You might say it was an album six decades in the making.
“Temptations 60,” the anniversary record that became a passion project for Tempts founder Otis Williams, arrived overnight Friday. It’s the iconic Motown group’s first album since 2018 and its first of new material since 2004.the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language
Stylistically, the album has a retrospective feel, touching on various hallmarks of the Temptations’ sound through the years — romantic songs, socially conscious work, bits of funk and jazz. Executive-produced by Williams, it includes contributions from Narada Michael Walden and rapper K. Sparks, along with a new collaboration featuring Smokey Robinson (“Is It Gonna Be Yes or No”), reuniting Williams with the group’s early songwriting force.
Friday’s release was accompanied by the second chapter in a three-part Temptations documentary series on YouTube, chronicling the group from its early Detroit days up to the present, with reflections from Williams, Robinson and longtime Tempts manager Shelly Berger. The final installment will be out Feb. 4.