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Evolutionary [2 CD]

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First new WAR album in 20 years includes bonus original platinum + greatest hits album never before released on CD. Features special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef and the USC Marching Band.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. That L.A. Sunshine
  2. Mamacita
  3. It's Our Right/Funky Tonk
  4. Just Like Us
  5. Inspiration
  6. Scream Stream
  7. This Funky Music
  8. Outer Space
  9. War / War After War (A Soldier's Story)
  10. Bounce
  11. Everything
  12. It's My Life
  13. That L.A. Sunshine (featuring Cheech & Chong)

Disc: 2

  1. All Day Music
  2. Slippin' Into Darkness
  3. The World Is A Ghetto
  4. The Cisco Kid
  5. Gypsy Man
  6. Me And Baby Brother
  7. Southern Part Of Texas
  8. Why Can't We Be Friends?
  9. Low Rider
  10. Summer


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 19, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Avenue Records
  • ASIN: B00ITAPW56
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By James A. Dean on June 17, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Quite simply, I bought this release for the remastered Greatest Hits disc and--speaking of--they did an awesome job on this remaster. Playing it through my Q701 Quincy Jones reference headphones was revelatory. Before I even listened to the first disc, I was wondering if I should just rate this release 5 Stars for the Greatest Hits alone, even though I was prepared to hate the new disc. That turned out not to be a problem though, because I like EVERY song on the new disc. Yes, I would prefer that the Lowrider Band and it's original 4 War members reunite with Lonnie, I usually hate bands that carry on in name only, with one original member, like Foreigner, as an example. But Lonnie does a very good job here, there is fine musicianship throughout and a definite War-like feel to these songs, this is a great disc for Summer. I get why people don't like the new disc, but I wonder if, like me, they were predisposed to hating it? I would recommend this disc for the remastered Greatest Hits alone, but the new disc is surprisingly good IMO--give it a chance.
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It's been twenty years since the funk/jazz/R&B/Latin/rock band WAR released a new studio album even though the current incarnation of the band never stopped touring the country playing their many wonderful hits, mostly from the seventies. I feared they might enter the twenty-first century with a whimper much like Earth, Wind & Fire and to a lesser extent Third World (both genre-bending bands). Earth, Wind & Fire especially has released a number of tepid albums (including last year's "Now, Then and Forever.") since WAR released their last studio album. They haven't been able to replicate their sound with quality material.

Even though Lonnie Jordan remains the sole original member of WAR I was more than pleasantly surprised by "Evolutionary." It's more comparable to their last studio album "Peace Sign" than their earlier work, but I thought "Peace Sign" was an exceptional album.

On "Evolutionary" you won't find an "East L.A." or "Angel" but the songs here come close. "Mamacita" with its Latin roots is one of the album's highlights, musically close to "East L.A." including a guest guitar solo by Joe Walsh and the Tower of Power Horns. "It's Our Right/Funky Music " harkens back to the early days of the group when extended versions of their songs were the norm. I recall first hearing WAR on a Philly R&B FM station which played extended album versions of songs rather than more pedestrian radio edits. In this 9-minute jam the extended horn solo mostly definitely retains the flavor of early WAR (I wish the group had given Mamacita the same extended treatment).

"Just Like Us" is a splendid ballad with its haunting harmonica reminiscent of Lee Oskar.
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In recent years its come to my knowledge that during the late 1990's,War was splintered apart due to the fact that many of the original members wished to separate from their manager. And lead singer/multi instrumentalist Lonnie Jordan wished to remain. In the end it would up in a fashion: Lonnie and his new band maintained the War name while the original members began to tour as the Lowrider Band. So people looked up,and for all intents and purposes there were two War's out there. And on the road pretty consistently. Sadly many of their admirers became bitterly disappointed at the supposed legal betrayal between Jordan and his former band mates-often citing that,since its instrumentalists who generally make or break singers in funk bands,that this was all an example of greedy committee thinking. Not even to mention Jordan's own instrumental abilities. All of this of course occurring during what I refer to as an often bitter credibility war within the music industry as a whole. Its only now that War have re-emerged with a new album that I had no idea was even coming until less than a month ago. It is packaged as a double album with their original Greatest Hits album-a long hoped for compilation for War admirers on CD. Many of the original bands' supporters could interpret this as insult added to injury. But for me it represents equal time. And I refuse to get in the middle of the Lonnie Jordan/War schism which,I personally feel,was motivated largely by shifty and ear whispering lawyers anyhow. What matters to me is the music. And on that level there is much to take in here.

"That L.A. Sunshine" starts out the album with that Afro/Latin/Reggae type rhythmic pop bump that has the same type of bright beats and melodic flavor of War in their mid 1970's prime.
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Maybe this will kick Lonnie Jordan into gear to reunite with his ex-bandmates in the Lowrider Band, as this is BY FAR the poorest release by War in it's glorious history..The only redeeming thing about the purchase of this release was I now have a CD copy of the Greatest Hits, which came with "Evolutionary".
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The reviews for thecnew cd, Evolutionary was given bad reviews by Amazonians but I actually enjoyed it. Granted it's not like their back in the day sound but it's still a great sound. I need not comment on the Platinum cd. Check it out for yourself. You'll enjoy @ the very least the original War.
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