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The Temptations: For Lovers Only


Download links and information about The Temptations: For Lovers Only by The Temptations. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 57:40 minutes.

Artist: The Temptations
Release date: 1995
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 57:40
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No. Title Length
1. Some Enchanted Evening 5:26
2. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (featuring Paul Riser) 5:49
3. At Last 4:32
4. Night and Day 3:54
5. Time After Time 4:59
6. Melvin's Interlude 1:22
7. Life Is but a Dream (featuring Paul Riser) 4:25
8. What a Difference a Day Makes (featuring Paul Riser) 6:26
9. I'm Glad There Is You (featuring Paul Riser) 5:15
10. South Shell Interlude 0:58
11. That's Why (I Love You So) 4:40
12. For Your Love You Send Me (Medley) (featuring Paul Riser) 5:59
13. Night and Day (Remix) 3:55



Nominally, the Temptations' For Lovers Only is an album of pop standards. But producer Richard Perry and primary arranger Isias Gamboa have taken such a radical approach to presenting the familiar songs that listeners accustomed to versions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Some Enchanted Evening" and Lerner & Loewe's "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" that derive from the Broadway musicals in which these songs originated may not recognize them as the same compositions, even after more than one listen. These tracks retain the basic lyrics and some melodic elements, but they go far beyond the usual matters of tempo and instrumental coloring that characterize what is called an arrangement; Gamboa has used the original songs as the merest basis for writing his own songs. And the Temptations pitch in enthusiastically in the transformations. Theo Peoples, singing lead vocals on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," launches into an extended vocal improvisation at the end of the song that doesn't contain any of the words Alan Jay Lerner wrote. Similarly, Sammy Cahn might be surprised, if he had lived long enough, to discover that the opening line of his song "Time After Time" is now "Drop the groove." But if For Lovers Only is not traditional by any means, it does make the Temptations sound contemporary, and it became the group's only album released between 1991 and 1998 to reach the charts, spending six months on the R&B lists. In 2000, "Night and Day," an unusually faithful rendition of the Cole Porter song, was used in the film What Women Want in a "remixed" version from the one on the album (which is to say quite different, including a saxophone solo not present on the original). Motown added this recording as a bonus track for a 2002 reissue of the album.