The World Is a Ghetto
|The World Is a Ghetto|
|Studio album by War|
|Recorded||1972 at Crystal Industries Los Angeles, California|
|Label||United Artists Records|
|Producer||Jerry Goldstein with Lonnie Jordan and Howard Scott|
The album attained the number one spot on Billboard, and was Billboard magazine's Album of the Year as the best-selling album of 1973. The album is ranked number 444 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Singles from the album include "The World Is a Ghetto" backed with "Four Cornered Room", and "The Cisco Kid" backed with "Beetles in the Bog".
In 2012 the album was re-released on CD in a 40th anniversary expanded edition with 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks.
The cover illustration was drawn by Howard Miller, with Lee Oskar credited with album concept.
- "The Cisco Kid" – 4:35
- "Where Was You At" – 3:25
- "City, Country, City" – 13:18
- "Four Cornered Room" – 8:30
- "The World Is a Ghetto" – 10:10
- "Beetles in the Bog" – 3:51
40th anniversary expanded edition bonus tracks: Ghetto Jams
- "Freight Train Jam" - 5:41
- "58 Blues" - 5:26
- "War Is Coming - blues version" - 6:15
- "The World Is A Ghetto - rehearsal take" - 8:06
- Howard Scott – guitar, percussion, vocals
- B.B. Dickerson – bass, percussion, vocals
- Lonnie Jordan – organ, piano, timbolies, percussion, vocals
- Harold Brown – drums, percussion, vocals
- Papa Dee Allen – conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
- Charles Miller – clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
- Lee Oskar – harmonica, percussion, vocals
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|1973||"The Cisco Kid"||2||5||—|
|"The World Is a Ghetto"||7||3||—|
No Secrets by Carly Simon
|Billboard 200 number-one album
February 17 - March 2, 1973
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- List of number-one albums of 1973 (U.S.)
- List of number-one R&B albums of 1973 (U.S.)
- Billboard Year-End
- Allmusic review
- Rolling Stone Magazine Review
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- Anderson, Mark. "Quadraphonic Popular Recordings (W)".
- "War US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
- "War US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.