Temptations - 1973, Shibuya Kokaido Hall (seats
about 2300), Tokyo, Japan, SBD, A+, 47 min.
02-I Can't Get Next To You
03-Love Woke Me Up This Morning
04-Medley: Get Ready
The Way You Do The Things You Do
05-First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
06-Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
08-Band Member Introduction
09-Song For You
11-Just My Imagination
12-Papa Was A Rolling Stone
1973 version of the group:
Notes: Got this with a date of 1975. It was released by a bootleg label called
Live Classics in 2002 supposedly recorded by Kaname Tajima & Hideo Takada. No
idea of the source but it sounds like sbd to me.
My sense is this is from early 1973. Besides the oldies, these songs are from
their 1972 album, All Directions, and their February 1973 release,
Masterpiece. There is nothing here from their December 1973 release, Zoom. I
think Richard Street mentions that their latest recording is Hey Girl (I Like
Your Style), which is on Masterpiece. I'm also pretty sure that this is before
August 1973. Richard Street got married in August and that's when they found
out their original lead singer, Paul Williams, had killed himself.
Quality for a 30 year old recording is very good other than some of the tracks
transitioning a bit abruptly and some very minimal snap, crackle, pop, which
may point to a vinyl original source. Didn't do much to it other than lower
the volume a notch and retrack it.