LP 285: Unknown / Funky Junction – Especially For You…Gladys Knight and The Pips (Stereo Gold Award, 1975)

23 Aug

Side 1
01 Letter Full Of Tears
02 You Broke Your Promise
03 Operator
04 Trust In You
05 Talking Trash (Funky Junction)

Side 2
06 Every Beat Of My Heart
07 Room In Your Heart
08 Guess Who
09 Running Around
10 Road’s End (Funky Junction)

This record does not feature Gladys Knight and The Pips. Leo Muller weaves his magic yet again as an unnamed session combo cover eight of Gladys’ numbers with varying degrees of success. Letter Full Of Tears and You Broke Your Promise are downbeat and soulful tunes while Room In Your Heart is a groovy slice of prime rhythm and blues. Grit awards to the spiky handclaps of Running Around.

There are also two tracks from Funky Junction. You’ll remember them being responsible for the Deep Purple tribute album (LP 167 on the original Spiral site). As previously outlined Funky Junction in 1973 = Thin Lizzy but these two tracks are definitely not Philo and mates. The two numbers also appeared on the 1971 Stereo Gold Award LP Tamla Hits by Dianne and The New Worlds (LP 221). Talkin’ Trash is a bluesy and fuzzy instrumental while Road’s End is a drum-heavy masterpiece..

Comments and feedback are welcome.


7 Responses to “LP 285: Unknown / Funky Junction – Especially For You…Gladys Knight and The Pips (Stereo Gold Award, 1975)”

  1. nlgbbbblth August 23, 2011 at 6:54 AM #


    • Mark Dezii August 25, 2011 at 4:36 PM #

      How do you download these great albums? No link!! Mark

  2. jason August 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM #

    good to see u back, thanks as usual!!!

  3. Tim Hargis November 17, 2011 at 5:07 AM #

    Yeah, the album looks golden! I’d like to get my hands on a copy.

  4. Brett Hart December 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM #

    Golden is an understatement. If I could I’d buy two or three just to have.

  5. creativetattooideas April 30, 2012 at 4:55 AM #

    Great content! I marked your site as one of my favorites!

  6. Carleena Brown March 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM #

    I have this for sale, anyone interested? if so, please email me on

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