Roberta Flack "First Take" LP (1969)
Details: Roberta Flack "First Take," 1969 pressing, Monarch. Released on Atlantic Records. Cover is in lovely condition (with original Atlantic generic insert) and album is in VG-only condition (noisy play/wear apparent).
Description: "Recorded over a period of just 10 hours, the future star’s breakthrough 1969 debut captured her idiosyncratic mix of soul, jazz, and folk and her singular vision as a bandleader. ... It took seven months for First Take to enter the Billboard charts, a testament to both the unbound-by-genre unusualness of her sound and the inevitability of its sheer brilliance. Over decades, Flack would enjoy a legendary and influential career and eventually the well-earned successes of a hitmaker and household name. But First Take was before all of that, recorded in the violent blinding flash of a moment when absolutely nothing seemed certain. “And it would last ’til the end of time,” she sang. So it has."
Grade: NM (Cover) / VG (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Compared To What
A2. Angelitos Negros
A3. Our Ages Or Our Hearts
A4. I Told Jesus
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
B2. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
B3. Tryin' Times
B4. Ballad Of The Sad Young Man