- Released: October 11, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Atlantic
Entertainment Weekly - 10/21/94, p.66
"...On this inspired swing through soul, blues, and jazz classics...Flack sounds as supple, dramatic, and warm as ever..." - Rating: A-
Vibe - 12/94-1/95, p.136
"...[The] passionate vocal performance is a reminder of what's missing from this "sex me" era of R&B: genuine, non-calculated emotion."
- 1.Let's Stay Together
- 2.Sweet Georgia Brown
- 3.Thrill Is Gone
- 4.It Might Be You
- 5.In A Sentimental Mood
- 6.Looking For Another Pure Love
- 7.I Don't Care Who Knows (Baby I'm Yours)
- 8.Prelude To A Kiss
- 9.Prelude To A Kiss
- 10.Angel Eyes
- 12.Cottage For Sale
- 13.Isn't It Romantic
- 14.My Romance
- 15.You'll Never Know ('Til You Let Go)
Personnel includes: Roberta Flack (vocals); Paul Pesco (acoustic & electric guitar); Jerry Barnes (guitar, acoustic & electric bass, programming); Philip Hamilton (guitar); Aaron Flagg (trumpet); Katreese Barnes (saxophone, piano, background vocals); Rich Keller (keyboards, programming); Barry Miles (keyboards); Anthony Jackson, Roy Drummond (bass); Ivan Hampden, William "JuJu" House, Ben Riley (drums); Buddy Williams (hi-hat); Steve Kroon, Steve Thornton, Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
Producers include: Roberta Flack, Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes, Barry Miles, Shane Keister.
Engineers include: Stan Wallace, Dana Mars, Jerry Barnes.
Includes liner notes by David Nathan.
ROBERTA was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
Personnel: Jerry Barnes (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, electric bass, drum programming, background vocals); Philip Hamilton (guitar, electric guitar, percussion); Philip Hamilton (guitar, electric guitar); Paul Pinsler, Hiram Bullock, Paul Pimsler (guitar); Paul Pesco (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Katreese Barnes (saxophone, horns, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Roger Byam (tenor saxophone, horns); Aaron Flagg (trumpet, horns); Randy Brecker (flugelhorn); Jamal Haynes (horns); Bernard Wright (piano, Clavinet, keyboards, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Barry Miles (piano, keyboards); Kenny Barron (piano); Rich Keller (keyboards, synthesizer, programming, keyboard programming, drum programming); Anthony Jackson (electric bass); William Ju Ju House (drums, congas); Buddy Williams (drums, hi-hat); Steve Jordan , Ivan Hampden, Ben Riley, Allan Schwartzberg (drums); Steve Thornton (timbales, percussion); Steve Kroon, Bashiri Johnson , Gary Fritz (percussion); Shane Keister (drum programming); Curtis King, Gwen Guthrie, Andre Smith, Tony Terry (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Russell Alvarado; Frank Filipetti; John Jascz; Jerry Barnes; Ray Bardani; Butch Jones.
Recording information: Atlantic Synclavier Suite; Atlantic, Synclavier Suite; Back Pocket; Clinton Recording Studios; Duplex Studios; Hip Pocket Studios, New York, NY; LGK Studios; Right Track; Room With A View Studios, New York, NY; Soundtracks.
Introduction bys: Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Photographer: Kim Taylor Reese.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Duke Ellington; Art Blakey; Buddy Williams .
Arrangers: Jerry Barnes; Katreese Barnes; Kenny Barron; Roberta Flack; Barry Miles.