Avenue (Rhino)
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Latin Rock, Brown-Eyed Soul

Album Review

War became a superstar funk unit in the '70s by seamlessly fusing several elements: R&B vocals, Afro-Latin rhythms, rock theatrics, and even occasional jazz strains. This 12-track reissue presents instrumentals (plus one vocal with "Deliver the Word") featured on War albums, songs that were generally longer than their hit singles and didn't get much attention in original issue. They show that while the bandmembers weren't great soloists, they had an energy and improvisational élan that kept their extended jams from dragging.
Ron Wynn, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. War Is Coming! War Is Coming!
  2. Slowly We Walk Together
  3. Platinum Jazz
  4. I Got You
  5. L.A. Sunshine
  6. River Niger
  7. H2Overture
  8. City, Country, City
  9. Smile Happy
  10. Deliver the Word
  11. Nappy Head [Theme from Ghetto Man]
  12. Four Cornered Room