The Temptations 50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1961 - 71

50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1961 - 71
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Format: CD  (3 Discs)
Item:  MOT 001594202
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released: October 24, 2011
  • Label: Motown

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.102
5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] the Tempts' psych-soul revelations such as 1968's 'Cloud Nine' and 1970's 'Psychedelic Shack'..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.105
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] the luxury of five singers capable of taking the lead making them arguably the label's most versatile act."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Oh, Mother of Mine - (mono)
  • 2.Romance Without Finance - (mono)
  • 3.Check Yourself - (mono)
  • 4.Your Wonderful Love
  • 5.(You're My) Dream Come True
  • 6.Isn't She Pretty - (mono)
  • 7.Mind Over Matter (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) - (mono)
  • 8.I'll Love You 'Til I Die - (mono)
  • 9.Paradise - (mono)
  • 10.Slow Down Heart - (mono)
  • 11.I Want a Love I Can See - (mono)
  • 12.The Further You Look Less You See
  • 13.Farewell My Love
  • 14.May I Have This Dance
  • 15.Way You Do the Things You Do - (mono)
  • 16.Just Let Me Know
  • 17.I'll Be in Trouble - (mono)
  • 18.The Girl's Alright with Me
  • 19.Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) - (mono)
  • 20.Baby, Baby I Need You - (mono)
  • 21.My Girl - (mono)
  • 22.(Talkin' 'Bout) Nobody But My Baby - (mono)
  • 23.It's Growing - (mono)
  • 24.What Love Has Joined Together - (mono)
  • 25.Since I Lost My Baby - (mono)
  • 26.You've Got to Earn It - (mono)
  • 27.My Baby - (mono)
  • 28.Don't Look Back - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Get Ready - (mono)
  • 2.Fading Away - (mono)
  • 3.Ain't Too Proud to Beg - (mono)
  • 4.You'll Lose a Precious Love - (mono)
  • 5.Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - (mono)
  • 6.You're Not an Ordinary Girl
  • 7.(I Know) I'm Losing You - (mono)
  • 8.I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To - (mono)
  • 9.All I Need - (mono)
  • 10.Sorry Is a Sorry Word - (mono)
  • 11.You're My Everything - (mono)
  • 12.I've Been Good to You
  • 13.(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need - (mono)
  • 14.Don't Send Me Away - (mono)
  • 15.I Wish It Would Rain
  • 16.I Truly, Truly Believe - (mono)
  • 17.I Truly, Truly Believe [Alternate Vocal] - (alternate take)
  • 18.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
  • 19.Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got
  • 20.Please Return Your Love to Me
  • 21.How Can I Forget - (mono)
  • 22.Cloud Nine - (mono)
  • 23.Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go)
  • 24.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - (mono)
  • 25.A Place in the Sun
  • 26.Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 27.Silent Night, Holy Night

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Runaway Child, Running Wild - (mono)
  • 2.I Need Your Lovin'
  • 3.I'll Try Something New - (mono)
  • 4.The Way You Do the Things You Do
  • 5.Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down - (mono)
  • 6.Since I've Lost You
  • 7.I Can't Get Next to You - (mono)
  • 8.Running Away (Ain't Gonna Help You)
  • 9.The Weight
  • 10.For Better or Worse
  • 11.Psychedelic Shack
  • 12.That's the Way Love Is
  • 13.Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) - (mono)
  • 14.It's Summer
  • 15.Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World)
  • 16.Hum Along and Dance
  • 17.Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) - (mono)
  • 18.You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth
  • 19.It's Summer
  • 20.I'm the Exception to the Rule
  • 21.Mein Girl [My Girl]
  • 22.Blue Bird
  • 23.Solamente Lei [My Girl]
  • 24.Sei Solo Tu [The Way You Do the Things You Do]

Product Description:

Authors: Keith Hughes; Bill Dahl.
Photographers: George Solomon; Patrick Sporrij.
The Temptations were the greatest of the Motown groups, and for a label that also had the Four Tops and the Supremes, that's really saying something. Blessed with a succession of great singers like Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, and Dennis Edwards, any of whom could have easily fronted their own group, the Temptations racked up countless hits between 1961 and 1971, helped immeasurably by Motown's astounding songwriting stable. Songs like "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Pround to Beg," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "I Wish It Would Rain," "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Psychedelic Shack," and "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" are enduring classics that still sound fresh and vital all these years later. This lavish box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Temptations' first single in 1961, collects all of the group's singles from Motown Records between then and 1971 on three discs, and it's an amazing legacy, with classic song after classic song rolling by one after the other, the essential playlist of one of the greatest singing groups in the history of pop. ~ Steve Leggett

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