Version – 6:17