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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2009
I first enjoyed AWB back as a student in the late 1970s. Had the "White" album. Re-bought it as a CD. Began listening again to it. Recently realised just how tight, smooth and soulful they really were. Noticed for the first time the complexity of the music, especially the vocal interplays between the two lead vocalists. So I decided to get some of their back catalogue, hence my purchase of this 2 disc, 3.5 album (?) collection. The first few tracks are up to standard. I love the rhythm of the opener, and Atlantic Avenue, whilst simple, is evocative. Then from track 8 it's all downhill. Even the extensive sleeve notes seem to suggest the last album in particular is naff. It's nothing more than 70s-80s disco trash with no soul and no style. Shame. Maybe we had better just accept that all things must pass and AWB peaked around 1976.