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Gladys Knight – You Bring Out The Best in Me (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 28th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

“You Bring Out The Best In Me” is a 1979 Disco single by the “Empress of Soul” Gladys knight. Released as a 12″ with a “Special Disco Version” mixed by John Luongo. The track features many breaks and strings capturing the Disco wave giving Gladys a golden appearance under the mirror ball.

This 12″ promo features both a Stereo and Mono mix of the “Special Disco Version”.

SIDE A:
You Bring Out The Best In Me (Speccial Disco Version) (Stereo) 8:20

SIDE B:
You Bring Out The Best In Me (Special Disco Version) (Mono) 8:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia – 23-10996
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Arranged By – Gene Page
Mixed By – John Luongo
Producer – Gladys KnightJack Gold
Written-By – A. De Lory*, C. Christiansen*

NOTES:
Special disco Version from the Columbia Lp “GLADYS KNIGHT”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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12 Responses to “Gladys Knight – You Bring Out The Best in Me (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Ray Fisher Says:

    a cup of Folgers coffee and Post from DJ Paul’s Disco Fridays = The Best Friday Morning Ever!!!

    I never knew Gladys dipped into Disco. Can’t wait to hear. Thanks as always.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ray. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! As always your blog full of surprises! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  3. ric Says:

    A glittering upgrade for me, Paul. Boogie Thanks to ya!
    Was gutted they didn’t do a proper 12″ for her Bourgie Bourgie single though…
    btw, I have always wondered about this Stereo Mono thing. Is there any purpose for having a Mono on the single? Wouldn’t everyone want to play the Stereo side?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Ric not sure why the Mono version was released either. I do know that some Disco’s at the time did have mono sound sytems so that equal parts would come out of each channel.

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    Rick RBG Reply:

    DjPaulT you are correct about club systems being sometimes in mono on purpose and I must say I spoke with many pro audio people that install that way for that “equal parts” of left and right channel. This idea was still being deployed decades later from the 1970’s. I have never cared for these fully mono systems. I see no purpose for a mono version in 1979 of a 12″ either. It is common to see promo only 7″ singles at that time have stereo and mono sides but I think that was for am radio and still I see no point. Great post of this classic gem. Awesome transfer.

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    george e. Reply:

    Adding to Paul’s reply, many radio stations of that era had mono equipment as well, not to mention record buyers who still had mono record-players to play their records on. So, the mono side was to make sure one could listen all sound elements regardless on what equipment the record was played on.

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    mjb Reply:

    That’s correct. Of course, stereo can be converted to mono by mixing (“summing”) the left and right channels, but this can result in some strange effects on the sound. The degree to which a particular song is affected depends on the content and how it was originally mixed in stereo…often, there are no noticeable problems when summing, but problems happen often enough that a specially created mono mix is preferable, when available.

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    Rick RGB Reply:

    Agree with mjb.

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  4. george e. Says:

    Thanks for this gem, Paul! I own the commercial copy of this 12″ and was planning to rip it one of these days, but you obviously saved me the trouble!
    I hate requesting stuff, but could you squeeze the Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” (Shep Pettibone Mastermix) 12″ that you have in your near-future posts? I’m making a compilation of their not-on-CD released remixes and my copy is really bad. I could use your excellent rip, though. Anyway, have a jolly holiday time!

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