Release Date

November 1, 1974

American R&B band Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded a cover of “The Way We Were” as part of a blend with the song “Try to Remember”, released on their 1974 studio album I Feel a Song. The cover/blend was released by Buddah Records on March 14, 1975, in a 7-inch format, paired with the B-side singles “Love Finds Its Own Way” and “The Need to Be”. Due to the inclusion of “Try to Remember”, the song features additional writing by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Knight’s rendition of “The Way We Were” was sampled in 1993 for “Can It Be All So Simple” by the Wu-Tang Clan.