Cut the Cake (album)

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Cut the Cake
AverageWhiteBand CutTheCake.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1975
Recorded1975
GenreFunk, soul
Length42:02
LabelAtlantic
ProducerArif Mardin
Average White Band chronology
AWB
(1974)
Cut the Cake
(1975)
Soul Searching
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]

Cut the Cake is the third album released by Average White Band, released in 1975. This album's hit title track reached #10 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

Recording notes[edit]

The follow-up album to the immensely successful AWB in 1974, recording was plagued by creative and artistic differences, with several members of the band walking out of the studio on three occasions.[citation needed] One point of conflict was the band's mourning for original drummer, Robbie McIntosh, who died of a heroin overdose in 1974.[citation needed] Producer Arif Mardin considered pulling the plug on the project due to this tension but ultimately persevered and oversaw its completion.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Cut the Cake" (Average White Band, Gorrie, McIntosh) – 4:07
  2. "School Boy Crush" (Average White Band, Stuart, Ferrone, Gorrie) – 4:58
  3. "It's A Mystery" (Stuart, Average White Band, McIntosh) – 3:34
  4. "Groovin' the Night Away" (Average White Band, Stuart) – 3:42
  5. "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" (Leon Ware, Pam Sawyer) – 5:00
Side B
  1. "Why" (Ball, Stuart, Gorrie) – 3:57
  2. "High Flyin' Woman" (Average White Band, McIntyre, Gorrie) – 3:47
  3. "Cloudy" (Stuart, Gorrie) – 4:18
  4. "How Sweet Can You Get" (Ball, Stuart, Gorrie) – 3:57
  5. "When They Bring Down the Curtain" (Gorrie, Ball) – 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Average White Band

with:

Charts[edit]

Year Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1975 4 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
UK
1975 "Cut the Cake" 10 7 13 31
"If I Ever Lose This Heaven" 39 25
"School Boy Crush" 33 22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1025/review
  2. ^ CG Book '70s: A
  3. ^ "Average White Band US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  4. ^ "Average White Band US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14.

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