Womack & Womack – Conscience (1988): Review

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Produced by Chris Blackwell, Cecil Womack and Linda Womack
Label – Island

No great surprises from Linda (daughter of Sam Cooke) and Cecil Womack, whom along with his brothers, virtually wrote the book on Soul and Gospel music. The two had met whilst Cecil was part of Sam Cooke’s backing band The Valentino’s, and would go on to work together, penning songs for Teddy Pendergrass, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin before finally releasing their eponymous debut as a duo with 1983’s “Love Wars”.

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“Conscience”, their third release breaks very little new ground, and is collection of friendly Soul/Dance numbers, sparsely produced and intense in their lyrical reflection on moral and social issues. The singles, “Teardrops” and “Celebrate The World” are good and the rest is easy on the ear, light on depth Pop music, without anything remotely ground breaking. Pleasant.

6/10

Track Listing
1.”Conscious Of My Conscience” — 6:10
2.”MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau)” — 3:58
3.”Friends (So Called)” — 5:43
4.”Slave (Just For Love)” — 5:02
5.”Teardrops” — 5:04
6.”Good Man Monologue” — 4:31
7.”Life’s Just A Ballgame” — 4:24
8.”I Am Love” — 2:43
9.”Celebrate The World” — 4:14

Teardrops

Celebrate The World

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