The Temptations' third album for Motown's Gordy subsidiary in 1965 kept the hit streak alive with the inclusion of "Since I Lost My Baby," "My Baby," "Don't Look Back," and "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)." As a matter of fact, this album churned out seven chart hit singles -- or rather, they were included on this collection, as singles wagged the album dog back in those days. Either way, Smokey Robinson produces the lion's share of tracks (six) on here, including "You've Got to Earn It," "I'll Be in Trouble," and "You're the One I Need." The album also introduces Ivory Joe Hunter and Mickey Stevenson's production work on "Just Another Lonely Night" and "Born to Love You" and future producer Norman Whitfield on "The Girl's Alright With Me," "I Gotta Know Now," and "Everybody Needs Love." Another classic album by the original group.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda