161 – Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song (1973)
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Produced by Joel Dorn
Label – Atlantic
It seems to water down the gravity of this song when one considers that it was written as as a poetic critique of Don McLean’s “American Pie”. Pitch perfect, delicately soothing, Flack requires little instrumental embellishment to highlight her vocal, and of course, this stunning record.