Gladys Knight Gladys Knight (Expanded Edition)

Gladys Knight (Expanded Edition)

Gladys Knight

Released on November 7, 2014 by Legacy Recordings

Main artist: Gladys Knight

Genre: R&B/Soul > R&B

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Some Gladys Knight fans think that she didn't record as a solo artist until the early 1990s. But in fact, her first solo albums came in the late 1970s, when she provided 1978's Miss Gladys Knight for Buddah and 1979's Gladys Knight for Columbia. Neither album was a huge seller; only her most diehard fans bought the LPs. The singer's second, and self-titled, solo album isn't remarkable, but is a generally decent effort that ranges from R&B/adult contemporary ballads ("You Loved Away the Pain," "I Just Want to Be With You," "My World") to up-tempo soul-disco offerings like "You Bring Out the Best in Me" and "You Don't Have to Say I Love You," both of which would appeal to a Loleatta Holloway or Thelma Houston fan. Meanwhile, the vibrant, Earth, Wind & Fire-ish "It's the Same Old Song" isn't unlike something that EWF leader Maurice White would have produced for the Emotions in the late 1970s, and Knight's version of Leiber & Stoller's "I (Who Have Nothing)" recalls her dramatic 1964 hit "Giving Up." This LP, which she produced with Jack Gold, isn't recommended to casual listeners, who would be much better off with an anthology of her classic Motown and Buddah recordings with the Pips. But it's a likable record that is worth hearing if you're among Knight's hardcore fans. ~ Alex Henderson
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Album : 1 disk - 19 tracks Total length : 01:18:05

  1. 1 Am I Too Late

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Larry Keith, Composer - Jim Hurt, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 You Bring Out the Best in Me

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Al De Lory, Composer - Cheryl Christiansen, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - MICHAEL BARBIERO, Engineer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - John Luongo, Mixing Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  3. 3 I Just Want to Be with You

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Alvin Fields, Composer - Michael Zager, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  4. 4 If You Ever Need Somebody

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - David Williams, Composer - Johnny Bristol, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Gene Page, Mixing Engineer - Dick Bogert, Recording Engineer - Jo-Anne Steinberg - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  5. 5 My World

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Sam Dees, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  6. 6 I (Who Have Nothing)

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Gene Page, Conductor - Jerry Leiber, Composer - Mike Stoller, Composer - Carlo Donida, Composer - Giulio "Mogol" Rapetti, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Jo-Anne Steinberg - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  7. 7 You Don't Have to Say I Love You

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer - Phyllis Hardy, Composer - Pat Livingston, Composer - Bonnie White, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 The Best Thing We Can Do Is Say Goodbye

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Jack Gold, Composer, Producer - Arnold Goland, Composer - Cheryl Christiansen, Composer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 It's the Same Old Song

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Carolyn Johns, Composer - Larry Farrow, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Farrlow - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 You Loved Away the Pain

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Ron Miller, Composer - Ken Hirsch, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Am I Too Late (Single Version)

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Larry Keith, Composer - Jim Hurt, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 It's the Same Old Song (Extended Single Mix)

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Carolyn Johns, Composer - Larry Farrow, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Larry Farrlow Copyright : (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  13. 13 You Bring Out the Best in Me (Single Version)

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Al De Lory, Composer - Cheryl Christiansen, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer - John Luongo, Mixing Engineer, Re-Mixer - MICHAEL BARBIERO, Engineer - Dick Bogert, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  14. 14 You Bring Out the Best in Me (12" Version)

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Al De Lory, Composer - Cheryl Christiansen, Composer - John Luongo, Re-Mixer - Jack Gold, Producer - MICHAEL BARBIERO, Engineer - Gene Page - Jo-Anne Steinberg - Dick Bogert, Recording Engineer - Larry Forkner, Recording Engineer - Ray Gerhardt, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 1979 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  15. 15 It's Me Again

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Doug McCormick, Composer - Dennis Smith, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer Copyright : (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  16. 16 For All We Know

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - sam Lewis, Composer - J. Fred Coots, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer Copyright : (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  17. 17 Am I Losing You?

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Jack Gold, Composer, Producer - Arnold Goland, Composer - Cheryl Christiansen, Composer Copyright : (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  18. 18 Maybe, Maybe Baby (1979 Version)

    Gladys Knight, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Herbert Newman, Composer - Jack Gold, Producer Copyright : (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  19. 19 A Friend of Mine (Extended Mix)

    Gladys Knight & The Pips, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Nicholas Ashford, Composer, Producer - Valerie Simpson, Composer, Producer - Josephine Armstead, Composer Copyright : (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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  • Some Gladys Knight fans think that she didn't record as a solo artist until the early 1990s. But in fact, her first solo albums came in the late 1970s, when she provided 1978's Miss Gladys Knight for Buddah and 1979's Gladys Knight for Columbia. Neither album was a huge seller; only her most diehard fans bought the LPs. The singer's second, and self-titled, solo album isn't remarkable, but is a generally decent effort that ranges from R&B/adult contemporary ballads ("You Loved Away the Pain," "I Just Want to Be With You," "My World") to up-tempo soul-disco offerings like "You Bring Out the Best in Me" and "You Don't Have to Say I Love You," both of which would appeal to a Loleatta Holloway or Thelma Houston fan. Meanwhile, the vibrant, Earth, Wind & Fire-ish "It's the Same Old Song" isn't unlike something that EWF leader Maurice White would have produced for the Emotions in the late 1970s, and Knight's version of Leiber & Stoller's "I (Who Have Nothing)" recalls her dramatic 1964 hit "Giving Up." This LP, which she produced with Jack Gold, isn't recommended to casual listeners, who would be much better off with an anthology of her classic Motown and Buddah recordings with the Pips. But it's a likable record that is worth hearing if you're among Knight's hardcore fans. ~ Alex Henderson

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Legacy Recordings

The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division, produces and maintains the world's foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more. Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy's original mission was to preserve and reissue recordings from the extensive catalogs of Columbia Records (including ARC, Brunswick, OKeh and Vocalion), Epic Record...

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