Together (The Supremes and The Temptations album)

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Together
Supremes-tempts-together.jpg
Original LP cover
Studio album by Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations
Released September 23, 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Pop, soul
Label Motown
Producer Frank Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Al Clevland, Terry Johnson, Tom Baird, Henry Cosby, Deke Richards
Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology
Let the Sunshine In
(1969)String Module Error: Match not found1969
Together
(1969)
Cream of the Crop
(1969)Cream of the Crop1969
The Temptations chronology
Puzzle People
(1969) Puzzle People1969
Together
(1969) Together1969
On Broadway
(1969) On Broadway1969
Alternative cover
The original American LP for Together has a cover which folds out to reveal a full illustration of The Supremes and the Temptations. The full artwork was also used for some international versions of the album without requiring the cover to be unfolded.
The original American LP for Together has a cover which folds out to reveal a full illustration of The Supremes and the Temptations. The full artwork was also used for some international versions of the album without requiring the cover to be unfolded.
Singles from Together

Together, released by Motown in 1969 (catalog number MS 692), was the second and final duets studio album combining Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations into an eight-person Motown act. Like the first duets LP, Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations, it is composed almost entirely of covers, including versions of The Band's "The Weight", Sly & the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song", Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (featuring Mary Wilson leading, in preparation for Ross' departure from the Supremes} and Motown songs like "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "Uptight (Everything's Alright)". "The Weight" was the only single in the US, and failed to make it into the American Top 40. "Why (Must We Fall in Love)", a UK exclusive single, was a Top 40 hit on the UK singles charts.

Together was released on the same day (September 23, 1969) as Puzzle People, a regular Temptations album showcasing the group's then-current psychedelic soul sound.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

All lead vocals by Diana Ross except where noted and Temptations lead singers are in parentheses

Side one

  1. "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams)
  2. "I'll Be Doggone" (Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin) (lead singer: Paul Williams)
  3. "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks)
  4. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams)
  5. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Stevie Wonder, Hank Cosby, Sylvia Moy) (lead singer: Dennis Edwards)

Side two

  1. "Sing a Simple Song" (Sly Stone) (lead singer: Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Dennis Edwards, Paul Williams)
  2. "My Guy, My Girl" (Medley of both songs) (Smokey Robinson, Ronnie White) (lead singer: Paul Williams)
  3. "For Better or Worse" (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks)
  4. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (lead singer: Mary Wilson)
  5. "Why (Must We Fall in Love)" (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kik, Quink. Together at Allmusic