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The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]

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The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]

The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:28 | 288,11 Mb
Label: Atlantic/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-25250 | Released: 2007-01-24 (1977-11-10)
The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]

When The Temptations left Motown in 1977 the group weighed offers from Warner Bros. and Philadelphia International before settling for Atlantic. The album seemed doomed from the start. Temptations lead Dennis Edwards had already left the group and was replaced by Louis Price. This album was released in late 1977 and was a fixture of the cutout bins by the early '80s. Ron Baker, Norman Harris, and Trammps member Earl Young, collectively known as Baker-Harris-Young, produced this album. They were known for their grittier variant of Philly soul/disco but often they play it too safe here. The fact that The Temptations did their vocals in New York rather than Philadelphia does diminish the Philly credentials a bit. The two singles from the album, "Think For Yourself" and the bittersweet "In a Lifetime," are the best at mixing The Temptations' with the Baker-Harris-Young production style. The ballads led by the smooth baritone of Louis Price, "Can We Come and Share in Love" and "Let's Live in Peace," also display the rich harmonies in this particular lineup. Unlike other efforts, Hear to Tempt You features all of the members getting a lead vocal. "I Can Never Stop Loving You," with bass Melvin Franklin, is a melodic ballad that gives Franklin a rare romantic lyric. Hear to Tempt You was released shortly before Baker-Harris-Young began to update their sound. This effort lacks the confidence of late '70s like-minded albums from The Trammps and Eddie Kendricks. Fans of both The Temptations and the Philly sound may find this an imperfect alliance.
~Review by Jason Elias

The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]

The first record after the group left Motown, this was a commercial disaster, and deservedly so; the cutesy title is the best thing about the record. Producer Norman Harris doesn't have a new idea in his head, churning out all the then-current R&B and disco clichйs with no memorable melodies; the album's only decent track is the ballad "She's All I've Got," produced and written by Ron Baker. And the lyrics are worse than the music: after years of complaining that Whitfield was giving them too many political lyrics and not enough love songs, the Tempts devote much of this disc to feel-good pseudo-political fluff like "Think For Yourself" and "Let's Live In Peace," which the group co-wrote. At this point Edwards was out of the group, replaced by Louis Price. Ron (Have Mercy) Kersey arranged a few of these tracks, but doesn't show the flair evident on his work with the Trammps; here he just piles on disco strings and bass vamps. An embarrassing disappointment best forgotten.
~Review by David Bertrand Wilson

The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]

The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) [2007, Japan]




Release of the album: 1977, November, 10 [LP Atlantic, Cat.# SD 19143, USA]
Release of this CD: 2007, January, 24 [CD Atlantic/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan), Cat.# WPCR-25250 / EAN: 4943674069248]
℗© 1977 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Manufactured and distributed by Warner Music Japan Inc., a Warner Music Group Company
Made in Japan


Note: Digitally remastered, Reissue, Limited Edition.

Credits:

Arranged By – Norman Harris (tracks: 1, 9), Roland Chambers (tracks: 7), Ron Baker (tracks: 2, 4), Ron (Have Mercy) Kersey (tracks: 6, 8), T.G. Conway (tracks: 3, 5)
Art Direction [Art Director] – Bob Defrin
Bass – Michael Foreman, Ron Baker
Congas – Larry Washington
Drums – Earl Young, Keith Benson
Engineer – Bobby Warner, Carl Paruolo, Dirk Devlin
Guitar – Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, T.J. Tindall
Keyboards – Bruce Gray, Cotton Kent, Ron (Have Mercy) Kersey, T.G. Conway
Photography By – Steinbicker/Houghton
Producer – Norman Harris (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 9), Ron Baker (tracks: 2, 4)
Strings, Horns – Don Renaldo & His String & Horn Section
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Richard Adderly
Vocals – Glenn Leonard, Louis Price, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, Richard Street


Tracklist:

01. Think For Yourself (05:00)
(Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson)
02. In A Lifetime (03:15)
(Ron Baker, Ron Tyson)
03. Can We Come And Share In Love (06:13)
(Bruce Gray, T.G. Conway)
04. She's All I've Got (04:57)
(Ron Baker, Ron Tyson)
05. Snake In The Glass (05:31)
(Allan Felder, Ron Tyson, T.G. Conway)
06. It's Time For Love (04:32)
(Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson)
07. Let's Live In Peace (04:17)
(Benjamin Wright, The Temptations)
08. Read Between The Lines (03:21)
(Allan Felder, Ron Tyson, T.G. Conway)
09. I Could Never Stop Loving You (03:22)
(Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson)

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The Temptations / Hear To Tempt You

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Analyzed: The Temptations / Hear To Tempt You
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 0.00 dB -13.89 dB 5:00 01-Think For Yourself
DR11 0.00 dB -12.44 dB 3:15 02-In A Lifetime
DR11 0.00 dB -13.39 dB 6:13 03-Can We Come And Share In Love
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DR10 0.00 dB -12.03 dB 3:21 08-Read Between The Lines
DR11 -0.53 dB -14.74 dB 3:22 09-I Could Never Stop Loving You
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Official DR value: DR11

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Bitrate: 794 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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