I FEEL MANY SONGS (IN MY HEART AGAIN)
Marcos B. Santos | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 09/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here is another beautiful work of Gladys Knight and The Pips to Buddah Records! "I Feel A Song (In My Heart Again)" was a hit in 1975. This album clearly shows the art of Gladys Knight in each song and it could be a good mirror for many female singers of today that think that to sing "soulfully" a song is just to shout hystericaly without meaning or feeling. In "I Feel A Song", Gladys is angry and secure, in "The Way We Were" is reflective, in "Better You Go Your Way", happy, in "The Need To Be" (one of her best performances) is pungent,in "Tenderness Is His Way" (another great performance) romantic, distant, in another world... A CD to hear from the beginning 'til the end!"
A blend of styles -- all handled with aplomb
Marcos B. Santos | 08/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From the serrated edge soul shouting of the title cut, to the assured legato of "The Way We Were", Knight demonstrates her fine way with a song. There is the country-tinged r&b of "Don't Burn Down The Bridges", produced by the group. "Seconds", co-written and produced by Burt Bachrach. The song is from a stage production and its arrangement and vocal interpretation evoke the theater. Jim Weatherly's "The Need To Be" is one of Knight's personal favorites. Her performance captures the inward reflection of the song's lyric with pain and grace. Bill Withers offer perhaps the counterpart to "Neither One Of Us" with the track he penned, "Better You Go Your Way." He and Knight trade vocals on this up-tempo tale of partners who are ready to say goodbye. This release is a fine example of what made Gladys Knight & The Pips one of the biggest groups of the early 70s."