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Killing Me Softly With His Song (Remastered Version)

May 1, 2013 | Format: MP3

$0.69
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4:47
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 7, 2006
  • Release Date: May 1, 2013
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
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  • Duration: 4:47 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00123I8EE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,844 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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When this fantastic song first was released in 1973, it rocketed to the top of the charts and stayed there for five weeks! It's a wonderful song, so full of heart and soul - it really reaches inside of you. It was a great song then, and it's a great song now!

(Review of Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack)
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"Killing Me Softly with His Song" was composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gilmbel, based on a poem written by Lori Lieberman, after she attended a concert by Don McLean in which he sang his work "Empty Chairs". The poem was titled "Killing Me softly with His Blues". The song "Killing Me Softly with His Song" was made famous by the 1973 recording of the American singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, which won three Grammy Awards and was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. The song tells of the way music touches the soul of the listener; I was moved.

Roberta Flack was born in Black Mountain, North Carolina in 1937. She did so well at classical piano in her early teens that she was awarded a full music scholarship at Howard University. In 1971, she got her first break in her musical career when American actor-director Clint Eastwood chose one of her songs for his movie "Play Misty for Me". The song was "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" from her album "First Take". The album became a best seller and eventually sold 1.9 million copies in the U.S. She went on to score hits such as "Where is the Love" in 1972, "Killing Me Softly with His Song" in 1973, and "The closer I Get to you" in 1978. In 1999, a star bearing her name was placed on the Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
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My teen granddaughter had heard a recent version of this sung by Lauryn Hill in a mix hit. When I told her that the original huge hit was done by Roberta Flack in the 70's, she found a version on You Tube to listen to. Surprise! She absolutely loved it, played it over and over. So I purchased this remastered version of Roberta Flack's hit for her. Needless to say, I have it on my laptop & it is one of my favorite easy listening songs!
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I heard this song on the radio ages ago and loved it but kept forgetting to find it someplace. And finally I did! This wasn't the version I found on the radio but I actually like it much much better, it's also longer! Its so peaceful and melancholy and hopeful all at once. I'm pretty sure everyone can relate to this, metaphorically or literally, from some point in their life. Ahh, idol worship.
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I have always loved this song, "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack and it is nice now to have an original copy that I can play whenever I want to. I am not sure when this song first came out; was it in the 70's? She has an amazing voice that one can really respond to.
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Lovely song by the great Roberta Flack. I've liked this song since the 1970s. I finally decided to purchase it and did so through Amazon, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it to download to my computer ( a problem I've never had with iTunes).
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Killing Me Softly With His Song - I have loved this song since it first came out. I find meaning in the lyrics and the music speaks to my heart. I'm glad to finally "own" the song and have placed it periodically throughout my playlist.
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This is a BEAUTIFUL love song. Roberta Flack makes it her own, and I don't think anyone can match her in this song. The lyrics are beautiful and the music is beautiful. It's one you will want to listen to again and again.
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