Record Collector (magazine) - p.783 stars out of 5
-- "It's a masterclass in sophisticated soul that stands head-and-shoulders above the glut of the era's cookie-cutter disco offerings."
Average White Band: Hamish Stuart (vocals, guitar, bass), Alan Gorrie (vocals, bass, guitar), Onnie McIntyre (guitar, background vocals), Malcolm "Molly" Duncan (tenor & soprano saxophones), Roger Ball (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, alto saxophone), Alan Gorrie (bass, vocals), Steve Ferrone (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Jim Mullen (guitar), Dick Morrisey, Klaus Doldinger (tenor saxophone), Jaroslav Jakubovic (soprano & baritone saxophones), Lew Delgatto (baritone saxophone, flute), Don Ellis, Gilman Rathel (trumpet), Tom Malone, Barry Rogers, Alan Kaplan (trombone), Richard Tee (electric piano), Ray Baretto (congas, percussion), Rubens Bassini, Raphael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa (percussion).
Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
WARMER COMMUNICATIONS...AND MORE includes live bonus material from the Montreaux Jazz Festival.
Liner Note Author: Gene Sculatti.
Arif Marden-produced WARMER COMMUNICATIONS didn't need a major single to sell at least half a million copies in the United States, where fans were willing the buy the record regardless of how much radio airplay it received. In fact, fans found that they could easily play this album from start to finish without ever feeling disappointed. Warmer Communications gets off to an impressive start with "Your Love Is a Miracle," and AWB keeps the creative momentum going whether they're getting funky on "Same Feeling, Different Song" and "Big City Lights" or chilling out on slow jams that include "One Look Over My Shoulder (Is This Really Goodbye?)," the ethereal "She's a Dream" and a memorable cover of James Taylor's "Daddy's All Gone."