Constellation Of Hits
Marcos B. Santos | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 09/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First album of Gladys Knight & The Pips to Buddah Records, "Imagination" brought the glory for the group in 1974 and a constellation of hits, present in almost all the collections of Gladys in the market. The mega-hit "Midnight Train To Georgia", "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me", "Where Peaceful Waters Flow" (all composed by Jim Weatherly), "I've Got To Use My Imagination" and "I Can See Clearly Now" are easy to find around. But, the album has other pearls,never remembered,as the vigorous "Storms Of Troubled Times" and "Once In A Lifetime Thing" (Jim Weatherly striking again!),unforgetable performances of Gladys, and "Perfect Love", that brings out a curiosity: if you have a sound device with two loudspeakers, pay attention, in one loudspeaker Gladys sings along the song, in the other, The Pips sing, the same song, at the same time, but seemingly separated. So, in a loudspeaker you hear Gladys, in the other you hear The Pips."