All The Time is the first new studio album from soul giants The Temptations since 2010, featuring versions of songs made famous by Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd and others plus three new original tracks. It boasts the group's current line-up of co-founder and sole surviving original member Otis Williams alongside Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene, and was produced/arranged by Dave Darling (Glen Campbell, Brian Setzer, Tom Waits).
All The Time arrives 54 years after the appearance of the Temptations' first Motown album Meet The Temptations, released as they began to build their rare and legendary place in the history of soul music. Among many notable inclusions, the Temptations' version of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" becomes a gospel-tinged love song, and the group bring their unique presence to The Weeknd's Fifty Shades Of Grey track "Earned It." Willams' unmistakeable speaking voice rings out over the introduction of Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud." The new songs on All The Time are "Waitin' On You," "Be My Wife" and the funky "Move Them Britches."
As the modern-day Temptations continue to tour the world, Williams observes: "I'm 76 now. Looking back, I never could have imagined where my life has taken me. I'm so proud of what the Temptations have achieved, and I'm grateful for every opportunity we've been so fortunate to receive. The music carries me. Together, we lift our voices with love and wonder. We had a great time recording All The Time and we hope everyone enjoys it."