Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly’ is a studio album released on August 1, 1973 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Killing Me Softly With His Song (Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel) – 04:49 . 2.Jesse (Janis Ian) – 04:03 . 3.No Tears (In The End) (Ralph Macdonald, William Salter) – 04:56 . 4.I’M The Girl (James Alan Shelton) – 04:55 . 5.River (Gene Mcdaniels) – 05:03 . 6.Conversation Love (Terry Plumeri, Bill Seighman) – 03:43 . 7.When You Smile (Ralph Macdonald, William Salter) – 03:44 . 8.Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) – 09:44
Musicians : Roberta Flack – Piano, Vocals . Ron Carter – Bass . Deodato – Conductor . Alfred Ellis – Conductor . Eric Gale – Guitar . Ralph Macdonald – Congas, Percussion, Tambourine . Kermit Moore – Cello . Don Sebesky – Conductor . Grady Tate – Drums
Production : Produced By Joel Dorn . Deodato, William Eaton, Alfred Ellis, Roberta Flack, Kermit Moore, Don Sebesky . Barry Diament – Mastering . Bob Liftin – Engineer . Gene Paul – Engineer
Arrangements : Deodato, William Eaton, Alfred Ellis, Roberta Flack, Kermit Moore, Don Sebesky
Package : Rod Dyer – Design . Burt Goldblatt – Photography . David Redfern – Photography
Recorded 1972 – 1973.
Released On August 1, 1973 By Atlantic.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
An intermediate step between the small group sound of her first album and the slick orchestration of the next release, this disc finds Flack at the height of her powers. Besides the hit title cut (remarkable for its echoey choral effect), there’s lots of pensive mood music […]
1969SL @ RateYourMusic
Calm,soothing and elegant collection of songs that starts with Flack’s magical interpretation of Lori Lieberman’s Killing me softly (and do check the original – it’s almost as powerful,in a different way) and from there it just floats in smoke circles. […]
Q: Why is Roberta Flack like Jesse Colin Young? A: Because she always makes you wonder whether she’s going to fall asleep before you do. C […]