Heaven Help Us All (With Gladys Knight)
Album: Genius Loves Company, Concord, August 2004.
The album was recorded at RPM International (and some of the orchestral parts elsewhere) in Los Angeles between mid 2003 and March 2004. For an unabridged personnel listing see Wikipedia.
Ray probably never sounded so unlike himself, but Gladys carried the tune – and the terrific arrangement – like the Empress of Soul she’s always been.
Here‘s an AP preview of the 2005 Grammy Awards, including some footage of Gladys and Ray recording the song.