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The Very Best of Roberta Flack [Import]

Roberta FlackAudio CD
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listen  1. Killing Me Softly With His Song (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack 4:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Where Is The Love (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Feel Like Makin' Love (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack 5:22$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  5. And So It GoesRoberta Flack 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Tonight, I Celebrate My Love (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack with Peabo Bryson 3:29Album Only
listen  7. The Closer I Get To You (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. 'Till The Morning ComesRoberta Flack 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Back Together Again (Remastered Edit Version)Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway 6:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Making Love (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Only Heaven Can Wait (For Love) (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Set The Night To Music (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest 5:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. You Are My Heaven (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Oasis (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack 6:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Don't Make Me Wait Too Long (Remastered Version)Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway 7:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. And So It Goes (Reprise)Roberta Flack0:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Trade Winds (Tom Mouton Mix)Roberta Flack 6:50$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Classy, urbane, reserved, smooth, and sophisticated -- all of these terms have been used to describe the music of Roberta Flack, particularly her string of romantic, light jazz ballad hits in the 1970s, which continue to enjoy popularity on MOR-oriented adult contemporary stations. Flack was the daughter of a church organist and started playing piano early enough ... Read more in Amazon's Roberta Flack Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 7, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000CPH9IY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,397 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

An elegant and legendary vocal superstar, four-time Grammy honoree Roberta Flack's unmistakable delivery wraps a timeless R&B sound with beautiful flourishes of jazz, pop and soul. She first climbed to the top of the charts with her definitive version of "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." The very next year, "Killing Me Softly," her first duet with the late, great Donnie Hathaway took the same prize, and also hit #1. Also featuring her hit-making collaborations with Peabo Bryson and Maxi Priest, as well as many selections on which she shines solo, this must-have collection spotlights Flack's masterful song interpretation and rich emotional resonance.

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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs, but leaves off way too many hits February 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Roberta Flack emerged on the music scene in the early `70s with a cool, soothing, precise delivery that contrasted greatly with the fiery vocals of established Atlantic labelmate Aretha Franklin. Her more refined style helped her establish a successful niche as a soulful singer-songwriter, ultimately recording 15 albums over 25 years (1970-1995).

Flack was most successful - and prolific - in the early part of her recording career, with the intimate, folk-oriented recordings "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (1972) and "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (1973) both garnering Record Of The Year Grammies, while the sumptuous "Feel Like Makin' Love" (1974) earned a nomination in that same category. A series of duets with college chum Donny Hathaway were also well-received at this time, including the chart-toppers "Where Is The Love" (1972) and "The Closer I Get To You" (1978).

Outside projects and Hathaway's suicide in 1979 slowed down Flack's output thereafter, but she continued to make some great music. This included the gentle theme for the film Making Love (1982), the breezy chart-topper "Oasis" (1988) and top ten collaborations with Peabo Bryson ("Tonight I Celebrate My Love" - 1983) and Maxi Priest ("Set The Night To Music" - 1991). These latter pairings, by the way, are nice, but don't begin to approach the intensity that Flack shared on record with the mighty Hathaway.

This 17-track Very Best Of contains 12 overlaps from Flack's 1993 retrospective Softly With These Songs (which also had 17 tracks), including all of the aforementioned hits.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another Repetitive Greatest Hits Collection March 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
When I read Rhino was coming out with a Roberta Hits CD, I was really excited. At last, a complete Roberta Flack compilation - or so I thought. But this is so similar to Atlantic's 1993 "Softly With These Songs" hits package, it has to be deemed a major disappointment. The only plus is it does contain "Trade Winds", the much sought-after b-side previously unreleased on CD before. But where is "Jesse", "If Ever I See You Again", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "I'm The One", "Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out", not to mention the 1996 club remix of "Killing Me Softly With His Song"?!!! That remix went straight to #1 on Billboard's dance chart yet has NEVER been available on CD and a MUST for all Roberta fans. What a LETDOWN! Even the casual Flack fan is forced to buy two CDs to get a decent collection. Sorry, Rhino! This time you really missed the mark. The songs deserve 5 Stars but Rhino's efforts for putting together what should have been the ultimate Flack greatest hits package is deserving of nothing more than a big fat zero! Without a doubt, this should have been a double CD. So I am still waiting for a comprehensive collection of her work! Maybe someday someone will get it RIGHT!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At long last.....Trade Winds! March 3, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Since 1971 I have hoped and wished Trade Winds would be included on a long-playing album,then later on a CD.I couldn't believe my years of waiting are finally over. This has always been one of my Top 5 Roberta Flack songs of all time.

What made it even better was that an almost 7 minute complete version is the one on this CD! This song too should have been nominated and won a grammy in my opinion. The sound on this disc is wonderfully improved over all others of these wonderful, glorious songs and performances by one of my Top 5 female vocalists of all time (and that's 6 decades worth!)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Everyone who purchase's this album the track listings are mis-written by these are the official track listings :

1. Killing Me Softly With His Song

2.Where is The Love (Feat.Donnie Hathaway)

3.Feels Like Making Love

4.The First Time Ever I saw Your Face

5.And So It Goes

6.Tonight, I celebrate My Love-Peabo Bryson

7.The Closer I get to you-Donnie Hathaway

8.'Til The Morning Comes

9.Back Together Again- with Donnie Hathaway

10.Making Love

11.Only Heaven Can Wait(For Love)

12.Set The Night To Music ( With Maxi Priest)

13.You Are My Heaven- with Donnie Hathaway


15.Don't Make Me Wait Too Long

16.And So It Goes

17.Trade Winds

These are the correct songs on the album I have it and it's beautifully remastered the guy on the first review made sense BUT every artist usually does the same with Greatest Hits Such as Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight and others. So you can purchase this album for your musical enjoyment!

It's Great.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album but April 29, 2006
By Mase
Format:Audio CD
It's a great album that covers alot of ground, but where is "God Don't Like Ugly"?? I think the makers of this album (and the previous "Best Of" album as well) sold Ms. Flack's work kind of short

I would still recommend getting this though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BEST THAT'S OUT THERE April 2, 2007
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This is the simply the greatest Flack comp that's out there. Remastered hits from one of the great pop divas. The only slight is this-- there's perhaps too much of a focus on her 1980s work. An even-handed, comprehensive treatment would've included more stuff from the 1970s.
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This alblem is all I thought it would be, arived in good condition and packed well. I would recommend it to anyone.
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After many years these classics are very important for all R&B collection. A real singer without electronic enchantments. I recommend for new and old fans of Roberta Flack.
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There is no better backdrop to a romantic evening than the smooth, silk voice of Roberta Flack! Her work has thrilled millions for decades and this is a collection of some of her... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Harold L. Plummer, Sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face was one of my favorites
She has a fantastic voice and the song above became one of my favorite songs when I was living back in the South. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jan Elizabeth Silva
5.0 out of 5 stars HER BEST!
If you are a Roberta Flack fan atall, this is a msyyy have! Need I say more?? Get it while you can!!!
Published 2 months ago by Chris Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars True to name.
As the name says "The very best of Roberta Flack'. No one can go past her 'The first time ever I saw your face'. That is a song you will play over and over and over. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Keith R. Sauerwald
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I bought this as a gift for my husband as wasn't quite sure if he would like it but he and I both really do.
Published 3 months ago by Tracy A. McGrath
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best of Roberta Flack
Of course I really like Roberta Flack or I wouldn't have ordered this particular CD. She does such a good job with all her songs.
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