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Greatest hits by The Temptations
Released August 23, 1973 (version 1)
1986 (version 2)
May 23, 1995 (version 3)
Recorded 1964 - 1995
Genre R&B/soul/disco
Length 153:51
Label Motown
Producer Various
Professional reviews
Alternate cover
Cover for 1986 version
Alternate cover
Cover for 1995 version

Anthology: The Temptations is one of three greatest hits collections released by Motown Records covering the work of soul/R&B group The Temptations. The initial release was a vinyl three-LP set issued on August 23, 1973, which covered the group's work up to that point. A compact disc double album version was issued in 1986, including five additional tracks recorded between 1973 and 1984. The third and final version of Anthology, also a 2-CD release, was issued on May 23, 1995 with a further re-tooled tracklisting. In 2003, the album was ranked number 398 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[1]


1986 track listing


Disc 1

  1. "The Way You Do The Things You Do"
  2. "I'll Be In Trouble"
  3. "The Girl's Alright With Me"
  4. "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"
  5. "My Girl"
  6. "It's Growing"
  7. "Since I Lost My Baby"
  8. "My Baby"
  9. "Don't Look Back"
  10. "Get Ready"
  11. "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
  12. "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"
  13. "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
  14. "All I Need"
  15. "You're My Everything"
  16. "(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need"
  17. "I Wish It Would Rain"
  18. "I Truly, Truly Believe"
  19. "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)"
  20. "Runaway Child, Running Wild"
  21. "Ol' Man River"
  22. "Try To Remember"
  23. "The Impossible Dream"

Disc 2

  1. "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  2. "Please Return Your Love To Me"
  3. "Cloud Nine"
  4. "Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down"
  5. "I Can't Get Next To You"
  6. "Psychedelic Shack"
  7. "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)"
  8. "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On"
  9. "I Ain't Got Nothin'"
  10. "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"
  11. "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)"
  12. "Mother Nature"
  13. "Love Woke Me Up This Morning"
  14. "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"
  15. "Masterpiece"
  16. "Shakey Ground"
  17. "Power"
  18. "Sail Away"
  19. "Treat Her Like A Lady"


  1. ^ Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2008-09-10.


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