The Temptations’s ‘For Lovers Only’

The Temptations’s ‘For Lovers Only’ is an album (featuring the final recordings of Melvin Franklin) released on September 26, 1995 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.Some Enchanted Evening (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 05:28 . 2.I’Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 05:49 . 3.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 04:44 . 4.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 03:53 . 5.Time After Time (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 04:59 . 6.Melvin’S Interlude (Isaias Gamboa) – 01:29 . 7.Life Is But A Dream (Raoul Cita, Hy Weiss) – 04:26 . 8.What A Diff’Rence A Day Makes (Stanley Adams, María Mendez Grever) – 06:17 . 9.I’M Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz) – 05:17 . 10.South Shell Interlude (Isaias Gamboa) – 02:41 . 11.That’S Why (I Love You So) (Tyran Carlo, Gwen Fuqua, Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 04:42 . 12.For Your Love/You Send Me (Sam Cooke, Ed Townsend) – 05:07

Musicians : The Temptations – Vocals . Ali-Ollie Woodson – Vocals . Theo Peoples – Vocals . Otis Williams – Vocals . Ron Tyson – Vocals . Melvin Franklin – Vocals . Ray Davis – Vocals . Isaias Gamboa – Drum Programming, Keyboards, Synthesizer . Paul Riser – Conductor . Doug Grigsby – Bass . Andy Simpkins – Bass . Jimmy Varner – Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Percus, Piano, Synthesizer . Abraham Laboriel, Sr. – Bass, Guitar . Trevor Lawrence – Bell Tree, Cymbals, Hi Hat . Tony Alvarez – Drum Programming . Steve Harvey – Drums, Keyboards, Percussion . Johnny Britt – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar (Baritone) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . Jerry Friedman – Guitar, Guitar (Baritone) . Jimmy Macon – Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)

Production : Produced By Richard Perry . Isaias Gamboa, Paul Riser, Richard Perry . Richard Perry – Mixing . Tony Alvarez – Engineer . Carl Anderson – Engineer . Devin Foutz – Engineer . Mark Herman – Engineer . Tony Rambo – Engineer . Alejandro Rodriguez – Engineer . Bob Tucker – Engineer, Mixing . Brian Gardner – Mastering . Tim Anderson – Mixing . Craig Burbidge – Mixing . Rob Chiarelli – Mixing

Arrangements : Isaias Gamboa, Paul Riser, Richard Perry

Package : Richard Perry – Liner Notes . Jackie Salway – Art Direction . Aaron Rapoport – Photography

Recorded 1995.

Released On September 26, 1995 By Motown.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The net result is to focus your attention on the lyrics, which are almost caressed by the lead vocalists, rather than the overfamiliar melodiesand by and large this is a good thing – […]

Michael1 @ RateYourMusic
Given the difficulties within the group at the time, one could be forgiven for thinking For Lovers Only would be disjointed and unrealised. However, the album was easily the groups strongest since Truly for You, perhaps even Power. […]

PopMatters
Although it’s blasphemy to say that the legends of Motown are no longer relevant to soul music, this effort makes it clear that they’re not as influential when it comes to this whole urban/neo-soul movement, considering the attentive harmonies and classic blend of their voices on these pop standards. […]

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