Imagination [Bonus Tracks Edition]

Imagination [Bonus Tracks Edition]

by Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Overview

The first album cut by Gladys Knight & the Pips for Buddah Records was a watershed in their history. Co-produced by the group and Tony Camillo, Imagination embodied all of what Gladys Knight & the Pips had learned in their previous six years at Motown, watching the way their records were made, combined with the maturity of the sound that they'd achieved in that time, and virtually complete freedom to choose their repertory -- a factor that they were mature and sophisticated to exploit to the fullest. The result was four hit songs, including the chart-topping "Midnight Train to Georgia" (originally written as "Midnight Plane to Houston") and one of the biggest selling albums in their history -- Imagination was sophisticated soul at its best, Knight belting out numbers with great forcefulness and passion while the group provided delicate backup. Among the surprising non-hits is the radiantly sung "Perfect Love" and a beautiful harmonized cover of "I Can See Clearly Now," featuring the Pips singing lead. Reissued on CD by BMG Special Products in 1997 with full annotation, and worth tracking down in any format.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2019
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 0810736020315
catalogNumber: 12794828

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips   Primary Artist
Tony Camillo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Gladys Knight   Composer,Producer
Larry Wilcox   String Arrangements
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Goldberg   Composer
Tony Camillo   Arranger,Producer
Kenny Kerner   Arranger,Producer
Bubba Knight   Producer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Richie Wise   Arranger,Producer
William Guest   Composer,Producer
Edward Patten   Composer,Producer
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Merald Knight   Composer
William Bolton   Composer

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