Picks and Pans Review: At Last
Gladys Knight (MCA)
It has been more than six years since Gladys Knight recorded her last pop-R&B album, Just for You, which may explain the title of her new solo disc. In that time the soul legend has released an inspirational CD (1999's Many Different Roads), published her autobiography (1997's Between Each Line of Pain and Glory) and, with her longtime backup vocal trio the Pips, has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Rhythm & Blues halls of fame. But At Last makes clear that, after some four decades of recording, Knight is far from ready to call it a career. She's in fine voice on tasteful ballads like "Love Hurts" and "Please Help Me I'm Falling (In Love with You)." The highlight, though, is Knight's down-home, gospelized cover of Bill Withers's "Grandma's Hands."
Bottom Line: A very good Knight indeed
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