War ‎– The World Is A Ghetto

United Artists Records ‎– UAS-5652
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Recorded at Crystal Industries, Los Angeles, CA.
Cover manufactured by Far Out Productions, Inc., L.A., California.
Record manufactured by United Artists, Inc., Los Angeles, California 90028.
Also available on United Artists stereo-tape cartridge U-8462 and cassette K-0462.
© ℗ 1972 Far Out Productions, Inc.
℗ 1972 Far Out Productions
Printed in U.S.A.

• United Artists Records, Inc., Los Angeles, California 90028 • Made in U.S.A. •
Also released with a different label ring

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): UAS 5652 A1 AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): TI UAS 5652-B-2 DDV
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 57) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TCK 29 400 War The World Is A Ghetto(Cass, Album) United Artists Records TCK 29 400 UK 1972 Sell This Version
LM-2533 War The World Is A Ghetto(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2533 Taiwan 1972 Sell This Version
UAL-34754, L-34754 War The World Is A Ghetto(LP, Album) United Artists Records, Festival Records UAL-34754, L-34754 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
R2 71043 War The World Is A Ghetto(CD, Album, RM) Avenue Records R2 71043 US Unknown Sell This Version
UA DA178 War The World Is A Ghetto(LP, Album, Quad, TP, CD-) United Artists Records UA DA178 US 1973 Sell This Version


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January 25, 2018

You know what? I just can't believe, that as of 1/25/18, Thirteen people rated this classic masterpiece as a "1".
- A "1" may as well be a "0" in my book. An absolutely worthless, throw-away album that has nothing of value musically, or artistically whatsoever...
Tsssssh. I'm just flabbergasted... Period.


June 4, 2017
The World Is A Ghetto Japan 2008 WPCR 12936 CD


November 3, 2016

The vocals and quality are excellent and are reminiscent of the blackbyrds


September 23, 2015

This really is a beautiful album.


April 6, 2015
I don't often write reviews here or comment, other people on this website are much better at summarising albums' qualities, but now I feel like I have to write at least something because HOW THE HELL THERE ARE NO COMMENTS FOR THIS MASTERPIECE?

For me, while the timeless title track is a stand-out here, every track contains a masterful production and is beautifully put together.

The mandatory funk album to listen for every funk fan out there. "Cisko Kid" is one of my favorite album openers, "Where Was You At" is one of those tracks that makes me want to move in my seat everytime I play it. The background vocals that repeat the phrase "Where Was You At" are so DOPE. What follows after, is a remarkable 13-minute long instrumental piece 'City, Country, City" which takes you on a journey, you just need to close your eyes and let it work its magic. "Four Cornered Room" is one of the deepest tracks on this album with a slow tempo and powerful lyrics; has potential to easily induce goosebumps if you listen closely. The same potential has the title track, "The World Is A Ghetto". Well, there is no way I can easily sum up this brilliant track, I just need to say that it is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. It's okay if you get tears in your eyes while listening to it, there is no shame in that. For me, the most intense part is always right at the end, when the phrase The World Is A Ghetto gets repeated over and over and over with the electric guitar playing on top, while song slowly fades out. What a moment it is.