In the Beginning [Bonus Tracks]

In the Beginning [Bonus Tracks]

by Gladys Knight & the Pips
     
 
You could say that In the Beginning is a reissue of a reissue. In 1968, Bell set out to cash in on the popularity of Gladys Knight & the Pips' Motown smashes by assembling Tastiest Hits, a collection of their pre-Motown work. Tastiest Hits went out of print after a few years, but in 1974, Bell reissued the

Overview

You could say that In the Beginning is a reissue of a reissue. In 1968, Bell set out to cash in on the popularity of Gladys Knight & the Pips' Motown smashes by assembling Tastiest Hits, a collection of their pre-Motown work. Tastiest Hits went out of print after a few years, but in 1974, Bell reissued the collection as In the Beginning. Although the cover was different, Bell provided the same 11 songs in the same order and kept the liner notes that radio man Enoch Gregory had provided in 1968. In the Beginning was sold as a budget LP; the record went for around $2-3 in 1974, and that wasn't a bad deal because most the selections are excellent. "Every Beat of My Heart," "Operator," "Giving Up," "Lovers Always Forgive," and "Letter Full of Tears" are all essential examples of Gladys Knight & the Pips' pre-Motown period. In fact, their version of Johnny Otis' "Every Beat of My Heart" was their first major hit. And even the songs that fall short of essential are highly appealing. In 1974, In the Beginning was a very affordable and attractive way to get acquainted with the work that Gladys Knight & the Pips did before Berry Gordy came into the picture.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2013
Label:
Funky Town Grooves
UPC:
0810736020308
catalogNumber:
341
Rank:
282580

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Gladys Knight   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Cornelius Grant   Composer
William Guest   Composer
Billy Myles   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Bob Elgin   Composer
Ferde Grofé   Composer
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Roger Penzabene   Composer
Ray Jones   Composer
Jeff James   Producer
Zina Goldrich   Composer
Marcy Heisler   Composer
Carl Christiansen   Composer
Edward Snyder   Composer
Herbert Newman   Composer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Sean Brennan   Producer
Helga Penzabene   Composer

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