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Format: CD
Sku: 60623910
UPC: 044003961722
UPC 14: 00044003961722
Release Date: 1/13/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Baby I Need Your Loving ~ The Four Tops
2. Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile) ~ The Four Tops
3. Ask The Lonely ~ The Four Tops
4. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) ~ The Four Tops
5. It's The Same Old Song ~ The Four Tops
6. Something About You ~ The Four Tops
7. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) ~ The Four Tops
8. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever ~ The Four Tops
9. Reach Out I'll Be There ~ The Four Tops
10. Standing In The Shadows Of Love ~ The Four Tops
11. Bernadette ~ The Four Tops
12. I Got A Feeling ~ The Four Tops
13. 7 Rooms Of Gloom ~ The Four Tops
14. I'll Turn To Stone ~ The Four Tops
15. You Keep Running Away ~ The Four Tops
16. Walk Away Renee - (alternate mix, previously unreleased) ~ The Four Tops
17. If I Were A Carpenter ~ The Four Tops
18. Yesterday's Dreams ~ The Four Tops
19. I'm In a Different World ~ The Four Tops
20. What Is A Man ~ The Four Tops
21. Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me - (stereo single mix) ~ The Four Tops
22. It's All In The Game ~ The Four Tops
23. Still Water ~ The Four Tops
24. River Deep, Mountain High - (with The Supremes) ~ The Four Tops
25. Just Seven Numbers (Can't Straighten Out My Life) ~ The Four Tops
26. In These Changing Times ~ The Four Tops
27. MacArthur Park - (Part II) ~ The Four Tops
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Simple Game, A ~ The Four Tops
2. I Can't Quit Your Love ~ The Four Tops
3. Nature Planned It (It's The Way) ~ The Four Tops
4. Keeper Of The Castle ~ The Four Tops
5. Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) ~ The Four Tops
6. Are You Man Enough ~ The Four Tops
7. Sweet Understanding Love ~ The Four Tops
8. I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind ~ The Four Tops
9. One Chain Don't Make No Prison ~ The Four Tops
10. Midnight Flower ~ The Four Tops
11. Seven Lonely Nights ~ The Four Tops
12. We All Gotta Stick Together ~ The Four Tops
13. Catfish ~ The Four Tops
14. H.E.L.P. ~ The Four Tops
15. When She Was My Girl ~ The Four Tops
16. Tonight I'm Gonna Love You All Over ~ The Four Tops
17. I Believe In You And Me ~ The Four Tops
18. Back To School Again ~ The Four Tops
19. I Just Can't Walk Away ~ The Four Tops
20. Mean Green Mother From Outerspace ~ The Four Tops
21. Indestructable - (7-inch extended single) ~ The Four Tops

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Four Tops: Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Lawrence Payton, Levi Stubbs (vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: The Supremes, The Funk Brothers.
Muze PNote Producers include: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, William Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter, R. Dean Taylor.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1964 & 1988. Includes liner notes by Stu Hackel.
Muze PNote Not to be confused with the Four Tops compilation simply entitled Anthology (which only covers their Motown recordings), 50th Anniversary Anthology is a double-CD set spanning their first Motown hit in 1964 to the late '80s. Does it include all of the popular numbers that most fans want from a greatest-hits collection? Definitely. Is it as good as Anthology, or slimmer compilations that focus exclusively on their Motown hits from the 1960s and early '70s? No, because there's way too much dispensable post-mid-'70s stuff on disc two. Still, for those who want an anthology that includes non-Motown hits (particularly their early-'70s Dunhill singles) and are reluctant to splash out for the four-CD Fourever box set, this is the best available alternative. And unquestionably, the first two-thirds or so of this collection is excellent, including all the big Motown hits; plenty of good, less celebrated lower-charting Motown singles, like "I'll Turn to Stone" (the B-side of "7-Rooms of Gloom"); and their early Dunhill hits, in which they capably imitated Philly soul stars the O'Jays and the Spinners. But the group floundered as the '70s waned, and by the time of the ribald 1976 disco hit "Catfish," they were on the verge of not only losing their personality, but of embarrassing themselves. The proceedings don't stop there, unfortunately, tacking on a bunch of other small post-1976 hits ("When She Was My Girl" was the only big one), culminating in Levi Stubbs' gruesome contribution to the Little Shop of Horrors, "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space." It was a long way from "Baby I Need Your Loving," though luckily it's the classic stuff that dominates the program. ~ Richie Unterberger

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The Funk Brothers
Muze Guest Artist The Supremes

Artist Overview

Immaculate choreography, flawless harmonies, and the instantly recognizable lead vocals of Levi Stubbs made the Four Tops one of the best and longest-running groups to come out of Berry Gordy's Motown hit factory in the 1960s. Their interpretations of Holland-Dozier-Holland's songs ("Reach Out I'll be There," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "Bernadette," et al) rank them as one of the premier soul vocal groups of all time. Incredibly, they kept the same line-up for over 40 years (only shifting when the first member died).

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Forrest Gump-Special Collector's Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 13-Oldies But Goodies
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Muze Music Compilations Lowrider Oldies Box Set Volumes 7-9 (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Incredible Soul Collection
Muze Music Compilations Rock 'n' Roll at 50: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Real R&b:80s
Muze Music Compilations Motown Box
Muze Music Compilations Four Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Forever Neil Diamond / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Gold: 60'S (Rmst)
Muze Music Compilations Motown Classics: gold
Muze Music Compilations 80S Soul Gold 0906
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 8:1968
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 9:1969(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul
Muze Music Compilations 60'S Music Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Motor City 50
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The 80s
Muze Music Compilations Old School Gold Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Classics
Muze Music Compilations Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Motown
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)

Associated Artists and Works

Supremes (The)
Temptations (R&B) (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/13/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0000488
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044003961722

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Four Tops
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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