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The AVERAGE WHITE BAND (or AWB) came together in 1973 from various Scottish soul and jazz groups. They became one of the few white bands to achieve both success and critical acclaim playing funk. Their breakthrough release, Pick Up The Pieces, was a No.1 single in the US and a top 10 in the UK and across Europe in 1975.
AWB only played at Montreux in 1977, but that year they not only had their own concert, which forms this DVD release, but also acted as the backing group for a number of other acts. However, this headline performance was definitely one of the stand-out nights of the 77 Festival. It includes the hit tracks Pick Up The Pieces, Work To Do, A Love Of Your Own and Cut The Cake.
Included as a bonus feature are three tracks that it was felt could not be restored to a high enough standard to be included in the main show but which will be of interest to AWB fans: 1. IF I EVER LOSE THIS HEAVEN 2. I'M THE ONE 3. T.L.C.
The stereo & surround sound on the main show have been mixed from original multitrack tapes and approved by Arif Mardin.
1. PICK UP THE PIECES
2. WORK TO DO
3. A LOVE OF YOUR OWN
4. PERSON TO PERSON
5. GOT THE LOVE
6. SWEET AND SOUR
7. CUT THE CAKE
8. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
I GOT THE RECORD THE CASSETTE AND THE DVD
THIS WAS MY FIRST BAND THAT I HEARD IN ENGLISH
WHEN I MOVE FROM PUERTO RICO TO THE STATES
I watched this video with my fiance, we grew up in the 70's with the Average White Band. We could sing every song. We understand this was an earlier recording. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Natche
The music was great on this DVD it had their usual soulful sound. But the lighting on this DVD was terrible with a lot of of bright colors and at times just blurred and you can't... Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Brenda Anderson
Really good but missing School Boy Crush... I guess taping was before School Boy Crush..... They should have added it as and extra performance.Published on July 28, 2013 by W. Jones
These guys deserve their time in the spotlight. If not for the limited production of this late-70's jewel I would have rated this purchase higher. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Hosaia B. Brown
All you Funkateers out there,buy this DVD! I saw AWB for the first time this year in January and after seeing this DVD, kicked my self in the butt for not seeing them sooner with... Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by James