|Studio album by The Average White Band|
|Recorded||Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC and Criteria Sound Studios, Miami|
|The Average White Band chronology|
Expanded 2CD re-issue cover
AWB is the second studio album by the Scottish funk and soul band Average White Band, released in August 1974 (see 1974 in music). An enormous best-seller, AWB was the Average White Band's breakthrough record.
A 2004 expanded re-issue from Sony/Columbia in the UK includes a bonus CD with several demo session recordings made before the group joined Atlantic Records – taken from the so-called 'clover sessions'
- Side one
- "You Got It" (Roger Ball, Hamish Stuart, Alan Gorrie) – 3:38
- "Got the Love" (Stuart, Ball, Robbie McIntosh) – 3:52
- "Pick Up the Pieces" (Average White Band) – 3:58
- "Person to Person" (Average White Band) – 3:38
- "Work to Do" (O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley) – 4:21
- Side two
- "Nothing You Can Do" (Gorrie, Stuart, Ball) – 4:06
- "Just Wanna Love You Tonight" (Ball, Gorrie) – 3:57
- "Keepin' It to Myself" (Gorrie) – 3:52
- "I Just Can't Give You Up" (Stuart) – 3:24
- "There's Always Someone Waiting" (Gorrie) – 5:38
All songs arranged by Average White Band. All horn parts arranged by Roger Ball.
- Bonus track on 1995 Rhino re-issue (Rhino 71588)
- 11. "Pick Up the Pieces" – 21:40 (from The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux)
- Bonus tracks on 2005 Columbia-Europe re-issue (Columbia 520204)
- 11. "How Sweet Can You Get (Mark 1)"
- 12. "McEwan's Export"
Expanded 2CD re-issue (2004)
- Disc one
- Disc two
- "Person to Person"
- "There's Always Someone Waiting"
- "McEwan's Export"
- "Got the Love"
- "Work to Do"
- "Just Want to Love You Tonight"
- "Pick Up the Pieces"
- "I Just Can't Give You Up"
- "How Sweet Can You Get (Mark 1)"
Average White Band
- Alan Gorrie – lead vocals (on "Keepin' It To Myself" and "There's Always Someone Waiting"), co-lead vocals (on "You Got It", "Work To Do", "Nothing You Can Do", and "Just Wanna Love You Tonight"), background vocals, bass, guitar (on "You Got It")
- Hamish Stuart – lead vocals (on "Got The Love", "Person To Person", and "I Just Can't Give You Up"), co-lead vocals (on "You Got It", "Work To Do", "Nothing You Can Do", and "Just Wanna Love You Tonight"), background vocals, lead guitar, bass (on "You Got It")
- Roger Ball – keyboards, alto & baritone saxophones
- Malcolm (Molly) Duncan – tenor saxophone
- Onnie McIntyre – background vocals, guitar, guitar solo on "Work To Do"
- Robbie McIntosh – drums, percussion
- Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
- Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
- Randy Brecker – trumpet
- Marvin Stamm – trumpet
- Mel Davis – trumpet
- Glenn Ferris – trombone
- Ken Bichel – mellotron (on "Just Wanna Love You Tonight")
(Live at Montreux bonus track)
- Sonny Fortune - alto saxophone
- Jaroslav Jakubovic - baritone saxophone
- David "Fathead" Newman - alto saxophone
- Dick Morrissey - tenor saxophone
- Herbie Mann - flute
- Don Ellis - trumpet
- Lew Soloff - trumpet
- Gil Rathel - trumpet
- Barry Rogers - trombone
- Alan Kaplan - trombone
- Jim Mullen - guitar
- Richard Tee - electric piano
- Raphael Cruz - percussion
- Sammy Figueroa - percussion
- Gene Paul - mixing, engineering (NYC)
- Lewis Hahn - engineering (NYC)
- Karl Richardson - engineering (Miami)
- Steve Klein - engineering (Miami)
- Ron Albert - engineering (Miami)
- Howard Albert - engineering (Miami)
- Jimmy Douglass - engineering (additional recording)
- Bobby Warner - engineering (additional recording)
- Dennis King - mastering engineer
- Arif Mardin - production, mixing
- Alan Pariser - direction
- Alan Gorrie - logo concept
- Tim Bruckner - front cover drawing
- Barry Feinstein - design & photography
Other Album Notes
"AWB would like to express their deep appreciation to Jerry Wexler, Alan Pariser, and Bruce McCaskill"
Billboard Music Charts (North America)
|1974||"Pick Up The Pieces"||Disco Singles||10|
|1974||"Work To Do"||10|
|1975||"Pick Up The Pieces"||Pop Singles||1|
|1975||"Pick Up The Pieces"||Black Singles||5|
Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt
|Billboard 200 number-one album
February 22–28, 1975
Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
- Atlantic SD 7308
- Average White Band at Allmusic.com