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Roberta Flack -《Killing Me Softly》(一曲销魂)[LP 黑胶 24bit/96KHz][FLAC]

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    发行时间1973年08月14日
    地区美国
    语言英语
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专辑英文名Killing Me Softly
专辑中文名一曲销魂
歌手Roberta Flack
音乐风格蓝调
资源格式FLAC
版本[LP 黑胶 24bit/96KHz]
发行时间1973年08月14日
地区美国
语言英语
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December 3, 2010
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song 1973 以文找文
dangwang - Roberta Flack-dj | Dec 3, 2010

Roberta Flack的第一张专辑叫做《FIRST TAKE 》,出版后唱片公司并没有化大力气来做推广,一位新奥尔良的电臺DJ听到这首歌后极为激赏,觉得一定会走红,於是建议唱片公司应该做单曲来主打,但是唱片公司并没有给予太多重视,最后不了了之。但是是玫瑰总会绽放,(The first time ever I saw your face)的知音绝不只一个。

1971年,美国著名的西部片明星克林特伊斯特伍德开始初掌导筒,执导惊悚影片《play misty for me》,故事讲述一个电臺DJ经常接到一位女性听眾打电话点播《Misty》这首歌,在电话中两人熟悉之后,女听眾更是要求见面。故事并不是三十年前的《西雅图夜未眠》,情节急转直下,DJ以为一段罗曼史即将展开,谁成想女听眾竟然是精神病患者,非但没有一丝半点风花雪月,反倒差点以谋杀收场。在这部电影裏,音乐成了不露面的主角。

克林特伊斯特伍德侠骨柔情,银幕上一直以驃骑铁汉形象示人,私底下却是JAZZ的狂热爱好者,特别在他后期的电影裏,爵士乐成为密不可分的重要部分,一如村上春树的小说。在听了Roberta Flack的首张专辑后,他立即被其中的《The first time ever I saw your face》所吸引,Roberta纯澈绵厚的嗓音和旋律縈绕心头,克林特立即四处联繫Roberta Flack本人,希望电影中可以使用这首情歌。功夫不负有心人,电影中的这首《The first time ever I saw your face》征服了眾多观眾,很多人走出电影院就直扑唱片店,指名购买这张唱片,华纳也终於发现了这颗被遗忘的明珠,立即把原来的录音重新剪辑为四分鐘的新版本做单曲推出,并在电臺打榜,这首歌也就此在排行榜上节节高升,并且成为当年格来美的最佳单曲唱片和最佳歌曲。Roberta Flack苦尽甘来终於成为一代天后。

还有一句题外话,这首歌曲还被一个著名的香水品牌用来当电视广告的配乐。因为Roberta的成功演绎,使得歌曲的创作人Ewan MacColl版税收入剧增,赚了很多钱,之前经济稍有拮据的Ewan MacColl终於在伦敦郊区买了幢房子,过上了安定富足的生活。这首歌曲在之后三十多年以来一直不断的有歌手翻唱, Shirley Bassey 、 Stereophonics 、Celine Dion 、Alison Moyet 、George Michael ,但终难超越Roberta Flack。

Roberta Flack最为膾炙人口的歌曲还有一首,名为《Killing Me Softly With His Song》(一曲销魂)。1973年2月24日,Roberta录制的这首歌在公告牌排行榜上蝉联五周冠军,仅仅根据可以统计的累计播放数字而言,这首歌曲播放次数已经超过500万次,一个电臺日夜不停的一直播放这首歌,要播四十多年。

但是这首歌最初的原唱者却另有其人,她也是这首歌曲创作的根源——LORI LEIBEMAN。歌曲所歌颂的是美国著名的民谣歌手DON MCLEAN,这位有著山泉般清澈嗓音的歌手以《Starry Starry night》、《American Pie》、《And I love you so》树立起自己在民谣界的超凡地位。LORI LEIBEMAN是DON MCLEAN的歌迷,在洛杉磯Troubadou 的俱乐部 听完DON MCLEAN的现场演唱后心情久久不能平复,於是把自己的感受写了下来,并请词曲搭档Charles Fox和Norman Gimble写成该歌。有趣的是原来Norman Gimbel 及Charles Fox 亦 是Don McLean 的 大 学 校友。无奈Lori的演唱功力不够,加之知名度有限,这首歌在出版后并没有引起什么反响。

科班出身的Roberta Flack将这首歌做了改编,包括歌曲和絃结构,歌名以及部分歌词。而且花了整整三个月的时间在录音室不断修改,连唱片公司都难以忍受Roberta Flack的完美要求,差点翻脸。但是Roberta Flack还是坚持一定要达到完美无暇的标準后才出版发行,事实证明她是正确的,Roberta Flack又制造出了一曲传世经典。在同一年,竟然还有另外两位女歌手也同时看中这首歌并进行了翻唱。一位是加拿大民谣歌后Anne Murray ,一位是英国金嗓歌后Shirley Bassey,但最受好评的还是Roberta Flack的版本。《Killing Me Softly With His Song》於1973年初进榜,四周后登上冠军位置,并蝉联五周。同时,歌曲拿下当年格来美的三项大奖,包括Roberta Flack的最佳年度单曲,最佳女歌手以及奖给两位创作人的年度最佳歌曲奖。

虽然Roberta Flack从小就和音乐结缘,而且是正宗科班出生,但她从没有停止过自身素养的提高,即便成名后她依然不断学习,唱了三十年后依然请纽约的一位顶尖的声音老师Joan Lader做她的演唱指导。这样的警醒和进取之心叫人肃然起敬。也正因此,Roberta直到今天依然保持著极佳的状态,数年前推出的《The Christmas Album 》声音状态一如从前,那特有略带沙哑的嗓音依然散发出金属般的迷人光泽。和Maxi Priest合作的《Set The Night To Music》行云流水,那份挥洒叫人神驰;《And So It Goes》百转千回却哀而不伤,林忆莲翻唱为《微凉》,隐隐透出的萧瑟之意也令人动容;《Tonight, I Celebrate My Love》更是曆久弥新的经典二重唱,Roberta和同是唱将级的Peabo Bryson配合相得益彰,两把靚嗓唱出温暖情意。儘管时光在身边静静流逝,但至少在Roberta的歌声中我们可以暂时去忘记。
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Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz (vinyl) | Full LP Artwork
Pop / R&B / Soul | 1973
Atlantic SD 7271 ~ Rhino 180g Reissue (2011)
Released August 14, 1973
Recorded 1971-1973
Genre R&B/Soul
Label Atlantic
Producer Joel Dorn

Professional reviews
* allmusic 4.5/5 stars

Killing Me Softly is an album by Roberta Flack. The song "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the 1974 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The album was nominated for Album of the Year, but lost to Stevie Wonder's Innervisions.

Roberta Flack's recording career traces back to 1968 but it wasn't until 1973 that she achieved widespread commercial success with "Killing Me Softly With His Song". Sure, she had had major successes prior to that with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" as well as four chart albums including a collaboration with Donny Hathaway but her relationship with the pop audience was always compromised by the fact that she was perceived as a serious black artist....and classically trained at that.

So, riding on the back of her massive hit with "Killing Me Softly With His Song", Killing Me Softly presented the ideal opportunity for her to achieve a convincing cross over. No, she didn't sell out and make an all out pop album but she did include more commercial elements in it than was evident in her earlier albums. While Joel Dorn remained firmly at the producer's helm and Roberta's love for slow moody ballads ("Jesse", "I Am The Girl") was still very much evident judging by her choice of material, the kitschy "When You Smile" seemed more than a casual nod at the supper club crowd. As it turned out, Killing Me Softly was the precursor to the smooth midnight soul of "Feel Like Making Love" in 1975 and a couple more steps away from her metamorphosis into full fledged MOR artist by the time she made "Blue Lights In The Basement" in 1977.

Be that as it may, Killing Me Softly was an excellent album showcasing wonderful performances by Roberta throughout, particularly on the title track and on Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" which closes the album on a deeply resonant note. The gently rocking "River", the funky "No Tears (In The End)" and the lovely "Conversation Love" are other highlights showcasing Roberta's versatility. While Killing Me Softly was the last great album she would make until she wisely abandoned her Adult Contemporary career to return to her roots with the phenomenal Roberta in 1994, I would still rate Killing Me Softly a tad below First Take, Chapter Two and Quiet Fire, the albums on which she had established herself as a truly world class virtuoso performer.

Killing Me Softly was in some ways a transitional album but it was still an excellent one which gained her a broader audience and paved the way for the next phase of her career as MOR artist.

引用
Audio CD (September 19, 1995)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Label: Atlantic / Wea
ASIN: B000002J5U
Also Available in: Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Music

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox and written by Norman Gimbel, which was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack. The song has been remade by numerous artists, most notably the Fugees whose rendition contributed to their Grammy Award-winning album, The Score.


5.0 out of 5 stars MADE ME A FLACK JUNKIE December 13, 1999
By R. Penola
Format:Audio CD
This album is aboslutely intoxicating, and features some of the most perfectly produced pop music of the 70s. Roberta Flack's arrangement of SUZANNE is right up there with AMERICAN PIE as one of the best story-songs ever recorded. And NO TEARS IN THE END features that Flack specialty, hooking into the musical phrase with the most power and repeating it ad infinitum to deliriously effective results. I loved this album then; I love it more now. I am all grown up! And so is Roberta's reading of virtually all of these songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Her last great album before venturing into a MOR career July 30, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Roberta Flack's recording career traces back to 1968 but it wasn't until 1973 that she achieved widespread commercial success with "Killing Me Softly With This Song (KMSWTS)". Sure, she had had major successes prior to that with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" as well as four chart albums including a collaboration with Donny Hathaway but her relationship with the pop audience was always compromised by the fact that she was perceived as a serious black artiste....and classically trained at that.

So, riding on the back of her massive hit with KMSWTS, "Killing Me Softly (KMS)" presented the ideal opportunity for her to achieve a convincing cross over. No, she didn't sell out and make an all out pop album but she did include more commercial elements in it than was evident in her earlier albums. While Joel Dorn remained firmly at the producer's helm and Roberta's love for slow moody ballads (eg, "Jesse", "I Am The Girl") was still very much evident judging by her choice of material, the kitschy "When You Smile" seemed more than a casual nod at the supper club crowd. As it turned out, "KMS" was the precursor to the smooth midnight soul of "Feel Like Making Love" in 1975 and a couple more steps away from her metamorphosis into full fledged MOR artiste by the time she made "Blue Lights In The Basement" in 1977.

Be that as it may, "KMS" was an excellent album showcasing wonderful performances by Roberta throughout, particularly on the title track and on Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" which closes the album on a deeply resonant note. The gently rocking "River", the funky "No Tears (In The End)" and the lovely "Conversation Love" are other highlights showcasing Roberta's versatility. While "KMS" was the last great album she would make until she wisely abandoned her Adult Contemporary career to return to her roots with the phenomenal "Roberta" in 1994, I would still rate "KMS" a tad below "First Take", "Chapter Two" and "Quiet Fire", the albums on which she had established herself as a truly world class virtuoso performer. "KMS" was in some ways a transitional album but it was still an excellent one which gained her a broader audience and paved the way for the next phase of her career as MOR artiste.


Personnel
* Roberta Flack - piano, vocals
* Ron Carter - bass
* Grady Tate - drums
* Deodato - conductor, string arrangements
* Ralph MacDonald - percussion
* Don Sebesky - conductor, horn and string arrangements
* Eric Gale - guitar
* Kermit Moore - cello
* Jack Shaw - associate producer
* Alfred Ellis - brass arrangement
* William Eaton - brass arrangement

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Track Listing

1. "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel) 4:49
2. "Jesse" (Janis Ian) 4:03
3. "No Tears (In the End)" (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 4:56
4. "I'm the Girl" (James Alan Shelton) 4:55

5. "River" (Gene McDaniels) 5:03
6. "Conversation Love" (Terry Plumeri, Bill Seighman) 3:43
7. "When You Smile" (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 3:44
8. "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen) 9:44

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