The Temptations Emperors of Soul (5-CD)

Emperors of Soul (5-CD)
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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  UNI 530338
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Motown

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/29/94-1/12/95, p.188
5 Stars - Classic - "...Not only was the group able to maintain its identity as it moved from doo-wop to soul harmony to psychedelia and on to funk, but it kept cranking out hits....A document to [The Temptations'] incredible mutability..."
Q - 11/94, p.146
4 Stars - Excellent - "...It all adds up: The Temptations are the greatest vocal harmony group ever. EMPERORS OF SOUL goes most of the way to proving the point..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Come On
  • Buy for $0.992.Oh, Mother Of Mine
  • Buy for $0.993.Romance Without Finance
  • Buy for $0.994.Check Yourself
  • Buy for $0.995.(You're My) Dream Come True
  • Buy for $0.996.Mind Over Matter (I'm Gonna Make You Mine)
  • Buy for $0.997.I'll Love You 'Til I Die
  • Buy for $0.998.Paradise
  • Buy for $0.999.Slow Down Heart
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To
  • Buy for $0.9911.Witchcraft (For Your Love)
  • Buy for $1.2912.I Want A Love I Can See
  • Buy for $0.9913.The Further You Look, The Less You See
  • Buy for $0.9914.Farewell My Love
  • Buy for $0.9915.A Tear From A Woman's Eyes
  • Buy for $1.2916.The Way You Do The Things You Do
  • Buy for $0.9917.I'll Be In Trouble
  • Buy for $0.9918.The Girl's Alright With Me
  • Buy for $0.9919.Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Baby, Baby I Need You
  • Buy for $1.2921.My Girl
  • Buy for $0.9922.(Talking 'Bout) Nobody But My Baby
  • Buy for $1.2923.It's Growing
  • Buy for $0.9924.You'll Lose A Precious Love
  • Buy for $1.2925.Since I Lost My Baby
  • Buy for $0.9926.You've Got To Earn It
  • Buy for $0.9927.My Baby
  • Buy for $1.2928.Don't Look Back

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $1.291.Get Ready
  • Buy for $0.992.Fading Away
  • Buy for $1.293.Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  • Buy for $0.994.Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  • Buy for $0.995.Who You Gonna Run To
  • Buy for $1.296.Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
  • Buy for $0.997.I Got Heaven Right Here On Earth
  • Buy for $1.298.(I Know) I'm Losing You
  • Buy for $0.999.All I Need
  • Buy for $0.9910.Sorry Is A Sorry Word
  • Buy for $0.9911.I'm Doing It All
  • Buy for $0.9912.No More Water In The Well
  • Buy for $1.2913.You're My Everything
  • Buy for $0.9914.Just One Last Look
  • Buy for $0.9915.Angel Doll
  • Buy for $0.9916.(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need
  • Buy for $0.9917.Don't Send Me Away
  • Buy for $0.9918.Hello Young Lovers
  • Buy for $0.9919.Ol' Man River
  • Buy for $1.2920.I Wish It Would Rain
  • Buy for $0.9921.I Truly, Truly Believe
  • Buy for $1.2922.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
  • Buy for $0.9923.Please Return Your Love To Me
  • Buy for $0.9924.How Can I Forget
  • Buy for $0.9925.For Once In My Life (Live)
  • Buy for $1.2926.My Girl

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $1.291.Cloud Nine
  • Buy for $0.992.Why Did She Have To Leave Me (Why Did She Have To Go)
  • Buy for $1.293.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  • Buy for $0.994.I'll Try Something New
  • Buy for $1.295.Runaway Child, Running Wild
  • Buy for $0.996.Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down
  • Buy for $1.297.I Can't Get Next To You
  • Buy for $0.998.Message From A Black Man
  • Buy for $0.999.War
  • Buy for $1.2910.Psychedelic Shack
  • Buy for $0.9911.Hum Along And Dance
  • Buy for $1.2912.Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)
  • Buy for $1.2914.Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Take A Look Around
  • Buy for $0.9916.It's Summer
  • Buy for $0.9917.Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Ain't Got Nothin'
  • Buy for $0.9919.Mother Nature
  • Buy for $0.9920.Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $0.991.Masterpiece
  • Buy for $0.992.Plastic Man
  • Buy for $0.993.Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
  • Buy for $0.994.Law Of The Land
  • Buy for $0.995.Let Your Hair Down
  • Buy for $0.996.Heavenly
  • Buy for $0.997.You've Got My Soul On Fire
  • Buy for $0.998.Happy People
  • Buy for $1.299.Shakey Ground
  • Buy for $0.9910.Glasshouse
  • Buy for $0.9911.A Song For You
  • Buy for $1.2912.Memories
  • Buy for $0.9913.Keep Holding On
  • Buy for $0.9914.Darling, Stand By Me (Song For My Woman)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Who Are You
  • 16.In A Lifetime
  • Buy for $0.9917.Power
  • Buy for $0.9918.Isn't The Night Fantastic
  • Buy for $0.9919.Aiming At Your Heart

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • Buy for $0.991.Standing On The Top, Part 1
  • Buy for $0.992.Sail Away
  • Buy for $1.293.Treat Her Like A Lady
  • Buy for $0.994.My Love Is True (Truly For You)
  • Buy for $0.995.Do You Really Love Your Baby
  • Buy for $0.996.Magic
  • Buy for $1.297.Lady Soul
  • Buy for $0.998.I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now
  • Buy for $0.999.Look What You Started
  • Buy for $0.9910.Soul To Soul
  • Buy for $0.9911.Special
  • Buy for $0.9912.My Kind Of Woman
  • Buy for $0.9913.Hoops Of Fire
  • Buy for $0.9914.Error Of Our Ways
  • Buy for $0.9915.Givin' U The Best
  • Buy for $0.9916.Elevator Eyes
  • Buy for $0.9917.Blueprint For Love

Product Description:

The Temptations: Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, Eldridge 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.
Additional personnel includes: Eddie Willis (guitar); Detroit Symphony Orchetra (strings); Danya Hartwick (flute, piccolo); Andrew "Mike" Terry (saxophone); Marcus Belgrave (trumpet); Paul Riser (trombone); Johnny Griffith (piano, organ, keyboards); Earl Van Dyke (piano, keyboards); Richard "Pocorn" Wylie (piano); Jack Ashford (vibraphone, marimba, percussion); James Jamerson (acoustic & electric bass); Robert Finch (drums); Norman Whitfield (tambourine); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (congas, bongos, percussion); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Producers include: Dre-Mic, Berry Gordy, Clarence Paul, Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Recorded between 1959 and 1994. Includes liner notes by Harry Weinger and Nelson George.
Digitally remastered by Joseph P. Palmaccio (PolyGram Studios).
This is part of the Motown Master series.
EMPERORS OF SOUL contains 110 songs, including 10 previously unreleased tracks, 4 brand new recordings, and 7 tracks never found on any album. Also included is an 80-page booklet with detailed track by track annotations, rare photos and interviews, and a complete discography.
The Temptations became one of the most successful singles groups of the '60s--ever, actually--by making hearstopping, doo-wop influenced soul ballads and emotionally raw dance music, but also by adapting to the times. In their earliest incarnation, David Ruffin's scratchy soul voice (as heard in "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"), Eddie Kendricks' high creamy croon ("My Girl") and some of Smokey Robinson's best songs (he was their first producer) gave the Temptations appeal to both hardcore rhythm and blues and mainstream pop audiences. When Ruffin and then Kendricks left, the band, now under the auspices of writer-producer Norman Whitfield, soldiered on and, with new lead singer Dennis Edwards, made some of the most funky and socially conscious--and still marvelously commercial--singles of the late '60s and early '70s, including "Ball Of Confusion" and "Papa Was A Rolling Stone."
Because they were almost strictly a singles group, their career was loaded with album tracks and B-sides--some of which would have made ace singles themselves--which history has left on the relics pile and which huge box sets like EMPERORS OF SOUL were created to rescue. The Motown-meets-Stax tune "You've Got To Earn It," which was stuck on the B-side of "Since I Lost My Baby," is about as fine a throwaway as you can bury in such a location; "No More Water In The Well" features a deep-soul vocal by Ruffin that resonates with all the rhythm and blues that came before. There are later treasures too, including such minor '70s singles as "Take A Look Around," a cinematically-orchestrated Norman Whitfield-Barrett Strong ballad about the drug-ravaged inner city. Not surprisingly, that one still resonates, too.

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Rating 5.0 Emperors of Soul Music Lover: from PHILADELPHIA, PA US -- February, 28, 2013

I own the this in casesette for over 25years and do intend to get on Cd if your youth was during the 60's you will enjoys this greatly


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