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The Very Best of Roberta Flack [CD]

Roberta FlackAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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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$1.29  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: CD
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000CPH9IY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,506 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 Amazon.com 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

14.Oasis

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.

Brandon
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER INCOMPLETE COMPILATION February 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Don't get me wrong--I LOVE Roberta Flack. In this day and age
where singing 9 notes for one syllable constitutes "soul", she
is still the epitome of great R&B singing and is almost the
definition of "Quiet Storm". Her classic recordings are timeless
and still sound fantastic 30-35 years later. HOWEVER, I don't
really get the point of this collection (other than the great
photo on the cover!). Most of the songs were on her "Softly
With These Songs" CD from the early 90's. A few songs were left
off, a few new ones added. Some are welcome additions, like
"Don't Make Me Wait Too Long", written by the one and only
Mr. Stevie Wonder. But again, two of her very best songs,
which were also left off the 90's collection, are missing.
Where is "Jesse"? Where is "You've Got A Friend"? These are
songs that any Roberta fan would place in their list of her best
recordings. I have no idea why they were left off, but without
them, this does not seem complete, and is certainly not essential
for people who own any of Roberta's early compilations. Sorry!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
CLASSIC
Published 3 days ago by TERRENCE MARSH
5.0 out of 5 stars ROBERTA FLACK IS AN ICON AND AN INVALUABLE ASSET TO AMERICAN MUSIC!!!
This wonderful collection has flawless quality. The vocals, the arrangements, and the production techniques are super!!! This album has many of her wonderful singles and duets. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mr. Music
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully smooth, easy listening
So smooth, love it
Published 9 days ago by Dianne baby boomer
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you really need a review. Just get the album already!
If you know her songs, and appreciate classics this is a nice one if you're in the mode for love.
Published 13 days ago by bpj01
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great music
Published 14 days ago by ROBERT BROWN
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice release and the EQ hasn't been messed with too much.
Published 22 days ago by Jorge Barbarosa
5.0 out of 5 stars It was so wonderful to hear her songs again and to marvel at ...
What a voice!!!! I just wish she was still recording and touring. It was so wonderful to hear her songs again and to marvel at her amazing voice- Buying her CD was a wonderful way... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Donna J McClellan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great CD
Published 1 month ago by Larry Cargal
5.0 out of 5 stars ... to the movie "Play Misty for Me" - A great movie and not only that...
Every time I listen to Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" sends me back to the movie "Play Misty for Me" - A great movie and not only that song... Read more
Published 1 month ago by E. Arbuckle
5.0 out of 5 stars No one better than Roberta at this type of singing
Roberta yes! Great album
Published 2 months ago by Janet C. Moyer
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