Phoenix Rising (The Temptations album)

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Phoenix Rising
Studio album by The Temptations
Released August 18, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B
Length 57:10
Label Motown
Producer Lewis Tillman, Jr., Otis Williams
The Temptations chronology
For Lovers Only
(1994)For Lovers Only1994
Phoenix Rising
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Phoenix Rising is a 1998 album by The Temptations for the Motown label, featuring the debut of new Temptations Barrington "Bo" Henderson, Terry Weeks, and Harry McGilberry. The album, the Temptation's first million-selling album in twenty years, features the hit single "Stay", which samples the group's 1965 hit "My Girl".[citation needed] Although not commercially released as a single, "Stay" was a Top 30 R&B Hit, peaking at #26, and it became a #1 hit on the Adult Contemporary Charts. The Temptations' Phoenix Rising was certified Platinum by the RIAA November 15, 1999, the album is having the same fate as Dru Hill's Enter the Dru, and 112's Room 112.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here After" (Interlude) (Benjamin Wright, Otis Williams)
  2. "Stay" (James Fischer, Narada Michael Walden, Ronald White, Scott Urguhart, William Robinson)
  3. "False Faces" (Arthur Marbury)
  4. "How Could He Hurt You" (Darcy Aldridge, Rex Rideout, Ronnie Garrett, Tony Kurtis)
  5. "I'm Calling You" (Interlude) (Otis Williams, Theo Peoples)
  6. "This Is My Promise" (Theo Peoples)
  7. "My Love" (Darin McKinney, Narada Michael Walden, Robin Taylor Brooks, Rodney Alejandro, Ron Tyson)
  8. "Tempt Me" (Darin McKinney, Narada Michael Walden, Robin Taylor Brooks, Rodney Alejandro)
  9. "If I Give You My Heart" (Narada Michael Walden, Sunny Hilden)
  10. "Take Me In Your Arms" (Johnny Britt, Otis Williams)
  11. "That's What Friends Are For" (Arthur Marbury, Melvin Jordan, Otis Williams, Terry Weeks)
  12. "Just Like I Told You" (Isaias Gamboa) (Acoustic arrangements are very similar to Madonna's "Love Tried To Welcome Me")
  13. "Stay" (Remix)



  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. "Phoenix Rising". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 October 2015.