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!


Producer: David Foster

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

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!



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!


    • Jimbo March 12, 2016 / 8:49 am

      Glad you like it Bongo.


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