Offered for sale is an original 1966 UK stereo pressing of The Temptations Greatest Hits by the Temptations, with a different cover from the U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of The Temptations Greatest Hits is a 1966 UK stereo pressing on the Tamla/Motown label.
The flipback cover is VG with a lamination crack and small tear at the mouth of the cover and a faintly written name on the back cover on the right hand edge.
The disc is VG+, with a couple of faint marks and light sleeve scuffs. It’s a clean disc that plays well.
A nice copy of a terrific LP; the UK Motown albums sound much better than the U.S. versions.
Background: Released in 1966, The Temptations Greatest Hits was the first compilation album by the Temptations.
The album reached #5 on the U.S. album chart and #17 on the UK chart.
As the first Temptations hits package Motown released, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 appeared a little over two years into the group’s career, but it remains an excellent hits collection. Not all of the 12 tracks were giant hits — “The Girl’s Alright with Me,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “It’s Growing” and “I’ll Be in Trouble” never became as ubiquitous as “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Get Ready,” all of which are included here — but the lesser-known tracks are terrific in their own right and help make the album a dynamic experience. Nevertheless, those minor hits and album tracks date Greatest Hits, illustrating that it was released during the group’s extraordinary run.
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