Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly on 180g LP from Warner Bros.
Brand: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Category: Music, Vinyl, 180g Vinyl.
Mastered from the Original Analog Two-Track Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Phenomenal Sonics
Packaging Faithfully Replicates Original Die-Cut Gatefold Design
Winner of Three 1974 Grammy Awards
The winner of three 1974 Grammy Awards (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance) due to its sheer emotive power and recording excellence, Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly remains a touchstone of jazz- and soul-based vocal music thanks to the singer's sophisticated phrasing, smooth timbre, reserved playing, and classy demeanor.
Famous for its title track ("Killing Me Softly With His Song"), composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, the 1973 album has been afforded a timelessness due to the tune's reemergence in the 1990s after the Fugees scored a hit with their rendition of the track. Yet nothing beats a true original, and that's what we have here. Flack's presentation throughout is infallible, her quiet-storm soul and jazz-flecked pianism carrying her to new heights throughout the LP, which, thanks to this new remaster.
Mastered from the original analog two-track tapes and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI, this pressing sounds better than the original and presents Flack's career-defining and chart-conquering masterwork in incredible fidelity that brings the singer into your room. Astounding.
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly Track Listing:
1. Killing Me Softly With His Song
3. No Tears
4. I'm The Girl
7. When You Smile