Love Wars

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Love Wars
Studio album by Womack & Womack
Released 1983
Genre R&B
Length 41:57
Label Elektra
Producer Stewart Levine
Womack & Womack chronology
Love Wars
(1983)
Radio M.U.S.C. Man
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Love Wars is the 1983 debut album by musical duo Womack & Womack. The album, described by Chris Rizik of Soul Tracks as "a critical favorite",[3] charted at #34 on the Billboard "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart. In his review of the album, music critic Robert Christgau praises husband Cecil Womack and wife Linda Womack as "[a]ce singers and songwriters (as opposed to singer-songwriters)", noting that "their lyrics about loss and conflict are sharper than those about love and happiness".[4] Two singles from the album, "Love Wars" and "Baby I'm Scared of You", were hits in the UK, reaching #14 and #72 on the "UK Singles" charts, respectively.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Except where otherwise noted, all tracks by Cecil Womack and Linda Womack.

  1. "Love Wars" - 5:58
  2. "Express Myself" – 4:52
  3. "Baby I'm Scared of You" (Eddie Noble, Jr., C. Womack, L. Womack) – 5:38
  4. "T.K.O." (Noble, C. Womack, L. Womack) – 4:14
  5. "A.P.B." (C. Womack, Friendly Womack, L. Womack) – 5:31
  6. "Catch and Don't Look Back" (C. Womack, L. Womack, Naomi Womack) – 5:26
  7. "Woman" – 4:17
  8. "Angel" (a.k.a. Angie") (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 2:55
  9. "Good Times" – 3:06

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 24, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rizik, Chris. Womack and Womack. soultracks.com Accessed January 2, 2008.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. Womack & Womack. robertchristgau.com Accessed January 2, 2008.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2002). Guinness World Records British Hit Singles (15th ed. ed.). London: Guinness World Records Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-187-X. , p.505