Anthology (The Temptations album)

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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 (released as The Best of The Temptations in Europe[3]), also a 2-CD release, was issued on May 23, 1995, with a further re-tooled track listing. In 2003, the album was ranked number 398 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time;[4] the list's 2012 edition had it ranked 400th,[5] while on the 2020 edition it was ranked at number 371.[6]

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ReleasedAugust 23, 1973 (version 1)
1986 (version 2)
May 23, 1995 (version 3)
Recorded1964 - 1995
M782A3 (LP)
31453-0524-2 (1995 CD)
ProducerSmokey Robinson, Ronnie White, Norman Whitfield, Jeffrey Bowen, Frank Wilson, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Nick Ashford, Berry Gordy, Clarence Paul, Rick James, Albert Philip McKay, Ralph Johnson, Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff
Alternative covers
Cover for 1986 version
Alternative cover
Cover for 1995 version
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Tom HullA− (1995 CD)[2]

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