Reflections

Reflections

by The Temptations
     
 

Don't call it a comeback, because it sure isn't. But then again, the Temptations never went away. On the contrary, they've been quietly churning out record after record, with the quality being surprisingly high for an act with such longevity. Granted, this isn't the classic Motown lineup everyone's accustomed to hearing, as See more details below

Overview

Don't call it a comeback, because it sure isn't. But then again, the Temptations never went away. On the contrary, they've been quietly churning out record after record, with the quality being surprisingly high for an act with such longevity. Granted, this isn't the classic Motown lineup everyone's accustomed to hearing, as Otis Williams is the only original member still performing. Reflections finds the band digging back into the Motown songbook, the very book that they helped to make famous, for this 15-song offering. Every single one of these tracks was a bona fide soul smash in its heyday, and the group treats them all with delicate reverence. The production is highly polished and contemporary, adding a layer of gloss and sheen that takes away from the raw delivery of the originals, but trying to re-create the sound of Studio A would also be a high crime itself. Production values aside, this is the sound of a group long past paying its dues and feeling the need to prove anything to anyone. The Temptations are simply having fun in the studio, which translates very well in the vocal performances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2006
Label:
New Door Records
UPC:
0602498838822
catalogNumber:
0005170020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Temptations   Primary Artist
Otis Williams   Group Member
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Marlena Jeter   Background Vocals
Roman Johnson   Piano,Harpsichord,Vibes,Wurlitzer,Piano (Grand)
Vann Johnson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Anthony Patler   Hammond Organ
Tom Ralls   Trombone
Ron Tyson   Lead,Group Member
Benjamin F. Wright   Conductor
Steve Baxter   Trombone
Edward Wright   Percussion
GC   Lead,Group Member
Louis Jr. VanTaylor   Flute,Saxophone,Soloist
Bobby Ray Watson   Bass
Benjamin Wright Orchestra   Track Performer
Hornilicious   Horn
Nikko Lowe   Background Vocals
Steve Harvey   Percussion,Strings,Drums,Keyboards
Terry Weeks   Lead,Group Member

Technical Credits

Clifton Davis   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Otis Williams   Executive Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Shelly Berger   Executive Producer
Hal Davis   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Reginald Dozier   Engineer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Cary Gilbert   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Paul Riser   Composer
Doug Schwartz   Mastering
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Ron Tyson   Introduction
Jim Weatherly   Composer
William Weatherspoon   Composer
Benjamin F. Wright   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Vartan   Art Direction
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Paul Erickson   Engineer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Steve Harvey   Producer,Engineer

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