Gladys Knight / Gladys Knight & the Pips

Love Songs

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Focusing on their post-Motown years, Love Songs is an entertaining but mildly inconsistent look at Gladys Knight & the Pips' softer moments. Some of the hits make their usual appearances: "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," "Midnight Train to Georgia," and "The Makings of You" are all present and stand out more than ever as some of their most important. This notion becomes especially potent when placed in contrast to the minor hits and filler that are included. And though the good definitely outweighs the bad in this instance, most die-hard fans will already own all of this material courtesy of more thorough definitive collections or anthologies. Nevertheless, Love Songs is an ideal sampler for those looking to hear the group's softer side.

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