Ultimate Collection CD (1997)

Artist: Four Tops

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Product Overview


Label Uni/motown
SKU 60350471
UPC 731453082526
UPC 14 00731453082526
Format CD
Release Date 10/7/1997
Author Four Tops
Associated Artist/Work Supremes (The)
Associated Artist/Work Temptations (R&B) (The)
Artist Influence Nat King Cole
Artist Influence Ray Charles
Artist Influence The Clovers
Artist Influence The Crows
Artist Influence The Dells
Artist Influence The Dominoes
Artist Influence The Drifters (US)
Artist Influence The El Dorados
Artist Influence The Falcons
Artist Influence The Five Keys
Artist Influence The Flamingos (Doo Wop)
Artist Influence The Moonglows (US)
Artist Influence The Platters
Artist Influence The Spaniels
Artist Influence The Swan Silvertones
Artist Contemporary Ashford & Simpson
Artist Contemporary Billy Eckstine
Artist Contemporary Brook Benton
Artist Contemporary David Ruffin
Artist Contemporary Dennis Lambert
Artist Contemporary Eddie Kendricks
Artist Contemporary Holland-Dozier-Holland
Artist Contemporary James Brown
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Ruffin
Artist Contemporary Junior Walker
Artist Contemporary Lou Rawls
Artist Contemporary Martha & the Vandellas
Artist Contemporary Martha Reeves
Artist Contemporary Marvin Gaye
Artist Contemporary Mary Wells
Artist Contemporary Narada Michael Walden
Artist Contemporary Nolan Strong
Artist Contemporary Smokey Robinson
Artist Contemporary Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Artist Contemporary Stevie Wonder
Artist Contemporary Tammi Terrell
Artist Contemporary The Chi-Lites
Artist Contemporary The Contours
Artist Contemporary The Delfonics
Artist Contemporary The Drifters (US)
Artist Contemporary The Five Stairsteps
Artist Contemporary The Impressions
Artist Contemporary The Knight Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Marvelettes
Artist Contemporary The O'Jays
Artist Contemporary The Originals
Artist Contemporary The Persuasions
Artist Contemporary The Spinners (US)
Artist Contemporary The Supremes
Artist Contemporary The Tams
Artist Contemporary The Temptations (Motown)
Artist Follower 100 Proof (Aged in Soul)
Artist Follower Bell Biv DeVoe
Artist Follower Bloodstone
Artist Follower Blue Magic
Artist Follower Boyz II Men
Artist Follower David Johansen
Artist Follower Graham Parker
Artist Follower Jodeci
Artist Follower Michael Bolton
Artist Follower New Edition (US)
Artist Follower Phil Collins
Artist Follower Shalamar
Artist Follower Take 5
Artist Follower The 5th Dimension
Artist Follower The Jackson 5
Technical Info
Producer Frank Wilson; Ivy Jo Hunter; Johnny Bristol; Lamont Dozier; R. Dean Taylor; Tony Clarke; William "Mickey" Stevenson; Brian Holland; Harry Weinger (Compilation)
CatalogID 5308252
Lable Name Motown
Released 10/07/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 71m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731453082526
Musical Guests
The Moody Blues
Leonard Caston
Album Notes and Credits
Includes liner notes by Stu Hackel.
This is part of Motown Records' Ultimate Collection series.
Audio Remasterer: Kevin Reeves.
Liner Note Author: Stu Hackel.
Arrangers: Jerry Long; Jimmy Roach.
Motown's THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION series has been widely considered the best of their many compilation series, and The Four Tops entry perhaps the best within that. All their classic hits are represented, ("Reach Out I'll Be There," "Baby I Need your Loving," and "I Can't Help Myself") with an altogether winning mix of the group's many other charting singles. Twenty-five tracks in all are collected from this utterly essential Motown group.
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).
Disc 1
1 Reach Out I'll Be There
2 Standing In The Shadows of Love
3 Bernadette
4 Ask The Lonely
5 Baby I Need Your Loving
6 Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile)
7 It's The Same Old Song
8 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
9 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
10 Something About You
11 I Got A Feeling
12 I'm In a Different World
13 Walk Away Renee
14 What Is A Man
15 Simple Game, A
16 Still Water (Love)
17 Nature Planned It, (It's The Way)
18 It's All In The Game
19 You Keep Running Away
20 If You Don't Want My Love
21 7-Rooms Of Gloom
22 I'll Turn To Stone
23 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
24 Sad Souvenirs
25 Yesterday's Dreams
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