Roberta Flack – First Take (Clear Vinyl LP)


Roberta Flack enjoyed delayed gratification with her debut, First Take. The album came out in 1969, but it didn’t reach No. 1 on the pop and R&B charts until 1972, after a song from the record – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – was featured in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 film, Play Misty for Me. The song would stay atop the singles chart for six weeks in 1972 before winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1973. In February 1969, Flack recorded First Take quickly, reportedly only needing 10 hours to complete all eight songs. Among the album’s highlights are two songs co-written by Donny Hathaway (“Our Ages Or Our Hearts” and “Tryin’ Times”). This vinyl release is a part of Atlantic Records’ 75th Anniversary vinyl collection.


  1. Compared to What
  2. Angelitos Negros
  3. Our Ages or Our Hearts
  4. I Told Jesus
  5. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
  6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  7. Tryin’ Times
  8. Ballad of the Sad Young Men

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