Temptations : Emperors Of Soul [5 CD Box Set]

Temptations : Emperors Of Soul [5 CD Box Set]

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Motown pays homage to soul's greatest ensemble singing group with a 109-song, 6 1/2-hour set that includes every one of the group's Top 10 R&B and Top 40 pop hits (in their original mono mixes when available)- My Girl; Ball of Confusion; Just My Imagination; Papa Was a Rolling Stone , etc.-plus six unreleased tracks, rarities (like their 1962 Pirates single) and four brand new tracks! And, of course, the resplendent 80-page booklet.
The Temptations prospered by their gifts and their very name, which stood for the best of so much of what the soul-group tradition had to offer--standout lead vocalists, killer harmonies, and steps and suits that mortal men could only envy. By the '90s, though, the words "The Temptations" were as much a branding device as a guarantee of excellence. Fortunately, the five-CD Emperors of Soul spends most of its time winding through the act's various changes of style and personnel; this is the group, after all, that confidently leapt from romance classics such as "My Girl" to the ultrafunky "I Can't Get Next to You" and the downright scary "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." Like all royalty, they're a fallible institution, but if it's a big, big box of Tempts you want, Emperors is the one. --Rickey Wright

1. Come On - Otis Williams & The Distants
2. Oh, Mother Of Mine
3. Romance Without Finance
4. Check Yourself
5. Dream Come True
6. Mind Over Matter (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) - The Pirates
7. I'll Love You 'Til I Die - The Pirates
8. Paradise
9. Slow Down Heart
10. I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To
11. Witchcraft (For Your Love)
12. I Want A Love I Can See
13. The Further You Look, The Less You See
14. Farewell My Love
15. A Tear From A Woman's Eyes
16. The Way You Do The Things You Do
17. I'll Be In Trouble
18. The Girl's Alright With Me
19. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
20. Baby, Baby I Need You
21. My Girl
22. (Talking 'Bout) Nobody But My Baby
23. It's Growing
24. You'll Lose A Precious Love
25. Since I Lost My Baby
26. You've Got To Earn It
27. My Baby
28. Don't Look Back
1. Get Ready
2. Fading Away
3. Ain't Too Proud To Beg
4. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
5. Who You Gonna Run To
6. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
7. I Got Heaven Right Here On Earth
8. (I Know) I'm Losing You
9. All I Need
10. Sorry Is A Sorry Word
11. I'm Doing It All
12. No More Water In The Well
13. You're My Everything
14. Just One Last Look
15. Angel Doll
16. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need
17. Don't Send Me Away
18. Hello Young Lovers
19. Ol' Man River
20. I Wish It Would Rain
21. I Truly, Truly Believe
22. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
23. Please Return Your Love To Me
24. How Can I Forget
25. For Once In My Life (Live)
26. My Girl (A Capella)
1. Cloud Nine
2. Why Did She Have To Leave Me (Why Did She Have To Go)
3. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
4. I'll Try Something New - Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
5. Runaway Child, Running Wild
6. Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down
7. I Can't Get Next To You
8. Message From A Black Man
9. War
10. Psychedelic Shack
11. Hum Along & Dance
12. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
13. Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)
14. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
15. Take A Look Around
16. It's Summer
17. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
18. I Ain't Got Nothin'
19. Mother Nature
20. Papa Was A Rolling Stone
1. Masterpiece
2. Plastic Man
3. Hey Girl (I LIke Your Style)
4. Law Of The Land (Alt. Mix)
5. Let Your Hair Down
6. Heavenly
7. You've Got My Soul On Fire
8. Happy People
9. Shakey Ground
10. Glasshouse
11. A Song For You
12. Memories
13. Keep Holdin' On
14. Darling, Stand By Me (Song For My Woman)
15. Who Are You
16. In A Lifetime
17. Power
18. Isn't The Night Fantastic
19. Aiming At Your Heart
1. Standing On The Top (Pt. I)
2. Sail Away
3. Treat Her Like A Lady
4. My Love Is True (Truly For You)
5. Do You Really Love Your Baby
6. Magic
7. Lady Soul
8. I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now
9. Look What You Started
10. Soul To Soul
11. Special
12. My Kind Of Woman
13. Hoops Of Fire
14. Error Of Our Ways
15. Givin' U The Best
16. Elevator Eyes
17. Blueprint For Love

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