The Average White Band became the cross-over pop/funk powerhouse of the seventies. This budget-priced collection features the hits "Cut The Cake," "Soul Searching," and "Pick Up The Pieces."
1.Cut The Cake
2.Person To Person
3.Got The Love
4.You Got It
5.When Will You Be Mine
6.I Heard It Through The Grapevine
7.Work To Do
9.Pick Up The Pieces (Atlantic Family Live At Montreaux)
Includes Liner Notes by Rocky Petralia.
Cut the Cake & Other Hits, the umpteenth Average White Band compilation, is part of Rhino's budget-line Flashback series of discs, so it contains only ten tracks and provides a decent -- if by no means definitive -- overview of the band's career. That it uses a live version of the band's biggest hit -- "Pick Up the Pieces," recorded at Montreux -- automatically puts it out of the running as an ideal introduction, and quite a few significant singles and album cuts are left off as well. It does, however, contain well-known highlights like "Soul Searching," "Work to Do," and -- of course -- "Cut the Cake." ~ Andy Kellman