War War War

War War War is the third album by Country Joe McDonald. The lyrics for the songs on the album were based upon the poetry of Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958), who was sometimes referred to as "the Bard of the Yukon".

War War War
The Album Cover of War War War
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1971
GenreRock, pop, country rock
LabelVanguard (original release); One Way Records (reissue)
ProducerCountry Joe McDonald
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The album was released in October 1971 by Vanguard Records (VSD 79315) and reissued in February 1995 by One Way Records (OW 30995). Recording took place in Vanguard Studios located in New York City.[1]

Because the album has been out of print for many years, Country Joe McDonald released a live album with the same track listing in 2007 called War War War Live.[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Joe McDonald from the poems of Robert W. Service [3]

2."The Call"2:35
3."Young Fellow, My Lad"3:47
4."The Man From Athabaska"6:28
5."The Munition Maker"4:22
6."The Twins"1:53
7."Jean Desprez"9:48
8."War Widow"2:02
9."The March of The Dead"6:27


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [4]

The album reached number 185 on the 1971 Billboard pop albums chart in 1971.




  1. ^ "Country Joe McDonald, War . War . War". countryjoe.com.
  2. ^ "Country Joe McDonald, The Country Store". countryjoe.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  3. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/album/r12680
  4. ^ Allmusic review

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