The Temptations Ultimate Collection
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- Released: March 25, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Motown
- 1.The Way You Do The Things You Do
- 2.My Girl
- 3.It's Growing
- 4.Since I Lost My Baby
- 5.Don't Look Back
- 6.Get Ready
- 7.Ain't Too Proud To Beg
- 8.I'm Losing You, (I Know)
- 9.All I Need
- 10.You're My Everything
- 11.Angel Doll
- 12.I Wish It Would Rain
- 13.Cloud Nine
- 14.I Can't Get Next To You
- 15.Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- 16.Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- 17.Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- 18.Shakey Ground
- 19.Treat Her Like A Lady
- 20.Error Of Our Ways
- 21.My Girl
The Temptations: Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Ricky Owens, Richard Street, Damon Harris, Glenn Leonard, Louis Price, Ron Tyson, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, Ray Davis.
Producers: Smokey Robinson, Ronald White, Norman Whitfield, Frank Wilson, Clarence Paul, Jeffrey Bowen, Berry Gordy, Albert Phillip McKay, Ralph Randolph Johnson, Dennis Nelson.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by Harry Weinger.
This is part of Motown Records' "The Ultimate Collection" series.
Personnel: David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams , Ali-Ollie Woodson (vocals); The Andantes (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Harry Weinger.
Photographer: Tina Anderson.
Arranger: Paul Riser.
With the exception of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, one would be hard pressed to name a Motown act who went through as many creative shifts as the Temptations. While Wonder's and Gaye's changes of direction were a product of their own creative rebellion against Berry Gordy's brilliant but often formulaic vision, the Temptations seemed to be the label's official "keeping up with the times" artists, starting out as interpreters of Smokey Robinson's silky-smooth sweet soul confections and going on to embrace rock guitars, work with members of Funkadelic, and be produced by Rick James, all while holding onto their trademark vocal style. The length and breadth of the Temptations' career would make it practically impossible for a single-disc career retrospective to be truly comprehensive, and The Ultimate Collection is missing a few essential tracks (most notably "Psychedelic Shack" and "Runaway Child, Running Wild"), while two latter-day hits, "Treat Her Like a Lady" and "Error of Our Ways," don't exactly bring this set to a triumphant conclusion. But if you're only going to own one Temptations disc, The Ultimate Collection is a very good one to get; it includes the majority of the group's biggest hits, the remastering sounds great, and the chronological sequence gives a fine picture of the group's constant musical evolution. The Ultimate Collection isn't the last word on the Temptations, but it's a splendid starting point to their music, and will add a satisfying portion of sweet-and-sour soul to your next party. Special added attraction: a rare a cappella take of "My Girl" is included as a bonus. ~ Mark Deming
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