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War: Life (Is So Strange) (RCA)

Lloyd Bradley, New Musical Express, 8 October 1983

THERE IS a shroud of controversy over this release. Rumour was that the group were far from satisfied with it, didn't want it put out and were leaving RCA as a result. It is unlikely that War, since realising the harm that Music Band I did them a few years ago, would ever put out another album to be ashamed of. Maybe a clue to this speculation is the inclusion of a track called 'Shaking It Down', written by a non-band member and running against the grain of the set.

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