Anthology [1995]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
A definitive overview of the Temptations' career at Motown, Anthology was first released on LP in 1973, revamped in 1986, and updated once again for the CD era in 1995, with modern remastering technology and new packaging. The 1995 version tinkers with the selections a bit, appends a few later singles released after the original issue, and adds a few extra, lesser-known items from their earlier years, including the previously unreleased "Lullaby of Love." Since it's difficult to encapsulate the Temptations' accomplishments on just one disc -- they remained consistent and viable hitmakers well into the '70s, totally reinventing their sound in the process -- Anthology should ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
A definitive overview of the Temptations' career at Motown, Anthology was first released on LP in 1973, revamped in 1986, and updated once again for the CD era in 1995, with modern remastering technology and new packaging. The 1995 version tinkers with the selections a bit, appends a few later singles released after the original issue, and adds a few extra, lesser-known items from their earlier years, including the previously unreleased "Lullaby of Love." Since it's difficult to encapsulate the Temptations' accomplishments on just one disc -- they remained consistent and viable hitmakers well into the '70s, totally reinventing their sound in the process -- Anthology should really be considered the best available summation of their career. The two discs split up the Tempts' two major phases pretty neatly. Kicking off with their breakthrough hit "The Way You Do the Things You Do," the first disc covers their years as the epitome of the Motown sound, while the second sums up their transformation into a funky psychedelic soul outfit at the close of the '60s. All the key hits are here, including a few major R&B-chart smashes that were left off The Ultimate Collection; plus, the liner notes offer a detailed history of the group, right down to listings of every lead singer on each individual track. It all makes for a tremendous package and an amazing 2 1/2 hours of music. Anthology is the ideal choice for any listener who wants to dig deeper than the single-disc Ultimate Collection, but doesn't want to spring for the five-disc Emperors of Soul box; unfortunately, as of early 2003, it had gone out of print again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/1995
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453052420
  • Catalog Number: 530524
  • Sales rank: 24,154

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Way You Do the Things You Do (2:37)
  2. 2 I'll Be in Trouble (2:53)
  3. 3 The Girl's Alright with Me (2:54)
  4. 4 Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) (2:12)
  5. 5 My Girl (2:55)
  6. 6 It's Growing (2:57)
  7. 7 What Love Has Joined Together (2:54)
  8. 8 Who's Lovin' You (2:56)
  9. 9 Since I Lost My Baby (2:49)
  10. 10 You've Got to Earn It (2:38)
  11. 11 Nobody But You (2:22)
  12. 12 My Baby (2:57)
  13. 13 Don't Look Back (2:53)
  14. 14 Ol' Man River (4:48)
  15. 15 Get Ready (2:37)
  16. 16 Ain't Too Proud to Beg (2:32)
  17. 17 You'll Lose a Precious Love (2:26)
  18. 18 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (2:20)
  19. 19 (I Know) I'm Losing You (2:26)
  20. 20 All I Need (3:17)
  21. 21 You're My Everything (3:10)
  22. 22 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need (2:36)
  23. 23 I Wish It Would Rain (2:51)
  24. 24 I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) (3:36)
  25. 25 Please Return Your Love to Me (2:21)
  26. 26 Lullaby of Love (2:16)
  27. 27 Impossible Dream (3:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cloud Nine (3:28)
  2. 2 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (3:06)
  3. 3 Runaway Child, Running Wild (4:48)
  4. 4 Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down (4:44)
  5. 5 I Can't Get Next to You (2:53)
  6. 6 Psychedelic Shack (3:52)
  7. 7 Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) (4:06)
  8. 8 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) (3:47)
  9. 9 Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are?) (2:54)
  10. 10 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (6:57)
  11. 11 Masterpiece (4:21)
  12. 12 Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) (3:27)
  13. 13 Let Your Hair Down (2:39)
  14. 14 Shakey Ground (4:02)
  15. 15 Song for You (4:38)
  16. 16 Power (4:09)
  17. 17 Standing on the Top, Pt. 1 (4:21)
  18. 18 Treat Her Like a Lady (4:17)
  19. 19 Lady Soul (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Temptations Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Dennis Edwards Vocals
Rick James Vocals, Background Vocals
The Mary Jane Girls Background Vocals
Diana Ross Vocals
David Ruffin Vocals
Louis Price Vocals
The Andantes Background Vocals
Eldridge Bryant Vocals
Melvin Franklin Vocals
Damon Harris Vocals
Eddie Kendricks Vocals
Glenn Leonard Vocals
Richard Street Vocals
Ron Tyson Vocals
Ricky Owens Vocals
Theo Peoples Vocals
Paul Williams Vocals
Ali-Ollie Woodson Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Rick James Arranger, Producer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Eddie Hazel Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
R. Dean Taylor Composer
Angelo Bond Composer, Producer
Jerry Ross Composer
Nick Ashford Producer
Candace Bond Executive Producer
Jeffrey Bowen Composer, Producer
Johnny Bristol Producer
Peter Bunetta Producer
James Anthony Carmichael Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Victor Carstarphen rhythm arrangement
Rick Chudacoff Producer
Eddie Cornelius Composer
Don Costa Arranger
Joe Darion Composer
Harvey Fuqua Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Cornelius Grant Arranger
Amy Herot Executive Producer
Leon Huff Composer
Suzee Ikeda Executive Producer
McKinley Jackson rhythm arrangement
Mitch Leigh Composer
Jerry Long Contributor, Orchestra Director
Al McKay Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer
Clarence Paul Producer
Paul Riser Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Orchestra Director
Harry Warren Composer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Frank Wilson Producer
Ronald White Producer
Danny Caccavo Remastering
Robert Rogers Composer
Jean Mayer-Dailey Composer
Walter Spriggs Composer
Al Boyd Composer
Alphonso Boyd Composer
Robert White Composer
Roger Penzabene Composer
Warren Moore Composer
Barbara Neely Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of Temptations Best All Time Album!!! (ANTHOLOGY)

    This album is one of the BEST CD collection that I have EVER owned! After watching the movie about this group and finally locating the book that was written by the group's leader, OTIS WILLIAMS, I couldn't believe how much the movie left out. But the BOOK revealed so much about the group, that the movie never touched on! The book was absolutely amazing to read and I treasure it. This particular album is one of the best. I've recommend it to several of my friends. They have ordered the book about the Temptations. Now we all listen to their music and know what was happening in their lives. The book told it all! What a group!!! Sincerely, FAYE

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