On May 19 legendary band War will release its first new studio album in two decades, featuring guest collaborations with Joe Walsh, Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Malik Yusef, and the USC Marching Band. Blogcritics has an exclusive advance stream of the track “Scream Stream” from the new disc, Evolutionary.
Evolutionary comes packaged in a two-CD set together with the first-ever release in digital or CD format of War’s newly remastered 1976 multi-platinum Greatest Hits collection, featuring “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”, “Low Rider” and seven other top tracks. Read on to see how to win a copy of the new 2-CD set.
The new studio album, Evolutionary, was produced by Jerry Goldstein, who has worked with the band since its inception in 1969, and War founding member and vocalist Lonnie Jordan. It features Jordan, percussionist Marcos Reyes, guitarist Stuart Ziff, bassist Francisco “Pancho” Tomaselli, drummer Sal Rodriguez, saxophonist/flautist David Urquidi, and harmonica player Stanley Behrens. The songs highlight the band’s L.A. roots, Latin heritage, and connections to R&B, funk and hip-hop.
The band is currently on tour, on some dates co-headlining with Cheech & Chong.
TO WIN A COPY OF THE 2-CD SET, sign our mailing list and enter promo code “war” by midnight Eastern time on May 22, 2014.