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The Temptations - Meet The Temptations (1964) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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The Temptations - Meet The Temptations (1964) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

The Temptations - Meet The Temptations (1964) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul, Doo-Wop, Motown | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:15 | 249,77 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 314549513-2 | Released: 1999-05-18 (1964-04-13)

"Meet the Temptations" is the debut studio album by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1964. It includes most of the group's early singles, excluding only the first, "Oh Mother of Mine", and its b-side, "Romance Without Finance" (later included on a CD reissue of the LP); as well as the single "Mind Over Matter" (and its b-side "I'll Love You Till I Die"), in which the group is credited as The Pirates. The album consists entirely of previously released singles, including the group's first hit single, "The Way You Do the Things You Do". The lineup on the cover features Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams, and newest Temptation Davis (later David) Ruffin. Ruffin had just joined the act three months before this album was released, and actually only appears on "The Way You Do The Things You Do". The other tracks all feature original Temptation Elbridge "Al" Bryant, who was fired from the group in December 1963. Again, excepting the hit single, these tracks all date from the Temptations' slow-selling starting period (during which some Motown staffers referred to them as the "hitless Temptations"). Despite local success in Detroit and the midwest, the Temptations released six singles that missed the Top 100 Pop & R&B charts, and one, "Dream Come True", which made it to #22 on the R&B singles chart. Most of these songs feature Paul Williams as (main) lead, while Kendricks, Bryant, Franklin, and Otis Williams were given plenty of lead lines, ad-libs and harmony vocals heard throughout the album. Kendricks was also given a small handful of songs to lead as well, including the two charting singles. The album was originally issued only in monaural sound. A stereo remix of the album was issued along with the original mono version in 1966. The bonus tracks were added to the album in 1999.
~Wikipedia

The Temptations - Meet The Temptations (1964) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

The Temptations' first LP, released three years into the group's history with Motown, is also a great record, even though it wasn't really an album so much as a collection of their early singles, hooked around their then new hit, "The Way You Do the Things You Do." Those expecting the classic Temptations sound should also be aware that David Ruffin is absent from all of the tracks except "The Way You Do the Things You Do," which was cut just after he joined, replacing Elbridge "Al" Bryant. The LP represents the evolution of the act and its sound, as well as a succession of producers Andre Williams and Mickey Stevenson on "Oh, Mother of Mine" and "Romance Without Finance," the group's earliest 45 pairing, issued on the short-lived Miracle label; Norman Whitfield, for one single; Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson, and finally Robinson. The differences are fascinating "Oh, Mother of Mine," sung with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks sharing the lead, has an exuberant doo wop-based sound mixed with a serious soulful quality that would eventually define the group. "Romance Without Finance" is a little less derivative, with a heavier, fuller band sound (especially the guitars), but both tracks are rooted in a fast dance beat, in keeping with the tastes of the times (early 1961), and neither had the hooks to make them distinctive in and of themselves. Several of the Gordy-produced numbers seem highly derivative of other, more familiar songs by other acts "Paradise" sounds like the Four Seasons covering Maurice Williams' "Stay," and "Isn't She Pretty" comes off like a rewrite (albeit a very pretty one, no joke intended) of the Isley Brothers' "Respectable." These and other Gordy-written and -produced numbers are attractive enough, but not special as songs or productions, despite some excellent singing. One group composition, "Check Yourself," produced by Gordy, is interesting for its abrupt tempo change, and features a beautifully expressive Paul Williams' lead vocal. But the Smokey Robinson cuts are where the group's sound blossoms, their harmonies suddenly soaring elegantly with Williams' voice cutting through the center while an understated but integral band sound provides the foundation. Coupled with his songwriting, those numbers and Robinson helped put the Temptations on the charts and well up on the charts after three years of failure.
~Review by Bruce Eder

The Temptations - Meet The Temptations (1964) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

The Temptations - Meet The Temptations (1964) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]




Release of the album: 1964, April, 13 [LP Gordy, Cat.# G-911, USA]
Release of this CD: 1999, May, 18 [CD Motown (USA), Cat.# 314549513-2 / UPC: 731454951326]
℗© 1999 Motown Record Company, L.P., a Universal Music Group Company
Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc.
Printed/Made in the U.S.A.


Note: Remastered with 2 Bonus Tracks.

Credits:

Liner Notes – Deanna Blanks
Photography By [Cover], Design – Bernard Yeszin, Wallace Mead
Producer – Berry Gordy, William "Smokey" Robinson


Tracklist:

01. The Way You Do The Things You Do (02:46)
02. I Want A Love I Can See (02:33)
03. Dream Come True (02:57)
04. Paradise (02:52)
05. May I Have This Dance (02:13)
06. Isn't She Pretty (02:45)
07. Just Let Me Know (02:56)
08. Your Wonderful Love (02:52)
09. The Further You Look, The Less You See (02:21)
10. Check Yourself (02:48)
11. Slow Down Heart (02:36)
12. Farewell My Love (02:28)
Bonus Tracks:
13. Oh, Mother Of Mine (02:20)
14. Romance Without Finance (02:48)

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Analyzed: The Temptations / Meet The Temptations
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR7 -0.18 dB -8.60 dB 2:46 01-The Way You Do the Things You Do
DR8 -0.19 dB -9.71 dB 2:33 02-I Want a Love I Can See
DR7 -0.13 dB -9.23 dB 2:57 03-(You're My) Dream Come True
DR8 -0.16 dB -9.06 dB 2:52 04-Paradise
DR8 -0.14 dB -9.98 dB 2:13 05-May I Have This Dance
DR7 -0.40 dB -9.63 dB 2:45 06-Isn't She Pretty
DR9 -0.50 dB -10.77 dB 2:56 07-Just Let Me Know
DR8 -0.18 dB -10.84 dB 2:52 08-Your Wonderful Love
DR7 -0.15 dB -8.52 dB 2:21 09-The Further You Look, the Less You See
DR8 -0.23 dB -9.55 dB 2:48 10-Check Yourself
DR9 -0.48 dB -10.58 dB 2:36 11-Slow Down Heart
DR8 -0.16 dB -9.89 dB 2:28 12-Farewell My Love
DR8 -0.14 dB -9.26 dB 2:20 13-Oh, Mother of Mine
DR7 -0.29 dB -9.10 dB 2:48 14-Romance Without Finance
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Official DR value: DR8

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