The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [2018, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 42:58 | 307,14 Mb
Label: Motown/Universal/Elemental Music (EU) | Cat.# B0026903-02 | Released: 2018-04-15 (1969-09-23)
"Puzzle People" is the 11th studio album released by American soul quintet 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 #1 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."