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

Posted by DjPaulT on December 28th, 2012


Side A


“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”.

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

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

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

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*

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

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

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.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ray. Enjoy your day!


  2. Spring Says:

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


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂


  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?


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Rick RGB Reply:

    Agree with mjb.


  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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