The best of Gladys Knight & the Pips [sound recording] /Material type: MusicSeries: Legacy's rhythm & soul series. Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia Records, p2001Description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.Title notes: $15.00 6-2005 (SPM)Other title: Best of Gladys Knight and the Pips.Subject(s): Rhythm and blues music | Soul music | Popular music -- United States
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The title of Columbia/Legacy's 2001 release The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips is patently untrue. If this was called "The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips: 1980-1985" it would be truth in advertising, since the first 12 tracks chronicle her and the Pips' minor R&B hits from that time period. Of these songs, only two -- "Landlord" and "Save the Overtime (For Me)" -- made the pop charts, and while that isn't necessary a sign that they're not great, it does show that a pop-oriented soul group couldn't make the pop charts with these recordings. There is some good material here, since they worked with Ashford & Simpson and Leon Sylvers during this time (plus there's the original version of "Wind Beneath My Wings," originally called "Hero"), and this summarizes this era very well (even if the live Motown medley and live versions of "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" feel like tacky tacked-on bonus tracks). Just don't think that this is the best the group did. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
"Consists of previously released material."
Landlord -- Taste of bitter love -- Still such a thing -- Bourgie, Bourgie -- I will fight -- Save the overtime (for me) -- You're number one (in my book) -- Hero (aka A wind beneath my wings) -- When you're far away -- My time -- Medley (live at the Roxy). Every beat of my heart ; Friendship train ; If I were your woman ; Daddy could swear, I declare ; The way we were ; Neither one of us (wants to be the first to say goodbye) -- I've got to use my imagination -- Midnight train to Georgia (live at the Roxy) -- I heard it through the grapevine (live at the Roxy).
$15.00 6-2005 (SPM)