Beautiful Ballads

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Gladys Knight volume in the Legacy/BMG Beautiful Ballads series is primarily post-Motown, and covers the years 1971-1983. This should not be a letdown to anyone who followed Knight & the Pips' career during those years, simply because these were some of her greatest during the era and include 1973's "Midnight Train to Georgia," from Imagination. "Neither One of Us" is also here, licensed from Motown, from the album of the same name issued in 1973. The Curtis Mayfield penned "The Making of You," is also here, as are a couple of stellar tuners written by Ashford & Simpson including "Still Such a Thing," off 1980s About Love. The bottom line is that Knight's voice ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Gladys Knight volume in the Legacy/BMG Beautiful Ballads series is primarily post-Motown, and covers the years 1971-1983. This should not be a letdown to anyone who followed Knight & the Pips' career during those years, simply because these were some of her greatest during the era and include 1973's "Midnight Train to Georgia," from Imagination. "Neither One of Us" is also here, licensed from Motown, from the album of the same name issued in 1973. The Curtis Mayfield penned "The Making of You," is also here, as are a couple of stellar tuners written by Ashford & Simpson including "Still Such a Thing," off 1980s About Love. The bottom line is that Knight's voice is in top form, as is the backing of the Pips. All of the soul and the slow burn of passion, regret, love and loss is embodied beautifully in these 14 cuts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886970147422
  • Catalog Number: 701474
  • Sales rank: 9,016

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gladys Knight Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tony Camillo Conductor
William Guest Vocals, Background Vocals
Edward Patten Vocals, Background Vocals
Merald "Bubba" Knight Vocals, Background Vocals
Gene Keys Conductor
Technical Credits
Gladys Knight Producer
Curtis Mayfield Producer
Leon F. Sylvers III Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Rob Mounsey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Larry Wilcox Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Van McCoy Arranger, Producer
Artie Butler Arranger
Tony Camillo Arranger, Producer
Ray Chew rhythm arrangement
Don Hannah Arranger, Concept
Kenny Kerner Arranger, Producer
Charles Kipps Producer
Michael Masser Producer
Eugene McDaniels Producer
Clay McMurray Producer
Ralph Moss Producer, Engineer
Michael Omartian Arranger
Joe Porter Producer
Wilmer Raglin Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Paul Riser Arranger
Valerie Simpson Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Rich Tufo Arranger
Jim Weatherly Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Richie Wise Arranger, Producer
William "Dr. Z." Zimmerman Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
William Guest Producer
Edward Patten Producer
Leo Sacks Producer
Joe Guercio Arranger, Concept
Merald "Bubba" Knight Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
David Crawford String Arrangements
Jeremy Holiday Packaging Manager
P. Sawyer Composer
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