Bobby Womack – The Poet II (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2021

Label:  Abkco

180-gram vinyl

Newly remastered from the original tapes!

Expanded package with new liner notes!

Newly remastered from the original tapes, this reissue features Patti LaBelle, George Benson and Wilton Felder.
As with its predecessor, The Poet II found both commercial and critical success on both sides of the Atlantic with the UK’s NME naming it Best Album of 1984.

Among the album’s highlights are three duets w/ LaBelle including “Love Has Finally Come At Last” which was a presence on Billboard‘s Hot Soul Singles chart for 17 weeks, ultimately rising to No. 3. Expanded package with new liner notes.


Track List

Side A

  1. Love Has Finally Come At Last
  2. It Takes A Lot Of Strength To Say Goodbye
  3. Through The Eyes Of A Child
  4. Surprise Surprise
  5. Tryin’ To Get Over You

Side B

  1. Tell Me Why
  2. Who’s Foolin’ Who
  3. I Wish I Had Someone To Go Home To
  4. American Dream



Arranged By – Bobby Womack
Backing Vocals – James Gadson, Kathy Bloxson, Regina Womack, The Waters, Valentinos (A/K/A Womack Brothers)
Bass – David Shields
Drums – James E. Gadson
Drums – Fred Johnson
Executive-Producer – Otis Smith
Guitar – Courtney Sappington, David T. Walker, George Benson, Robert Palmer
Harmonica – Rusty Hamilton
Harp – Dorothy Ashby
Horns – Fernando Harkless, Fred Wesley, Harry Kim, Sidney Mulgrow, Thurmon Green, Wilton Felder
Keyboards – Michael Wycoff
Mixed By [Engineer] – Barney Perkins
Percussion – Paulinho DeCosta
Photography By – Mosha Brakha
Producer – Andrew Oldham, Bobby Womack, James E. Gadson
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Bobby Womack
Strings [Arranged By] – Dave Bloomberg
Synthesizer – Denzil “Broadway” Miller, Rusty Hamilton

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