The Temptations’s ‘In a Mellow Mood

The Temptations’s ‘In a Mellow Mood is an album composed mostly of standards and released on November 27, 1967 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.Hello Young Lovers (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:01 . 2.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) – 02:08 . 3.For Once In My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) – 03:08 . 4.Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 04:19 . 5.Ol’ Man River (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) – 04:30 . 6.I’M Ready For Love (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) – 02:26 . 7.Try To Remember (Dozier, E. Holland, Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) – 03:06 . 8.Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 03:28 . 9.What Now My Love? (Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman) – 03:42 . 10.That’S Life (Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon) – 03:01 . 11.With These Hands (Benny Davis, Abner Silver) – 03:43 . 12.The Impossible Dream (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh) – 03:23

Musicians : The Temptations – Group . David Ruffin – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 4 – 6 – 9 – 12) . Eddie Kendricks – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 2 – 7 – 11) . Paul Williams – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 3 – 8 – 10) . Melvin Franklin – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 5 – 9) . Otis Williams – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 3)

Production : Produced By Frank Wilson, Jeffrey Bowen . H. B. Barnum – Arrangements . Oliver Nelson – Arrangements . Don Costa – Arrangements

Recorded 1966-67.

Released On November 27, 1967 By Motown.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
And the more listenable stuff is mostly finger-snapping, Frank Sinatra-style pop driven by jazzy piano and overenthusiastic horns (“That’s Life”; Kendricks’ impressive lead on “A Taste Of Honey”; H-D-H’s “I’m Ready For Love,” the only original and easily the most fun – exactly because of its weird blend of Motown and big band clichés). […]

examiner.com
It is clearly one of the greatest albums ever released from Motown. It features each member of the group’s signature lineup leading or sharing vocals in some truly memorable performances. […]

allmusic
While many soul fans were surprised that they issued an album with versions of “Ol’ Man River,” “Somewhere,” and “Taste of Honey,” they were hooked once they heard it. […]

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