16 Jan The Temptations – Masterpiece
Elemental Music has just released a newly remastered LP reissue of Masterpiece, the acclaimed 1973 album by The Temptations originally issued by the Gordy (Motown) label and produced by Norman Whitfield. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, this 180g, black vinyl LP features original album artwork and is the first vinyl reissue of the album in 20 years. Masterpiece was the last Temptations album recorded for Gordy Records in Detroit’s Hitsville U.S.A. studio before the label moved to Hollywood, CA. The album includes top 40 hits such as “Plastic Man” and “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)” and the title track “Masterpiece” that reached #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. This LP is the first of a series of The Temptations releases from Elemental Music that is due to release in March 2018 a set of 5 CD releases with albums such as Masterpiece, Solid Rock, Psychedelic Shack, Sky’s the Limit, and Puzzle People, all with its original tracklistings and timings.