Cloud Nine

Recorded: 
1968-1969
Released: 
1969
Genre: 
Soul
Catalog #: 
GS 939

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Cloud Nine is a 1969 album by American musical group The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label.

The album is a watershed for several reasons. It is the first regular Temptations studio LP to feature Dennis Edwards as the replacement for David Ruffin, who was fired in June 1968. In addition, it marks the beginning of the Temptations' four-year delve into psychedelia recording, at the behest of producer Norman Whitfield, in a fusion genre referred to as "psychedelic soul." The album went to number four on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart and the group received their first Grammy Award in 1969.