180g Vinyl LP Reissue Sourced from Long Lost Remasters; Includes Extensive Liner Notes by R&B Scholar Bill Dahl
Bobby Womack's classic 1980s albums The Poet and The Poet II have been remastered for reissue on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl LP in Spring 2021! The Poet was released in 1981 and reestablished Womack's credentials as a master songwriter and performer. It reached No.1 on Billboard's R&B album chart, fueled by the success of the single "If You Think You're Lonely Now." Other standout tracks from this hugely acclaimed set included "So Many Sides Of You," "Just My Imagination," "Secrets," "Where Do We Go From Here," and "Lay Your Lovin' On Me."
"The Poet was split into two distinct musical moods," writes Bill Dahl in the new liner notes for the reissue. "The first side of the album placed Bobby in uptempo settings and let the infectious grooves flow freely. Side two cast Bobby as the romantic balladeer, a seductive image that had long sent his legion of female fans into a frenzy."
The original tapes, long believed to be lost, have been recovered and are sourced for the remasters of The Poet. This 180g vinyl reissue makes the album available on the format for the first time in decades. The historic album is packaged with extensive liner notes by R&B scholar Bill Dahl.