4.Got to See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)
5.Your Love Was Worth Waiting For
6.Steppin' on a Dream
7.Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
8.True Love Can Be Beautiful
9.Turn Back the Hands of Time
10.Set 'Em Up (Move in for the Thrill)
11.The Things We Have to Do
12.Lo and Behold
13.You're What I Need (Not What I Want) - (previously unreleased)
14.Stand by Me [Brothers Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)
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Liner Note Authors: Junius Griffin; Stu Hackel.
Recording information: Studio B (02/23/1969); Studio B (03/06/1970); Studio B (03/16/1970); Studio B (03/18/1969); Studio B (03/18/1970); Studio B (03/30/1970); Studio B (04/01/1970); Studio B (04/08/1970); Studio B (04/13/1970); Studio B (04/14/1970); Studio B (04/15/1970); Studio B (04/16/1790); Studio B (04/16/1970); Studio B (04/17/1970); Studio B (04/18/1970); Studio B (04/20/1970); Studio B (04/21/1970); Studio B (04/22/1970); Studio B (04/23/1970); Studio B (04/24/1969); Studio B (04/25/1970); Studio B (04/27/1969); Studio B (04/27/1970); Studio B (04/28/1970); Studio B (04/29/1970); Studio B (04/30/1970); Studio B (06/07/1970).
Motown had a history of recording different artists together, so why not the Ruffin Brothers? Jimmy and David had both enjoyed success; Jimmy charted with "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," and David had sung with the Temptations and enjoyed a solo hit with "My Whole World Ended." These songs have a harder sound then the brothers usually exhibit as solo artists. Four remakes nest with eight originals. While the former are done well, they won't make you forget the originals. "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," the Delfonics hit, is the most interesting of the re-recordings; the Ruffins give the sweet Philly song a rougher edge. Motown released the exciting, uptempo "When My Love Hand Comes Down" as a single, but it failed to establish the brothers as hitmakers. The confessional "Your Love Was Worth Waiting For" and "Got to See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)" are two sweeties; the latter begins with an endearing father to son monologue, and "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" is given an epic treatment. David's rough tenor and Jimmy's sweet tenor/baritone mesh well throughout an LP that should have been more successful. ~ Andrew Hamilton