Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - Rated 369/500
180g Vinyl Mastered From Original Analog 2-Track Album Master & Pressed at RTI!
A mellow-soul masterpiece featuring the three-time Grammy winning single
"Killing Me Softly With His Song". The title track from Flack's fifth
album took home the 1974 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Roberta Flack is known for her work in jazz, r&b, soul and folk music. Some of
her best-known songs include the Grammy winning "The First Time Ever I Saw Your
Face" (1973 Record of the Year) and "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (1974
Record of the Year) and lost out to Stevie Wonder's Innervisions for 1974's
Album of the Year.
Robert Flack was such an excellent pianist that Howard University awarded her a
full music scholarship at the young age of 15 years old - one of the youngest
students ever to enroll there. Her major was eventually changed from piano to
"Her voice touched, tapped, trapped, and kicked every emotion I've ever known. I
laughed, cried, and screamed for more...she alone had the voice." - An excerpt
by Les McCann from liner notes for Flack's debut album "First Take"
180g vinyl cut from the original analog masters with original die-cut LP
packaging replicated to the finest detail! Manufactured with more care than
"Flack creates a dramatic tension that keeps her songs taut and she moves
through them with the careful grace of a tightrope artist." - Rolling Stone,
"Inspired by a Don McLean gig at L.A.'s Troubadour, folk singer Lori Lieberman took her idea for the song [Killing Me Softly] to Gimbel and Fox. Flack later heard Lieberman’s recording on an in-flight radio station and 'absolutely freaked,' she said." - Rolling Stone
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Mastered from the Original Analog 2-Track Analog Masters at The Mastering Lab
• Packaging Replicated to the Finest Detail including the Original Die-Cut, Gatefold LP Packaging!
Roberta Flack, vocals, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Eric Gale, guitar
Kermit Moore, cello
Deodato, conductor, string arrangements
1. Killing Me Softly With His Song
3. No Tears (In The End)
4. I'm The Girl
2. Conversation Love
3. When You Smile