Temptations - Masterpiece - Limited Edition 180 Gram LP
LIMITED EDITION LP
DELUXE 180-GRAM REISSUE including original artwork & credits
Elemental Music presents a newly remastered 180-gram LP reissue of Masterpiece, the acclaimed 1973 album by The Temptations originally released by Norman Whitfield on the Gordy (Motown) label. Having already produced songs for The Temptations such as “Smiling Faces Sometimes” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, which emphasized his instrumental musical backgrounds over the group’s vocals, Whitfield went one step further here. The title track, at nearly fourteen minutes long, includes just three minutes of group vocals. Masterpiece reached #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)” also became a Top 40 hit in the late summer/early fall of 1973.
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’S & 70’s R&B, Soul and Funk out of print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Motown/Gordy, Polydor or Mercury Records, among others.
1.HEY GIRL (I LIKE YOUR STYLE)
2. LAW OF THE LAND
3. PLASTIC MAN
4. HURRY TOMORROW
Guitars: Robert Ward, Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin, Joe Messina. Paul Warren, Robert White, Eddie Willis.
Drums: Aaron Smith, Richard “Pistol” Allen, Uriel Jones, Andrew Smith
Piano: Earl Van Dyke
Bass: Leroy Taylor, Bob Babbitt, Eddie Watkins
Organ: Johnny Griffith, Earl Van Dyke
Bongo, Congo: Eddie “Bongo” Brown
Tambourine, Maracas, Sticks: Jack Ashford
Trumpet: Maurice Davis
Harmonica: Ted Lucas
Tympani, Vibes, Bells, Gourd: Jack Brokensha
All tunes written and produced by NORMAN WHITFIELD
All tunes arranged by PAUL RISER.
Mastering Engineers: ORSON LEWIS/NORMAN WHITFIELD
Exclusively Engineered by ORSON LEWIS
Creative Assistant to Norman Whitfield: ASARI GRAHAM
Design: Des Strobel
Sculpture: Parvis Sadighian
Liner Photo: Jim Britt
Release Date - January 27th, 2022.