Glorious (Gloria Gaynor album)

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Glorious
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Studio album by Gloria Gaynor
Released February 18, 1977
Genre Disco, dance
Label Polydor
Producer Gregg Diamond, Joe Beck
Gloria Gaynor chronology
I've Got You
(1976)I've Got You1976
Glorious
(1977)
Gloria Gaynor's Park Avenue Sound
(1978)Gloria Gaynor's Park Avenue Sound1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Glorious is American singer Gloria Gaynor's fourth studio album.[2] It was released in 1977 on Polydor Records.

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2016 by Big Break Records.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Why Should I Pay"Gregg Diamond3:38
2."As Time Goes By" / "The Hands of Time" (Medley)Herman Hupfeld / Gregg Diamond5:05
3."Most of All"Gregg Diamond8:57
4."We Can Start All Over Again"Joe Beck, George Flame5:07
5."Sweet Sweet Melody"Joe Beck, George Flame4:25
6."Life Ain't Worth Living"Melvin Seals2:58
7."This Side of the Pain"Gregg Diamond3:15
8."So Much Love"Joe Beck, George Flame4:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Gloria Gaynor – lead vocals
  • Kim Carlson, Jocelyne Shaw, Angela Howell – background vocals
  • Steve Love – rhythm guitar (guitar solo on "Why I Should Pay")
  • James Gregory – bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg – drums
  • Don Grolnick – piano, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, clavinet
  • Jack Waldman – piano, keyboards, orchestration
  • Jimmy Maelen – percussion, Latin percussion
  • Joe Beck – guitar solos, orchestration
  • Godfrey Diamond – percussion
  • Gregg Diamond – percussion, piano, orchestration
  • Joe Ferguson – alto saxophone solo on "This Side of the Pain"
  • George Young, Eddie Daniels, George Marge – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm, Alan Rubin, John Frosk, Peter Ecklund – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Alan Rhaph, Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster, strings
  • Brad Baker – orchestration

Production[edit]

  • Gregg Diamond, Joe Beck – producers, arrangers
  • Godfrey Diamond – engineer, mixing
  • Woszczyk Wieslaw, Trudy Cali, Lucy Lauri, Tom Duffy, Michael Barbiero, Jonathan Kats – assistant engineers
  • Dominick Romeo, Roy Jones – mastering
  • David Croland – cover
  • Beverly Parker – art direction

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