Oct 062013
 

from LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN (single)

written by Alan Gorrie

“Let’s Go Round Again” is one of the most successful singles in Average White Band’s career. Produced in 1980 by David Foster, this dance anthem was a Top Forty R&B hit in the US and went as high as #12 on the UK charts.

Through the years, “Let’s Go Round Again” has become one of the most requested songs at AWB concerts, second only to their giant hit, “Pick Up The Pieces.” The smooth ballad, “If Love Only Lasts For One Night,” was another fantastic Foster production. It can be found on the b-side of Let’s Go Round Again.”

“If Love Only Lasts For One Night” was written and sung by AWB’s main man, Alan Gorrie. It was a gorgeous song that showcases the Scottish funksters’ superior musicianship with the masterful production by the then up’n’coming Canadian music-maker. “If Love Only Lasts For One Night” has a to-die-for instrumental arrangement. Foster based his arrangement on his trademark piano and keyboards, soothing strings and smooth horns to back-up Gorrie’s tender lead vocal. A gorgeous saxophone solo by Roger Ball also went into play while Hamish Stuart’s impeccable vocal harmonies and a tempo change towards the end embellish this refined track.

Both “Let’s Go Round Again” and “If Love Only Lasts For One Night” belong to AWB’s vastly underrated album, “Shine.” Produced by Foster, “Shine” might lacked some of AWB’s rawer funk moments, but it gave the group a top quality pop/soul sound that brought them closer to the best Earth, Wind & Fire and Doobie Brothers sounds of the era.


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Lead Vocals & Bass: Alan Gorrie
Guitars: Hamish Stuart & Onnie McIntyre
Keyboards: David Foster
Drums: Steve Ferrone
Percussions: Lennie Castro, Paulinho Da Costa
Sax Solo: Roger Ball
Saxes: Molly Duncan & Roger Ball

Backing Vocals: Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart
Strings & Horns Arranged by Roger Ball, Jerry Hey & David Foster

Produced by David Foster


Lyrics
Here we are,
You and I together for the first time
– though heaven knows, I’ve wanted you
And I guess you knew but we just
Never said,
Or never had the chance
And if love only lasts for one night
That would still be all right

If love only lasts for one night
We’ve got the morning to remember –
And decide
That if love only lasts for one night
We will have something
We always wanted to try

Holding you,
Seems like this is what the night
Was made for
– though who can say what lies ahead
Will this flame that flickers in
The darkness
Survive the light of day

And if love only lasts for one night, we
Got the morning, oh-ooh
If love only lasts for tonight
If love only lasts for on night, we
Will remember, oh yeah
If love only lasts for tonight