Neither One of Us (album)

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Neither One of Us
Neither one of us album.jpeg
Studio album by Gladys Knight & the Pips
Released March 1973
Recorded 1972
Genre Soul
Length 34:12
Label Soul
S 737L
Producer Joe 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [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[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Neither One of Us review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Neither One of Us review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  3. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 

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