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Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street (Double CD)



'Across 110th Street is one of the finest (and most successful) creations to emerge from black America.' - UNCUT

Three of Bobby Womack's most influential 1970s recordings - including the iconic Blaxpoitation soundtrack, Across 110th Street - presented in a deluxe 2CD digibook package.

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One of the few surviving links to the pre-Soul/R&B era, Bobby Womack - who was originally discovered as a teenager singing Gospel music by the late Sam Cooke - nowadays enjoys full-blown "Living Legend" status.

Blessed with one of the warmest, most readily-identifiable voices in Soul music, he carved out his reputation with a series of classic albums and singles in the early 1970s, re-emerging again in the 1980s with his career masterpieces, The Poet and The Poet II, the latter achieving platinum status in Europe alone.

This unique 2cd set concentrates on the early 1970s, and is built around the award-winning soundtrack to Across 110th Street (1972). Womack's music for the critically-acclaimed - albeit violent, bloodthirsty and deeply disturbing - Blaxploitation movie starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa is perhaps Womack's most celebrated album and remains one of the most important soundtracks of the genre.

The second disc features Womack's two subsequent studio LPs, Facts Of Life (1973) and Looking For A Love Again (1974), which were, at that stage of his career, his biggest-selling albums.

Between them, these three albums include a handful of Womack's biggest hit singles, notably Across 110th Street, Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out, the million-selling Lookin' For A Love, and You're Welcome, Stop On By. Also featured are a number of Bobby's famously eccentric, unlikely cover versions, including Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, the Goffin and King classic A Natural Woman, and Bacharach and David's The Look Of Love.

'A world with Bobby Womack in it is a richer place.' - DAMON ALBARN

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Tracks

Disc One:

Across 110th Street - Original Soundtrack (1972):

1. Across 110th Street
2. Harlem Clavinette *
3. If You Don't Want My Love
4. Hang On In There *
5. Quicksand
6. Harlem Love Theme *
7. Across 110th Street *
8. Do It Right
9. Hang On In There
10.If You Don't Want My Love *
11.Across 110th Street (Part 2)

* instrumental

Disc Two:

Facts Of Life (1973):

1. Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
2. I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You
3. If You Can't Give Her Love, Give Her Up
4. That's Heaven To Me
5. Medley: Holdin' On To My Baby's Love/Nobody
6. Fact Of Life/He'll Be There When The Sun Goes Down
7. Can't Stop A Man In Love
8. The Look Of Love
9. .A Natural Man
10. All Along The Watchtower

Looking For A Love Again (1974):

11. Lookin' For A Love
12. I Don't Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again
13. Doing It My Way
14. Let It Hang Out
15. Point Of No Return
16. You're Welcome, Stop on By
17. You're Messing Up a Good Thing
18. Don't Let Me Down
19. Copper Kettle
20. There's One Thing That Beats Failing

 




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