“Please Forgive My Heart” (Damon Albarn/Richard Russell Remix)

    Damon Albarn and XL boss Richard Russell have done their best to turn Bobby Womack’s “Please Forgive My Heart” into a euphoric rave tune. The track featured on The Bravest Man In the World, which was also produced by Albarn and Russell. But here the pair have returned to it and just given everything a gentle tweak. It would be interesting to find out what longstanding Womack fans think of his recent activities, although the singer has always been known to take risks with his career. He’s produced blaxploitation soundtracks, worked with Ron Wood, and famously collaborated with Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone. Seen in that light, this version of “Please Forgive My Heart” feels like a perfectly logical next step in his journey. [via FACT]