Roberta Flack’s ‘Chapter Two’

Roberta Flack’s ‘Chapter Two’ is her second album, released on August 12, 1970 by Atlantic.

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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.

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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 […]

A.V. Club
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 […]

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