Label: Philadelphia International Records - Z2 36314 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul
War of the Gods is an album by soul singer Billy Paul. Released inthe album reached 12 on the Billboard soul Billy Paul - The Best Of Billy Paul and on the pop chart. The single "Thanks for Saving My Life" was Intro - Various - 4x4 Hits Выпуск: №12 top 40 hit reaching 37 on the pop chart and was a top-ten soul record reaching 9.
InBig Break Records remastered and reissued the album on CD with bonus tracks and new liner notes. A departure from his previous albums, War of the Gods contains only six songs, nearly all of which are extended psychedelic soul song suites.
The thought-provoking album cover suggests that the listener is in store for a spiritual journey of sophisticated, challenging music.
Fusing jazz, soul, funk, Latin, rock, and pop, the album is unlike anything Paul released before or since. In the new liner notes for the reissue, Paul calls it "the best album I've ever done in my life. During Billy's interview with Don, he mentioned that he had returned from a European tour with The O'Jays and The Intrudersstating that the response was great and very receptive.
In addition to the hit single "Thanks for Saving My Life," the album's title track was released as a white label, promo-only single in two different, shorter forms. The A-side is included as a bonus track on the BBR reissue. In Paul explained why "War of the Gods" is his favorite among the songs he has recorded: "It's very spiritual, and it tells people about war.
Things that had happened in my life had affected me, and I wanted to tell the world how important it was, how important people were and most importantly how important God was. If anything the song is even more important and relevant today. A lot of my songs have had that effect. Joe Marchese of The Second Disc provided a detailed review of the BBR reissue, concluding: "Though War of the Gods isn't one of the singer or label's most accessible albums, it's doubtless one of the most provocative and passionate.
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Billboard Top Soul Albums Busiest Rhymes - Various - Best DJ Non-Stop Hits 1998.
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