The One and Only [Expanded Edition]

The One and Only [Expanded Edition]

by Gladys Knight & the Pips

CD(Expanded / Bonus Tracks)

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In 1978, Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded one album as a group in addition to doing some recording separately. That year, Knight provided her first solo album, Miss Gladys Knight, for Buddah/Arista, while the Pips recorded Callin' (their second album without her) for Casablanca. And together, they recorded The One and Only, which didn't go down in history as one of their all-time classics but is a generally pleasant, if unspectacular, soul-pop outing. This LP finds the quartet working with various producers, including Michael Masser, Richie Wise, Tony Camillo, and the Van McCoy/Charles Kipps team. The album's best-known offering is the disco-flavored single "It's a Better Than Good Time," which Knight also recorded as a solo artist in 1978. Other decent tracks range from the vibrant "Come Back and Finish What You Started" (written by McCoy/Kipps) to the ballad "What If I Should Ever Need You" and the exuberant, gospel-minded "Saved By the Grace of Your Love." Nothing on The One and Only is in a class with "Midnight Train to Georgia" or "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)," but none of the material is bad either. Although not essential and not recommended to casual listeners, The One and Only is worth hearing if you're among Gladys Knight & the Pips' die-hard fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2017
Label: Funky Town Grooves
UPC: 0810736020339
catalogNumber: 0344
Rank: 60829

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips   Primary Artist
Tony Camillo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Pat Cooper   Composer
Gladys Knight   Producer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Kenny Rankin   Composer
Dominic Frontiere   Producer
Patrick Williams   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer,Producer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Tony Camillo   Arranger,Producer
Joe Cobb   Composer
Bruce Hawes   Composer,Producer
Charles Kipps   Producer
Michael Masser   Composer,Producer
Marty Panzer   Composer
Yvonne Rankin   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Richie Wise   Arranger,Producer
Rena Sinakin   Producer
William Guest   Producer
Edward Patten   Producer
Merald "Bubba" Knight   Producer
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Tony Macaulay   Composer,Producer
Mildred Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Tiny Barge   Composer
Tim Sturges   Reissue Producer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Charles Kipps   Composer

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