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Gladys Knight 12/26/2006

Review

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. ~ Thom Jurek
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Feel Like Makin' Love Gladys Knight 6:11
  3. 2 The Makings of You Gladys Knight & the Pips 2:23
  4. 3 Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Gladys Knight & the Pips 3:43
  5. 4 Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & the Pips 4:36
  6. 5 If I Were Your Woman Gladys Knight & the Pips 3:12
  7. 6 Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) Gladys Knight & the Pips 4:20
  8. 7 Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right Gladys Knight 4:9
  9. 8 Love Finds Its Own Way Gladys Knight 3:50
  10. 9 Walk Softly Gladys Knight 4:54
  11. 10 To Make a Long Story Short Gladys Knight 5:36
  12. 11 The Way We Were/Try to Remember Gladys Knight 4:32
  13. 12 Still Such a Thing Gladys Knight 5:30
  14. 13 Landlord Gladys Knight 4:27
  15. 14 You're Number One (In My Book) Gladys Knight 5:9

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