Now Streaming: WAR, GET DOWN
It was November 1971 when WAR returned with the band's fourth full-length album, All Day Music. Only the group's second effort following the departure of singer Eric Burdon found the Long Beach, CA, outfit reaching new musical heights. WAR's new groove resulted in hit single "Slipping into Darkness," with the instant classic track crashing the top 20 to peak at #16 for the week of May 27, 1972.
All Day Music also featured "Get Down," the second song on the record after the album's title track. The funky cut with a dance beat jumped out of stereo speakers as a ready-made party-starter that still works to this day. A good reason why it's featured on WAR's GREATEST HITS 2.0, available via RHINO on October 29, 2021, as a 2-CD set ($24.98) and a 2-LP set ($31.98). The collection will also be available on all digital download and streaming services.
The set contains 24 tracks recorded between 1970 and 1994, including the gold-certified singles "Slipping Into Darkness," "The World Is A Ghetto," "The Cisco Kid," and "Summer." Another gold single, "Why Can't We Be Friends?" stayed on the charts for 31 weeks and became the soundtrack to the US-Soviet space mission where astronauts and cosmonauts linked up in the spirit of friendship. Also included is the Pop and #1 R&B smash "Low Rider," which was inducted into the Grammy of Hall of Fame in 2014.