David Ruffin ‎– "David" Unreleased LP & More

Hip-O Select ‎– B0002509-02
CD, Album, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered, Stereo, Mono

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Original LP
1 Each Day Is A Lifetime
Arranged By – David Van DePitte, Henry CosbyProducer – Henry CosbyWritten By – Nick Zesses-Dino Fekaris-Henry CosbyWritten-By – Dino Fekaris, Henry Cosby, Nick Zesses
2 I Want You Back
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Corporation™: Berry Gordy-Fonce Mizell-Freddie Perren-Deke Richards, TheWritten-By – The Corporation™*
3 Out In The Country
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Ricky Matthews-Ronald Matlock-Roderick HarrisonWritten-By – Ricky Matthews, Roderick Harrison, Ronald Matlock*
4 You Can Come Right Back To Me
Arranged By – David Van DePitteProducer – Smokey Robinson, Terry JohnsonWritten By – Clifford Burston-Rose Ella JonesWritten-By – Clifford Burston, Rose Ella Jones
5 I Can't Be Hurt Anymore
Producer – Henry CosbyWritten By – Nick Zesses-Dino Fekaris-Henry CosbyWritten-By – Dino Fekaris, Henry Cosby, Nick Zesses
6 Rainy Night In Georgia
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten-By – Tony Joe White
7 I've Got A Need For You
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – John Bristol-C. PetersWritten-By – C. Peters*, John Bristol*
8 Anything That You Ask For
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Clay McMurray-Martin ColemanWritten-By – Clay McMurray, Martin Coleman*
9 Let Somebody Love Me
Producer – Ivy Jo HunterWritten By – Ivy Jo Hunter-Vernon Bullock-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Freddie Gorman, Ivy Jo Hunter, Vernon Bullock
10 For The Shelter Of Your Love
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – John Bristol-Pam Sawyer-Joe HintonWritten-By – Joe Hinton, John Bristol*, Pam Sawyer
11 Dinah
Arranged By – Gene PageProducer – Al Cleveland, Smokey RobinsonWritten By – Smokey Robinson-Al ClevelandWritten-By – Al Cleveland, William "Smokey" Robinson*
12 Don't Stop Lovin' Me
Arranged By – Paul RiserWritten-By, Producer – Duke Browner
Bonus Tracks
13 It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin'
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Clay McMurray-Martin ColemanWritten-By – Clay McMurray, Martin Coleman*
14 I Want Her To Say It Again
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – Merald Knight-William Guess-Gladys Knight-John BristolWritten-By – Merald Knight*, Gladys Knight, John Bristol*, William Guess
15 Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – Bristol-Peters-Purdue-PetersWritten-By – Peters*, Bristol*, Peters*, Purdue*
16 Get Away Heartbreak (Keep On Moving)
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – John Bristol-Vernon Bullock-Lena MannsWritten-By – John Bristol*, Lena Manns, Vernon Bullock
17 You Make Me Do Things I Don't Want To Do
Producer – Henry CosbyWritten By – Pam Sawyer-Joe Hinton-Henry CosbyWritten-By – Henry Cosby, Joe Hinton, Pam Sawyer
18 Mountain Of Memories
Producer – Martin Cohen (3)Written By – Pam Sawyer-Martin ColemanWritten-By – Martin Coleman*, Pam Sawyer
19 Heaven Help Us All
Producer – Ron Miller*, Tom BairdWritten-By – Ron Miller*
Mono Single Mixes
20 Each Day Is A Lifetime
21 Don't Stop Lovin' Me
22 You Can Come Right Back To Me
23 Dinah

Companies, etc.


  • Arranged ByDavid VanDePitte* (tracks: 1 to 12; Unspecified), Gene Page (tracks: 1 to 12; Unspecified), Henry Cosby (tracks: 1 to 12; Unspecified), Paul Riser (tracks: 1 to 12; Unspecified), Tom Baird (tracks: 1 to 12; Unspecified), Wade Marcus (tracks: 1 to 12; Unspecified)
  • Artwork By [Art Direction] – Vartan
  • Artwork By [Package Design] – David Gorman/HackMart, Inc.
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocalists]The Andantes (tracks: Tracks Unspecified), The Originals (tracks: Tracks Unspecified)
  • Compilation ProducerHarry Weinger
  • Executive Producer – Pat Lawrence
  • Mastered ByEllen Fitton, Suha Gur
  • Mixed ByEllen Fitton (tracks: 18, 19), Harry Weinger (tracks: 18, 19), Suha Gur (tracks: 18, 19)
  • Other [Essay Written By] – Stu Hackel & Harry Weinger
  • Other [For Hip-o Select] – Thane Tierney
  • Other [Licensing] – Kelly Martinez
  • Other [Product Manager] – Heather Whitten
  • Other [Production Manager] – Michele Horie
  • Photography [Photo Coordination] – Ryan Null
  • ResearchAndrew Skurow*


<b>Original LP information page</b>

Tracks 1-12 scheduled to be released as <i>David</i>, Motown 733, circa June/July 1971. Some sources list the album title as <i>David Ruffin</i>, which became the title of his following LP, in February 1973.

Tracks 1, 4, 11 and 12 issued as mono singles.

Album mixes of the following tracks were released:

Each Day Is A Lifetime - on the CD <i>David Ruffin: The Best Of/20th Century Masters</i>, Motown 159501, October 10, 2000

I Want You Back - on the Various Artists CD, <a href=http://www.discogs.com/release/891996><i>The Motown Sings Motown Treasures: The Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection Vol. 1</i></a>

Let Somebody Love Me - on the CD <i>David Ruffin: The Ultimate Collection</i>, Motown 0959, September 22, 1998

The single mix of You Can Come Right Back To Me was issued on the U.K.-only Various Artists CD, <i>Soul Satisfaction 4</i>, Motown 066 037, January 5, 2004


<b>Bonus Tracks & Mono Single Mixes information page</b>

Tracks 20 and 21 issued as A & B side of single Motown 1178, February 1971
The B-side hit the Billboard Pop 'Bubbling Under' chart, #110

Tracks 22 and 23 issued as A & B side of single Motown 1187, July 1971

#1-12 sourced from original album master reels
#13 sourced from end of original LP master reel
#14-17 from original mixed outtake reels
[14-16 mono only; #17 stereo]
#18 & 19 mixed from original 16-track session reels by Suha Gur, Ellen Fitton and Harry Weinger, April 2004
#20-23 from original single master reels; 20-22 are mono, #23 is a stereo master summed to mono

All songs recorded at Hitsville (Studio A) and Golden World (Studio B), except the backing track for "Dinah," and overdubs in "For The Shelter Of Your Love" and "Get Away Heartbreak," as noted.

All songs previously unreleased except as noted.

Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, James Jamerson, Bob Babbitt, Uriel Jones, Pistol Allen, Eddie Willis, Robert White, Joe Messina, Dennis Coffey, Jack Ashford, Eddie "Bongo" Brown, the Motown Horns & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Andantes, The Originals and possibly the Spinners


<b>Release credits page</b>

Digitally Mastered by Suha Gur and Ellen Fitton at Universal Mastering Studios-East

Photographs courtesy of Motown Records Archives

Vault Research: Andrew Skurow, thanks to Douglas Rausch and Amy Herot

Anything That You Ask For: Special thanks to Clay McMurray, Ivy Jo Hunter, Pam Sawyer, Alan Warner, David Ritz, and the late Johnny Bristol

(C) 2004 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.


<b>Non-release notes</b>

From Hip-O Select: CD edition limited to 3500 individually numbered copies.

Exact release date culled the online Motown discography <i>Don't Forget The Motor City</i>

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December 12, 2018
edited 4 months ago
Vinyle s'il vous plaît! C'est un chef d'oeuvre. Personnellement, je le place tout là haut, avec "What's going on"...
Vinyl please! It's a true masterpiece. To me, it's right at the top, with "What's going on"...


October 20, 2016
VINYL PLEASE ! ! ! This edition is a treasure ! ! !


March 6, 2015
edited over 4 years ago

A 'Four Star' collection that only gets two stars from me due to the poor mastering job. This release is heavily compressed and features almost no dynamic range - your ears start to hurt after only minutes. Maybe they thought that the target audience was pretty much deaf at this point in their life. The sad part is that if they aren't already deaf, they will be after hearing this CD.

I should note that the music is pretty good (as I mentioned earlier, 4 out of 5 stars to me)... it is just hard to enjoy it when the presentation (in this case, the mastering) is handled so poorly. I can't speak of the mastering job for the 2012 reissue, but it has the same credits for the mastering engineers, so I doubt it is any different than this original issue. Either way, this should have been done by someone with a lighter and more discriminating touch - Steve Hoffman comes to mind.


July 4, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
The album was titled as such (DAVID), because it was never given a proper title.
It was given a catalog number and track sequencing with David Ruffin penciled in as its name, but that was used as the title for his 1973 album.

A damn shame all these songs were in the vaults for sooo long (over 3 decades) and also a shame that it hasn't been released on vinyl (yet)!
The CD is long out of print...they should be rerelease this one - but this time on VINYL!