Browse by Title
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z #  




The Bravest Man in the Universe

by

Bobby Womack



Songfacts®:  You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.

This is the title track of American R&B legend, Bobby Womack's 2012 album, which was produced by Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz plus XL Recordings boss, Richard Russell. It marked Womack's first album of original material since 1994's Resurrection.
On the face of it, this sounds like a mature man coming to terms with his history, but the song actually dates back to Womack's early career in the 1960s and 1970s. He told Uncut magazine: "I wrote that over 40 years ago. Damon and Richard were shocked when I told them, but it's a case of 'same attitude, different times.' When you tell the truth you never go out of style."
Producer Richard Russell has form regarding reviving veteran music legends' careers. He was the man behind Gil Scott-Heron's 2010 set I'm New Here, his first album for sixteen years.
Clash Magazine chose The Bravest Man In The Universe as their favorite album of 2012. They said: "It's an album that crowns his career, that bridges generations, genres and technologies, and one that nearly killed him. It's music that affects the depths of your soul, that makes you want to dance, that makes you want to cry."
Bobby Womack
More Bobby Womack songs

You have to to post comments.
Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StoryJesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside Story
Expect to see protests even in today's society, as Jesus Christ Superstar, the film, marks its 40th anniversary with a worldwide theater tour. Here, we take a walk down film location lane with Ted Neeley, or "Christ," if you prefer.
Jason ReevesJason Reeves
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."
Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.
Michael Sweet of StryperMichael Sweet of Stryper
Find out how God and Glam Metal go together from the Stryper frontman.