- Released: September 12, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Motown
- 1.I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- 2.Everybody Needs Love
- 3.The End Of Our Road
- 4.Friendship Train
- 5.The Nitty Gritty
- 6.Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To
- 7.You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You?)
- 8.If I Were Your Woman
- 9.I Don't Want To Do Wrong
- 10.Daddy Could Swear, I Declare
- 11.Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
Producers: Norman Whitfield, Joe Porter, Johnny Bristol, Clay McMurray.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by Brian Chin.
Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Mastering Studios East, Edison, New Jersey.
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Liner Note Author: Brian Chin .
Arrangers: Robert White ; H.B. Barnum; Michael Omartian; Paul Riser; Artie Butler.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips gathers a dozen of the group's definitive tracks, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "If I Were Your Woman," and "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)." However, the album leaves off almost as many essential tracks as it includes -- the omissions of "Midnight Train to Georgia," "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)," and "The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" are particularly glaring. Both the Ultimate Collection and, particularly, the Essential Collection feature more of Gladys Knight & the Pips' best material, but The Millennium Collection does provide a decent overview of the group's body of work for the most casual fans. ~ Heather Phares