Together Again (The Temptations album)

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Together Again
Tempts-Together-Again.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 1987
Recorded1987
GenreSoul, pop
Length40:41
LabelMotown
6246
ProducerPeter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Russ Regan (Exec.)
The Temptations chronology
To Be Continued...
(1986)
Together Again
(1987)
Special
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[2]

Together Again is an album by the American R&B vocal group the Temptations, released on Motown Records in 1987. It is the group's thirty-fourth studio album, and the first released under the Motown imprint. All of Motown Records' previous Temptations releases were made on the Gordy label, which was discontinued and whose artist roster and back catalog was consolidated into the main Motown label in 1987.

Overview[edit]

The album's title was inspired by the return of Dennis Edwards to the group, following an absence of nearly four years. Edwards rejoined the Temptations prior to the recording of the album, replacing Ali-Ollie Woodson as primary lead singer. By the end of 1988, Edwards had departed (for a third and final time), and Woodson returned.

The LP includes the singles "Look What You Started" and "I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now", making it the group's only album to produce multiple Top 10 R&B releases in the 1980s. The album also included the modest R&B hit "Do You Wanna Go With Me" which was co-written by group members Otis Williams and Ron Tyson alongside Victor Carstarphen, the trio also co-wrote the album track "10 X 10" and both tracks were co-produced by The Temptations. The music video to "I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now" featured Billy Dee Williams and Fred Berry.

Other noteworthy facts about this album are that it features the five longest tenured members of the group.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff; tracks 3 and 4 are co-produced by the Temptations.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalist(s)Length
1."Look What You Started"Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Mark HoldenEdwards, Tyson5:09
2."I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now"Lou Pardini, Jimmy GeorgeEdwards, Franklin5:03
3."10 X 10"Otis Williams, Ronald Tyson, Victor CarstarphenAll4:52
4."Do You Wanna Go with Me"Williams, Tyson, CarstarphenEdwards5:28
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalist(s)Length
5."Little Things"Billy BarberEdwards, Tyson, Street, Franklin4:07
6."I Got Your Number"Sharon Robinson, Hamish StuartEdwards, Franklin4:21
7."Every Time I Close My Eyes"Ken Cummings, Chuck Servola, Frank PaganoStreet, Franklin4:25
8."Lucky"Dana MerinoTyson, Franklin, Edwards3:20
9."Put Your Foot Down"Bunetta, Richard Darbyshire, Joe EricksenEdwards, Tyson, Street, Franklin3:56

Personnel[edit]

Performers

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1987 Together Again 112 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
AC
UK
1987 "I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now" 3 36 90
"Look What You Started" 8 63
1988 "Do You Wanna Go with Me" 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/together-again-mw0000197737
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "The Temptations US albums/singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11.

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