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Many Different Roads
Gladys Knight
Many Different Roads
Genres: Pop, R&B, Gospel
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

From queen of soul to Motown with the Pips to Diana Ross rival to the Columbia years to solo adult contemporary songstress, Gladys Knight has been entertaining us for five consecutive decades. In celebration of this mighty...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gladys Knight
Title: Many Different Roads
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 6/15/1999
Release Date: 6/15/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, R&B, Gospel
Styles: Classic R&B, Motown, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811171322, 0008811171322, 664909012245, 000881117132

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From queen of soul to Motown with the Pips to Diana Ross rival to the Columbia years to solo adult contemporary songstress, Gladys Knight has been entertaining us for five consecutive decades. In celebration of this mighty staying power, her relationship with the Heavenly Father, and her relatively recent conversion to Mormonism, Knight brings her fans Many Different Roads, a relatively slick album of inspirational numbers. Still in possession of one of the best instruments in the business, the singer holds forth with a baker's dozen of easy listening. While somewhat uneven and in no way up to the par of her early work with the Pips, this long-player serves as a worthy vehicle for both adamant Knight fans and Christian music collectors. "Mercy's Arms" is an elegantly wrought ballad, "Precious Lord" and "Saints Melody" tap into the deep well of traditional gospel, and "With a Smile," accompanied by strings and piano, recalls Dinah Washington's pop-jazz sophistication. --Paige La Grone

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Uplifting Spiritual Tunes
Jerry Sanchez | New York | 02/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great album by Gladys Knight. A model of classic praise music. Has become a CD that I put on to uplift me in times of sorrow. I have listened to the CD many, many times and I'm not tired of it yet. Although many of the songs are not her own creations, Knight performs them brialliantly. This album was released after Knight's conversion and entrance into the LDS Mormon church, but this album is not Mormon music. This album is simply great Christian music."
Gladys delivers again!
G. Harrison | Canada | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had this CD in my CD changer for the past 2 years since I purchased it from Amazon. It is not strictly a "Christian" or "Gospel" album. In the liner notes, Knight defines the album as "inspirational", therefore it has cross-over appeal to different fans of different backgrounds.

The opening track, Mercy's Arms really helps me get through rough times. Knowing that the Lord is always ready to lead and forgive me is comforting. I also love the classic Precious Lord as it is a reaffirming song that God is who I need to guide me and speak to me.

There are other songs that are not linked to religion but address the humane need to look after one another. Take a listen to Open Our Eyes and Everybody. These songs are about humanity and compassion. True life lessons can be taken from the songs if you listen closely to the lyrics.

My favourite tracks include Mr. Love (a song that was originally released on Knight's second solo album, "Good Woman). Knight re-recorded the song and gave it a freshly updated sound. I also really love He Never Will, Jesus Love is Like A River and With A Smile.

Every moment spent listening to this album makes me feel really good and blessed. I encourage you to pick this one up. Gladys delivers again. This is truly some of her best work."
"Mercy's Arms" is Perfect Music
Paul Wake | Utah | 01/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Love it, great CD. Not all perfect, but "Mercy's Arms" makes up for some of the rest."