War

War Live

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War Live -- also sometimes known simply as Live -- was recorded just as the group was achieving a peak of popularity and virtuosity; it was released 16 months later amid a string of highly successful studio LPs. Underappreciated at the time, it was recorded at a late November show at the High Chaparral in Chicago. The group had been engaged earlier the same year in a national tour as the opening act for Isaac Hayes and was reportedly so good that Hayes kept extending the length of their opening set. The live renditions of "The Cisco Kid" and other such songs may not supplant the studio originals, but the 20-minute "Get Down" is worth hearing.

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