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Song For You [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

TemptationsAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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THE TEMPTATIONS

For more than forty years, the Temptations have prospered-propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world.

"The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling," says one industry report. "The outpouring of affection for this supergroup has never been greater." The history of the Temptations is the ... Read more in Amazon's Temptations Store

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  • Audio CD (October 20, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • ASIN: B00000DBYF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,497 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Happy People
2. Glasshouse
3. Shakey Ground
4. The Prophet
5. Happy People (Instrumental)
6. A Song For You
7. Memories
8. I'm A Bachelor
9. Firefly

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Leon Russell's title track had already become a modern standard recorded by everyone from the Carpenters to Willie Nelson by the time the Tempts got to it on this 1975 disc. With the number of original group members shrunken by death and departure, it no doubt held plenty of resonance for those who carried on. The record's highlight, though, is "Shakey Ground," driven by P-Funk-ers Eddie Hazel and William "Billy Bass" Nelson. What remains is thoughtful, somewhat shallow, and not up to the level of innovation Motown colleagues Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, not to mention the Tempts themselves, had reached. A good album, if one that fails to meet its goal of true significance. --Rickey Wright

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This 1974 fan favorite features the killer Shakey Ground plus Happy People; Glasshouse , and more.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "MEMORIES...SWEET MEMORIES,..." September 11, 2002
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is what this album invokes. This is my FAVORITE TEMPTS album and one that is more meaningful now then it was when I first heard it. When I first heard it, I was a junior in high school. I eventually had this one on 8-Track, but before that, my favorite radio station, [local station], just about played every song on the album...and what songs to choose from: "Happy People," "Shakey Ground," "GLASS HOUSE," "I'm a Bachelor," "A Song for You" and my favorite jam, "MEMORIES." I hear that song and get CHILLS. Dennis Edwards, my favorite leading man in the Tempts history, is in fine voice throughout and on this song, he's too on target! Remember, "if you're livin' in a GLASS HOUSE, don't throw no stones"...and get this CD if you don't already have it! A 70's CLASSIC!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last GREAT Temps album... November 9, 2006
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Rickey Wright got it wrong, this album is all that and a bag of chips, and a pack of Bubblelicious! 1975, I was a freshman in college and everyone was jamming to 'Shakey Ground', but I was always drawn to the "b" (ballad) side of the set; A Song for You, Memories, Firefly and I'm a Bachelor. Not a weak sister in the bunch, all prime filet. That five-part harmonizing that no one could touch was in fine, fine form. Dennis earned his "Temptations Forever" tag with this one, he put his own stank on it, beyond any of the Norman Whitfield days...for me anyway. There was nothing after this album that touched me the way this one did.

I was blessed to see the "Original" Temps; Otis, Paul, Eddie, David and Melvin at the tender age of 13 and YES they were the singin'est, steppin'est, dressin'est group out there, truly "the Emperors of Soul"...GET THIS.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully refreshing after the Whitfield years August 13, 2000
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Even though The Tempts had the majority of their hits under the production of Norman Whitfield, by the mid 1970s, their LPs got to be redundant and hard-to-believably BORING. They seemed to be more like Norman Whitfield productions than Temptations' songs. This CD, A SONG FOR YOU, is a welcome change. Produced by Jeffrey Bowen, this CD features romantic songs ("Memories", "A Song For You", "Firefly"), and driving, funky dance tunes ("Glasshouse", "Shakey Ground", "Happy People"). Dennis Edwards, THE voice of the Tempts in the '70s, takes command of these songs like only he can (except on "Firefly", where Richard Street has the lead). One of the very best of the Tempts' LPs from that period, without a doubt. Great harmonies as always, but that's a given. We're talking about THE TEMPTATIONS. How can you expect anything different? GET IT.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS RECORD! July 20, 2006
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I think the Tempts were going through their third incarnation when this was released. This is one of those albums Cedric The Entertainer was talking about in his movie, "Johnson Family Reunion," Every song on this album is a joy. (Cedric didn't use the word "joy," but you get the picture)

My favorites are "Glasshouse," A funky, bass-driven classic, "A Song For You" & "Memories," tracks aimed straight for the heart with the lush strings, and soul-touching vocals of Dennis Edwards.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A SONG FOR YOU February 28, 2006
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A Song For You is a great album. Appears that some of the average rated reviewers are stuck in the My Girl era, the 60s. The album is a even balance of fast and slow tracks. The up tempo cuts are kickin, The ballads are wonderful. 5 stars!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars happy people are we July 22, 2002
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man i love this brings back many memories from the 70's man i love every song on here happy people was the [coolest] and the instrumental rocks, the prophet has a thumping bassline thanks to billy bass who along with eddie hazel made this a funkdafied classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Singing as always September 28, 2005
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This was the last album/cd that for me, at least, maintained the richness of the " Temptations' sound " . For one thing, it's the last cd with the underated great first tenor Damon Harris. Damon's voice sounded so much like Eddie Kendricks, it's scarry. I was sad to see him leave. The Tempt's sound was never quite the same. Further proof of this can be heard on The temptation CD " Live In Japan ", which was recorded in late 1973. On this CD you can clearly hear how much Damon Harris sounds like Eddie Kendricks, because it's live and they do some of the old classics that were sung by Eddie. This is not to say that they weren't still great, they were/are. But listen to the harmonies with Damon on top,and as Damon sings lead on the six albums he recorded, while he was a member of the group, and you'll have to admit that the sound was decidely different, once Glen Leonard took over at first tenor. Damon sounds so much like Eddie. But getting back to this album, it's as great an album as ever done by this collection of " Tempts " . For me, this is the best collection of Temptations aside from the original five (if you allow for the fact that David really isn't an original, though most people consider him to be, myself included.) . I love both the "A" side and the "B" side, though the "B" side with " A Song for You" , " Memories" , " I'm a Bachelor " (which they wrote) and " Firefly " are all classics, indeed. An exceptional album/cd-period. Definitely five stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album! January 14, 2005
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Listen, I know all the Tempts' works and there's something very special about this album. The producer worked his fingers to the bone - every song is tight. Consistently EXCELLENT songs, instead of a few top-ten hits and the rest hit and miss. My favorites are "The Prophet" and "Firefly". Melvin Franklin has a voice like none other, and he stars in these two great tunes. Phenominal harmonies and unexpected sounds at every turn. No wonder this album did not sell as well as prior Tempts albums - it simply is not so 'commercial'. But I love it. A worthy addition to any collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
One of the Temps best LP's
Published 4 days ago by ALVIS FREELAND
5.0 out of 5 stars Throwback Sounds
I own the original 33 1/3 LP so I knew what I was purchasing. Loving it when I play it in my car.
Published 6 days ago by ShaMar
5.0 out of 5 stars Temps always stepping!
Great! I am always searching for mucic I grew up on. Tempataions is great singing & good dance music.Love my CD
Published 1 month ago by corynn williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs For You Temptations
I ALWAYS THOUGHT I HAD ALL THE TEMPTATIONS MUSIC UNTIL I FOUND THIS CD THESE GUYS WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST SINGERS OF THE SIXTIES NO, THEY WAS THE GREATEST AND TO FIND SOME MORE OF... Read more
Published 1 month ago by jlyons68091
2.0 out of 5 stars Reveiw
Somewhat disappointed, not up to Temptation standards. Normally there are several tunes of distinction, this was different. I'm
still a lifelong Temptation fan.
Published 3 months ago by Gerald L. Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Temptations
I am a child of the 60's and 70's. I sat on my porch in my neighborhood listening to the Temptations and hitting on the girls next door. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Oldsoldier22
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD
I listened to this CD growing up and everytime I play it it brings back a flood of childhood memories. Moments that will always stay with me and I will always cherish!!!
Published 4 months ago by Elaine Lumpkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Memory lane
This was given as a gift to someone who once had the LP and was reminiscing one day about the collection of tunes. My friend was very pleased and excited when given the CD. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars Temptations taking it to another level.
Quality CD. There are not many groups that can lose and gain members and still put out quality music. The Temptations are all that and a bag of chips!
Published 8 months ago by Theresa Johnson-jones
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm loving it!
I purchased this CD to add to my collection. It arrived before the appointed date, was very inexpensive, the lowest price I found. I'm loving it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Montgomery
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