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Track Listing
01 Letter Full of Tears 2:53
02 You Broke Your Promise 2:50
03 Operator 2:21
04 I’ll Trust in You 2:49
05 Morning, Noon & Night 2:20
06 I Really Didn’t Mean It 2:43
07 Every Beat of My Heart 2:05
08 Room in Your Heart 2:07
09 Guess Who 3:22
10 Stop Runnin’ Around 2:08
11 Darling 2:45
12 What Shall I Do? 2:37

BONUS TRACKS
13 Come See About Me 2:51
14 I Want that Kind of Love 2:30
15 A Love Like Mine 2:58
16 Queen of Tears 3:25
17 Before Now and After Then 3:01
18 Every Beat of My Heart [alternate take] 2:04
19 Go Away, Stay Away 2:39
20 Linda – The Pips 2:22
21 Ching Chong – The Pips 2:24
22 Whistle My Love – The Pips 2:35
Artist:
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Title:
Letter Full Of Tears (+ Bonus Tracks)
Label:
Soul Jam
Cat No:
600902
Format:
CD
Price £9.49
• Initially composed of siblings and cousins, Gladys Knight & The Pips was among the most popular rhythm and blues and soul groups of the 1960s and ’70s. The group was unusual at the time for having a female lead singer and male backup singers. Knight combined precise classic-pop elegance with pure R&B power and soul searching.

• The group cut a number of singles and albums for different labels before signing with Berry Gordy at Motown. This essential release presents Gladys Knight & The Pips’ underrated debut long play, Letter Full of Tears, which was originally issued in 1962 by the small Fury label. It contains regional hits such as the title song (a reading of Don Covay's "Letter Full of Tears"), the stomping "Room in Your Heart," and their first smash – a cover of Johnny Otis' "Every Beat of My Heart." In addition to the original LP, this remastered collector’s release also contains 10 bonus tracks, consisting of hard-to-find sides issued by Fury, Brunswick or Vee Jay during the same period. Although the group eventually went on to greater commercial success in the mid- and late ‘60s, all of these wonderful songs form the building blocks of their musical legacy. This CD is truly an time-tested treasure, as well as an indispensable set for aficionados of early soul.