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The Temptations Sing Smokey


Download links and information about The Temptations Sing Smokey by The Temptations. This album was released in 1965 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 33:43 minutes.

Artist: The Temptations
Release date: 1965
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 12
Duration: 33:43
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No. Title Length
1. The Way You Do the Things You Do 2:40
2. Baby, Baby I Need You 2:52
3. My Girl 2:45
4. What Love Has Joined Together (Stereo) 2:57
5. You'll Lose a Precious Love (Stereo) 2:34
6. It's Growing (Stereo) 2:59
7. Who's Lovin' You (Stereo) 2:59
8. What's So Good About Goodbye 2:39
9. You Beat Me To the Punch 2:44
10. Way Over There 3:02
11. You've Really Got a Hold On Me 3:00
12. (You Can) Depend On Me 2:32



This was only the group's second LP, and it was an extremely strong one, built around two monster hits ("My Girl" and the previously recorded "The Way You Do the Things You Do") and one close runner-up ("It's Growing"), plus a brace of some of the best songs in the Motown catalog, including renditions of "You Beat Me to the Punch," "What's So Good About Goodbye?," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," and "Way Over There." All are done in a style unique to the Temptations, with arrangements that are distinctly different from the familiar versions by other Motown acts, and all are worthwhile. The original CD version, released in the mid-'80s, was a major disappointment. In 1998, it was remastered in 24-bit digital audio, giving it vastly superior sound quality (the 1998 copyright on the back is the giveaway, along with the reference to Polygram as owner of Motown); it was the first of the classic individual Motown albums already out on CD to get this treatment. The stereo separation on the reissue is very sharp, the sound is a lot closer and louder, and the detail is startling, right down to the rhythm section, parts of which, on "Baby, Baby I Need You" and "My Girl," stand out in astonishingly sharp relief. The bass on the latter is so solid it's scary, and the disc is worth owning almost as much for the sound as the music, just to show what listeners were missing on those earlier CDs.