Anyone who is seriously interested in '70s soul and funk should own at least three or four Average White Band albums. But if a person insists on allotting himself/herself only one AWB CD, this is the logical choice. All of the essential hits -- everything from the sweaty funk of "Cut the Cake," "Pick Up the Pieces," and "School Boy Crush" to the unapologetically romantic "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" -- are included. Though most of the selections were recorded when AWB was still very much in its prime, a few were made after the Scottish band had peaked. "Let's Go 'Round Again" (1980) finds AWB taking a glossy pop/disco approach that's hardly in a class with its earlier triumphs, but is likable enough. Most of the selections, however, aren't simply decent; they are excellent.
Performance CreditsAverage White Band Primary Artist
Ben E. King Track Performer
Alan Gorrie Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Roger Ball Synthesizer,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Malcolm Duncan Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Ferrone Percussion,Drums
Robbie McIntosh Percussion,Drums
Onnie McIntyre Guitar,Background Vocals
Hamish Stuart Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Technical CreditsBill Inglot Producer
David McLees Producer
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
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