Average White Band: Shine (1980)

I’ve been posting some classic (in my opinion) albums of late, not as often as I would like, but damn good albums nonetheless. This one is a dyed-in-the-wool classic. Smooth as you like and every song, bar none, is fantastic. One of my favourite albums of all time.

You would expect a brilliantly produced album with David foster at the helm. This was AWB’s ninth album release and had always been consummate musicians. In short, it’s the pinnacle of their career and a classic in my book. Smoothness personified. Enjoy!

Cover

Producer: David Foster

Musicians:
Drums: Steve Ferrone
Guitars: Hamish Stuart, Onnie McIntyre
Bass: Alan Gorrie
Keyboards: Roger Ball, David Foster
Percussion: Steve Ferrone, Lenny Castro, Paulinho Da Costa
Synthesizer: Ralph Dick, Michael Boddiker
Sax: Roger Ball, Malcom Duncan, Ernie Watts, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams
Trumpets: Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Larry Hall
Trombones: Lew McCreary, Bill Reichenbach
Lead Vocals: Hamish Stuart, Alan Gorrie
Background Vocals: Hamish Stuart, Alan Gorrie, Brenda Russell

Tracklist:
1. Our Time Has Come
2. For You, For Love
3. Let’s Go Round Again
4. Whatcha’ Gonna Do For Love
5. Into The Night
6. Catch Me (Before I Have To Testify)
7. Help Is on The Way
8. If Love Only Lasts For One Night
9. Shine

Support the artist and Buy It!

 

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2 thoughts on “Average White Band: Shine (1980)

  1. bongo March 8, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    yep – after having spent a month with this gem, i can see, er, hear why it’s one of your faves. foster masterpiece… thanks much!

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    • Jimbo March 12, 2016 / 8:49 am

      Glad you like it Bongo.

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