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One hit short of truly being "The Best of War"
on 8 January 2003
Yes, along with Abba and the "Moulin Rouge" soundtracks, "The Best of War...and More" follows the strategy of having MOST of the best songs on the first album and then somehow forgetting to include one of the big hits so that (surprise) there is a Volume 2 that you are tempted to purchase. As others have noticed, what is missing is "The World Is A Ghetto," and because of that we must dock this album a star. But aside from that, this collection gets off to a great start with some obscure song (one of the "more" that is not the "best") and then "Low Rider," "The Cisco Kid," "Slippin' Into Darkness" and "Me and Baby Brother" in sequential order, with "Spill the Wine" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" to come. War always seemed like something of a fringe group to me, but those half-dozen songs are pretty good. There is also a remix version of "Low Rider" for those who have a compelling need to have something "new" on a hits collection. Yes, this album would be perfect if they had left out the more and included the rest of the best, but you can get this one without feeling guilty. Volume 2 is where you are going to have that problem.