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  • Audio CD (23 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00004WZ5O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,113 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Psychedelic Shack
  2. You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth
  3. Hum Along And Dance
  4. Take A Stroll Thru Your Mind
  5. It's Summer
  6. War
  7. You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)
  8. Friendship Train
  9. Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On
  10. Run Charlie Run - The Temptations, Norman Whitfield
  11. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - Norman Whitfield, The Temptations, Paul Riser
  12. Love Woke Me Up This Morning - The Temptations, Norman Whitfield
  13. I Ain't Got Nothin' - Norman Whitfield, The Temptations, Paul Riser
  14. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - The Temptations, Norman Whitfield
  15. Mother Nature - Norman Whitfield, The Temptations, Paul Riser
  16. Do Your Thing - The Temptations, Norman Whitfield

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The Temptations had moved their sound from typical Motown fare, usually written and produced by Smokey Robinson, to a Funk based sound with Norman Whitfield in the producers chair. Starting with the Cloud Nine album, and continuing with Puzzle People (also available as a twoferone), they had mined the seam opened up by Sly Stone on Dance to the Music.

Where David Ruffin had been perfect for those Smokey tunes, Dennis Edwards, his replacement, superbly fronted the new Funk sound. On "Psychedelic Shack" there was a nod to the past, "It's Summer", although other than this the Tempts allow writer Barrett Strong and producer Norman Whitfield to move them well away from their past successes. "Take a Stroll..." features a spacey Eddie Kendricks/Paul Williams lead over a walking blues rhythym, but the rest of the album is fast and furious - a Motown Funk album if you like.

Strangely "All Directions" was not the next chronological album. First came Sky's The Limit" and "Solid Rock", and between these Eddie Kendricks had left the group, "Just My Imagination" being his swansong. However, the intervening years had allowed Strong and Whitfield to hone their sound to the pinnacle of their stewardship - "Papa Was A Rolling Stone". Any album with "Papa..." in it's entirety would be worth owning, but this also features a few other tracks which showcase the Temptations abilities. Try "Mother Nature" and "I Ain't Got Nothin" for those typical Temptation harmonies and shared leads - quite superb.

There's social comment and protest on both these albums, on tracks such as "War" and "Run Charlie Run" - the latter as hard hitting as any by artists like Curtis Mayfield or James Brown.

Overall this is well worth your attention, although it is a pity that the releases did not put together the albums in chronological order, which to this listener would have made more sense
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When you think of Motown this is not what first springs to mind. By the tail end of the sixties The Temptations were getting seriously funky and these two albums showcase this. The wah-wah drenched "Psychedelic Shack", the tripped out "Take A Stroll..." and the blistering "Friendship Train" which really does go like a train!

Then from 1972 the All Directions album includes the enormous 11 minute long version of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and uber-production that is "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On".

If you like this different side to The Motown Sound then have a look at the Temptations complilation "Psychedelic Soul" which includes these plus more of the same.
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Psychedelic Shack came out in June 1970 featuring the psychobabblic Take A Stroll Through Your Mind, as well as War (the original version) and Friendship Train, which Norman Whitfield also produced on hits for Edwin Starr (1970) and Gladys Knight (1969). This new direction was all too much for original lead singer Eddie Kendricks who was shortly to leave the band. One of the songs, It's Summer, appeared as a single in newly re-recorded form a year later.

The sound that Whitfield got from the phenomenal but uncredited session players had become honed and refined to an effortless-sounding and staggering efficiency.

All Directions came 3 albums later (after Sky's The Limit and Solid Rock) in 1972 and was well named since it veered between Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On and Ewan MacColl's First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. At its heart lay an astounding 12-minute masterpiece, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, which began with a bravura instrumental overture which stripped away the instrumentation bit by bit in a way that almost prefigured dub reggae as it used the sonic palette in a manner that only the latest technology could have enabled.
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The Temptations present music made famous by others in their own way.Isaac Hayes's Do your thing'would make Black Moses proud.The Temps pour their souls and bring fresh meaning to the songs.These individuals are the most entertaining group I have ever heared.The music is good,inspiring and entertaining and it can appeal to music lovers of all tastes.
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