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Album Review

Collecting all three Temptations sets in Motown's digital download series into a 45-song sequence, this set is really pretty wonderful, featuring recordings from all of the Temptations's Motown phases, and it reveals again — not that it was much of a secret — what a singular and brilliant group they were, regardless of the lineup. Here we have the irresistible gospel-pop of "Get Ready" bumping up against the sweet regret of "I Wish It Would Rain" and the elegantly masterful "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and oh, everything in between is pretty good, too. It's the Temps. It's Motown. You can't go wrong.

Customer Reviews

tempting temps

This group still epitomizes excellence in R&B....i still remember the motown review that cost back in the day $2.00


Worth every cent! I absolutely love The Temptations. I was a small child while their music was being appreciated, and 35 years later, it's still being appreciated!

beyond a doubt

the best music makers of the '60's . . . . . .


Formed: 1960 in Detroit, MI

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Thanks to their fine-tuned choreography -- and even finer harmonies -- the Temptations became the definitive male vocal group of the 1960s; one of Motown's most elastic acts, they tackled both lush pop and politically charged funk with equal flair, and weathered a steady stream of changes in personnel and consumer tastes with rare dignity and grace. The Temptations' initial five-man lineup formed in Detroit in 1961 as a merger of two local vocal groups, the Primes and the Distants. Baritone Otis...
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