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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: 05/23/1995
Label: Motown
UPC: 0731453052420
catalogNumber: 530524
Rank: 6808


Disc 1

  1. The Way You Do the Things You Do
  2. I'll Be in Trouble
  3. The Girl's Alright with Me
  4. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
  5. My Girl
  6. It's Growing
  7. What Love Has Joined Together
  8. Who's Lovin' You
  9. Since I Lost My Baby
  10. You've Got to Earn It
  11. Nobody But You
  12. My Baby
  13. Don't Look Back
  14. Ol' Man River
  15. Get Ready
  16. Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  17. You'll Lose a Precious Love
  18. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
  19. (I Know) I'm Losing You
  20. All I Need
  21. You're My Everything
  22. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need
  23. I Wish It Would Rain
  24. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
  25. Please Return Your Love to Me
  26. Lullaby of Love
  27. Impossible Dream

Disc 2

  1. Cloud Nine
  2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  3. Runaway Child, Running Wild
  4. Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down
  5. I Can't Get Next to You
  6. Psychedelic Shack
  7. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
  8. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
  9. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are?)
  10. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
  11. Masterpiece
  12. Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
  13. Let Your Hair Down
  14. Shakey Ground
  15. Song for You
  16. Power
  17. Standing on the Top, Pt. 1
  18. Treat Her Like a Lady
  19. Lady Soul

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Temptations   Primary Artist
Dennis Edwards   Vocals
Rick James   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mary Jane Girls   Background Vocals
Diana Ross   Vocals
David Ruffin   Vocals
Louis Price   Vocals
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

Rick James   Arranger,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Eddie Hazel   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Angelo Bond   Composer,Producer
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   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
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
Robert Rogers   Composer
Jean Mayer-Dailey   Composer
Boyd   Composer
Alphonso Boyd   Composer
Roger Penzabene   Composer
Barbara Neely   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer

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