The Temptations’ ‘1990’ is an album (their final written and produced by Norman Whitfield) released on December 7, 1973 by Gordy.
Track Listing : 1.Let Your Hair Down (Norman Whitfield) – 02:40 . 2.I Need You (Norman Whitfield) – 03:05 . 3.Heavenly (Norman Whitfield) – 03:57 . 4.You’Ve Got My Soul On Fire (Norman Whitfield) – 03:53 . 5.Ain’T No Justice (Norman Whitfield) – 06:08 . 6.1990 (Norman Whitfield) – 04:06 . 7.Zoom (Norman Whitfield) – 13:42
Musicians : The Temptations – Group . Dennis Edwards – Vocals . Damon Harris – Vocals . Richard Street – Vocals . Melvin Franklin – Vocals . Otis Williams – Vocals . Jack Ashford – Tambourine . Don Baldwin – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Wind . George Bohanon – Trombone . Kenji Brown – Guitar . Ollie E. Brown – Drums . Dennis Coffey – Guitar . Kenneth Copeland – Trumpet . Fred Dunn – Trumpet . Ellen Fitton – Mastering . Zachary Frazier – Drums . James Gadson – Drums . Henry Gamer Jr. – Drums . Ed Greene – Drums . Bobbye Hall – Congas . Eddie Hazel – Guitar . James Jamerson – Bass . Lequeint Jobe – Bass . Michael Moore – Sax (Tenor) . Billy Bass Nelson – Bass . Victor Nix – Keyboards . Melvin Wah Wah Ragin – Guitar . Terral Terry Santiel – Congas . Earl Van Dyke – Keyboards . Wah-Wah Watson – Guitar . Eddie Willis – Guitar
Production : Produced By Norman Whitfield . Cal Harris – Engineer . Larry Miles – Engineer . Art Stewart – Engineer . Russ Terrana – Engineer, Mastering
Package : Jim Britt – Photography
Recorded In 1973.
Released On December 7, 1973 By Gordy.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
There’s only one superextended orchestral track (“Zoom”)and the other six tracks are varied and interesting: the leadoff single was “Let Your Hair Down,” a direct ripoff of Sly’s There’s A Riot Going On that’s still enjoyable, with crude electronic drums and a fiery horn arrangement. […]
Not only isn’t this good Motown, it isn’t good Motown psychedelic–except for some sharp strumming on the title track (a half-assed indictment of/tribute to America) it never takes off rhythmically or vocally […]
jonnyrevolution @ RateYourMusic
Oh my this is a great album. I love the psychedelic trippy places this album will take you to if you let it. Great bass lines and wonderful textures of voices make this very listenable. […]