The Temptations include: Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, Ron Tyson, Otis Williams (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Stevie Wonder (harmonica); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Abe Laboriel (bass); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Engineers include: Tony Rambo, Devin Foutz, Tim Anderson.
Recorded at Blue Palm, Studio Masters, Static Sound, Scotland Yard Studios, Los Angeles, California; United Sound Systems, Detroit, Michigan. Includes liner notes by David Ritz.
Personnel: The Temptations (vocals); Theo Peoples, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Otis Williams & the Charms , Ron Tyson (vocals); Melvin Franklin (bass voice); Jimmy Macon, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Jerry Friedman (guitar); Stevie Wonder (harmonica); Dan Higgins (saxophone); Johnny Britt (trumpet); Jimmy Varner (keyboards, synthesizer, programming, drum programming); Isaias Gamboa (keyboards, synthesizer, keyboard programming, drum programming); Steve Harvey (keyboards, drums, percussion); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Trevor Lawrence (cymbals, hi-hat); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Tony Alvarez (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: Craig Burbidge; Tim Anderson; Rob Chiarelli; Bob Tucker .
Audio Remixers: Richard Perry; Bill Schnee.
Liner Note Authors: Richard Perry; David Ritz.
Recording information: Blue Palm Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Scotland Yard, Los Angeles, CA; Static Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Studio Masters, Los Angeles, CA; United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI.
Photographer: Aaron Rapoport.
Arrangers: Richard Perry; Isaias Gamboa.
Fans of the Temptations' latter-day work should be more than pleased at the re-release, with the inclusion of a bonus cut, of FOR LOVERS ONLY. Recorded in 1995, the album may feature only one original Temptation (Otis Williams) as Melvin Franklin had recently departed, but its nevertheless a sterling example of the power of modern soul music. Most of the songs featured here hail from the Great American Songbook. This wasn't the first time the group had tackled standards, but the contemporary arrangements the tunes receive here are as startling as they are successful. It's a safe bet that Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne never would have imagined their classic "Time After Time" beginning with the spoken exhortation "drop the groove," but drop it they do, with the considerable assistance of studio mastermind Isaias Gamboa. The group's soulful harmonies and obvious emotional committment to the material should be studied by younger bands intent on breaking into the R&B game. Listen and learn, kids.