Neither One of Us (album)
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Neither One of Us Album
Neither One of Us
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1973
Recorded1972
GenreSoul
Length34:12
LabelSoul
S 737L
ProducerJoe Porter, Johnny Bristol, Clay McMurray, Nick Zesses, Dino Fekaris, Hal Davis
Gladys Knight & the Pips chronology
Standing Ovation
(1972)
Neither One of Us
(1973)
All I Need Is Time
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Neither One of Us is an album recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in early 1973 (see 1973 in music) by Motown Records on the Soul Records label.

The label released the album shortly after the group left the label for Buddah Records while the title track was rising up the charts. That song eventually peaked at #2 on the US Pop Charts, and reached the top spot on the R&B Charts. Motown issued another single, "Daddy Could Swear, I Declare", in April of the year. "Daddy" was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #19, and nearly topped the Soul Charts as well, peaking at #2. By that point, the group had released their first Buddah single, "Where Peaceful Waters Flow".

Following the success of this album and the group's commercial acclaim at Buddah, Motown released three more albums of unreleased material.

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)"Jim Weatherly4:15
2."It's Gotta Be That Way"David Jones, Wade Brown, Jr., Johnny Bristol4:32
3."For Once in My Life"Ron Miller, Orlando Murden4:00
4."This Child Needs Its Father"Nick Zesses, Dino Fekaris3:15
5."Who Is She (And What Is She to You)"Bill Withers, Stan McKenny4:12
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."And This Is Love"Sylvia Moy, Frederick Long3:21
7."Daddy Could Swear, I Declare"Johnny Bristol, Gladys Knight, Merald Knight3:42
8."Can't Give It Up No More"David Jones, Wade Brown, Jr., Johnny Bristol3:38
9."Don't It Make You Feel Guilty"David Jones, Wade Brown, Jr., Johnny Bristol3:15

Charts

Album

Chart (1973) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 9
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1

Singles

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
UK[4]
1973 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" 2 1 15 31
"Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" 19 2

See also

References

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Neither One of Us review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: K". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2012-12-10. Retrieved .

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