Album of the Day
Person to Person
The pride of Dundee, Scotland, Average White Band parlayed a support performance at Eric Clapton's comeback concert into a contract with Atlantic Records and from there the sky was the limit. The soulful six-piece was coming off their second Top 10 album in a row when they cut PERSON TO PERSON, and the excitement is plain to hear on the live double album. The 1976 collection includes terrific versions of such AWB favorites as “Cut the Cake,” “If I Ever Lose This Heaven” and “Pick Up the Pieces” - the latter an 18-plus minute funk epic seamlessly spliced together from four performances. PERSON TO PERSON is a potent reminder that, both vocally and instrumentally, the Average White Band could really deliver the goods, and we'll give the album a spin now to wish guitarist Hamish Stuart a happy 70th birthday.