Sunday, September 23, 2012

Roberta Flack
"Quiet Fire" (Vinyl)

Released in 1971, this was Roberta Flack's third album.

What begins with a funky, afro-beat romp ("Go up Moses") quickly turns to Flack's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

There's no lack of space for Roberta to stretch out and enjoy a melody.  I must say, I'm not particularly keen on her voice and she seems a little self-indulgent when it comes to her arrangements and how they serve her interpretations.

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