About Love

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In 1977, 1978, and 1979, Gladys Knight & the Pips put a lot of effort into recording separately. Minus Knight, the Pips recorded two LPs as a trio 1977's At Last The Pips and 1978's Callin', both on Casablanca, while Knight provided her first two solo albums 1978's Miss Gladys Knight on Buddah/Arista and 1979's Gladys Knight on Columbia. But by 1980, the group itself was their top priority again. The R&B department at Columbia had very high hopes for this album, and they weren't disappointed. Both creatively and commercially, About Love was Gladys Knight & the Pips' most successful album since 1974's I Feel a Song. The people they can thank for the album's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In 1977, 1978, and 1979, Gladys Knight & the Pips put a lot of effort into recording separately. Minus Knight, the Pips recorded two LPs as a trio 1977's At Last The Pips and 1978's Callin', both on Casablanca, while Knight provided her first two solo albums 1978's Miss Gladys Knight on Buddah/Arista and 1979's Gladys Knight on Columbia. But by 1980, the group itself was their top priority again. The R&B department at Columbia had very high hopes for this album, and they weren't disappointed. Both creatively and commercially, About Love was Gladys Knight & the Pips' most successful album since 1974's I Feel a Song. The people they can thank for the album's excellence are the husband and wife team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, who wrote and produced all of the material. The ballad "Landlord" soared to number three on Billboard's R&B singles charts, and the uptempo dance items "Bourgie, Bourgie" originally recorded by Ashford & Simpson as an instrumental and "Taste of Bitter Love" also became hits. Meanwhile, About Love also contains its share of gems that weren't released as singles, including the dramatic "Add It Up" and the smooth "Friendly Persuasion." This impressively consistent LP indicated that Gladys Knight & the Pips still had a lot of life left in them as a group, and sure enough, they stayed together for another ten years before parting company for good in 1990.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2010
  • Label: Big Break
  • EAN: 5013929030428
  • Catalog Number: 4
  • Sales rank: 60,584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Landlord (4:32)
  2. 2 Taste of Bitter Love (4:39)
  3. 3 Still Such a Thing (5:31)
  4. 4 Get the Love (3:41)
  5. 5 Add It Up (3:54)
  6. 6 Bourgie', Bourgie' (4:39)
  7. 7 Friendly Persuasion (4:39)
  8. 8 We Need Hearts (3:57)
  9. 9 Landlord (3:44)
  10. 10 Taste of Bitter Love (3:42)
  11. 11 Bourgie', Bourgie' (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gladys Knight & the Pips Primary Artist
Gladys Knight Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis Trumpet
George Young Tenor Saxophone
Howard Johnson Baritone Saxophone
The Pips Background Vocals
John Clark French Horn
Eddie Daniels Alto Saxophone
Gene Orloff Strings
Brooks Tillotson French Horn
William Guest Group Member
Edward Patten Group Member
Merald "Bubba" Knight Group Member
Peter Gordon French Horn
Lou Soloff Trumpet
Sephra Herman Horn
Donald Coradda French Horn
Technical Credits
Elizabeth Knight Wardrobe Coordinator
Nick Ashford Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Ray Chew rhythm arrangement
Dave Iveland Vocal Engineer
Paul Riser Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Valerie Simpson Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
David Nathan Liner Notes
Paul Bevoir Redesign
Jimmy Simpson Mastering
Colin Elliot Logo Design
James Woods Wardrobe Assistant
Barbara Tiesi Studio Coordinator
Wayne A. Dickson Reissue Producer
Mike Hutchinson Engineer
Stewart Romain Mastering
Robert Munsey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
John Pokoter Engineer
Art Jamison Wardrobe Assistant
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