℗ 1971 Capitol Records; A Capitol Records Release
Released September 15, 1971
Duration 35m 41s
Record Label The Right Stuff
Genre R & B
 

Communication

Bobby Womack

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1.1
Communication
Bobby Womack
4:44
1.2
Come L'Amore
Bobby Womack
3:00
1.3
Fire And Rain
Bobby Womack
4:30
1.4
(If You Don't Want My Love) Give It Back
Bobby Womack
2:50
1.5
Monologue/(They Long To Be) Close To You
Bobby Womack
9:30
1.6
Everything Is Beautiful
Bobby Womack
2:55
1.7
That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha
Bobby Womack
5:11
1.8
Yield Not To Temptation
Bobby Womack
3:01
Communication is the third studio album by American musician Bobby Womack. The album was released on September 15, 1971, by United Artists Records. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Jazz Chart in 1972. It included the hit single, "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", which charted at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 27 on the Billboard pop chart. The album became Womack's breakthrough spawning the hit single "That's The Way I Feel About Cha" and a favorite Womack album track, "(If You Don't Want My Love) Give It Back", which Womack recorded three times after the original, the first remake, a slower acoustic version, was issued on the soundtrack of the film, Across 110th Street, and an instrumental by J. J. Johnson's band. The fourth time Womack recorded it was with Rolling Stones singer and musician Ron Wood. Womack recorded his own versions of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain", Ray Stevens' "Everything Is Beautiful" and featured a spoken word monologue in his cover of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David standard, "(They Long To Be) Close to You". Actress Pam Grier and veteran singers Janice Singleton and Patrice Holloway sung background on the songs "Come l'Amore", "Give It Back" and "Yield Not to Temptation", a song Womack and his brothers, The Womack Brothers (later The Valentinos), recorded over a decade before with Bobby's older brother Curtis singing lead. Ironically, Bobby's brothers sing background with him on the remaining tracks. The album's instrumental background was provided by the legendary Muscle Shoals team. The track "Come l'Amore" was "covered" by James Brown in his Lyn Collins duet single, "What My Baby Needs Now (Is A Little More Loving)" though the lyrics are different and in different keys.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – The Right Stuff Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – 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
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-0.40
-0.40 to -0.40
-14.08
-15.18 to -13.04
-11.48
-12.90 to -10.30
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7 to 10
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Communication
-0.40-14.12-11.79
2
Come L'Amore
-0.40-13.81-11.09
3
Fire And Rain
-0.40-15.18-12.910
4
(If You Don't Want My Love) Give It Back
-0.40-13.80-11.18
5
Monologue/(They Long To Be) Close To You
-0.40-14.71-12.49
6
Everything Is Beautiful
-0.40-13.55-10.79
7
That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha
-0.40-14.39-11.79
8
Yield Not To Temptation
-0.40-13.04-10.37

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