The Temptations: Eddie Kendricks, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams (vocals).
Producers: Clay McMurray, Barrett Strong, Gil Askey, Harold Johnson.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Recorded in 1980. Originally released on Gordy (998M1). Includes liner notes by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
This is part of "20th Century Masters: The Christams Coillection" series.
Personnel: The Temptations (vocals).
Arranger: Gil Askey.
The Temptations' 20th Century Masters - Christmas Collection combines 12 tunes initially available on 1970's Christmas Card and 1980's Give Love at Christmas, both on Motown. This is a pleasing combination of classics of the genre -- "Silver Bells," "White Christmas," and "Let It Snow" -- with not so classic but still highly enjoyable tunes, including "This Christmas," co-written by the late Donny Hathaway, and Smokey Robinson's composition "Christmas Everyday." Also of interest to collectors will be the unreleased bonus version of "Oh Holy Night," originally intended for Give Love at Christmas. ~ Al Campbell