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The Best Thing Ever Happened to Music,
This review is from: Gladys Knight & The Pips - Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
I really hope that one day, when all is said and done, and the musical gods come down to mother earth to execute their musical rapture, that the heavenly and soulful sounds of Gladys Knight and the Pips will be the theme music for that magical ascension into the pearlie gates. When I hear the smooth yet contentious nature of Neither One of Us, I am reminded of how, at age 15 when I first heard this song, I knew that I was being taught a lesson about life that I had yet to visit. I have payed that visit over and over again. And as a result, I know now what I didn't know then.
But when I hear those famous words, "I'd rather live in his world, than live without him in mine," I've truly come to know and feel the level of commitment and selflessness that defines the essence of love and desire. It doesn't matter who he is or where he is, she wants to be there with him at all cost. Kinda like my mama and daddy.
This album will eventually evolve into classical music, as the struggles inherent in the music are classical. I am proud to say I heard it all when it was new, and only too glad to share it with the new. Gladys Knight and the Pips is a musical institution, a phenomenom that will be warming hearts, and soothing souls long after mother earth has vaporized. Their musical magic will keep going On and On.
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Initial post: Aug 9, 2011 11:48:05 AM PDT
Awesome review...absolutely awesome...and TRUE!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2015 2:28:20 AM PST
Amen! I was still a little girl when I first heard "Neither one of Us" and knew little about love between a man and a woman ,but the gut wrenching sorrow and anguish with which Gladys sang this song made me grow up a little bit ,in an instant and made me understand that one day, I WOULD understand that love has many faces.
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