Joined together [sound recording] : the complete studio duets /Material type: MusicSeries: Chronicles: Publisher: New York, NY : Universal Music & Video Distribution, p2004Description: 2 sound discs (111 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Complete studio duets.Subject(s): Popular music -- 1961-1970 | 1961-1970
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The two albums the Supremes and the Temptations did together in the late '60s might have been fun to do, and sometimes fun to hear, but certainly weren't highlights in the career of either group. If you're going to hear them at all, however, you should do so in the context of this two-CD set, which leaves no stone unturned in its presentation of not just the original albums (1968's Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations and 1969's Together), but also a bunch of previously unreleased tracks and alternate mixes. The albums themselves were uneven, relying too heavily on so-so covers of hits by other artists, remakes of some old Motown smashes, and the odd inappropriate MOR hit and popular standard, though the number two hit "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (from the first of the LPs) was a highlight. Particularly on Together, there were also some odd trendy production flourishes, like the electric sitar in "The Weight," the freak-out fuzz guitar and quasi-Eastern psychedelic effects that open "Uptight (Everything's Alright)," and the funk-rock cover of Sly Stone's "Sing a Simple Song." As for the bonuses on this CD, all of the previously unreleased tracks come from the sessions for Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations, and in both the good and bad senses are characteristic of the songs chosen for the released album. They muster fair covers of the Beatles' "Got to Get You into My Life" and the Impressions' "Amen," and do a strange medley of "You Can't Hurry Love/You Keep Me Hangin' On" with some fierce psychedelic-tinged rock guitar on the fadeout. On the other hand, it was a wise decision to excise the too show bizzy medley of Supremes hits, and not such a wise decision to make it the opening cut on this CD compilation. The nine alternate mixes, in the way these things usually turn out, aren't compulsory listening for anyone but fanatics, though there are a few notable differences: "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" has a spoken introduction by producer Frank Wilson, and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" has Mary Wilson handling all the solo vocals. Note that these aren't the only extras on this set: it also offers previously unavailable extended versions of "I Second That Emotion" and "Then" (from Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations) and "Why (Must We Fall in Love)" (from Together). Finally, to close things out there's a previously unreleased extended alternate mix of "Not Now, I'll Tell You Later," a 1963 Temptations recording with background vocals by the Supremes. ~ Richie Unterberger
Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, vocals ; with accompanying musicians.
Producers, Andrew Skurow, Harry Weinger.
Disc 1, #2-12 was originally issued as the album Diana Ross & the Supremes join the Temptations by Motown (679) on November 8, 1968, #1 R & B/#2 Pop; disc 2, #1-10 was originally issued as the album Together by Motown (692) on September 23, 1969, #6 R & B/#28 Pop.
Tracks 3, 11, 13-18 from disc one and tracks 10, 12-17, 19 and 20 from disc two are previously unreleased.
Program notes by Ed Sullivan, Andrew Skurow, inserted.
Disc. 1. Diana Ross & the Supremes join the Temptations. Opening medley: When the lovelight starts shining through his eyes/Come see about me/Stop! In the name of love/Love is like an itching in my heart/You keep me hangin' on (3:18) ; Try it baby (3:43) ; I second that emotion (extended) (2:30) ; Ain't no mountain high enough (2:18) ; I'm gonna make you love me (3:06) ; This guy's in love with you (3:46) ; Funky Broadway (2:35) ; I'll try something new (2:20) ; A place in the sun (3:30) ; Sweet inspiration (2:55) ; Then (extended) (2:19) ; The impossible dream (4:47) ; Bonus tracks. Medley: You can't hurry love/You keep me hangin' on (2:38) ; Got to get you into my life (2:41) ; You gave me something (and everything's alright) (2:49) ; A house is not a home (3:20) ; If you should walk away (3:09) ; Amen (2:19) --
Disc 2. Together. Stubborn kind of fellow (3:09) I'll be doggone (3:33) ; The weight (3:02) ; Ain't nothing like the real thing (2:45) ; Uptight (everything's alright) (3:05) ; Sing a simple song (3:32) ; My guy, my girl (3:15) ; For better or worse (2:36) ; Can't take my eyes off you (3:12) ; Why (must we fall in love) (extended) (3:10) ; Alternate mixes: I'll try something new (single mix) (2:24) ; Stubborn kind of fellow (single mix) (3:47) ; Try it baby (single mix) (3:06) ; Funky Broadway (mono mix) (2:42) ; The weight (mono mix) (2:52) ; Sing a simple song (mono mix) (3:38) ; My guy, my girl (mono mix) (3:21) ; Can't take my eyes off you (Mary Wilson solo version) (3:12) ; I'm gonna make you love me (alternate mix w/spoken intro) (3:13) ; And one more. Not now, I'll tell you later (extended alternate mix) (The Temptations with The Supremes)(3:39).