On The Strip (The Sunset Sessions)


Widely and rightly regarded as one of the best ever soul and funk bands, the now 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. AWB’s repertoire has 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, will.i.am and Mark Ronson amongst countless others, have all borrowed sections of their grooves. After the success of 1979’s ‘Feel No Fret’, the band went into the studio record their next album and in 1980, ‘Shine’ was released with the worldwide Chart and Club hit ‘Let’s Go ‘Round Again’, reaching #14 in the UK Albums Chart. However, there was a back-story behind the album’s release, which Alan Gorrie and Hamish Stuart have annotated in the LP notes.

Shipping for August 7th 

Let’s Go ‘Round Again
Whatcha' Gonna Do For Me
For You, For Love
If Love Only Lasts For One Night
Miss Sun
Kiss Me
Catch Me (Before I Have To Testify)
Into The Night
Wasn't I Your Friend
Love Gives, Love Takes Away
Growing Pains
Love Won’t Get In The Way