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At Their Very Best [Original recording remastered]

Temptations Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B000056K8X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,948 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. My Girl
2. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
3. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
4. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Temptations
5. Get Ready
6. Treat Her Like A Lady
7. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
8. I Can't Get Next To You
9. Take A Look Around
10. Cloud Nine
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Disc: 2
1. I'm Here
2. I'll Be In Trouble
3. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
4. Since I Lost My Baby
5. My Baby
6. Don't Look Back
7. All I Need
8. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need
9. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
10. Runaway Child, Running Wild
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Curate's Egg 7 Jun 2004
By Lozarithm VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
A 2CD retrospective of mostly singles, some in album-length versions, and for once nearly always in stereo. The mono tracks, from 1964-1969, are Ain't Too Proud To Beg, You're My Everything, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Since I Lost My Baby, Run Away Child, Running Wild (single version) and Please Return Your Love To Me, and as usual there is no indication of this for the prospective purchaser. This is especially frustrating since stereo versions of all of these have been available and most have turned up before in stereo on budget compilations.
The collection is drawn exclusively from Motown's Gordy-label recordings (they also made 2 albums for Atlantic in 1977-1978) and begins in 1964, after they had spent two struggling years on the label, with Eddie Kendricks mostly singing lead and Smokey Robinson writing and producing some of his best material. It might have been interesting to have heard something from their earlier work, unfamiliar to me, but perhaps it wasn't considered the Temptations at their very best.
After David Ruffin joined the group in 1963 he gradually began to take over the lead vocal duties, with hits such as the magnificent My Girl and I Wish It Would Rain, though Eddie Kendricks continued occasionally to front songs such as the beautiful Just My Imagination in 1971. David Ruffin too was supplanted, as he became more difficult to work with, by Dennis Edwards from the Contours, who led most of the Norman Whitfield-produced records of the turn of the decade, culminating in the masterpiece Papa Was A Rollin' Stone in 1972.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Collection of the ....... 30 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
......Band ,Definitive of the Motown Sound.You can't go wrong with this album. It is definitely the best collection of the Temptations' songs. All the classics are here from The Way you Do the Things You Do thru My Girl,Just My Imagination,Treat her Like a Lady to Selfish Reasons. The 2nd. half of the 2nd. Cd is a bit weak as some of the late 90's comeback songs feature. Selfish reasons is good but the rest are lacking. The best (imo) are the 60's tracks,almost all written by Smokey Robinson and Norman Whitfield the best two Motown songwriters. Whatever you think about the 90's songs this album is a must buy as the Motown sound lives. My Girl,why You Wanna Make me Blue, Since I Lost My Baby,I'm Gonna Make You Love Me................. I could be here all day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great memories and great nusic. 15 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A very good CD that took me back in time. I really enjoyed the memories it stirred! No music collection of the older generation is complete without this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money 29 Dec 2011
By Jules
Format:Audio CD
knew I'd enjoy this album but it was even better than I expected. Great value for money and endless tracks that just go on and on. Easy listening and some great tracks to reminise too. Highly recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value For Money 3 April 2012
By James
Format:Audio CD
I'm so glad that I purchased this CD, I'm loving the songs, this is a must album for the temptations lovers out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 14 Nov 2013
By jb007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
shame they do not have groups as good as these guys anymore, their music stands the test of time like all great artists
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Having decided I was overdue to get compilations of the Temps, Four Tops and Supremes, I investigated. What a tangled web, and to double check I had to check amazon.com as well.
There were two main problems with compilations of these Motown greats:
-Often the choices are between either authentic versions in mono or stereo versions with the infamous health warning "re-recorded with one or more member of the original group".
-Some of the reviews on amazon cross over between different CDs, creating massive confusion.
So, to remove all confusion, "this review is of The Temptations At Their Very Best".
I am happy to tell you that all the songs up to 1972 (after which I lose interest) are authentic recordings. I agree with Laurence Upton's gripe that six of the tracks from the 1964-69 era are mono, but there are only two of these that are essential to me, Ain't Too Proud To Beg and The Way You Do The Things You Do. As all the rest of the album is in stereo, and all the tracks I want are included, I can easily live with this for £5. A bargain. And by the way, Papa Was a Rolling Stone is the seven minute version.
But oh dear oh dear - I had never realised what "shakey ground" the Temps trod from 1973 onwards. "Standing on the top", indeed - however you feel about Rick James' personal life, this song is a crime against the Motown tradition.
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