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"THE WAY WE WERE" EMPRESS OF SOUL GLADYS KNIGHT

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Published on Apr 8, 2008

EMPRESS OF SOUL GLADYS KNIGHT SINGS "THE WAY WE WERE" AT THE GREEK THEATER IN LA 1977.

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Gerry Aire
with streisand, you appreciate the song... with gladys, you feel the song
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Sherri Sensational
same I definately respect Barbara's singing ability but Gladys has that true feeling in her voice
Legendary Vocalists
That's what every singer of today do in a studio, but it's not Barbra's case, I have entire recording sessions of her, she always sings the whole songs live to orchestras and the maximum of takes I ever heard her doing for a song was 9, and the first ones were already perfect to me, thus the majority of vocals she uses in each track is from the one take she considers the best. Listen to "moonfall" by Barbra, that is an unreleased take from the unreleased session of back to broadway album, it's the third take and she did it perfectly, if she's to release I don't even think she needs to mix with other takes, also make our garden grow, it's take 7, it's a very difficult song so it's compreensible she did 9 takes for that song. Didn't we is also a song where Barbra recorded in 1 take only for example. And it's utterly perfect. I also heard Barbra recording "The way we were" and she sang every phrase for real.
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TWTR4EVER
There's "THE QUEEN OF SOUL" Aretha, the "PRINCESS" Whitney, the "EMPRESS" Gladys, the "DUCHESS" Patti, the "COUNTESS" Tina, the "BARONESS" Dionne , and after that "THE LADIES IN WAITING" with Shirley Bassey, Chaka Kahn, Donna Summer, Natalie Cole heading the list!  
Sherri Sensational
true
steve burnham
im sat here watching this tears in my eyes having been introduced to this music by my mum wow does she have great taste in music song says it all mum xxxxxxxxxxx
djm58sk
When I hear Streisand's version, I think, "damn that girl can sing." When I hear Gladys' version, I get all teary-eyed.
Yan Vsz
me too..isn't interesting? both versions are just beautiful but this one goes straight to my heart.
Martha Torres Moncayo González
Beautiful 💖 one of my favourite singers ever
jeanjeudi1111
Deep and soulful with her beautiful voice, what a loveable girl. Adorable
Ahesha martin
don't get me wrong.  Gladys Knight can sing her azz off. But I believe Barbara did better singing this song.
EMPRESSGLADYS
Streisand has a beautiful voice, but it's more suited for "pop" music and show tunes. The Empress is just SOULFUL!!!
Yan Vsz
This lady can sing...big time. Every time i listen to this song my eyes get full of tears and I don't know why. Beauty I guess....
Cathy Solomon
love u Gladys.
MAIRIM LEBASI
WOOW!!
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