THE BAJA POST
Many people feel goosebumps when “Papa was a Rolling Stone”, “My Girl” or “Ain’t too proud to beg” play on the radio, the Temptations are the group behind those hits, considered to be sort of the Beatles of Soul and they announced their much-anticipated new album, TEMPTATIONS 60. Released by UMe, a leading global music company, nearly all-original material.
In addition to tracks produced by group members, the album brings the iconic group together again with some of its beloved producers, including the legendary and award-winning Smokey Robinson and Narada Michael Walden.
The Temptations are today one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world; Billboard magazine named them “The No. 1 R&B Artist of All Time.” With original member Dr. Otis Williams, the group’s track record of continuing to sell decades worth of history-making music is breathtaking.
The Temptations are commemorating their 60th Anniversary. The national anniversary campaign launched this summer and will run through 2022, in a celebration befitting one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions of all time.
Otis Williams, the group’s founding member and the album’s executive producer, said, “Our new album carries with it, our legacy, 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 family and friends around the world. It’s a thank you gift from our hearts to all of our fans, past, present and future.”
As The Temptations have done throughout their career, their latest album balances love songs with topical tracks, showcasing their enduring strength across the generations. Williams co-produced, with Dennis Nelson and Thomas “TC” Campbell, five of the album’s 12 tracks, including the harmony-infused ballad, “Calling Out Your Name” and the up-tempo tracks “You Don’t Know Your Woman” and “How Do You Spell Love.”
Williams also co-produced an updated version of “Come On,” a song that had been the first recording by Otis Williams & the Distants, a precursor to the Temptations, in 1959, and features a special monologue about the group’s history.