Reflections

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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...
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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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: 1/31/2006
  • Label: New Door Records
  • UPC: 602498838822
  • Catalog Number: 0005170020

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
The 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 Jr. 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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