Love Will Find Its Own Way: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips

Love Will Find Its Own Way: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips

by Gladys Knight & the Pips
     
 
As a 16-track disc that draws from four different labels for which Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded between the early '60s and the early '80s, this does an adequate but skimpy job of presenting most of the biggest hits by the soul legend. All eight of her Top Ten hits are here, including the mega-smashes "I Heard It Through

Overview

As a 16-track disc that draws from four different labels for which Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded between the early '60s and the early '80s, this does an adequate but skimpy job of presenting most of the biggest hits by the soul legend. All eight of her Top Ten hits are here, including the mega-smashes "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "If I Were Your Woman," "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)," "Midnight Train to Georgia," "I've Got to Use My Imagination," and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." So is her first chart hit, the 1961 doo wop classic "Every Beat of My Heart," and the Motown Top 20 single "Friendship Train," though few listeners would rate her 1983 single "Hero (aka Wind Beneath My Wings)" as one of her greatest discs. Where this really falls down is in the skimpy representation of her Motown years; just four Motown cuts are included, while solid Motown hits like "The End of Our Road," "The Nitty Gritty," "I Don't Want to Do Wrong," and "Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" are missing. Sure, if this is all you ever hear of Knight, the songs on this disc alone qualify her as a major soul artist. But for the kind of appreciation this talent deserves, you'd really need a multi-disc retrospective. Knight's better served by deeper, more specific best-ofs for her Motown mid-'60s to early-'70s output and her '70s Buddah work, not to mention compilations focusing on the underrated records she did in the first half of the '60s before signing with Motown.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886971020724
catalogNumber:
710207

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips   Primary Artist
Larry Wilcox   Strings
Tony Camillo   Conductor
Gene Keys   Conductor

Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Gladys Knight   Composer,Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer,Producer
Larry Wilcox   Horn Arrangements
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Goldberg   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Larry Henley   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger,Producer
Tony Camillo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Sam Dees   Composer
Joey Gallo   Composer
Don Hannah   Arranger,Concept
Kenny Kerner   Arranger,Producer
Bubba Knight   Composer,Producer
Jerry Long   Orchestra Director
Clay McMurray   Composer,Producer
Ralph Moss   Producer,Engineer
Michael Omartian   Arranger,Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Marshall Sehorn   Producer
Jeff Silbar   Composer
Rich Tufo   Arranger
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Richie Wise   Arranger,Producer
William Guest   Producer
Edward Patten   Producer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
Brian Chin   Liner Notes
Joe Guercio   Arranger,Concept
Mary Sawyer   Composer
Jeremy Holiday   Packaging Manager

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