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Bobby Womack: Forum, London

Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 26 November 2012

YOU WAIT YEARS for a Bobby Womack show, and two turn up at once. Unfortunately, that is not as good as it sounds. The 68-year-old soul giant's comeback album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, is one of his best, but it sounds very little like the others, grounded as it is in hip-hop and electronica. On his recent US dates he ignored it entirely. Tonight he opts to perform it as a separate set, with a minimal lineup including producers Damon Albarn and XL's Richard Russell, before returning after an interval for a journey through the past with a band three times as large.

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