Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
7:10
2 Just My Imagination
5 3:47
3 Cloud Nine
3:44
4 My Girl
4.75 2:57
5 Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)
5 4:05
6 Get Ready
2:53
7 I Can’t Get Next to You
2:52
8 Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
2:51
9 Superstar
2:59
10 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
2:46
11 (I Know) I’m Losing You
2:44
12 Runaway Child
4:56
13 Keep on Truckin’
3:34
14 The Way You do the Things You Do
2:54
15 I Wish It Could Rain
3:10
16 Masterpiece
4:29

Credits

CD 1

strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
background vocals:
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
composer:
Smokey Robinson (track 4)
Barrett Strong (track 5)
Ronald White (track 4)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 2, 5, 8)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
lead vocals:
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
lyricist:
Smokey Robinson (track 4)
Barrett Strong (track 2)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 8)
Norman Whitfield (track 8)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 2)
writer:
Barrett Strong (tracks 1, 3)
Norman Whitfield (tracks 1, 3)
publisher:
Jobete Music (track 8)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
Golden World in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 2)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
People Movin' by The Shoes with Primary 1 (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 389) (track 2)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
Mummo (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 4)
recording of:
Cloud Nine (track 3)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 4)
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-03) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 1)