For Lovers Only (The Temptations album)

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For Lovers Only
Tempts-forloversonly.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 1995
Recorded1994–1995
GenreR&B, pop
Length54:52
LabelMotown
ProducerRichard Perry
The Temptations chronology
Milestone
(1991)
For Lovers Only
(1995)
Phoenix Rising
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

For Lovers Only is a 1995 covers/pop standards album by The Temptations for the Motown label, something of a sequel to their 1967 album The Temptations in a Mellow Mood. The album features the final recordings of Melvin Franklin, who fell ill during recording and died before the album's release. Franklin was replaced on the tracks he does not sing on by Parliament-Funkadelic's Ray Davis in his only album appearance with the group. The first single, "Some Enchanted Evening", reached #40 on the Urban Adult Contemporary charts.

The album was also the final Temptations album for Ali-Ollie Woodson, who would be released from the group by Otis Williams in 1996, after having suffered several bouts of throat cancer.

For Lovers Only was reissued in 2002 with a bonus track, a remix of "Night & Day" as included on the soundtrack to What Women Want.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Some Enchanted Evening" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) (lead singer: Ali Woodson and Theo Peoples)
  2. "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" (Alan J. Lerner, Frederick Loewe) (lead singer: Theo Peoples)
  3. "At Last" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) (lead singer: Ali Woodson)
  4. "Night & Day" (Cole Porter) (lead singer: Theo Peoples)
  5. "Time After Time" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) (lead singer: Ron Tyson)
  6. "Melvin's Interlude" (Isaias Gamboa) (lead singer: Melvin Franklin)
  7. "Life is But a Dream" (Hy Weiss, Raul Cita) (lead singer: Ali Woodson)
  8. "What A Difference a Day Makes" (Maria Grever, Stanley Adams) (lead singer: Ron Tyson)
  9. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Mertz) (lead singer: Ali Woodson)
  10. "South Shell Interlude" (Isaias Gamboa)
  11. "That's Why (I Love You So)" (Berry Gordy, Billy Davis, Gwen Gordy Fuqua) (lead singer: Theo Peoples, Ron Tyson, and Ali Woodson)
  12. "For Your Love"/"You Send Me" (Ed Townsend, Sam Cooke) (lead singer: Otis Williams and Ali Woodson)
  13. "Night & Day" [Remix] (bonus track for 2002 re-release) (lead singer: Theo Peoples)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. For Lovers Only at AllMusic. Retrieved June 24, 2011.