I am sure you have heard the songs “Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider” and “The World is a Ghetto.”
On October 14, 2008, War will release three special commemorative packages, containing their greatest hits live in concert and will include a live DVD, a Blu-Ray DVD and a double CD. These three packages mark the band’s first live releases.
Recorded at a sold-out performance at The Grove in Anaheim, California, in late December, 2007, the legendary band War has slated their first releases in 14 years, all three titled Greatest Hits Live, definitive sets that will ensure the band’s continuing status as part of the collective consciousness of American popular culture.
War’s Greatest Hits Live packages are fully loaded with ammo, consisting of classic tracks and radio staples, just a few of which include “Spill the Wine,” “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” “All Day Music,” “Gypsy Man,” “Galaxy” and “Outlaw.” A medley on the DVDs includes covers of “I Want To Take You Higher” and Junior Walker’s “Shotgun.”
“The World Is A Ghetto,” which is also featured on these sets, was honored as the Pop Album of the Year in 1972 by “Billboard Magazine.”
Their songs are heard in major motion pictures, including Lethal Weapon, Boogie Nights, Fridays and Gone in 60 Seconds, as well as on hit television shows that have included Beverly Hills 90210, My Name is Earl and The Simpsons. Their songs are also featured on popular video games, such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Skate 2.
International history was made when “Why Can’t We Be Friends” was played in space, as NASA beamed the track to Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts in 1975.