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  • Audio CD (17 Mar. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Musicrama/Koch
  • ASIN: B00000DZVI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Henderson on 16 Sept. 2010
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Cut the Cake is a classic album that you would scarcely believe was recorded by a UK band never mind a bunch of (very talented) Scots. It was a fantastic follow up to the White Album and the band at this time were just about to peak. Before they went global and got hairstyles they were just about the finest live band I have ever seen.
Queen of My Soul is still one of my favourite tracks and comes from another great but more laid back album.
The last reviewer mentions Benny Green. Hilarious. This must have been the legend that is Ben E Kings nickname known only to the reviewer.I saw them on tour with Ben E King when this album came out and they were truly magnificent.Not that struck by the album though.
Excellent value for money with 3 albums for the price of one.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Numinous Ugo on 6 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Following the death of Robbie McIntosh, the AWB drummer at a party to celebrate the success of their second album in 1974 the band regrouped with Stephen Ferrone on drums, to record Cut the Cake which was released in June 1975.

This is the period that heralded the huge international success of AWB. The title track on Cut the Cake clearly sets out to follow a similar groove to Pick Up The Pieces which remains one of their best known tracks. This album cemented their reputation as a funky white soul band. They had developed out of a strong British jazz crossover scene with bands such as Dick Morrissey's If as an example, however AWB tapped into the emerging soul scene that remained dominant in UK and the US until pink tore up the rule book in the later 70s. Because AWB were so strong internationally they were able to ride out that storm.

The music on these discs is really good and has been beautifully repackaged here. Soul Searching is a fine album too but I have never been that happy with the Benny Green collaboration. Although I like it better now than I did originall I still think that neither AWB or Green are terribly well served on that album, hence 4 rather than 3 stars
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By Briel fan on 17 Sept. 2013
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Takes me back to the really good days, wonderful music and great cd. If you don't know the Average White Band buy this for a piece of quality music.
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By PAUL NEEDHAM on 19 Aug. 2014
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great
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3 Classic AWB albums on one disc. 20 Jan. 2010
By Eric Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Average White Band was one of the funkiest bands of the last thirty some years. Although they were from another country, they were just as soulful as any other soul group we had here in the states. These three lps demonstrate just that. Tracks such as "School Boy Crush, Cut The Cake, and Love Of Your Own" are three of those 70's classics that stand out even to this day. This disc is definitely worth having in your collection, especially the one with Mr. Benny King because that one was out of print for a longtime.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
AWB Cut The Cake/Soul Searching/Benny & Us 30 July 2010
By O. Polk - Published on Amazon.com
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Three of my favorite AWB albums on 2 discs. No disapointment here. I LOVED IT!!!
I'm also buying a set of their earlier discs. It's just too convienient.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
cut the cake/soul searching/benny&us:average white band 21 Jun. 2010
By Gino Simmons - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this band and having 3albums on 2cds is remarkable...AND AT THE LOWEST PRICE::even moremarkable.....service was fast..a couple of days after ordering..seeing in the mailbox was A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!!!
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it's too funky in here 5 Jan. 2013
By H2K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was familiar with AWB and the hits on Cut the Cake. I found a used AWB from one of the Amazon vendors and decided to take a chance. I enjoyed it so much, that I wanted more. What a great find to have a compilation of these 3 albums available.
The songs, the performances, and the production are fantastic. If there is any negative, the recording is a little hot for my ears....but it is not too distracting. I know AWB has history with some band member tragedies, but these and the AWB album are consistently good. If you like old-school 70s inspired funk, these guys were the masters. You'll really like this.
it's excellent. Soul Searching - can't get it's melody out ... 15 May 2015
By Sweengolly - Published on Amazon.com
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I was introduced to AWB via a college buddy / roommate a few years after graduation in '74. Several of the songs stuck with me but for some reason never owner the "whole album". My buddy's since passed away and this quality offering has brought him back to me with a huge smile, thinking of the times we spent together enjoying their unique sound. Cut the Cake is classic and although the live one is shortened, it's excellent. Soul Searching - can't get it's melody out of my head. These guys are excellent in what they do from their vocals to their funk jazz blues instrumentation arrangements. Music I can listen to any day, any mood. Love it. Unique. Thanks Stan - miss you!
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