I Feel a Song [Expanded Edition]

I Feel a Song [Expanded Edition]

by Gladys Knight & the Pips

CD(Expanded / Bonus Tracks)

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Overview

Both commercially and artistically, switching from Motown to Buddah in the mid-'70s proved to be a very wise move for Gladys Knight & the Pips. Imagination and Claudine were gem-laden smashes, and their winning streak continued with their third Buddah date I Feel a Song. The dramatic "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)" and an unlikely remake of Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were" became major hits, as did the soaring ballad "Love Finds Its Own Way." Knight's monologue on "The Way We Were" is most ironic -- reflecting on the nostalgia that seems to be human nature, she noted that 1974 would someday become "the good old days." And when disco era-nostalgia took hold in the '90s, post-baby boomers seemed to be expressing a belief that the '70s were a simpler, less stressful time. Equally appealing are the gritty numbers "Better You Go Your Way" (written by Bill Withers) and "Don't Burn Down the Bridge." If one notices that "Seconds" sounds like something Dionne Warwick would have done early in her career, it's no coincidence -- Burt Bacharach (who also co-wrote many of Warwick's early hits) co-wrote the song. Thanks to Capitol-EMI's R&B-oriented reissue label The Right Stuff, I Feel a Song was finally heard on CD in 1997. [A remastered CD version of the album was released with bonus tracks in 2015.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2017
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 0810736020322
catalogNumber: 0343
Rank: 25441

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Gladys Knight   Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer,Producer
Bill Withers   Composer,Producer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Tony Camillo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Kenny Kerner   Arranger,Producer
Ralph Moss   Producer,Engineer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Richie Wise   Arranger,Producer
William Guest   Producer
Edward Patten   Producer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
Merald "Bubba" Knight   Producer
Mary Sawyer   Composer
Neil Simon   Composer
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Tom Jones   Composer
Jeff James   Producer
Ronnie Miller   Composer
Richard Tufo   Arranger
Ray Jackson   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Sean Brennan   Producer

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