"Please Forgive My Heart"

The rasp and strain in Bobby Womack's voice only make this abject apology – the first taste of the 68-year-old soul survivor's comeback LP – more powerful. Producers Damon Albarn and Richard Russell add electronic skitter, but they're smart enough to keep out of Womack's way.

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From The Archives Issue 1154: April 12, 2012