Roberta Flack’s ‘Chapter Two’ is her second album, released on August 12, 1970 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Reverend Lee (Gene Mcdaniels) – 04:31 . 2.Do What You Gotta Do (Jimmy Webb) – 04:09 . 3.Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan) – 06:14 . 4.Let It Be Me (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) – 05:00 . 5.Gone Away (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Curtis Mayfield) – 05:16 . 6.Until It’S Time For You To Go (Buffy Sainte-Marie) – 04:57 . 7.The Impossible Dream (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh) – 04:42 . 8.Business Goes On As Usual (Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff) – 03:30
Musicians : Roberta Flack – Vocals, Piano . Eumir Deodato – Conductor . Eric Gale – Guitar . Donny Hathaway – Background Vocals . Marshall Hawkins – Bass . King Curtis – Background Vocals . Ray Lucas – Drums . Gene Mcdaniels – Background Vocals . Terry Plumeri – Bass . Chuck Rainey – Bass . Warren Smith – Percussion . Bernard Sweetney – Drums . John Swallow – Euphonium . Joe Gentle – Flute . Hubert Laws – Flute . Corky Hale – Harp . Sanford Allen – Strings . Arnold Block – Strings . Alfred Brown – Strings . Garnett Brown – Strings . Peter Buonconsigilio – Strings . Selwart Clarke – Strings . Noel Dacosta – Strings . Peter Dimitriades – Strings . John Frosk – Strings . Emanuel Green – Strings . Leo Kahn – Strings . Trevor Lawrence – Strings . Harry Lookofsky – Strings . Joseph Malin – Strings . George Marge – Strings . Seymour Miroff – Strings . Kermit Moore – Strings . Gene Orloff – Strings . Raoul Poliakin – Strings . Max Pollikoff – Strings . Ernie Royal – Strings . Tosha Samaroff – Strings . Chauncey Welsch – Strings . Frank Wess – Strings
Production : Produced By Joel Dorn . Eumir Deodato, Joel Dorn, Donny Hathaway, King Curtis . Robert Honablue – Engineer . Lewis Hahn – Engineer
Arrangements : Eumir Deodato, Joel Dorn, Donny Hathaway, King Curtis
Package : Jerry Butler – Liner Notes . Jack Robinson – Photography
Recorded On December 8–9, 1969, March–April 1970.
Released On August 12, 1970 By Atlantic.
Culture for All
My personal favorite is “Let It Be Me”. Like “Impossible Dream”, Roberta’s voice, the tempo, what I believe is a French Horn in the background, all combine to make you realize how beautiful songs can be, even songs you’ve heard a hundred times, when given to a vocal talent such as Roberta Flack. After you’ve recharged your soul with this album, let the spouce and kids back in and give them a hug. […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Right from the spoken word intro to the opening “Reverend Lee,” this is Afrocentric (okay, African-American-centric) music that manages to be completely folk and completely pop at the same time, blending churchy piano with full-blooded choruses, intricate bass runs and from-the-heart singing. Not to mention swooping strings from disco pioneer Eumir Deodato, which are occasionally jarring but not unfitting […]
Flack’s performance on this hymn of carnal temptation is intoxicating, from the coy spoken-word intro to the lusty midpoint crescendo to the moaning appearance of the devil. It’s astoundingly sexy without being remotely lewd […]