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listen  2. Runaway Child, Running Wild 9:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. I Can't Get Next To You 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Message From A Black Man (Stereo) 6:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Slave 7:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Psychedelic Shack (Extended Version) 6:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Take A Stroll Thru Your Mind 8:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. War (Stereo) 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Friendship Train 7:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) (Alternate Mix) 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  5. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (Full Version)12:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Ain't No Justice 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. 1990 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 2003)
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Motown/Universal
  • ASIN: B00009V7U8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,425 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

35 years ago the Temptations had a new lead singer (Dennis Edwards) and a new sound: psychedelic soul! They continued their reign on the charts with hits like Cloud Nine; Ball of Confusion , and I Can't Get Next to You ; they join a newly discovered six-minute version of Psychedelic Shack ; the original version of the Edwin Starr smash War ; the 14-minute Masterpiece ...24 tracks on 2 CDs!

Customer Reviews

All in all, a pretty good CD - the first disc is a great party album.
Long John
Norman Whitfield was a genius and this record is a proof of his amazing talent as a record producer and songwriter.
zeca azevedo
Excellent collection, especially if you don't own any Temptations from this era.
RLR

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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By The Fancy One on August 18, 2003
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Whether you love or hate the Temptations' psychedelic funk/soul material, it cannot be disputed that it was something that was on the cutting edge of nothing like Motown had ever done before. Taking a page from Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic's early material, Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies and James Brown, legendary writers/producers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong had taken the Tempts out of their doo-wop roots and moon-in-June lyrics and placed them smack dab in the middle of reality. PSYCHEDELIC SOUL focuses on this chapter of the legendary quintet's career, which spans from 1968 to 1974. It's amazing how well the group weathered changing musical tastes, as well as personnel changes: Through those years they lost their most popular leads David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams, and they gained Dennis Edwards (who carved a legendary spot of his own in the group and did a phenomenal job stepping into Ruffin's shoes), Damon Harris and Richard Street in their places and continued to release solid material during those years...but now it was something totally different.

"Cloud Nine", which opens this 2 CD set and not only signals the birth of their psychedelic phase but features the debut of Dennis Edwards as the new group lead, is a dark tale of a poor, urban family and their broken home, and how one family member escapes from his dismal surroundings. Not a big deal, you say? Maybe not now...but in 1968, this WAS a big deal. And to hear it coming from the Temptations, the most popular male singing group in R&B history, really was something. These guys just didn't sing about subjects like this. Prior to this, they were crooning the sugary lyric "please return your love to me, girl/forgive me for the wrong I've done"...
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By yygsgsdrassil on September 7, 2003
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....funky stuff with a social conscious.
By now nearly everybody knows the legend of how when top vocalist David Ruffin left the Temptations, it was suggested by Otis Williams that producer Norman Whitfield take a listen to Height-Ashbury pop funksters Sly and the Family Stone to get the group goin' in a new direction. That resulted in the fantastic "Cloud Nine". Whitfield and the group and Motowns stable of arrangers (most notably Riser's orchestrations, Dennis Coffey's spacely wah-wah's) and usual suspects (the Funk Brothers) must have known they were doing something which would start a musical revolution. Yeah. Some of the best years ever in R and B music.
Get it, put it in your player and let it ride. If you ain't diggin' on the recently remastered cuts by Suha Gur, then you must require your Soul overhauled. I particularly like the subtle changes on "Ball of Confusion" Gur did in May 2003.
And this compilation just proves the point on what I have been ranting about for years. Whoever makes those types of decions at Motown should decide to remaster a lot of the original albums, in the order they were first produced. Who wouldn't snap up the album "Sky's The Limit" with it's original cover, song sequence and modern-day remastering? I know I would.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Hester on September 20, 2003
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What makes this set special is that at long last, the full length album versions of songs like "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", "Runaway Child, Runnin' Wild," and "Masterpiece" are available on a compilation CD. This set also includes "Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)," which although it was a top 40 hit on Billboard's pop chart in 1970, never seems to make it onto Motown's greatest hits collections for the Temps.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By zeca azevedo on October 17, 2003
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This superb collection puts together some of the greatest psychedelic soul records ever made. Norman Whitfield was a genius and this record is a proof of his amazing talent as a record producer and songwriter. Wonderful vocal performances by The Temptations, great musical arrangements by Paul Riser and some of the best grooves cooked by The Funk Brothers are here, making this compilation a must buy for Funk and Soul fans everywhere.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By PLW on July 2, 2003
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I've got the old albums but I've never been able to find all these selected tracks on CD's. It's as though this CD was put together just for me! When people think of the Temptations, they always mention the sounds of the early and mid 60's and never the rest. Most groups die when the music changes. However, the Temptations always changed when the times called for change. This is why they were the best and continue to be the best ever. No one has ever been able to harmonize like these brothers no matter who was in the lineup.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Fancy One on August 7, 2003
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This 2 CD set focuses on the Temptations' psychedelic period and features new, unreleased extended versions of "Ball Of Confusion" and "Psychedelic Shack". For the die-hard Temptation fan, there is really nothing new here other than the extended cuts. The rest are songs you probably already own, as most of them are on the box set Emperors of Soul. But for the newbie who doesn't own a lot of Temptations music, this is like finding gold. These CDs have the major psychedelic funk and soul hits and popular album selections that the group made with Norman Whitfield producing after Dennis Edwards joined them. From "Cloud Nine" to "1990", you will see why Norman Whitfield was considered to be a musical genius, and how truly talented and vocally gifted the Temptations were. My favorites: "You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here On Earth", "Take A Stroll Through Your Mind" and "Message From a Black Man". Powerful stuff!!
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