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Emperors of Soul (Box Set)


Download links and information about Emperors of Soul (Box Set) by The Temptations. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk genres. It contains 108 tracks with total duration of 06:20:01 minutes.

Artist: The Temptations
Release date: 1994
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk
Tracks: 108
Duration: 06:20:01
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No. Title Length
1. Oh, Mother of Mine (Mono) [Single Version] 2:21
2. Romance Without Finance (Mono) [Single Version] 2:50
3. Check Yourself (Mono) [Single Version] 2:45
4. Dream Come True (Mono) [Single Version] 3:16
5. Mind Over Matter (Mono) [Single Version] (featuring Pirates) 3:03
6. I'll Love You 'Til I Die (Mono) [Single Version] (featuring Pirates) 2:52
7. Paradise (Mono) [Single Version] 2:50
8. Slow Down Heart (Mono) [Single Version] 2:43
9. I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To (Mono) [Single Version] 2:43
10. Witchcraft (For Your Love) [1994 Box Set Version] {Mono} 2:32
11. I Want a Love I Can See (Mono) [Single Version] 2:32
12. The Further You Look, the Less You See (Mono) [Single Version] 2:20
13. Farewell My Love (Mono) [Single Version] 2:42
14. A Tear from a Woman's Eyes (25th Anniversary Version) [Mono] 2:39
15. The Way You Do the Things You Do (Mono) [Single Version] 2:42
16. I'll Be In Trouble (Mono) 3:20
17. The Girl's Alright With Me (Mono) [Single Version] 2:58
18. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) [Mono] {Single Version} 2:17
19. Baby, Baby I Need You (Mono) [Single Version] 2:41
20. My Girl (Single Version (Mono)) 2:59
21. (Talking 'Bout) Nobody But My Baby [Mono] {Single Version} 2:49
22. It's Growing (Mono) [Single Version] 2:59
23. You'll Lose a Precious (Mono) [Single Version] 2:29
24. Since I Lost My Baby (Mono) [Single Version] 2:52
25. You've Got to Earn It (Mono) [Single Version] 2:41
26. My Baby (Mono) [Single Version] 3:00
27. Don't Look Back (Mono) [Single Version] 2:53
28. Get Ready (Mono) [Single Version] 2:39
29. Fading Away (Mono) [Single Version] 2:39
30. Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Mono) [Single Version] 2:35
31. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (Mono) 2:43
32. Who You Gonna Run To (Mono) 3:08
33. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (Greatest Hits Version) [Mono] 2:23
34. I Got Heaven Right Here On Earth (1994 Box Set Version) [Mono] 2:54
35. (I Know) I'm Losing You [Mono] {Single Version} 2:30
36. All I Need (Mono) [Single Version] 3:20
37. Sorry Is a Sorry Word (Mono) [Single Version] 2:31
38. I'm Doing It All (1994 Box Set Version) [Mono] 2:33
39. No More Water In the Well (Mono) 3:04
40. You're My Everything (Mono) [Single Version] 3:13
41. Just One Last Look (Mono) 2:46
42. Angel Doll (1994 Box Set Version) [Mono] 2:31
43. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need [Mono] {Single Version} 2:39
44. Don't Send Me Away (Mono) [Single Version] 2:55
45. Hello Young Lovers (Mono) 2:58
46. Ol' Man River (1994 Box Set Version) [Mono] 4:49
47. I Wish It Would Rain (Single Version) 2:56
48. I Truly, Truly Believe (Mono) [Single Version] 2:47
49. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) [Mono] {Single Version} 3:40
50. Please Return Your Love to Me (Mono) [Single Version] 2:24
51. How Can I Forget (Mono) [Single Version] 1:48
52. For Once In My Life (Live "TCB" Version) [Stereo] 3:59
53. My Girl (A Cappella) [Mono] 2:51
54. Cloud Nine (Mono) [Single Version] 3:37
55. Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go) [Mono] {Single Version} 3:11
56. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Stereo) (featuring Diana Ross, Supremes) 3:08
57. I'll Try Something New (Mono) [Single Version] (featuring Diana Ross, Supremes) 2:27
58. Runaway Child, Running Wild (Mono) [Single Version] 4:50
59. Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down (Mono) [Single Version] 4:42
60. I Can't Get Next to You (Mono) [Single Version] 2:54
61. Message from a Black Man (Stereo) 6:06
62. War (Stereo) 3:14
63. Psychedelic Shack (Single Version With LP Intro) 4:19
64. Hum Along and Dance (Stereo) 3:54
65. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) [Mono] {Single Version} 4:04
66. Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) [Mono] {Single Version} 4:14
67. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) [Mono] {Single Version} 3:54
68. Take a Look Around 3:12
69. It's Summer (Stereo) 2:59
70. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) [Promo Single] 2:56
71. I Ain't Got Nothin' 3:49
72. Mother Nature 3:14
73. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (Stereo) [Single Version] 6:57
74. Masterpiece (Single Version) 4:24
75. Plastic Man 4:18
76. Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) 4:40
77. Law of the Land (1994 Box Set Version) 5:04
78. Let Your Hair Down 2:43
79. Heavenly 3:56
80. You've Got My Soul On Fire 3:54
81. Happy People 3:40
82. Shakey Ground 4:05
83. Glasshouse 3:58
84. A Song for You 4:48
85. Memories 6:02
86. Keep Holding On (Single Version) 3:16
87. Darling, Stand By Me (Song for My Woman) 3:48
88. Who Are You (Single Version) 3:48
89. Power (Single Version) 4:12
90. Isn't the Night Fantastic 4:20
91. Aiming At Your Heart (Single Version) 3:32
92. Standing On the Top, Pt. 1 (Single Version) (featuring Rick James) 4:24
93. Sail Away (Single Version) 4:18
94. Treat Her Like a Lady (Single Version) 4:19
95. My Love Is True (Truly for You) 6:11
96. Do You Really Love Your Baby (Single Version) 4:12
97. Magic 5:15
98. Lady Soul (Single Version) 4:35
99. I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now (Single Version) 4:26
100. Look What You Started (Single Version) 4:33
101. Soul to Soul (Single Version) 4:22
102. Special 4:29
103. My Kind of Woman (1994 Box Set Version) 4:10
104. Hoops of Fire (Single Version) 4:22
105. Error of Our Ways (1994 Box Set Version) 5:20
106. Givin' U the Best (1994 Box Set Version) 4:54
107. Elevator Eyes (1994 Box Set Version) 4:05
108. Blueprint for Love (1994 Box Set Version) 3:54



Released in 1994, Emperors of Soul is a five-CD anthology celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Temptations with 109 key tracks taken from their 40-plus album catalog. Along with the Four Tops and the Supremes, the Temps became one of Motown's most successful acts, scoring an astounding 35 Top 40 entries during their prime. However, unlike many of their contemporaries, the vocal quintet survived the transition from stylish pop and R&B on "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Ain't to Proud to Beg," and "I Wish It Would Rain" to the psychedelic soul of "Cloud Nine," "Psychedelic Shack," and "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)," as well as covering socially relevant issues on "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and "Plastic Man." Of course, all of those favorites are included here, as are a handful of tunes that predate their association with Berry Gordy and Motown. The initial five-man incarnation came together as the Distants (whose "Come On" is the opening selection of the set in 1959) — featuring Otis Williams, Eldridge Bryant, and the distinctive bass pipes of Melvin Franklin — linked up with the Primes' Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams, first as the Elgins and ultimately the Temptations. Drawing from the copious songwriting of Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield, and the formidable trio of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, they racked up a considerable cache of classic recordings. Unfortunately, the personal problems of tenor David Ruffin (who had replaced Bryant) created an insurmountable rift with his bandmates, and he was replaced by one-time Contours member Dennis Edwards. Kendricks and Paul Williams would both leave shortly thereafter, and any hopes for the original members to work together again was dashed when Williams committed suicide on August 17, 1973. With Damon Harris and Richard Street, the Temps were able to recapture their former glory with the chart-topper "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," but after Harris departed, the Temptations became completely disenfranchised from Motown by the mid-'70s. Despite a lack of hits in 1982, Ruffin returned to the fold, as did Kendricks, for the highly publicized but short-lived Reunion album and tour. While Emperors of Soul glosses over this latter era on discs four and five, only avid fans and dedicated enthusiasts will probably venture beyond the '70s fare. There are a few rarities scattered throughout, most notably early singles such as "Oh, Mother of Mine" b/w "Romance Without Finance" from 1961, "I'll Love You 'Til I Die" and "I Couldn't Cry if I Wanted To" circa 1962, and "(Talkin' 'Bout) Nobody But My Baby" the following year. In terms of unreleased material, there is "Witchcraft (For Your Love)" circa 1963, "I Got Heaven Right Here on Earth" from 1966, and from 1967 there is "Angel Doll" as well as a cover of "Ol' Man River." The accompanying 80-page book is a great read and replete with photos and a thorough Temptations discography.