ABKCO Records has acquired three classic Bobby Womack albums that had originally been released on Beverly Glen Records in the 1980s. Terms of the deal with Beverly Glen founder Otis Smith were not disclosed.

The three albums, collectively known to fans as the Poet Trilogy-"The Poet;" "Poet II;" and "Someday We'll All Be Free," which comprised tracks from Womack's previous recording sessions, have long been out of print and will be re-issued in the first quarter of 2009.

"Tracks from these albums include "If You Think You're Lonely Now," "Where Do We Go From Here," "Secrets," "It Takes A Lot of Strength To Say Goodbye," "Love Has Finally Come At Last (a duet with Patti LaBelle), "Tell Me Why" and "Someday We'll All Be Free."