℗ 2020 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Released February 26, 2021
Duration 2h 13m 14s
Record Label Rhino Atlantic
Genre R&B (Soul)
 

First Take (Deluxe Edition)

Roberta Flack

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1.1
Compared To What (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack
5:16
1.2
Angelitos Negros (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
6:57
1.3
Our Ages Or Our Hearts (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
6:10
1.4
I Told Jesus (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
6:10
1.5
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
4:09
1.6
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
5:22
1.7
Tryin' Times (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack
5:08
1.8
Ballad of the Sad Young Men (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
7:06
1.9
Compared To What (Single Edit / Single Edit; 2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack
4:40
1.10
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Single Edit / 2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
4:19
1.11
Trade Winds (2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack; William Fischer
5:42
2.1
All the Way (Live; 2020 Remaster)
Roberta Flack
8:39
2.2
This Could Be The Start Of Something
Roberta Flack
1:20
2.3
Groove Me
Roberta Flack
4:18
2.4
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Roberta Flack
6:22
2.5
Hush-A-Bye
Roberta Flack
5:31
2.6
Afro Blue
Roberta Flack
9:13
2.7
It's Way Past Suppertime
Roberta Flack
3:55
2.8
Frankie and Johnny
Roberta Flack
7:14
2.9
On the Street Where You Live
Roberta Flack
2:44
2.10
The House Song
Roberta Flack
5:51
2.11
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Roberta Flack
3:24
2.12
The Song Is Love
Roberta Flack
5:20
2.13
To Sir With Love
Roberta Flack
8:24
Roberta Flack enjoyed delayed gratification with her debut, First Take. The album came out in 1969, but it didn’t reach #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. This soulful classic is now celebrated with a 2-disc, remastered deluxe edition, featuring pristine modern sound with accompanying rare and unreleased recordings! 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.”) In coming years, she would record a series of hit duets with Hathaway, including “Where Is The Love” and “The Closer I Get To You.” The deluxe edition of First Take also features three bonus tracks: the b-side “Trade Winds,” as well the single edit versions of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Compared To What.” The second disc opens with a live version of “All The Way,” a track that was originally released in 1968 on the Les McCann album, Les Is More. It’s followed by 12 unreleased demos that Flack recorded over two days in November 1968 with Joel Dorn, who would produce her first four solo albums. Among those is “Groove Me,” an original song that Flack wrote, but never released. On the other demos, she covers a range of genres, including her take on traditional songs (“Frankie And Johnny”), blues standards (“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”), folk (“The Song Is Love), pop (“To Sir With Love”) and R&B (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”)
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Disc 1, Tracks 1-11; Disc 2, Tracks 2-13 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source Disc 2, Track 1 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.37
-3.83 to -0.10
-18.56
-25.20 to -14.91
11
9 to 13
1.1
Compared To What (2020 Remaster)
-0.10-17.5011
1.2
Angelitos Negros (2020 Remaster)
-0.10-16.389
1.3
Our Ages Or Our Hearts (2020 Remaster)
-0.10-17.3610
1.4
I Told Jesus (2020 Remaster)
-0.10-18.8111
1.5
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye (2020 Remaster)
-0.10-18.6212
1.6
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2020 Remaster)
-1.18-21.3312
1.7
Tryin' Times (2020 Remaster)
-0.55-19.8612
1.8
Ballad of the Sad Young Men (2020 Remaster)
-0.96-19.9210
1.9
Compared To What (Single Edit / Single Edit; 2020 Remaster)
-0.47-16.9711
1.10
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Single Edit / 2020 Remaster)
-0.10-19.3812
1.11
Trade Winds (2020 Remaster)
-0.10-17.7211
2.1
All the Way (Live; 2020 Remaster)
-3.83-25.2013
2.2
This Could Be The Start Of Something
-0.10-15.1410
2.3
Groove Me
-0.10-15.8110
2.4
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
-0.10-17.4910
2.5
Hush-A-Bye
-0.10-20.1611
2.6
Afro Blue
-0.10-20.9013
2.7
It's Way Past Suppertime
-0.10-19.2110
2.8
Frankie and Johnny
-0.10-18.5612
2.9
On the Street Where You Live
-0.10-16.9811
2.10
The House Song
-0.10-23.1413
2.11
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
-0.10-14.919
2.12
The Song Is Love
-0.10-16.449
2.13
To Sir With Love
-0.10-17.7610

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