Label: Movieplay - MP 74004 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Portugal • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Rhythm & Blues
While the folks at Music Club do a relatively fine job in terms of their presentation and sound on their budget-priced compilations, they can sometimes be a bit boastful to the consumer who trusts record companies to simply offer what they say they do on the cover. This is a Flirting With Flams - The Michael Giles Mad Band - The Adventures Of The Michael Giles MAD BAND in point here.
First off, there isn't really a weak spot on either of these two discs; Gladys Knight can sing the street signs on the highway and it will still be drenched in soul, elegance, and emotional truth.
All of the music here is solid, beautifully performed. That said, there are so many things missing the truth needs to be told: these are Gladys Knight 's finest moments after leaving Motown for Buddha in None of the Motown recordings are here.
This set starts with 's Imagination album with the hit "Midnight Train to Georgia" -- meaning that the heavy-duty "Neither One of Us" from her final Motown recording of The Makings Of You - Gladys Knight & The Pips* - Midnight Train To Georgia - 20 Great Songs same name is not here; neither is her stellar version of Marvin Gaye 's "Heard It Through Various - The Excel Collection Grapevine" or nearly a dozen other Motown singles.
OK, that's taken care of, but let's get to what is here: the music included is incredible proof that Knight was able -- unlike so many of her peers -- to sit right in the heart of the disco era and remain thoroughly herself. This is worth the modest price tag for its sheer quality in presentation and sound. You can always snag a single-disc Motown compilation and complete the singles collection.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All April Rain (Live At The My Masquerade Concert 2013) - Delain - The Human Contradiction. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 24, Track Listing - Disc 1. Where Peaceful Waters Flow. Jim Weatherly. Midnight Train to The Makings Of You - Gladys Knight & The Pips* - Midnight Train To Georgia - 20 Great Songs. I've Got to Use My Imagination. On and On. Love Finds Its Own Way. Part Time Love. Make Yours a Happy Song. So Sad the Song. Michael Masser. Nobody But You. Barry Mann. Baby Don't Change Your Mind.
Van McCoy. Home Is Where the Heart Is. The One and Only. It's a Better Than Good Time. Tony Macaulay. Track Listing - Disc 2. I'm Coming Home Again. Am I Too Late. Taste of Bitter Love. Bourgie Bourgie. Forever Yesterday For the Children.
Jimmy Haskell. If That'll Make You Happy. I Will Fight. A Friend of Mine. Save the Overtime For Me. Hero Wind Beneath My Wings. When You're Far Away. My Time. Keep Givin' Me Love. Till I See You Again. Bunny Rachel Sweet - B-A-B-Y. Midnight Train to Georgia Jim Weatherly. So Sad the Song Michael Masser. Nobody But You Barry Mann.
1. Allegro - Wallingford Riegger, New Art Wind Quintet, Harriet Wingreen / Ezra Laderman, New York W, Im Coming Home - Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay, Channelling - Ossific - Demo I, Loving Tight - Radio Mix - Imagination - Loving Tight