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Roberta Flack: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

I KNOW I'VE said it all before, but here we go again: Roberta Flack's concert at Carnegie Hall was so enjoyable. Visually, when she starts off she isn't beautiful and she isn't anything more than a very good singer, but by the end of the evening she is just the most incredible woman you have ever seen. She blossoms before your eyes. Her stage presence, her enthusiasm her vibrance and her sense of humour all add up to something that just a few performances have and that's "star quality." She has it. Heaps of it.

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