|To Be Continued...|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 17, 1986|
|Recorded||December 1985–May 1986|
|Producer||Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Eddie Lambert, Steve Barri (exec.)|
|The Temptations chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
To Be Continued... is a 1986 album by American R&B vocal group The Temptations released on June 17, 1986 by Motown Records' Gordy label. The album featured the group's third top ten R&B hit of the 1980s, "Lady Soul", which reached No. 4 R&B and No. 47 pop. It was the third and final album to feature Ali-Ollie Woodson during his first stint with the group. The following year he was replaced by Dennis Edwards, then two years later rejoined the group replacing Edwards.
Superscripts denote lead singers for each track: (a) Ali-Ollie Woodson, (b) Ron Tyson, (c) Richard Street, (d) Melvin Franklin, (e) Otis Williams .
|1986||"A Fine Mess"||—||63||28|
|"To Be Continued"||—||25||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
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