Superb Collection Of Their Post-Motown Years
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gladys Knight & The Pips have been one of the most durable groups of all-time. During their Motown/Soul years, they racked up lots of hits, but always seemed to be overshadowed by the likes of The Temptations and The Supremes.However, this collection during their latter years is just as exceptional as their earlier material. While critics will view their time era (1973-1988) as an "uneven" or "scattered hits from several record labels", this song list should not be taken lightly. "Midnight Train To Georgia", "On And On", "I've Got To Use My Imagination", and "Save The Overtime For Me" are R & B classics. The packaging is superb: exhaustive, enjoyable liner notes with a few pictures during the time period. They looked very happy in the pictures. This collection works for both the casual fan (who would only want the pop and R & B hits) and for the serious fan (who would have a hard time trying to find their albums on CD). Highly Recommended."
Where Peaceful Waters Flow
Ida McBeth | Kansas City, Missouri United States | 12/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This song "Where Peaceful Waters Flow" always make me cry with tears of JOY. Gladys Knight is the Singer of singers. And this CD is the Best of Gladys & The Pips of course. I suggest if you're a fan This is THE CD to Buy."
First-rate Song Selection
New Yorker | 01/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is only the best of the best from the latter half of Gladys & The Pips's career. As it was said when the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, they never let the sound of the times pass them by. Aside from the well-known big hits, casual fans might not be familiar with Van McCoy's disco-era Baby, Don't Change Your Mind. The tune is well-crafted and in a style you don't often hear from Gladys. I just wish they'd omitted Lovin' On Next To Nothing in favor of I Will Fight."