22 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

r&bbandit ,

Somewhat Pointless Starter Kit

If You want Gladys and the Pips Motown singles catalog, I think it would be worthwhile to drop the additional $8 and get the Anthology Best Of. Everything on this one is on that one, except TIME TO GO NOW. ( The B' side of 'Grapevine').PLUS ANTHOLOGY includes the hot 1970 remakes of their PRE-MOTOWN, EVERYBEAT OF MY HEART, LETTER FULL OF TEARS, and GIVING UP. On both collections, Motown, for no apparent reason, opts to include the edited version of ALL I NEED IS TIME, which totally ruins the song. One interesting thing about this lp is ALL the songs are the mono single edits. So you do get to hear exactly what we heard on the radio back in the day but in most cases, there was quite a bit of orchestration either added to the lp versions or just omitted from the singles release. Very noticeable in YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO and FRIENDSHIP TRAIN. But from a fan who bought these records when they were originally released, I still highly recommend the ANTHOLOGY BEST OF. If for their interpretations of FEELIN' ALRIGHT and Etta James' ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY alone!

Lostthefrog ,

Heard it through the grapevine

A classic; Gladys was/is/ will be a classic. She is something, a mover. Few of those today, so few of those today. And, She, the Pips, have moves unkown, today. No character exists in todays music. My adolescent children will not share my views. So, we will hold on to the past - not wasted but, kept for the distinction made. The past is not coming back. The sweet memories linger. Take me home.

And the song's writer, and like so many before him, Marvin Gaye, gone before his time. This is an example of the depth of music not present today, I think some of the allure is contrary to current offerings, this song is a bridge to another time, and one that held promise; there is still promise, and I am sorry that such a sweet sound in gone; we miss you Marvin.

mike n.y. ,

Not the ultimate

How can this be the ultimate collection, when Midnight train to Georgia is not included?

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