℗ 1972 Capitol Records; A Capitol Records Release
Released March 30, 1972
Duration 35m 31s
Record Label The Right Stuff
Genre R & B
 

Understanding

Bobby Womack

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1.1
I Can Understand It
Bobby Womack
6:30
1.2
Woman's Gotta Have It
Bobby Womack
3:30
1.3
And I Love Her
Bobby Womack
2:40
1.4
Got To Get You Back
Bobby Womack
2:47
1.5
Simple Man
Bobby Womack
5:50
1.6
Ruby Dean
Bobby Womack
3:22
1.7
Thing Called Love
Bobby Womack
3:55
1.8
Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
Bobby Womack
3:07
1.9
Harry Hippie
Bobby Womack
3:50
Understanding is the fourth studio album by American musician Bobby Womack. The album was released on March 30, 1972, by United Artists Records. Womack recorded Understanding in Memphis, Tennessee at American Sound Studio and in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. At Muscle Shoals, he utilized top session players, including drummer Roger Hawkins, guitarists Jimmy Johnson and Tippy Armstrong, bassist David Hood and keyboardist Barry Beckett. The album reached No. 43 on the Billboard pop albums chart and No. 7 on the R&B albums chart. One of the key songs from the album, "I Can Understand It", has become a soul classic and was a major hit for New Birth the following year. The song was also covered by Womack's brothers The Valentinos (Curtis, Harry and Friendly, Jr.) with production from Bobby. The brothers sing background on the original version. The album version of "I Can Understand It" became a huge club hit in the northeast underground soul and gay clubs prior to the birth of disco. At that time, DJs skillfully played the cut directly from the album. New York City record stores began selling the album briskly when they noticed a highly diverse customer base buying Womack's music.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – The Right Stuff Studio Masters

Tracks 1-9 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.40
-0.40 to -0.40
-13.46
-14.18 to -12.15
-10.84
-11.60 to -9.50
8
7 to 9
1
I Can Understand It
-0.40-14.01-11.39
2
Woman's Gotta Have It
-0.40-13.51-10.99
3
And I Love Her
-0.40-12.15-9.57
4
Got To Get You Back
-0.40-13.44-10.89
5
Simple Man
-0.40-12.69-10.58
6
Ruby Dean
-0.40-13.35-10.98
7
Thing Called Love
-0.40-13.95-10.89
8
Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
-0.40-14.18-11.69
9
Harry Hippie
-0.40-13.86-11.38

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