Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Compared to What 5:16
A2 Angelitos Negros 6:56
A3 Our Ages or Our Heart 6:10
A4 I Told Jesus 6:10
B1 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye 5 4:09
B2 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3 5:22
B3 Tryin' Times 5:08
B4 Ballad of the Sad Young Men 7:00

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

violin:
Emanuel Green (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
Gene Orloff (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
cello:
Charles McCracken (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
George Ricci (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
drums (drum set):
Ray Lucas (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track B2)
trumpet:
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1, A4)
Jimmy Nottingham (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1, A4)
strings arranger:
William S. Fischer (tracks A2–A3, B1–B2, B4)
viola:
Alfred Brown (viola) (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
Selwart Clarke (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
Theodore Israel (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
membranophone:
Ray Lucas (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1–B1, B3–B4)
guitar:
John Pizzarelli (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1–B4)
double bass:
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist) (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1–B4)
piano:
Roberta Flack (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1–B4)
baritone saxophone:
Seldon Powell (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1, A4)
horn and strings arranger:
William S. Fischer (track A4)
horn arranger:
William S. Fischer (track A1)
tenor saxophone:
Frank Wess (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1, A4)
trombone:
Benny Powell (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1, A4)
arranger:
Roberta Flack (track A4)
composer:
Robert Ayers (track A3)
Donny Hathaway (track A3)
Tommy Wolf (US pianist/composer) (track B4)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track A4)
Leonard Cohen (track B1)
Ewan MacColl (track B2)
Gene McDaniels (track A1)
conductor:
William S. Fischer (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A2–B2, B4)
lead vocals:
Roberta Flack (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (tracks A1–B4)
lyricist:
Andrés Eloy Blanco (track A2)
Leonard Cohen (track B1)
Fran Landesman (track B4)
Ewan MacColl (track B2)
Gene McDaniels (track A1)
mixer:
Bob Liftin (tracks A1–B4)
producer:
Joel Dorn (tracks A1–B4)
recording engineer:
William Arlt (tracks A1–B4)
writer:
Donny Hathaway (track B3)
Leroy Hutson (track B3)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track B1)
sampled by:
arrangement of:
Angelitos negros (Part 2) (track A2)
arrangements:
Angelitos negros (Part 1) (track A2)
Compared to What (OFF! version) (track A1)
cover recording of:
Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track B1)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track B2)
is based on:
Píntame angelitos negros (Original poem) (track A2)
later parody versions:
Angeli negri (Parody in Italian) (track A2)
later translated versions:
La prima volta (track B2)
Les Anges noirs (French version, Angelitos negros) (track A2)
Paint me black angels (English version, Angelitos negros) (track A2)
Schwarze Engel (German version, Angelitos negros) (track A2)
recording of:
Angelitos negros (Original song) (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track A2)
Ballad of the Sad Young Men (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track B4)
Compared to What (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track A1)
I Told Jesus (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track A4)
Our Ages or Our Hearts (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track A3)
Tryin' Times (1969-02-24 – 1969-02-26) (track B3)