Run Away Child, Running Wild - The Temptations - Cloud Nine
Label: Gordy - S939,Gordy - GLPS-939 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Funk
Cloud Nine is the ninth studio album by American musical group The Temptations for the Gordy Motown label released in The album is a watershed for several reasons. In addition, it marks the beginning of the Temptations' four-year delve into psychedelia recording, at the behest of producer Norman Whitfieldin a fusion genre referred to as " psychedelic soul. Norman Whitfield took the Temptations into psychedelic territory after a suggestion from the group's de facto leader, Otis Williams.
Gamble agreed with Williams that Sly Stone 's funkier production style and multi-lead vocals was here to stay and that it was time to learn to adapt to it. The Temptations had been successful with romantic ballads Cold - The Cure - Trilogy (DVD) as " My Girl " and mid-tempo numbers such as " I Running Wild - The Temptations - Cloud Nine I'm Losing You ", but Williams, taking Gamble's advice, felt that it was time to update the group's sound.
Regardless of his original opinion of Sly Stone's work, by the fall ofWhitfield had the Temptations recording " Cloud Nine ", which featured all five members Otis Williams, the newly drafted Dennis Edwards, and founding members Eddie KendricksPaul Williamsand Melvin Franklin trading lead vocals over a Family Stone-like instrumental track. Although Otis Williams denies the connection, "Cloud Nine's" lyrics have frequently been cited as empathizing with drug use.
Halfway through its running time, "Run Away Child" segues into an instrumental jam session the Run Away Child mix only includes the vocal half of the song. Future Temptations songs produced by Norman Whitfield, such as " Hum Along and Dance ", " Smiling Faces Sometimes ", and " Papa Was a Rollin' Stone ", would further emphasize extended instrumental passages, often allowing said passages to overshadow the songs' vocals and as a result, The Temptations had him replaced by Jeffrey Bowen after the album.
Earl Van Dykewho performs the prominent organ solo during the instrumental section of the record, recorded his Dynamik Duo Remix - Capleton - Tour instrumental version of "Run Away Child, Running Wild", which was released as a single the same year.
The rest of the Cloud Nine album is made The Red Umbrellas - Rudi Moser - Moser of more standard Temptations fare, most of which is relegated to the flip side of the LP. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Temptations. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on Running Wild - The Temptations - Cloud Nine Official Charts Company.