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The World is a Ghetto was WAR's 1973 funk/R&B/latin fusion jam, which became the top-selling record in America that year. It features "Cisco Kid," inspired by the popular mid-century TV show, instrumental jam "City, Country, City," “Four Cornered Room”, “Beetles In The Bog”, “Where Was You At,” and the title track (which has been sampled in more than 31 hip-hop songs, including tracks by Geto Boys, Ice T-, and A$AP Mob). This release features the progressions of the two key tracks (“Cisco Kid” and “The World Is A Ghetto”), and alternate takes/reimaginings of the remaining tracks.

Side A
1. THE CISCO KID [4:35]
2. WHERE WAS YOU AT [3:25]
3. CITY, COUNTRY, CITY [13:18]


Side B
1. FOUR CORNERED ROOM [8:30]
2. THE WORLD IS A GHETTO [10:10]
3. BEETLES IN THE BOG [3:51]

Bonus Tracks:

Side C
1. L.A. SUNSHINE (ORIGINAL JAM) [13:12]
2. WAR IS COMING (ORIGINAL JAM) [12:35]

Side D
1. LONNIE’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAM [5:35]
2. LEE’S LATIN JAM [9:58]
3. BLUES FOR PAPA DEE [6:21]
4. THIS IS MY SONG MILTON JAMES [6:25]

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The World is a Ghetto was WAR's 1973 funk/R&B/latin fusion jam, which became the top-selling record in America that year. It features "Cisco Kid," inspired by the popular mid-century TV show, instrumental jam "City, Country, City," “Four Cornered Room”, “Beetles In The Bog”, “Where Was You At,” and the title track (which has been sampled in more than 31 hip-hop songs, including tracks by Geto Boys, Ice T-, and A$AP Mob). This release features the progressions of the two key tracks (“Cisco Kid” and “The World Is A Ghetto”), and alternate takes/reimaginings of the remaining tracks.

Side A
1. THE CISCO KID [4:35]
2. WHERE WAS YOU AT [3:25]
3. CITY, COUNTRY, CITY [13:18]


Side B
1. FOUR CORNERED ROOM [8:30]
2. THE WORLD IS A GHETTO [10:10]
3. BEETLES IN THE BOG [3:51]

Bonus Tracks:

Side C
1. L.A. SUNSHINE (ORIGINAL JAM) [13:12]
2. WAR IS COMING (ORIGINAL JAM) [12:35]

Side D
1. LONNIE’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAM [5:35]
2. LEE’S LATIN JAM [9:58]
3. BLUES FOR PAPA DEE [6:21]
4. THIS IS MY SONG MILTON JAMES [6:25]

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081227819132

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Format: Vinyl
Label: Rhino
Rel. Date: 11/24/2023
UPC: 081227819132

The World Is A Ghetto (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) [RSD Black Friday 2023]
Artist: War
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $126.99
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The World is a Ghetto was WAR's 1973 funk/R&B/latin fusion jam, which became the top-selling record in America that year. It features "Cisco Kid," inspired by the popular mid-century TV show, instrumental jam "City, Country, City," “Four Cornered Room”, “Beetles In The Bog”, “Where Was You At,” and the title track (which has been sampled in more than 31 hip-hop songs, including tracks by Geto Boys, Ice T-, and A$AP Mob). This release features the progressions of the two key tracks (“Cisco Kid” and “The World Is A Ghetto”), and alternate takes/reimaginings of the remaining tracks.

Side A
1. THE CISCO KID [4:35]
2. WHERE WAS YOU AT [3:25]
3. CITY, COUNTRY, CITY [13:18]


Side B
1. FOUR CORNERED ROOM [8:30]
2. THE WORLD IS A GHETTO [10:10]
3. BEETLES IN THE BOG [3:51]

Bonus Tracks:

Side C
1. L.A. SUNSHINE (ORIGINAL JAM) [13:12]
2. WAR IS COMING (ORIGINAL JAM) [12:35]

Side D
1. LONNIE’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAM [5:35]
2. LEE’S LATIN JAM [9:58]
3. BLUES FOR PAPA DEE [6:21]
4. THIS IS MY SONG MILTON JAMES [6:25]

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