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Average White Band - Live at Montreux, 1977
Average White Band - Live at Montreux 1977
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     1hr 37min

The AVERAGE WHITE BAND (or AWB) came together in 1973 from various Scottish soul and jazz groups. They became one of the few white bands to achieve both success and critical acclaim playing funk. Their breakthrough release...  more »

     
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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Other Music, DTS
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/06/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1977
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1977
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Funk-Filled Time Capsule
M. Infante | Blairsville, GA USA | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having had the opportunity to see AWB in person several times in the late 70s and early 80s, I was thrilled to find out that there is FINALLY a DVD capturing the band's live performance at the peak of their trade. This is an incredible DVD capturing an energetic and FUN-KY performance. The video quality is dated -- looking almost like it was filmed by a personal video camera. But what it lacks in video quality is made up in the excellent DTS remixing of the audio. AWB has not sounded better live since they performed live.

Compared to other DVDs with the later incarnations of the band, this DVDs is heads & shoulders above. If you are an AWB fan, this is a MUST OWN. If you're too young to remember anything about AWB (except maybe Pick Up The Pieces) this concert will show you how it was done Old School style: real musicians, playing real music LIVE ... and dripping with soul. Enjoy!"
This band GROOOOVES!
Boehi Peter | 10/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Taped at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977 this concert video shows its age in picture quality but delivers some good audio quality. This minor quibble aside lets get to the core of the DVD - the concert itself. AWB were on top of their game at 1977 and this concert footage shows a tight, funky and constantly grooving band bringing the crowd to their feet and dancing. Anchored by the heavy funk drumming by Steve Ferrone supported by percussionist Sammy Figueroa the energy keeps on flowing. The show is boldly opened with the classic hit "Pick Up The Pieces" and delivers hit after hit like "Cut The Cake", "Person To Person", "Work To Do" - wish I was there myself! I am glad that such great concerts become available now and look forward to more great music videos from the Montreux Jazz Festival series. Don't miss this one!"
YES!!
H. Williams | ATLANTA, GEORGIA | 02/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THIS IS THE BEST AVERAGE WHITE BAND CONCERT BY FAR, HOWEVER THE PICTURE QUALITY IS BAD AT TIMES BUT THE SOUND IS GREAT!THEY SOUND EXACTLY LIKE THEMSELVES,NO JOKE. A MUST FOR A W B FANS."
No "School Boy Crush"?
Tall Paul | San Diego, CA United States | 09/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"How can they leave out their greatest and funkiest song School Boy Crush? I was really disappointed this song wasn't included. Nonetheless this DVD captures AWB in their prime"