Pickin' Up the Pieces: The Best of Average White Band (1974-1980)

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1992
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227105426
  • Catalog Number: 71054
  • Sales rank: 2,279

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pick up the Pieces (4:02)
  2. 2 Person to Person (3:42)
  3. 3 Got the Love (3:53)
  4. 4 You Got It (3:36)
  5. 5 Work to Do (3:22)
  6. 6 Cut the Cake (4:06)
  7. 7 If I Ever Lose This Heaven (5:02)
  8. 8 School Boy Crush (4:58)
  9. 9 Queen of My Soul (4:06)
  10. 10 Cloudy (3:25)
  11. 11 A Love of Your Own (5:35)
  12. 12 Soul Searching (3:17)
  13. 13 I'm the One (4:44)
  14. 14 Get It Up - Ben E. King (3:47)
  15. 15 Your Love Is a Miracle (3:43)
  16. 16 When Will You Be Mine (3:31)
  17. 17 Let's Go 'Round Again (4:09)
  18. 18 For You, for Love (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Average 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 Credits
Bill Inglot Producer
David McLees Producer
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
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