Gladys Knight / Gladys Knight & the Pips

If I Were Your Woman/Standing Ovation

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Another installment in Motown's excellent reissue campaign of Gladys Knight & the Pips full-length recordings, this edition combines 1971's excellent If I Were Your Woman with Standing Ovation. "If I Were Your Woman" is one of the group's finest moments, with a vocal performance by Knight that has few rivals in the soul music world. The rest of the album, much like a large percentage of Standing Ovation, is made up of filler tunes and cover versions that are curiosities for die-hard fans only. At times the group makes a concerted effort to take a song and give it a unique spin (a cover of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" is especially noteworthy), but there are other times when the experiment flat-out fails (the "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water" medley, for example).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:12
2
3:38 Spotify
3 3:14 Spotify
4 3:27 Spotify
5 3:17
6 3:26 Spotify
7 3:33 Spotify
8 2:27 Spotify
9 3:25 Spotify
10 3:24 Spotify
11 2:56 Spotify
12 3:26 Spotify
13 3:44 Spotify
14 3:06 Spotify
15
3:54 Spotify
16 2:23 Spotify
17
5:31 Spotify
18 3:11 Spotify
19 4:19
20 3:25 Spotify
21 3:36
22
3:15 Spotify
23 3:40 Spotify
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