Legendary soul group The Temptations will release a brand new album of mostly original songs in 2022. ‘Temptations 60′ comes 60 years after The Temptations’ debut single ‘Oh Mother of Mine’ in 1961.
Original member Dr Otis Williams said, âOur new album carries with it our heritage, our love of music and our hope that through our music we can uplift and bring people together. Most of all, we want fans to enjoy it and share it with their family and friends all over the world. It is a gift of thanks from our hearts to all of our fans, past, present and future.
Temptations’ first hit was “The Way You Do The Things You Do” in 1963.
The best known song from The Temptations is “My Girl” which gave its name to the 1991 film Macauley Culkin.
The Temptations song has been covered by dozens of artists, including the Rolling Stones “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” and Rod Stewart “I Know I’m Losing You”.
The album ‘Temptations 60′ will feature a remake of Otis Williams’ oldest song, ‘Come On’, recorded and released under the name of his pre-Temptations band, The Distants, in 1959.
Dr Williams said,
âThe delivery of our 60th anniversary album is a special moment for me. Being back in the studio this time filled me with so many memories of my trip and reminded me of how long and rewarding it was. I’m moved every time I think about it, because we put all of our heart and soul into making this album even more special, and it wasn’t until we were convinced that it matched our unique style. that we have made our mark on it. . I can proudly say that he presents brand new songs that reflect the best of what is vintage and modern in our music. The cornerstone of my career, this album represents generations of unique melodies, lyrics and songs, distinctly our own. Some of the new songs echo our original ballads and love songs, while others capture the current and topical vibes of the 21st century. It also includes new songs that reflect the times we live in now.
It again brings together several great producers we have worked with in the past, including Smokey Robinson, Narada Michael Walden, Dennis Nelson and Thomas “TC” Campbell. Now, as divine grace willed, we have another chance to collaborate again.
‘Temptations 60’ will be released on January 28, 2022.
List of tracks
Let It Reign with K. Sparks 2:43
When we were kings 4:51
Is it going to be yes or no with Smokey Robinson 4:11
Time for people 5:25
Elevator Eyes 4:07
My whole world stopped without you 4:04
You don’t know your wife (like me) 4:00
How do you spell love 4:10
Calling Your Name 5:34
I want it now 4:21
I break my back 4:04
Come on 6:17
Executive Producer: Otis Williams
Track 1: Produced by Dan Bishop & Es-K
Tracks 2, 11: Produced and arranged by Narada Michael Walden
Track 3: Produced by Smokey Robinson
Tracks 4 and 10: produced by Ron Tyson and Thomas “TC” Campbell
Tracks 5, 7, 8: produced by Otis Williams and Dennis Nelson for Left Hand Corner Productions
Track 6: Produced by Dave Darling
Tracks 9, 12: Produced by Otis Williams and Thomas “TC” Campbell
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