Gladys Knight & The Pips

No One Could Love You More / Take Me In Your Arms & Love Me

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  • Artist: Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • A Side: No One Could Love You More
  • B Side: Take Me In Your Arms & Love Me
  • Label: Tamla Motown
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

Key: View

Description


Description

Along with Martha Reeves - No One there - this 1971 UK Promo copy is the most sought after TMG Northern Soul spin outside the coveted TMG 500 series.

Previously only an album track, there is no USA 45 to chase, to fill the demands of a record that has been consistently filling the dancefloors up and down the country, making itself a NS DJ essential.

An afterthought by EMI to back the Gladys classic "Take Me In Arms And Love Me" reissue with an album track, giving birth to a Northern Soul monster previously unissued as a 7" 45.

"No One Could Love You More" has been pleasuring the NS dancefloors of Europe for quite a few decades now, with no signs of it's popularity ever fading. In 1971 the combination of Pamela Sawyer and Gloria Jones crafted an album track for Gladys's "Standing Ovation" LP, which was wisely spotted by an EMI executive and scheduled for release to fill in the flipside void.

It was to be years later for the Northern Soul scene to latch onto this inviting anomaly, but once those turntable outings began there was no stopping it's progress to the top of the Motown NS choice of plays. Gladys's imposing Diva voice, raps an unforgettable piano led intro, engaging the crowd to stroll onto the dancefloor, before her voice takes flight into a full-blown aerial presence hitting all those glass-shattering notes we have grown to expect from an-all-time-great.

fully orchestrated by Johnny Bristol and the underrated Clay McMurray, erupting in a full big-bollock production, complimenting Gladys every step of the way.

Impossible to self-distance to, as everyone loves dancing to this morsel of Motown magic! But what better way to own it, than this eye-catching rare Green & White 1973 UK Demo!

Condition Report

Two clean green and white demo labels, flipside label reveals a minuscule area of faint storage foxing (squint to see), 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals a couple of soft hairlines, plays perfect. housed in birth-sleeve. Very fine copy indeed.

A Side

  • Title: No One Could Love You More

    B Side

  • Title: Take Me In Your Arms & Love Me
  • Year: 27th July 1973
  • City: United Kingdom

    Tracklisting