50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1971

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2011
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527788777
  • Catalog Number: 001594202
  • Sales rank: 60,699

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oh, Mother Of Mine (2:18)
  2. 2 Romance Without Finance (2:48)
  3. 3 Check Yourself (2:43)
  4. 4 Your Wonderful Love (2:47)
  5. 5 (You're My) Dream Come True (2:55)
  6. 6 Isn't She Pretty (2:41)
  7. 7 Mind Over Matter (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) (3:01)
  8. 8 I'll Love You 'Til I Die (2:49)
  9. 9 Paradise (2:48)
  10. 10 Slow Down Heart (2:39)
  11. 11 I Want A Love I Can See (2:31)
  12. 12 The Further You Look, The Less You See (2:19)
  13. 13 Farewell My Love (2:25)
  14. 14 May I Have This Dance (2:09)
  15. 15 Way You Do The Things You Do (2:38)
  16. 16 Just Let Me Know (2:47)
  17. 17 I'll Be In Trouble (2:46)
  18. 18 The Girl's Alright With Me (2:53)
  19. 19 Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) (2:13)
  20. 20 Baby, Baby I Need You (2:38)
  21. 21 My Girl (2:56)
  22. 22 (Talkin' 'Bout) Nobody But My Baby (2:46)
  23. 23 It's Growing (2:58)
  24. 24 What Love Has Joined Together (2:54)
  25. 25 Since I Lost My Baby (2:52)
  26. 26 You've Got To Earn It (2:38)
  27. 27 My Baby (2:57)
  28. 28 Don't Look Back (2:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Get Ready (2:37)
  2. 2 Fading Away (2:37)
  3. 3 Ain't Too Proud To Beg (2:33)
  4. 4 You'll Lose A Precious Love (2:27)
  5. 5 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (2:20)
  6. 6 You're Not An Ordinary Girl (2:50)
  7. 7 (I Know) I'm Losing You (2:27)
  8. 8 I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To (2:39)
  9. 9 All I Need (3:17)
  10. 10 Sorry Is A Sorry Word (2:28)
  11. 11 You're My Everything (3:12)
  12. 12 I've Been Good To You (3:00)
  13. 13 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need (2:37)
  14. 14 Don't Send Me Away (2:51)
  15. 15 I Wish It Would Rain (2:52)
  16. 16 I Truly, Truly Believe (2:48)
  17. 17 I Truly, Truly Believe (2:45)
  18. 18 I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) (3:38)
  19. 19 Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got (2:46)
  20. 20 Please Return Your Love To Me (2:22)
  21. 21 How Can I Forget (1:45)
  22. 22 Cloud Nine (3:36)
  23. 23 Why Did She Have To Leave Me (Why Did She Have To Go) (3:10)
  24. 24 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (3:06)
  25. 25 A Place In The Sun (3:29)
  26. 26 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:58)
  27. 27 Silent Night, Holy Night (2:22)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Runaway Child, Running Wild (4:47)
  2. 2 I Need Your Lovin' (2:30)
  3. 3 I'll Try Something New (2:25)
  4. 4 The Way You Do The Things You Do (1:43)
  5. 5 Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down (4:39)
  6. 6 Since I've Lost You (2:40)
  7. 7 I Can't Get Next To You (2:54)
  8. 8 Running Away (Ain't Gonna Help You) (2:51)
  9. 9 The Weight (3:02)
  10. 10 For Better Or Worse (2:38)
  11. 11 Psychedelic Shack (3:50)
  12. 12 That's The Way Love Is (3:20)
  13. 13 Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) (4:03)
  14. 14 It's Summer (2:37)
  15. 15 Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) (4:13)
  16. 16 Hum Along And Dance (3:38)
  17. 17 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (3:54)
  18. 18 You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth (2:49)
  19. 19 It's Summer (2:52)
  20. 20 I'm The Exception To The Rule (3:25)
  21. 21 Mein Girl (2:57)
  22. 22 Blue Bird (2:19)
  23. 23 Solamente Lei (2:47)
  24. 24 Sei Solo Tu (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Temptations Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Smokey Robinson Producer
Andre Williams Producer
Otis Williams Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
R. Dean Taylor Composer
Joe Hinton Composer
Jerry Ross Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Tom Baird Arranger
Henry Cosby Producer
Hal Davis Producer
Paolo Dossena Composer
Melvin Franklin Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Marc Gordon Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer, Overdub Producer
George Gordy Composer
Cornelius Grant Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter Composer, Producer
Eddie Kendricks Composer
Jerry Long Arranger, Orchestra Director
Johnny Marks Composer
Ronald Dean Miller Composer
Clarence Paul Composer, Producer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Frank Robertson Producer
Willie Shorter Arranger
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer, Producer
David Van De Pitte Orchestra Director
Harry Weinger Track Annotations, Essay
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
William Robinson Composer
Bobby Rogers Composer
Bill Dahl Author
Allen Story Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Frank Wilson Composer, Producer
Ronald White Composer, Producer
Robert Rogers Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
Gunter Loose Composer
Bryan Wells Composer
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Roger Penzabene Composer
Michele Horie Producer, Art Direction
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
Werner Scharfenberger Composer
Fini Busch Composer
Keith Hughes Author
Warren Moore Composer
William "Smokey" Robinson Composer
Devora Brown Composer
Pamela Sawyer Composer
Jo Almeida Photo Coordination
Nickolas Ashford Producer
Peter Ricci Overdub Producer
Jaime Robertson Composer
Andrew Skurrow Tape Vault Research
Sujata Murthy Publicity
Margaret Johnson Composer
Elbridge Bryant Composer
Dre-Mic Producer
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