Facts of Life (album)

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Facts of Life
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Studio album by Bobby Womack
Released June 8, 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Soul, funk
Length 34:30
Label United Artists
Producer Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack chronology
Understanding
(1972)
Facts of Life
(1973)
Lookin' for a Love Again
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Facts of Life is the fifth studio album by American musician Bobby Womack. The album was released on June 8, 1973, by United Artists Records. The album raced to No. 6 on the US Billboard R&B chart. It also charted at No. 37 on the Billboard Pop chart. The album included the hit single "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out" (which charted No. 2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out" James Cox 2:59
2. "I'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to You" Womack 3:51
3. "If You Can't Give Her Love (Give Her Up)" Clayton Ivey, Phillip Mitchell 2:49
4. "That's Heaven to Me" Sam Cooke 2:53
5. "Medley: Holdin' on to My Baby's Love / Nobody" Womack, George Jackson, Raymond Moore 3:13
6. "Medley: Fact of Life / He'll Be There When the Sun Goes Down" Womack 6:21
7. "Can't Stop a Man in Love" George Soulé, Terry Woodford 2:24
8. "The Look of Love" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 3:51
9. "Natural Man" Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler 2:48
10. "All Along the Watchtower" Bob Dylan 3:21

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Jerry Masters, Kerry McNab, Christina Hersch, Steve Melton - engineer
  • Mike Salisbury - art direction, design
  • Philip Hays - cover illustration

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 37
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1973 "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out" 29 2
"I'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to You" 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. Bobby Womack: Facts Of Life > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Womack US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Bobby Womack US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13.