Roberta Flack’s ‘Quiet Fire’ is her third studio album released in November 1971 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Go Up Moses (Flack, Jesse Jackson, Joel Dorn) – 05:20 . 2.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) – 07:13 . 3.Sunday And Sister Jones (Gene Mcdaniels) – 04:48 . 4.See You Then (Jimmy Webb) – 03:40 . 5.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) – 03:59 . 6.To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) – 06:41 . 7.Let Them Talk (Sonny Thompson) – 03:50 . 8.Sweet Bitter Love (Van Mccoy) – 06:06
Musicians : Roberta Flack – Piano, Vocals . David Carey – Vibraphone . Ron Carter – Bass . Joe Farrell – Flute, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax . Corky Hale – Harp . Wally Kane – Bassoon . Hubert Laws – Flute . Buddy Lucas – Harmonica . Ralph Macdonald – Percussion, Conga . Hugh Mccracken – Guitar . Romeo Penque – Flute, Soprano Sax . Terry Plumeri – Double Bass . Seldon Powell – Tenor Sax . Bernard Pretty Purdie – Drums . Chuck Rainey – Bass, Electric Bass . Billy Slapin – Flute . Grady Tate – Percussion, Drums . Richard Tee – Organ . Ted Hoyle – Cello . Kermit Moore – Cello . George Ricci – Cello . Seymour Barab – Cello . The Newark Boys Chorus – Background Vocals . Tasha Thomas – Background Vocals . Sammy Turner – Background Vocals . Gene Mcdaniels – Background Vocals . Hilda Harris – Background Vocals . Cissy Houston – Background Vocals . Les Mccann – Background Vocals . Joshie Armstead – Background Vocals . Jim Bailey – Background Vocals . Joel Dorn – Background Vocals . Arif Mardin – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Joel Dorn . Lewis Hahn – Engineer . Bruce Tergesen – Engineer
Package : Rod Bristow – Photography . Ira Friedlander – Cover Design
Recorded In 1971 At Atlantic Recording Studios, Regent Studios, The Hit Factory; New York City.
Released In November 1971 By Atlantic.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The opening “Go Up Moses” is a loping funky groove with a terrific spoken exhortation by Flack, who co-wrote with Joel Dorn and Jesse Jackson; Eugene McDaniels’ “Sunday And Sister Jones” is a pleasant tune, though the lyrics are a bit more obscure. […]
But she often exhibits the gratuitous gentility you’d expect of someone who says “between you and I.” Until she crackles a bit, forget about significance and listen to Ann Peebles. […]
timregler @ RateYourMusic
There are moments on this album that just knock me out! After a small sophomore slump on her second album, Roberta Flack is back to her smoldering beautiful self on Quiet Fire. I was aprehensive as the first tune, “Go Up Moses” played, because while she does a fine job with Gospel, it’s the ballads that I really want. […]