Gladys Knight & The Pips

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

Tamla Motown : TMG 864 DJ

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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



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Along with the slightly earlier TMG 843 (Martha Reeves - No One There) this July 1973 UK Promo is the most sought after TMG Northern Soul spin outside the coveted TMG 500 series. As the magnificently explosive "No One Could Love You More" and of course Martha's "No One There" were never issued in the USA as 7" 45s.

Previously only an album track, to help fill the demands of a record that has been consistently filling the dancefloors up and down the country, for two decades, this 45 is the only way to play it, as the full volume richness making itself a NS DJ essential, above the timid album track.

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

"No One Could Love You More" has been pleasuring the NS dancefloors across Europe for quite a few years now, with no signs of it's popularity ever fading. In 1971 the writing 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 then 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-level 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 this 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 and immaculate Green & White 1973 UK Demo!

Condition Report

A close - "Manship Mint" Two totally clean green and white demo labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals hardly a blemish on the vinyl, that has never encountered a Northern Soul DJ in its lifetime as a captive in a record librar near perfect. Still housed in its birth-sleeve.

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