The Temptations

The Temptations - Masterpiece (1973) [1989, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Sept. 24, 2016
The Temptations - Masterpiece (1973) [1989, Reissue]

The Temptations - Masterpiece (1973) [1989, Reissue]
EAC | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 390,87 Mb (incl. 5%)
MP3 | CBR, 320 kbps | Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 135,19 Mb (incl. 5%)
Genre: R&B, Soul/Funk | Label: Motown Record Company (USA) | Released: 1989-06-19 | 42:28 Min

"Masterpiece" is a 1973 album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label, produced and written by Norman Whitfield.

The Temptations - Number 1's (2007)  Music

Posted by firepower at Aug. 17, 2016
The Temptations - Number 1's (2007)

The Temptations - Number 1's (2007)
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 540 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 168 MB
Complete 600dpi Art, JPG - 46 MB or TIF - 134 MB
R&B/Soul | 2007 Motown B0008670-02 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

Released in early 2007 as part of Universal's extensive and cheaply packaged Number 1's series, this disc compiles 20 number one R&B singles from the Temptations.

The Temptations - The Ultimate Collection (1997)  Music

Posted by firepower at Aug. 13, 2016
The Temptations - The Ultimate Collection (1997)

The Temptations - The Ultimate Collection (1997)
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 517 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 171 MB
Complete 600dpi Art, JPG - 100 MB or TIF - 316 MB
R&B/Soul | 1997 Motown 31453-0562-2 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

If you're only going to own one Temptations disc, The Ultimate Collection is a very good one to get; it includes the majority of the group's biggest hits, the remastering sounds great, and the chronological sequence gives a fine picture of the group's constant musical evolution. The Ultimate Collection isn't the last word on the Temptations, but it's a splendid starting point to their music, and will add a satisfying portion of sweet-and-sour soul to your next party. Special added attraction: a rare a cappella take of "My Girl" is included as a bonus.
The Temptations - The Best Of, Vol 1-The 60s: The Millennium Collection (1999)

The Temptations - The Best Of, Vol 1-The 60s: The Millennium Collection (1999)
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 250 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 74 MB
Complete 600dpi Art, JPG - 100 MB or TIF - 305 MB
R&B/Soul | 1999 Motown 012 153 362-2 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

Like most entries in Universal Music's Millennium Collection (previously the province of MCA Records), The Best of Temptations, Vol. 1: The '60s is a solid budget-line collection containing 11 of their biggest hits from the '60s, including "My Girl," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Ain't to Proud to Beg," and "The Way You Do the Things You Do."
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) & Puzzle People (1969) [1986, Reissue]

The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) & Puzzle People (1969) [1986, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-400dpi (JPEG) | 72:49 Min | 488,41 Mb
Label: Gordy (USA) | Released: 1986

Representing much of the group's output for the year 1969, the two albums show the group advancing in the face of adversity - Paul Williams, who had been very much the Temptations' sparkplug in its earlier years, was in declining health, and music was changing around the group, almost faster than a lot of soul artists of the era could keep up with. This remastered collection is a reminder, even better than the Emperors Of Soul box, of precisely how ambitious and urgent the Temptations' music became in response, and how the group and producer Norman Whitfield helped expand and change soul music's boundaries in the process.

The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [1992, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at July 24, 2016
The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [1992, Reissue]

The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [1992, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 42:37 Min | 320,64 Mb
Label: Motown Record Company (USA) | Released: 1992, April, 13

Puzzle People is the eleventh studio album released by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label in 1969. Produced entirely by Norman Whitfield, Puzzle People takes the next step along the path that Cloud Nine started, and takes the Temptations further away from a classic soul sound, and more towards the realm of psychedelic soul. Although a few ballads, including "Running Away (Ain't Gonna Help You)," are still present, the album is primarily composed of Sly & the Family Stone/James Brown-derived proto-funk tracks such as the lead single "Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down," and the number-one Billboard Pop hit "I Can't Get Next to You." Also included are psychedelic-styled covers (recorded with distorted guitars, clavinets, and spacy reverb and sound effects) of contemporary songs such as The Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing," The Beatles' "Hey Jude," and Roger Miller's "Little Green Apples."

The Temptations - For Lovers Only (1995) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 2, 2016
The Temptations - For Lovers Only (1995) {Motown}

The Temptations - For Lovers Only (1995) {Motown}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul

Arguably the Temptations' best album since Truly For You dropped in 1984, For Lovers Only is not the Temptations' first album of standards. This set of classics is different than Temptations in a Mellow Mood, where they acquiesced to the material, giving relatively straight readings, and never deviated far from the songs' popular arrangements. The only things the standards on For Lovers Only have in common with the originals are the titles and the lyrics, the arrangements are completely different, and the tempos are changed. The Temptations' sing with this much enthusiasm in years.

The Temptations - One By One: The Best of Their Solo Years (1996)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 15, 2016
The Temptations - One By One: The Best of Their Solo Years (1996)

The Temptations - One By One: The Best of Their Solo Years (1996)
Funk, Soul, R&B | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 153 min | 351 MB
Label: Motown | Rel: 1996

An interesting concept for a compilation, devoted to the most significant solo tracks by Temptations vocalists David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Dennis Edwards, and Paul Williams. In other words, this two-CD, 35-track compilation isn't really a Temptations CD at all, although it's more appropriate to list it under their entry than anywhere else. The ex-Tempts' solo outings had their high points, like David Ruffin's Top Ten hit "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)," and Eddie Kendricks's "Keep on Truckin'."
The Temptations - The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965) REPOST

The Temptations - The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965)
Soul | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Motown 31453930-2 | rem: 1998 | 220Mb

The Temptations Sing Smokey leans heavily on a great soul-music tradition: the practice of Motown artists' covering each other's hits as album tracks. Not that the Temptations' versions of Smokey Robinson-penned Miracles and Mary Wells singles qualify as filler. Hardly, as Eddie Kendricks's falsetto makes a convincing stand-in for Robinson's on remakes of "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and "What's So Good About Good Bye."

The Temptations - Gettin' Ready (1966)  

Posted by uff at Jan. 22, 2016
The Temptations - Gettin' Ready (1966)

The Temptations - Gettin' Ready (1966)
R&B | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Motown, 314549514-2 | rem: 1999 | 325Mb

The marvelous title track alone, with Eddie Kendricks gliding into the stratosphere, made this an instant winner. There were several fine songs that weren't hits, such as "Not Now, I'll Tell You Later" and "I've Been Good to You," and there sure wasn't anything wrong with powerhouse cuts like "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." The Temptations would score four straight number one hits in the mid-'60s, each one an unforgettable classic.