Gladys Knight & The Pips---their legacy will always shine br
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 12/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gladys Knight and The Pips harmonized to perfection and brought happiness to their fans wherever they were. They possessed the ability to reach their audiences through music in a way few artists ever could. In 1970, Rolling Stone magazine recognized "Gladys Knight and the Pips (as) the best thing to happen to Motown in years." This CD is a great way to discover just how talented they truly were.
The CD boasts great classic hits including their number one hit "Midnight Train To Georgia;" this song is about a about a woman who follows her man to Georgia because she loves him and she will love him forever. Gladys and The Pips convey remarkable angst in the hauntingly beautiful "If I Were Your Woman" and "Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)." The song "Letter Full Of Tears" deals with the pain of an unrequited love and Gladys performs this flawlessly with The Pips backing her up nicely. Awesome!
I like the joyful and upbeat song entitled "Friendship Train" and the touching "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me." "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" reminds me of my father and his unconditional love for me. Their delivery of this song is profoundly moving.
This is a great CD for people who want a sampler to become better acquainted with the fine art of Gladys Knight and The Pips. The total running time is only about 35 minutes and wow, how I wish Curb Records had included two or three more songs on this album. Unfortunately, this is often the way it goes with "budget" lower priced CDs. If you like this CD I recommend The Essential Collection by Gladys Knight and The Pips as well as their other albums. I also recommend this album for fans of R&B/Soul and pop/R&B.
Gladys Knight and The Pips remain one of the best groups ever in the business! I hope you enjoy this CD as much as I did! SMILE