is a 1982 album by for Gordy Records. The album was released during the 1982 , which reunited and with after a decade-long absence. The album also features then-current , , , and founding members and . Reunion featured the hit single , produced by and featuring Motown funk star , who had previously used as the background vocalists for his 1981 hit .
"Masterpiece" is a 1973 album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label, produced and written by Norman Whitfield.
is the fifth studio album by for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1967. Featuring four hit singles, is the most successful album from their "classic 5" era, during which , , , , and constituted ' lineup. The four singles from the album, all Top 20 Pop / Top 10 R&B hits, were , , , and . three of these four songs also reached the Billboard Pop Top 10 as well. produced most of the tracks here, supporting ' vocals with a hard-edged soul sound with elements of the music of .
Struggling to rekindle the magic that kept them atop the charts, the group was, for the most part, missing in action on this album. Nonetheless, the five vocalists did hit the charts with the title track, .
Produced by , and he's imitating the blatantly, from the album cover on down. But the funk's not nearly as fiery as the ' (title track), and it comes off as a failed attempt to keep up with trends - ditto for the overproduced disco numbers ("Mystic Woman"). are at their best here when they stick with their earlier smooth balladeering (the lovely "Ever Ready Love"); the uptempo "I Just Don't Know How To Let You Go" is also enjoyable but slight. Not surprisingly, this was a commercial catastrophe, failing to even chart as a pop record and falling short of the Top 40 on the R & B chart.
The Very Best of Temptations Christmas features the popular Motown group performing a number of Christmas favorites. Most of the favorites are here: "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Song," "White Christmas," "Oh Holy Night," and "Silent Night." There are some playful moments here as well, such as the album-opening "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," making this a fun collection. Motown fans should adore this.
This biographical TV miniseries tracks members of the famed Motown group, The Temptations, faithfully following their rise to fame and the subsequent downhill race in a chronological coverage spanning 40 years.