Still Here

Still Here

by The Temptations
     
 
Released on the eve of their 50th anniversary, Still Here is the Temptations' first album of original material since 2004's Legacy. The group's handful of attempts to relate to younger listeners fall flat. "Shawtyismygirlooyeah" would have greatly benefited from a more age-appropriate slang

Overview

Released on the eve of their 50th anniversary, Still Here is the Temptations' first album of original material since 2004's Legacy. The group's handful of attempts to relate to younger listeners fall flat. "Shawtyismygirlooyeah" would have greatly benefited from a more age-appropriate slang term, and "Change Has Come" is an unflattering, blustery production involving tension-raising synthetic string stabs à la Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" and a scrawling guitar. There's also some unnecessary use of Auto-Tune, a trick that detracts from "One of a Kind Lady," one of the album's stronger songs. Otherwise, the album is heavy on laid-back love songs that are easy to enjoy, if occasionally on the tepid side. Unsurprisingly, nothing is lacking in the vocal performances from Otis Williams and his partners, best heard on "Listen Up" ("Pull your pants up!" interjection aside), a halting, politically charged number with an uplifting chorus.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2010
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602527369334
catalogNumber:
1421602
Rank:
65174

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Temptations   Primary Artist
Johnny Britt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards,Musician
Damon Johnson   Guitar
Odeen Mays   Bass (Vocal)
Shaun Pezant   Keyboards
Sean Michael Ray   Bass
Kerry Turman   Bass
Melvin Baldwin   Drums
Kelley O'Neal   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bobby English   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sam Pointer   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Michael Panepento   Percussion,Tambourine
Gregg "Greco" Freeman   Percussion
Doc Wagner   Vocals
Norris Jones   Guitar
Marques Johnson   Rap
Roger Jones   Guitar

Technical Credits

Otis Williams   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Johnny Britt   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Reginald Dozier   Engineer
Keith Ferguson   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Bill Meadows   Engineer
Shaun Pezant   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Carl Robinson   Engineer
Eric Astor   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Michael Panepento   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Maxine Yerby   Composer
James Yerby   Composer,Producer

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