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Hum Along & Dance: More of Best
Temptations
Hum Along & Dance: More of Best
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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Listening to one of the Temptations' prestardom singles, "I Want a Love I Can See," on Hum Along and Dance, it's not hard to understand why it took a while for the group to find its breakthrough record: "Want" is a perfect...  more »

      
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All Artists: Temptations
Title: Hum Along & Dance: More of Best
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/16/1993
Release Date: 2/16/1993
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Classic R&B, Motown, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227118020

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Listening to one of the Temptations' prestardom singles, "I Want a Love I Can See," on Hum Along and Dance, it's not hard to understand why it took a while for the group to find its breakthrough record: "Want" is a perfectly good, but unexciting, disc. This collection of "More of the Best" is no substitute for the group's biggest and best, but excellent tracks such as "You've Got to Earn It" and "It's Summer" help make for a fine bonus aimed at Tempts diehards. --Rickey Wright

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D.V. Lindner | King George, VA, USA | 08/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rhino has, for over two decades, been a superb re-packager of classic rock & roll and soul. Clearly, however, Motown didn't give Rhino the entire Temptations catalog to work with. (Had they, Rhino would have at least equaled, perhaps bettered, the "Emperors of Soul" set.)But for those like me who have dozens of copies already of "My Girl," "Cloud Nine," "Just My Imagination," and so forth, "More of the Best," is a splendid excursion into some of their better b-sides and album cuts. (SOME minor A-sides appear here: "Heavenly," "Take A Look Around," "Plastic Man," "I Want A Love I Can See.")The majestic Smokey Robinson love song, "What Love Has Joined Together" (originally B-side to "It's Growing" and also recorded by Mary Wells) and the cocky "You've Got To Earn It" - "If you deserve it you can get it, I'll be glad to see you with it," (Originally B-side to "Since I Lost My Baby"), all by themselves seal the worth of this one. In a broader sense, "Earn" is a wonderful ode to self-respect, and Eddie Kendricks sings the lead as a man who will NOT have the love he offers taken for granted. Lyrically, it's loaded to the gills with some of Smokey Robinson's best rhymes and metaphors.I'd give this disc five stars if it had confined itself to the pre-"Cloud Nine," non-psychedelic years (that is, the first six studio albums), but nevertheless for hard-core Temptations fans, this is a sincerely worthwhile pick. It's an album for those who do NOT have the "Emperors of Soul" 5-disc set, but would like to augment the more standard 'greatest hits' sets."
Good Disc
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 04/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Temptations Have always Done Great Material.this Set is Good Not Quite Up To their Many Classics But Worth A Listen.Good Songs are On Here.Also The Temps Have So Much Depth&Style."
I felt like i was growing with the Temptations.
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | 04/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The songs on this CD are some of the best that the Temptations have done. They were not highly commerical but they displayed the diversity of the group where many of the songs were lead by other group members. Additionally, the CD highlights many of the rotating members of the Temptations. I recommend this CD for all Temptation fans."