Bobby Womack - The soul years - The best of
Blindingly good 24 bit remastered "best of" from the "Preacher".
Contains 22 tracks from his Capitol and Liberty releases. The best sounding Bobby Womack compilation there is. Great songs, sequencing, playing, singing - Essential.
And now that Solomon has passed he's "the last soul man" left. If you love soul you have to own some BW music.
|Allmusic Guide Review||by John Bush|
Womack has had his fingers in so many different pies that his career
has probably suffered for it. Instead of being pinned down to one time
and one sound ,
Womack's work includes everything from the grittiest of blaxploitation
("Across 110th Street") to the smoothest of vocal pop ("I Left My Heart
in San Francisco"). (And, by the way, he excelled at both.)
He was also
a rare triple threat -- hot guitarist, hitmaking songwriter, and torrid
The 2008 collection The Best of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years
presents Soul Maverick #1 in a tight set of 22 songs from the prime of
his career, the late '60s and early '70s. All of his best singles are
here, as are the best tracks from his best albums, Communication and Understanding.
Finally, the new remastering here provides sound that is vastly better
than Womack has ever been given in the digital era. The Best of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years is easily his best single-disc compilation.