Song for You/Masterpiece

Song for You/Masterpiece

by The Temptations
     
 

These two albums are almost perfectly suited to each other, representating the peak of the Temptations' early- to mid-'70s output. A Song for You was a rare Berry Gordy co-production (necessitated by Norman Whitfield's departure from the company) -- Gordy and JimmySee more details below

Overview

These two albums are almost perfectly suited to each other, representating the peak of the Temptations' early- to mid-'70s output. A Song for You was a rare Berry Gordy co-production (necessitated by Norman Whitfield's departure from the company) -- Gordy and Jimmy Bowen came up with an album that combined a powerful, funky beat with gorgeous singing (especially by Dennis Edwards) and a range of superb songs. These tapes sound extraordinary on this release, like they're really being heard properly for the first time. Masterpiece was precisely that for producer Whitfield, comprised of just six songs, every one of them a winner, including the epic-length title song, possibly the best extended track ever to come out of Motown Records. The two albums fit together almost seamlessly (though one wishes that Masterpiece's tracks were first on the disc), and the only flaw is that there are no expanded notes or album credits.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2004
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0601215951028
catalogNumber:
1595102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Temptations   Primary Artist
Jack Brokensha   Bells,Timpani,Vibes,gourd
Johnny Griffith   Organ
Robert Ward   Guitar
Richard "Pistol" Allen   Drums
Jack Ashford   Maracas,Stick,Tambourine
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Bongos,Conga
Uriel Jones   Drums
Ted Lucas   Harmonica
Joe Messina   Guitar
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
Aaron Smith   Drums
Leroy Taylor   Bass
Earl Van Dyke   Organ
Eddie Watkins   Bass
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Paul Warren   Guitar
Robert White   Guitar
Andrew Smith   Drums
Maurice Davis   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Lionel Richie   Composer
Temptations   Vocal Arrangements
David Batteau   Composer
Eddie Hazel   Composer
Don Baldwin   Composer
Jeffrey Bowen   Composer,Producer
James Anthony Carmichael   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Don Freeman   Composer
Berry Gordy   Executive Producer
Suzee Ikeda   Producer
Clayton Ivey   Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer,Mastering
Terry Woodford   Producer
John Pace   Master Tape Research
Boyd   Composer
Maggie Agard   Package Concept
Marcel Osche   Master Tape Research
Orson Lewis   Mastering
Randall Jones   Master Tape Research

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