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Eric Burdon Declares “War”

Released: 1970 Label: MGM

About the Album

Capturing the improvisational energy the band would soon become famous for, WAR’s debut with Animals frontman Eric Burdon burst on the scene and on the charts with the erotic, Latin-tinged hit “Spill The Wine.” For rock icon Burdon it was a dream come true, blending his powerful vocal style with a raw and creative blues band. Standout tracks include “Vision Of Rassan,” “Blues For Memphis Slim,” and the simmering soul revamp of John D. Loudermilk’s blues classic “Tobacco Road.”

This album and first single “Spill The Wine” achieved gold status and were number one hits all over the world. “Tobacco Road” was in the top ten everywhere except in the U.S. where it wasn’t released as a single.

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