While Gladys Knight and the Pips spent large portions of the '60s, '70s, and '80s on the charts, this smart CD is the first attempt to compile high points of their tenures at various labels (Motown
subsidiary Buddah, Columbia, MCA). While Knight proved equally at home with smokin' church-bred R&B (the original "I Heard It Through the Grapevine") and uptown pop (an unfortunate medley of "Try to Remember" and "The Way We Were"), she was most effective on plainspoken tales of everyday people. That's the reason "Grapevine," "Midnight Train to Georgia," "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," and "Save the Overtime for Me," recorded over a 15-year span, sound so much of a piece. --Rickey Wright
Includes the #1 R&B hits Midnight Train to Georgia; I Heard It Through the Grapevine; If I Were Your Woman; Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye); Save the Overtime (for Me); Love Overboard; Every Beat of My Heart; I've Got to Use My Imagination; Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me , and I Feel a Song (in My Heart) .