iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Let It Be Roberta - Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles (Bonus Version + Digital Booklet) by Roberta Flack, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Let It Be Roberta - Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles (Bonus Version + Digital Booklet)

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Review

The gifted soul legend Roberta Flack takes a gusty, rewarding approach to this set of Beatles classics. Knowing how universally etched into the public consciousness these songs are, Flack finds new angles to explore. "In My Life" emphasizes a lithe, playful melody. "Hey Jude" is mercifully kept compact. It shouldn't be a surprise that it's largely Paul McCartney's richly melodic works that are brought to the front. George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity" from his solo career also fits neatly, with his evergreen "Here Comes the Sun" being the album's bonus track. "We Can Work It Out" sports a hip-hop groove that brightens Flack's vocal. Though Flack takes on such chestnuts as "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road," she imbues them with a sassy optimism that makes their well-known melodies sound shockingly fresh. To hear the brash mop-top power pop of "I Should Have Known Better" turned into a dance number may divide the purists from the thrillseekers, but for an artist it's invaluable to take these chances. 

Customer Reviews

roberta singss

ther are many beatles tributes but these one is nice fresh and vg

Oh Darling!

Roberta Flack has always had a way with Pop, elevating it to a higher level. I prefer a bluesier, jazzier approach, but I admire her ability to almost always render a song well. So, looking for gems, I sampled the whole album.

I wasn't disappointed, There are a couple of stand-outs for me. It's always great to hear a song you love done so differently from the original, so successfully that it's like a new song. Her version of "Oh Darling" is like that. Ray Charles couldn't have done a better job of making it his own. I'm also fond of the Brazilian take on "In My Life".

The accompaniment is so strong, I'd also like to know who's backing her up. She and her producer didn't skimp on musical talent on this album. Combined with the always-reliable mastery of that voice, it's fun to listen to, even if it's not what I usually listen to.

Great

"let it be" is worth the price of album. Roberta is 77 now and 74 when this came out. Support this great talent for what she is and once was. God bless you Roberta.

Biography

Born: February 10, 1939 in Asheville, NC

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Classy, urbane, reserved, smooth, and sophisticated -- all of these terms have been used to describe the music of Roberta Flack, particularly her string of romantic, light jazz ballad hits in the 1970s, which continue to enjoy popularity on MOR-oriented adult contemporary stations. Flack was the daughter of a church organist and started playing piano early enough to get a music scholarship and eventually, a degree from Howard University. After a period of student teaching, Flack was discovered singing...
Full Bio