Ships from/sold by
See All Buying Options
Artist: Temptations
Earn Rakuten Super Points™: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Ultimate Collection CD 1 of 1
(Save 22%)
$8.50 + $1.90 SHIPPING
EARN 9 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
4 New
See all sellers
45 day return policy
More Buying Options

Learn more about Ultimate Collection:

Format: CD
Sku: 60349774
UPC: 731453056220
UPC 14: 00731453056220
Release Date: 3/25/1997
See more in R&B / Soul

Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Way You Do The Things You Do, The ~ The Temptations (R&B)
2. My Girl ~ The Temptations (R&B)
3. It's Growing ~ The Temptations (R&B)
4. Since I Lost My Baby ~ The Temptations (R&B)
5. Don't Look Back ~ The Temptations (R&B)
6. Get Ready ~ The Temptations (R&B)
7. Ain't Too Proud To Beg ~ The Temptations (R&B)
8. I'm Losing You, (I Know) ~ The Temptations (R&B)
9. All I Need ~ The Temptations (R&B)
10. You're My Everything ~ The Temptations (R&B)
11. Angel Doll ~ The Temptations (R&B)
12. I Wish It Would Rain ~ The Temptations (R&B)
13. Cloud Nine ~ The Temptations (R&B)
14. I Can't Get Next To You ~ The Temptations (R&B)
15. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) ~ The Temptations (R&B)
16. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) ~ The Temptations (R&B)
17. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone ~ The Temptations (R&B)
18. Shakey Ground ~ The Temptations (R&B)
19. Treat Her Like A Lady ~ The Temptations (R&B)
20. Error Of Our Ways ~ The Temptations (R&B)
21. My Girl - (a cappella, excerpt) ~ The Temptations (R&B)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Temptations: Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Ricky Owens, Richard Street, Damon Harris, Glenn Leonard, Louis Price, Ron Tyson, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, Ray Davis.
Muze PNote Producers: Smokey Robinson, Ronald White, Norman Whitfield, Frank Wilson, Clarence Paul, Jeffrey Bowen, Berry Gordy, Albert Phillip McKay, Ralph Randolph Johnson, Dennis Nelson.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Harry Weinger.
Muze PNote This is part of Motown Records' "The Ultimate Collection" series.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams , Ali-Ollie Woodson (vocals); The Andantes (background vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Harry Weinger.
Muze PNote Photographer: Tina Anderson.
Muze PNote Arranger: Paul Riser.
Muze PNote With the exception of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, one would be hard pressed to name a Motown act who went through as many creative shifts as the Temptations. While Wonder's and Gaye's changes of direction were a product of their own creative rebellion against Berry Gordy's brilliant but often formulaic vision, the Temptations seemed to be the label's official "keeping up with the times" artists, starting out as interpreters of Smokey Robinson's silky-smooth sweet soul confections and going on to embrace rock guitars, work with members of Funkadelic, and be produced by Rick James, all while holding onto their trademark vocal style. The length and breadth of the Temptations' career would make it practically impossible for a single-disc career retrospective to be truly comprehensive, and The Ultimate Collection is missing a few essential tracks (most notably "Psychedelic Shack" and "Runaway Child, Running Wild"), while two latter-day hits, "Treat Her Like a Lady" and "Error of Our Ways," don't exactly bring this set to a triumphant conclusion. But if you're only going to own one Temptations disc, The Ultimate Collection is a very good one to get; it includes the majority of the group's biggest hits, the remastering sounds great, and the chronological sequence gives a fine picture of the group's constant musical evolution. The Ultimate Collection isn't the last word on the Temptations, but it's a splendid starting point to their music, and will add a satisfying portion of sweet-and-sour soul to your next party. Special added attraction: a rare a cappella take of "My Girl" is included as a bonus. ~ Mark Deming

Artist Overview

The Temptations were the most successful R&B vocal group of the 1960s, their popularity rivaled only by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. Despite several stylistic and line up changes (lead singers Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin both went on to solo careers), The Temptations scored hit after hit throughout the decade. In addition to mastering the smooth R&B ballad, the group pioneered a brand of tough, rock-influenced soul music that inspired scores of later artists.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Cruisin Chrome Series
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Millennium Gold
Muze Music Compilations Rock 'n' Roll at 50: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Black Power: music Of A Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Lowrider Oldies Box Set Volumes 1-3
Muze Music Compilations Motown Classics: gold
Muze Music Compilations Cameo Parkway 1957-1967
Muze Music Compilations Motown Box
Muze Music Compilations Elizabethtown, Vol. 2
Muze Music Compilations 80S Soul Gold 0906
Muze Music Compilations 70's Pop Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 8:1968
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic R&B
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 9:1969(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Muze Music Compilations Evening At Rao's:songs From An Italia
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Rod Stewart
Muze Music Compilations Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Motown
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Motown Remixed
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Classics
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul
Muze Music Compilations Number 1'S
Muze Music Compilations 60'S Music Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Old School Gold Box Set
Muze Music Compilations First Love
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Original Album Series
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 3

Associated Artists and Works

Edwards, Dennis
Four Tops (The)
Soul Alive! Greatest Hits in Concert ~ Four Tops (The)
Ross, Diana
Supremes (The)
The Temptations (Surf)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/25/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5305622
Music Label Name Label : Motown
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731453056220

Advertisement Bottom