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David Ruffin : The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 2 (2xCD, Album, Comp, Ltd, RM)
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David Ruffin - The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 2 (2xCD, Album, Comp, Ltd, RM)

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Brand new sealed copy! (As a result, cannot confirm runout)

 

"Who I Am" album information page (pg. 6):
Recorded at Media Sound Studios, New York, New York
Special thanks to Gordon Edwards and Gene Orloff
Originally issued as Motown M6-849, October 1975; #5 R&B, #31 Pop.

Singles from the album:
Walk Away From Love / Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health, Motown 1376, October 1975; #1 R&B, #9 Pop
Heavy Love / Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health, Motown 1388, February 1976; #8 R&B, #47 Pop

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"Everything's Coming Up Love" album information page (pg. 10):
Recorded and mixed at Media Sound, New York City
Special Thanks to Gordon Edwards, Gene Orloff, Arthur Lisi and Bob Walters
[Albert Bailey *Faith, Hope and Charity appear courtesy of RCA Records
Originally issued as Motown M6-866S1, May 1976; #16 R&B, #51 Pop.

Footnote: First Round Knock Out initially recorded by Joe Frazier, the boxing champ, and issued as a single on Motown 1378

Singles from the album:
Everything's Coming Up Love / No Matter Where [from <i>Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay</i>, Motown 1393, May 1976; 8 R&B, #49 Pop
On And Off / Statue Of A Fool [from <i>Who I Am</i>, Motown 1405, September 1976; #48 R&B

Bonus: Christmas Greetings - from U.K.-only promotional single Motown PSR-417, issued 1977

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"In My Stride" album information page (pg. 16):
Recorded and mixed at Media Sound Studios, New York, New York
Mastered at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
A Special Thanks to Gordon Edwards and Gene Orloff!
Gordon Edwards, Cornell Dupree and Steve Gadd, members of "Stuff" appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Burbank, California; Eric Gale appear courtesy of Columbia Records, Hollywood, California.

Originally issued as Motown M-885P1, June 1977; #36 R&B.

Singles from the album:
Just Let Me Hold You For A Night b/w Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay) Motown 1420, June 1977; #18 R&B, #108 Pop
You're My Peace Of Mind b/w Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay) Motown 1435, December 1977; #71 R&B

Original album master tapes delivered to Motown March 1, 1977, reveal that the album was envisioned as seven tracks as follows: Side 1 - I Can't Stop The Rain / You're My Peace Of Mind / Questions; Side 2 - Nightmare / There's More To Love / I'm Jealous / Rode By The Place (Where I Used To Stay). On March 31, Just Let Me Hold You For A Night and Hey Woman were added to the lineup and the album was re-sequenced.

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Bonus Tracks: Motown Lost & Found  (pg. 20 & 21).
#10-11 Outtakes from sessions for My Whole World Ended *(see note below track 19)
#12-19 outtakes from the sessions for Feelin' Good.
* (#10 & 11 could also be considered outtakes from this LP, as the released album included tracks from the previous year)
#10-22 Previously Unreleased
#13-17 and #20-22 are newly discovered compositions

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Release credits (pg. 23)
Digitally remastered at Universal Mastering Studios-East
Photographs courtesy of Motown Records Archives
Billboard chart information courtesy BPI Communcations Inc. and Joel Whitburn´s Record Research Inc.

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Back Cover
A Universal Music Company
(P) & (C) 2006 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. 1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 - USA. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution. All Rights Reserved.

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Non-release notes
Track 1 on disc 2, "You're My Peace Of Mind" appears as "You're My Piece Of Mind" on the back cover.

From Hip-O Select: CD Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limited edition copies.

UK release date: June 4, 2007

The mould of the CD contains a credit to UML which was bought by EDC, USA in June 2005. It seems that EDC used an existing UML CD mould.

 

Media Condition:  Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Country:    US  
Released:  
2006-10-13
Genre:       Funk / Soul
Style:         Soul, Disco

 

Track listing:

. Who I Am
1.1. Who I Am
1.2. It Takes All Kinds Of People To Make A World
1.3. Walk Away From Love
1.4. I've Got Nothing But Time
1.5. The Finger Pointers
1.6. Wild Honey
1.7. Heavy Love
1.8. Statue Of A Fool
1.9. Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
. Everything's Coming Up Love
1.10. Discover Me
1.11. First Round Knock Out
1.12. Good Good Times
1.13. On And Off
1.14. Ready Willing And Able
1.15. Everything's Coming Up Love
1.16. Let's Get Into Something
1.17. Until We Said Goodbye
. Bonus
1.18. Christmas Greetings
. In My Stride
2.1. You're My Peace Of Mind
2.2. Just Let Me Hold You For A Night
2.3. I Can't Stop The Rain
2.4. Nightmare
2.5. Questions
2.6. I'm Jealous
2.7. Hey Woman
2.8. There's A Man To Love
2.9. Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay)
. Bonus Tracks: Motown Lost & Found
2.10. Let's Say Goodbye Tomorrow
2.11. Which Way To My Baby
2.12. I Know She's Not A Mannequin
2.13. Crime In The Street
2.14. Show Her In Another Way
2.15. That World I Lived In
2.16. Can't Get Over Losing You
2.17. Bring Her Back
2.18. Bad, Bad Weather (Til You Come Home)
2.19. Blackmail
2.20. One Lucky Day I Found You
2.21. Make My Water Boil (Loving You Has Been So Wonderful)
2.22. You Ought To Know Me

 

 

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