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Understanding / Communication

20 July 2009

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
I Can Understand It
6:30
2
Woman's Gotta Have It
3:24
3
And I Love Her
2:42
4
Got To Get You Back
2:51
5
Simple Man
5:52
6
Ruby Dean
3:26
7
Thing Called Love
3:57
8
Sweet Caroline
3:07
9
Harry Hippie
3:46
10
Communication
4:44
11
Come L'amore
3:03
12
Fire And Rain
4:29
13
If You Don't Want My Love
2:51
14
Medley: Monologue/(They Long To Be) Close To You
9:28
15
Everything Is Beautiful
2:57
16
That's The Way I Feel About Cha
3:12
17
Yield Not To Temptation
2:52


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 20 July 2009
  • Label: Charly Records
  • Copyright: (c) 1999 Charly Records
  • Total Length: 1:09:11
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  • ASIN: B002Y5VIEQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,067 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 giant 70's Soul albums 18 Nov 2006
By Andy Edwards TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Bobby Womack had been a collaborator on Sly & the Family Stone's epic "There's a Riot Going On" album, and it is said that he began writing for these albums during that period. The influence of the Funk of "Riot" is clear enough but there is also some of the best Soul Music of the 70's right here, on what is a superb double set.

On "Understanding", we start and finish with classics namely "I Can Understand It" and "Harry Hippie" - the former an uptempo groove, stretched out with Funk and Rock influences in evidence, the latter a mellow hymn to self reliance.

In between, there's much to recommend, with covers and originals rubbing shoulders, always with BW's unique vocals and arrangements, the stand outs for me being "Womans' Gotta Have It" and "Ruby Dean".

When we get to "Understanding", the Funk is truly upon us in the title track, down and dirty, with Bobby howling and screaming over the run out. The rest of the album finds a more mellow path, and the cover of "Fire and Rain" is definitive. Add in "If You Don't Want My Love" and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha" and you have the makings of a class album (Just ignore "Everything's Beautiful" - I don't know what he was thinking !!)

Bobby Womack has a track record of influence that spans generations and musical boundaries, from the Rolling Stones to Sam Cooke, from Soul and Rock to Country music. He has deserved better recognition than he has got from the general public - buy this set and begin to put that right
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