Four Tops : Reach Out

Four Tops : Reach Out


Tamla Motown 660

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Reach Out, I'll Be There
A2 - Walk Away Renee
A3 - 7 Rooms Of Gloom
A4 - If I Were A Carpenter
A5 - Last Train To Clarksville
A6 - I'll Turn To Stone 
B1 - I'm A Believer
B2 - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
B3 - Bernadette
B4 - Cherish
B5 - Wonderful Baby
B6 - What Else Is There To Do (But Think About You)

Recorded in 1966 and 1967

This Motown vocal institution’s sixth album was a greatest-hits collection in all but title. Six of the 12 tracks were Top 20 pop singles. Three of those comprised what proved to be the climactic sweep of the Tops’ bond with writer-producers Holland-Dozier-Holland: the theatrical urgency of the late-’66 Number One “Reach Out I’ll Be There”; the galloping Top Ten followup “Standing in the Shadows of Love”; and early ’67’s “Bernadette,” with its hammering keyboard riff and a harrowing shout by lead singer Levi Stubbs in the plunge of silence before the final choruses. The collaborative momentum was so hot that “I’ll Turn to Stone,” originally a B side to the mid-’67 single “7-Rooms of Gloom,” made Billboard‘s R&B Top 50. But Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland soon turned their backs on Motown, over royalties, and stranded the Tops, who shuffled between producers and didn’t score another Top 10 record until 1972 – for another label.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under