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Evolutionary [2 CD]
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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.Read more ›
"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.Read more ›
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Perfectly remastered brings back my childhood when this album was first release...Published 11 months ago by Bromead
Though I have every War alum on Vinyl,, 8 track, on cassette, on CD. I would not mind having any and all greatest hits. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Original Fan