All Our Love

All Our Love

by Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Overview

All Our Love

All Our Love marked the end of an era, for this 1988 release was Gladys Knight's final album with the Pips -- in 1990, she officially became a full-time solo artist and the Pips retired from music. No one can say that they didn't have a long run; Knight was only eight when the group was formed in 1952, and she was 46 when it finally broke up after 38 years. Nor can anyone say that Gladys Knight & the Pips' final album together was commercially unsuccessful -- thanks to major hits like "Love Overboard" and "Lovin' on Next to Nothin'," All Our Love went gold. In various interviews, Knight was quoted as saying that she was surprised the album did so well; she really didn't think she would ever see the top of the charts again. But then, MCA gave All Our Love a very aggressive promotional push and made sure that it was relevant to 1988s urban contemporary scene, hiring such producers as Reggie and Vincent Calloway, Nick Martinelli, and Sam Dees. Tracks like "Complete Recovery," "Thief in Paradise," and the above mentioned singles are pure urban contemporary -- synthesizers and drum machines are prominent, and no one's going to mistake All Our Love for a retro soul effort. Nonetheless, the group usually manages to be true to itself; most of the time, All Our Love sounds fairly organic rather than forced or contrived. Sometimes excellent and sometimes merely decent, the album falls short of essential. But because it was Knight's final album with the Pips, it has historic value -- and it was a pleasing, respectable way for the group to end its very long run.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1995
Label: Mca Special Products
UPC: 0076742200428
catalogNumber: 42004
Rank: 57959

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Vocals
Billy Preston   Synthesizer,Keyboards
George Duke   Piano
Dave Koz   Saxophone
Jeff Lorber   Drums,Keyboards
Burt Bacharach   Synthesizer
David Foster   Synthesizer
Pips   Background Vocals,Group
Pablo Batista   Percussion
Spencer Bean   Guitar
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer
Daryl Burgee   Percussion,Drums
Randy Cantor   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Joel Davis   Keyboards
Melvin Davis   Bass
Sam Dees   Keyboards,Background Vocals
David Ervin   Keyboards
Joe Fusco   Guitar
Roy Galloway   Background Vocals
Endre Granat   Concert Master
Doug Grigsby   Bass
Dann Huff   Guitar
Ron Jennings   Guitar
Randy Kerber   fender rhodes
Ron Kersey   Keyboards
Paul Liem   Drums
Sam Peake   Saxophone
Darryl Phinnessee   Background Vocals
Howie Rice   Guitar,Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Donald Robinson   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Gene Robinson   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Terry Santell   Conga
Terral "Terry" Santiel   Conga
Herb Smith   Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Elliot Wolff   Synthesizer
Studio Brass   Horn
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass Guitar
Gene Robinson   Guitar
Elliot Wolf   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Larry Davis   Horn Arrangements
Gladys Knight   Producer,Executive Producer
Burt Bacharach   Producer,String Arrangements
Carole Bayer Sager   Producer
Tom Snow   Arranger
Glenn Barratt   Engineer
Alex Brown   Arranger,Producer
Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Reggie Calloway   Producer
Vincent Calloway   Producer
Randy Cantor   rhythm arrangement
Sam Dees   Producer
Ron Gresham   Engineer
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
Ron Kersey   Arranger,Producer
Bubba Knight   Producer,Executive Producer
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Nick Martinelli   Producer
Taavi Mote   Remixing
Jeff Pescetto   Composer
Howie Rice   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Jim Salamone   drum programming
Louis Silas   Remixing
Hill Swimmer   Engineer
Elliot Wolff   drum programming
Erik Zobler   Remixing
Allan Rich   Composer
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
Kirk Ferraoli   Producer,Engineer
Elliot Wolf   drum programming

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