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Average White Band – Anthology

Average White Band

Average White Band – Anthology

Average White Band

Average White Band – Anthology

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 03/07/2020 Cat#: EDSL0065 • Barcode: 740155726539 • Genre: R&B and Soul

Track Listing

  1. Pick Up The Pieces
  2. Cut The Cake
  3. Show Your Hand
  4. Work To Do
  5. Queen Of My Soul
  6. A Star In The Ghetto - with Ben E. King
  7. Atlantic Avenue
  8. Keepin' It To Myself
  9. Twilight Zone
  10. Whatcha' Gonna Do For Me
  11. Walk On By
  12. Feel No Fret
  13. School Boy Crush
  14. Put It Where You Want It
  15. Let's Go 'Round Again
  1. The Jugglers
  2. Got The Love
  3. Groovin' The Night Away
  4. Sweet & Sour
  5. I'm The One
  6. Reach Out
  7. Your Love Is A Miracle
  8. Person To Person 3
  9. Daddy's All Gone
  10. When Will You Be Mine
  11. Big City Lights
  12. T.L.C
  13. Back In '67
  14. Stop The Rain
  1. Overture
  2. If I Ever Lose This Heaven
  3. Get It Up For Love
  4. I Just Can't Give You Up
  5. How Sweet Can You Get
  6. Nothing You Can Do
  7. A Love Of Your Own
  8. Love Your Life
  9. Would You Stay
  10. For You, For Love
  11. Isn't It Strange
  12. Love Gives, Love Takes Away
  13. Digging Deeper (Finale)
  1. How Can You Go Home
  2. Work To Do [7" Edit]
  3. Cut The Cake [7"" Edit]
  4. Queen Of My Soul [7"" Edit]
  5. Get It Up For Love [7"" Edit] - with Ben E. King
  6. A Star In The Ghetto [7"" Edit] - with Ben E. King
  7. Your Love Is A Miracle [7"" Edit]
  8. Feel No Fret [7"" Edit]
  9. For You, For Love [7"" Edit]
  10. Shine
  11. Walk On By [12"" Version]
  12. Let's Go Round Again [12"" Version]
  13. The Jugglers [First Version]
  14. How Sweet Can You Get [First Version]
  15. Back In '67 [First Version]
  16. Reach Out [First Version]
  17. Pick Up The Pieces [Early Version]
  1. This World Has Music
  2. McEwan's Export
  3. In The Beginning
  4. White Water Dreams
  5. It Didn't Take Me A Minute
  6. Wasn't I Your Friend
  7. Miss Sun
  8. Kiss Me
  9. Love Won't Get In The Way
  10. Growing Pains
  11. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me [Live]
  12. Pick Up The Pieces [Live]
  13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine [Live]
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About this release

‘Anthology’ Is prefaced with an historical introspection by Alan Gorrie and Hamish Stuart.

The legendary average White band tore-up the rule book and conquered the US, UK & international charts with a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. However, awb’s rich and deep catalogue has also been a source of inspiration and influence for many R&B acts and they are one of the most sampled bands in history, remaining relevant today, continuing to reach new generations of younger audiences. Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Ice Cube, Puff Daddy, TLC, Rick Ross and will.I.Am amongst countless others, have all borrowed sections of their grooves.

‘Anthology’, a 73 track/5CD set, is more than a collection of awb’s recordings. It explores their journey that started in the early-’70s forging a legacy that transcended the decades and provided a source of inspiration for today’s groove-merchants and EDM DJs.

Curated by AWB and focussing on the period from their earliest recordings through to their final album for Arista in 1982, Each individually themed CD – The Classics/ sampled (jazz, blues & funk)/ Sampled (soul & funk)/ 7″, 12″ & early versions/ rarities & live recordings – showcases their versatility and why average White Band became widely and rightly regarded as one of the best ever soul and funk bands. Average White Band remain highly influential and this 73 track ‘anthology’ Shows exactly why they have remained so powerfully important.

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