War featuring Eric Burdon: Love Is All Around

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ImageThese 1969 and 1970 results of the partnership that also produced “Spill the Wine” have not previously been released; and you don’t have to be Clive Davis to figure out why they stayed in the can for so long. Most of the tunes, particularly the title cut (not the Troggs song of the same name) and the overly long cover of “A Day in the Life,” are rather rough and pedestrian. But there’s one nine-minute exception: a bubbling live version of the Stones’ “Paint It Black” that provides all the justification Burdon and Warr will ever need for their erstwhile collaboration.

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