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1 	Lookin' For A Love 	
2 	I Don't Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again 	
3 	Doing It My Way 	
4 	Let It Hang Out 	
5 	Point Of No Return 	
6 	You're Welcome Stop It On By 	
7 	You're Messing Up A Good Thing 	
8 	Don't Let Me Down 	
9 	Copper Kettle 	
10 	There's One Thing That Beats Failing

Lead Guitar, Arranged By [Strings] – Bobby Womack
Bass – David Hood
Electric Piano, Piano, Synthesizer [Moog] – Berry Beckett
Horns – Muscle Shoals Horns
Lead Guitar – Pete Carr
Organ, Clavichord – Clayton Ivey
Percussion – Roger Hawkins
Rhythm Guitar – Jimmy Johnson

 

Bobby Womack is one of the best soul singers of all time, bringing his songs to life with testimonial pleas and lacerating deliveries. The title track from 1974's Lookin' for a Love Again gave the Cleveland native his second number one song. It held that position on the R&B charts for three consecutive weeks and scaled the Top Ten on the pop charts as well. (His other number one song was "Woman's Gotta Have It.") "You're Welcome, Stop on By" was the second single. As with most of this soulman's numbers, this one has that irresistible, percolating rhythm augmented by Womack's wailing delivery. Whether Womack is strokin' country & western rhythms, burnin' a blues melody with his guitar, or expressing a painful confession with his trademark baritone, rest assured that the outcome is going to be nothing short of sizzlin'. ---Craig Lytle, AllMusic Review

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01 – The Bravest Man in the Universe
02 – Please Forgive My Heart
03 – Deep River
04 – Dayglo Reflection (ft Lana del Rey)
05 – Whatever Happened to the Times
06 – Stupid Introlude (ft Gil Scott-Heron)
07 – Stupid
08 – If There Wasn’t Something There
09 – Love Is Gonna Lift You Up
10 – Nothin’ Can Save Ya (ft Fatoumata Diawara)
11 – Jubilee (Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around)

 

They’re calling it a masterpiece. That’s the way when these beloved legends come in from the cold: so welcome is their return that weaknesses are overlooked out of gratitude for what they’ve already given us. Since Bobby Womack’s career has been more colourful than most, one is even more inclined to forgive his shortcomings: a former protégé of Sam Cooke (who went on controversially to marry Cooke’s wife), he worked as a guitarist for Ray Charles and Sly and the Family Stone as well as a writer for Wilson Pickett and Janis Joplin, and is most celebrated as an incomparable singer whose success was sadly diminished by drug addiction.

But is this long overdue comeback album – produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, the man behind Gil Scott-Heron’s 2010 return I’m New Here – worth the extravagant praise, or even Womack’s own claim that it’s “the best thing I’ve ever done”? Happily, and against the odds, the answer isn’t far short of affirmative.

Womack has already worked with Albarn on Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach and The Fall albums, and much of his first new material since 1994 occupies a similar space: ingenuously programmed beats, simple, even sparse instrumentation, and keyboards that often sound like they were rescued from a 1980s teenage bedroom. It’s a far cry from Across 110th Street’s string-laden soul funk, and yet Womack sounds surprisingly at home in these 21st century surroundings. On the title-track, his voice – sandpaper raw, overflowing with yearning – rides a stripped-back rhythm while a distant piano echoes beneath a layer of synths; and on Whatever Happened to the Times he pulls off a similar trick, the results not unlike one of Massive Attack’s bleaker moments.

Alongside Dayglo Reflection, in which Lana Del Rey’s sultry tones come genuinely close to justifying the hype around her, the highlight is undoubtedly the tremendous Please Forgive My Heart, which stands proudly alongside anything Womack has ever recorded. Womack is a man who has a talent for embracing challenges – in 1976 he even turned his back on soul hits to make a country album – and it’s the strongest case for Albarn’s and Russell’s decision to remove the man from his more obvious comfort zones. So while The Bravest Man in the Universe may not be quite a masterpiece, it is unquestionably a great achievement in which weaknesses are so few and far between that they barely even register. ---Wyndham Wallace, BBC Review

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