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The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]

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The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]

The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Psychedelic Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:09 | 253,10 Mb
Label: Motown Record Company (USA) | Cat.# 37463515592 | Released: 1991-12-16 (1969-02-17)
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]

"Cloud Nine" is the 9th studio album by American musical group The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1969. The album is a watershed for several reasons. It is the first regular Temptations studio LP to feature Dennis Edwards as the replacement for David Ruffin, who was fired in June 1968. In addition, it marks the beginning of the Temptations' four-year delve into psychedelia recording, at the behest of producer Norman Whitfield, in a fusion genre referred to as "psychedelic soul." The album went to #4 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart and the group received their first Grammy Award in 1969.
~Wikipedia

The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]

By 1968 Berry Gordy's seemingly insurmountable empire was under attack. Psychedelia, the freeform antithesis of Hitsville's precise tempos and lyrically safe methodology, was now the hip currency of young America. More importantly, it effected all strata of society, even the less radical homeland that bought Motown's singles. In soul circles, only Sly Stone (who had the distinct advantage of being a San Franciscan DJ anyway) had heeded the call of the flower children. In Detroit it must have seemed like another universe to the suited and immaculate pop-by-numbers brigade. Initially the Temptations' producer (and, with Barrett Strong half of the band's song writing team), Norman Whitfield, had poured disdain on the love and peace offered by the Family Stone. Yet in a wise volte face he decided that, with Dennis Edwards replacing David Ruffin as the main voice of the group, he could offer Gordy a new vision of 'psychedelic soul' . What followed were four years of peerless social commentary, groundbreaking arrangements and far out funky soul. The first foray, and arguably the album that saved Motown's increasingly outmoded ass, was Cloud Nine. In fact it was the band's Otis Williams who first put the seed of the idea into Whitfield's mind. But when he saw the light it was with spectacular results. The first three numbers broke the mold that had kept the band confined as a dance-routined and conformist vocal troupe. For starters the title track began with some of the most warped sounds ever to grace a Motown release up to that point. Their version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine signalled the old label morphing into the new. Then there was Runaway Child, Running Wild; a NINE-minute journey through contemporary issues, ghetto politics and studio mastery. Edwards vocals also had the grit and righteous indignation that was perfectly suited to more gritty, challenging numbers. It wasn't all wigged-out stuff, though. On the original release's side two the band did return to more familiar, three-minute fare such as I Need You Lovin'. Thus, Cloud Nine was a halfway house in the Temptations' metamorphosis into true psychedelic pioneers. The final transformation was to follow on the next two albums, Psychedelic Shack and All Directions, where Whitfield's productions continued to stretch them in all kinds of new directions. But from Cloud Nine onwards, Motown were back at the forefront of American popular music.
~Review by Chris Jones

The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]

The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) [1991, Reissue]




Release of the album: 1969, February, 17 [LP Gordy, Cat.# S-939, USA]
Release of the CD: 1991, December, 16 [CD Motown Record Company (USA), Cat.# 3746351592 / UPC: 737463515924]
© 1969 Motown Record Company.
Manufactured and Distributed by Motown Record Company, L.P.
Printed/Made in U.S.A.


Note: AAD, Reissue.

Credits:

Dennis Edwards – vocals (tenor)
Eddie Kendricks – vocals (tenor/falsetto)
Paul Williams – vocals (tenor/baritone)
Melvin Franklin – vocals (bass)
Otis Williams – vocals (tenor/baritone)
Norman Whitfield – Producer
Ken Kim - Art Direction
James Jamerson - Bass (Electric)
Funk Brothers - Instrumentation


Tracklist:

01. Cloud Nine (03:32)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)
02. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (03:05)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)
03. Run Away Child, Running Wild (09:37)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)
04. Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (02:31)
(B. Raleigh, D. Linden)
05. Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) (02:41)
(C. King-G. Goffin)
06. Why Did She Have To Leave Me (Why Did She Have To Go) (02:59)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)
07. I Need Your Lovin' (02:41)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)
08. Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me (02:32)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)
09. I Gotta Find A Way (To Get You Back) (03:01)
(C. Grant, E. Kendricks, E. Holland, N. Whitfield)
10. Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love (02:32)
(B. Strong, N. Whitfield)

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Analyzed: The Temptations / Cloud Nine
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -2.65 dB -16.67 dB 3:32 01-Cloud Nine
DR12 -2.35 dB -17.14 dB 3:05 02-I Heard It Through the Grapevine
DR14 0.00 dB -17.38 dB 9:37 03-Runaway Child, Running Wild
DR11 -3.17 dB -17.51 dB 2:31 04-Love Is a Hurtin' Thing
DR12 -2.89 dB -17.38 dB 2:41 05-Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
DR12 -2.80 dB -17.18 dB 2:59 06-Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go)
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DR11 -3.80 dB -16.56 dB 2:32 08-Don't Let Him Take Your Love from Me
DR11 -2.94 dB -15.40 dB 3:01 09-I Gotta Find a Way (To Get You Back)
DR11 -2.42 dB -15.55 dB 2:32 10-Gonna Keep on Tryin' Till I Win Your Love
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Official DR value: DR12

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