“To be both a quiet and a roaring fire is a feat. However, it is this description that perfectly denotes both the artistry of Roberta Flack and her far-too-often overlooked third album, 'Quiet Fire.' On it, her music burns with singeing intensity and gives up a little funk all while conjuring up a halting soul, deep hush, and stillness. Flack would evoke the nearly impossible again and again throughout her career, but that skilled artistry started with this album. She explained to one interviewer, "I would like to illustrate to my audience that music is a continuous stream of consciousness." 'Quiet Fire' certainly fulfills this ambition.”