'I enjoy some of the newer things', Perry said recently. 'But you have to work at these tunes. They're more complicated than the old ones. After a while you see how much there is in them'. And this beautiful song is an excellent example of the 'newer things' Perry spoke of. It was voted a Grammy as song of the year in 1973 and was a smash hit for Roberta Flack, whose recording of it earned two more Grammys — one for Record of the Year and another for Best Pop Vocal Female Performance. It was written by the bright young team of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox.
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
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