War - Love Is All Around


War - Love Is All Around

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Love Is All Around
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Studio album by War featuring Eric Burdon
Released November 1976
Recorded 1969–70
Genre Psychedelic soul, funk rock
Length 47:19
Label ABC
Producer Jerry Goldstein
War chronology
Why Can't We Be Friends
(1975)
Love Is All Around
(with Eric Burdon)
(1976)
Platinum Jazz
(1976)

 

  "Love Is All Around" is an album by Eric Burdon (credited as "War featuring Eric Burdon" on the original edition). Released in 1976 on ABC Records, it contains tracks recorded during the band's brief existence from 1969 to 1971, but not found on their two albums from 1970. Many years later it was reissued on CD by Avenue Records; this edition restores the original group name, Eric Burdon and War.

Only two tracks had been released previously: "Magic Mountain" was the B-side to "Spill the Wine"; and "Home Dream", though performed by Eric Burdon and War, appeared in 1971 on the album Guilty by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon.

Of the remaining tracks, the title track had not been previously released in any form; "Tobacco Road" is an alternate and shorter version of the John D. Loudermilk song which appeared on Eric Burdon and War's first album, Eric Burdon Declares "War"; "A Day in the Life" is a previously unreleased cover version of the song by The Beatles; and "Paint it Black" is a live version (Whiskey, Los Angeles, September 8, 1969) of the group's suite arrangement of the song by The Rolling Stones which appeared in a studio version on Eric Burdon and War's second album, "The Black Man's Burdon".

In 1977, "Magic Mountain" and an edited version of "Home Dream" were issued as a single.

 
 

Track listing

Tracks credited to "War" refer to Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Eric Burdon, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott.

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Side one

  1. "Love Is All Around" (War) – 4:12
  2. "Tobacco Road" (John D. Loudermilk) – 6:30
  3. "Home Dream" (Burdon) – 7:15
  4. "Magic Mountain" (War, Jerry Goldstein) – 4:18

Side two

  1. "A Day in the Life" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 11:05
  2. "Paint it Black Medley" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 10:09

Personnel

  • Papa Dee Allen – conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Eric Burdon – vocals, percussion
  • B.B. Dickerson – bass, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan – organ, piano, vocals
  • Charles Miller – tenor, baritone, and alto saxes, percussion, vocals, flute
  • Lee Oscar – harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Howard Scott – guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan, Howard Scott – producer

 

 

War - Love Is All Around

U.K. ABC ABCL 5207 stereo (1976)

Album produced by Jerry Goldstein.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.

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