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Feel No Fret
Studio album by
Released1979
StudioCompass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
GenreBlue-eyed soul, funk, soul, disco
LabelRCA (UK), Atlantic (US)
ProducerAverage White Band, Gene Paul
Average White Band chronology
Warmer Communications
(1978)
Feel No Fret
(1979)
Shine
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Record GuideC[1]

Feel No Fret is the seventh album by Scottish funk and R&B band Average White Band (also AWB) released in 1979 on the RCA label in the United Kingdom and the Atlantic label in the United States.

It reached No. 15 in the UK charts,[2] with 15 weeks in total on the charts,[3] and No. 32 in the US charts.

The album was rereleased in 1994 on the Atlantic & Atco, Rhino Entertainment Remasters Series as "Feel No Fret... and More," containing 4 Bonus Tracks from the 1980 "Shine" sessions.

Track listing

Side 1
  1. "When Will You Be Mine" (Gorrie, Average White Band)
  2. "Please Don’t Fall In Love" (Ball, Gorrie)
  3. "Walk On By” (Hal David, Burt Bacharach) - (#91 Hot 100 - # 32 R&B single) # 18 UK chart[5]
  4. "Feel No Fret" (Stuart, Average White Band, Gorrie, Ferrone)
Side 2
  1. "Stop the Rain" (Gorrie, Stuart)
  2. "Atlantic Avenue" (Ferrone, Gorrie, Average White Band) - # 24 UK chart[6]
  3. "Ace of Hearts" (Ferrone, Gorrie, Stuart)
  4. "Too Late to Cry" (Stuart)
  5. "Fire Burning" (Gorrie, White)
2002 Japan Reissue as "Feel No Fret... and More"

1-9 Original album tracks (as above)

  1. "Kiss Me"(Hamish Stuart)
  2. "Love Won't Get In The Way" (Alan Gorrie, Gavin Christopher, Hamish Stuart)
  3. "Love Gives, Love Takes Away" (Alan Gorrie)
  4. "Growing Pains" (Alan Gorrie, David Foster, Hamish Stuart)

Personnel

Average White Band
Additional musicians

Production

Critical reaction

AllMusic rates it 2.5/5, calling it "the most uneven album they recorded in the '70s", with positives including "Atlantic Avenue", "When Will You Be Mine", and their cover of the Bacharach and David song "Walk on By".[9]

References

  1. ^ CG Book '70s: A
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Luke Crampton (1999). Rock stars encyclopedia. DK. p. 48. ISBN 9780789446138.
  3. ^ "AVERAGE WHITE BAND". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Average White Band – Feel No Fret (1979, Monarch Pressing, Gatefold, Vinyl)". Discogs.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2013-12-05.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2013-12-05.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Average White Band – Feel No Fret (1979, Monarch Pressing, Gatefold, Vinyl)". Discogs.
  8. ^ "Average White Band – Feel No Fret (1979, Monarch Pressing, Gatefold, Vinyl)". Discogs.
  9. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Feel No Fret (review)". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2013.