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Feel No Fret + Volume VIII + Shine + Cupid’s In Fashion

Average White Band

Feel No Fret + Volume VIII + Shine + Cupid’s In Fashion

Average White Band

Feel No Fret + Volume VIII + Shine + Cupid’s In Fashion

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 04/05/2009 Cat#: EDSD2033 • Barcode: 740155203337 • Genre: R&B and Soul

Track Listing

  1. When Will You Be Mine
  2. Please Don’t Fall In Love
  3. Walk On By
  4. Feel No Fret
  5. Stop The Rain
  6. Atlantic Avenue
  7. Ace Of Hearts
  8. Too Late To Cry
  9. Fire Burning
  10. Kiss Me
  11. Love Gives, Love Takes Away
  12. Growing Pains
  13. Love Won’t Get In The Way
  14. Miss Sun
  15. Our Time Has Come
  16. For You, For Love
  17. Let’s Go Round Again
  18. Whatcha Gonna Do For Me?
  1. Into The Night
  2. Catch Me (Before I Have To Testify)
  3. Help Is On The Way
  4. If Love Only Lasts For One Night
  5. Shine
  6. Wasn’t I Your Friend
  7. Let’s Go Round Again [12” version]
  8. You’re My Number One
  9. Easier Said Than Done
  10. You Wanna Belong
  11. Cupid’s In Fashion
  12. Theatre Of Excess
  13. I Believe
  14. Is It Love That You’re Running From
  15. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)
  16. Isn’t It Strange
  17. Love’s A Heartache
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About this release

Recorded in Nassau in 1979, “Feel No Fret” was an instant hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Produced by the band themselves, it features the hit singles “Atlantic Avenue” and their cover of Bacharach & David’s “Walk On By”, as well as AWB favourite “Stop The Rain”.

The band had started recording the follow-up album with producer David Foster when they decided to switch record labels. Atlantic Records wouldn’t let AWB take the tracks with them, and in 1980 issued four tracks as “Volume VIII” (with five greatest hits on side 2). We have added bonus track “Miss Sun” from the same sessions.

AWB started afresh with Foster to create the standout album “Shine” (1980). It features the hits “For You, For Love”, “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” (written by Hamish Stuart and a # 1 hit for Chaka Khan), and another
perennial favourite in “Let’s Go Round Again” (#12 UK). The 6-minute 12” version is included here as a bonus track along with the previously unreleased “Wasn’t I Your Friend”.

For the last album by the original line-up, the band enlisted Dan Hartman as producer (“Instant Replay”, “Relight My Fire”). Issued in 1982, it features the singles “Cupid’s In Fashion” and “You’re My Number One”, as well as a cover of the Four Tops’ “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)”.