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Four Tops - 50th Anniversary | The Singles Collection | 1964-1972 Scaricare

Four Tops - 50th Anniversary | The Singles Collection | 1964-1972 Scaricare
Titolo:
50th Anniversary
Interprete:
Four Tops
Stile:
Soul
Rilasciato:
2013
Numero di catalogo:
B0017484-02
Paese:
US
MP3 dimensione dell'album:
1731 mb
FLAC dimensione dell'album:
2205 mb
Etichetta:
Motown, Hip-O Select

Tracklist


1The Supremes And Four TopsReach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
2Four TopsThe Key
3Four TopsJust Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)
4Four TopsWalk With Me, Talk With Me, Darling
5Four TopsReach Out I'll Be There
6Four TopsIt's The Same Old Song
7Four TopsDon't Bring Back Memories
8Four TopsRemember When
9The Supremes And Four TopsWhere Would I Be Without You, Baby
10Four TopsAsk The Lonely
11Four TopsWhere Did You Go
12Four TopsSomething About You
13Four TopsCall On Me
14Four TopsStill Water (Peace)
15Four TopsI'll Turn To Stone
16Four TopsYesterday's Dreams
17Four TopsBernadette
18Four TopsMame
19Four TopsIt's All In The Game
20Four TopsUntil You Love Someone
21The Supremes And Four TopsLet's Make Love Now
22 Bonus Tracks:
23Four TopsLoving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
24Four TopsI Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
25Four TopsI Am Your Man
26Four TopsBaby I Need Your Loving
27Four TopsDo What You Gotta Do
28Four TopsYour Love Is Wonderful
29Four TopsHappy (Is A Bumpy Road)
30Four TopsL.A. (My Town)
31Four TopsMacArthur Park (Part 1)
32The Supremes And Four TopsWithout The One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)
33Four TopsSimple Game [U.K. Version]
34The Supremes & Four TopsRiver Deep - Mountain High
35Four TopsPiangono Gli Uomini (I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch))
36Four TopsIn These Changing Times
37Four TopsShake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
38The Supremes & Four TopsYou Gotta Have Love In Your Heart
39Four TopsWhat Is A Man
40Four TopsLove (Is The Answer)
41Four TopsLove Feels Like Fire
42Four TopsI Can't Quit Your Love
43Four TopsYou Stole My Love
44Four TopsI Like Everything About You
45Four TopsI'll Never Change
46The Supremes & Four TopsI'm Glad About It
47The Supremes & Four TopsYou Gotta Have Love In Your Heart [Stereo Promo Version]
48Four TopsSad Souvenirs
49Four TopsIf You Don't Want My Love
50Four TopsIf I Were A Carpenter
51The Supremes & Four TopsTogether We Can Make Such Sweet Music
52Four TopsWonderful Baby
53Four TopsJust As Long As You Need Me
54Four Tops(It's The Way) Nature Planned It
55Four TopsI'm In A Different World
56Four Tops7-Rooms Of Gloom
57Four TopsI Got A Feeling
58 The Italian Singles
59Four TopsIt's The Same Old Song [Second Version]
60Four TopsI Wish I Were Your Mirror
61Four TopsStill Water (Love)
62Four TopsDon't Let Him Take Your Love From Me
63Four TopsI Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) [Second Version]
64Four TopsSince You've Been Gone
65Four TopsGira, Gira (Reach Out I'll Be There)
66Four TopsYou Keep Running Away
67Four TopsFor Once In My Life
68Four TopsDarling, I Hum Our Song
69Four TopsWalk Away Renee
70Four TopsYour Love Is Amazing
71Four TopsA Simple Game [U.S. Version]
72Four TopsSo Deep Within You
73Four TopsCan't Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind
74Four TopsStanding In The Shadows Of Love
75Four TopsL'Arcobaleno (Walk Away Renee)
76Four TopsLove Has Gone
77Four TopsRight Before My Eyes
78Four TopsMacArthur Park (Part 2)
79 The U.K.-only Singles
80The Supremes And Four TopsIt's Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love)
81Four TopsWithout The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile)


Aziende


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Records
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Records
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution

Recensioni:
  • Twentyfirstfinger
Certainly as demanding and influential as The Temptations, The Four Tops never in turn traveled far from their core values, relying and developing the signature sound created by Levi Stubbs, with this collection compiling every single hit from the group’s catalog, a catalog that would be half as good were it not for their backup band The Funk Brothers and all the brilliant work they did to enhance and explore the harmonic lush smoothness that made The Four Tops who they were, and in turn, nearly defined the 1960s.

Like The Temptations, essentially The Four Tops were a singles outfit, with little attention being paid to the construction of full albums, though many of those albums and B-Sides contained really nice soloing by other members of the band … though what we have here is not an explorative collection, it’s all about the hits pure and simple. And there were a lot of them.

Conflict brings about resolution and change, and while other groups such as this were busy dropping, replacing, or having members set out on their own, as did Curtis Mayfield … The Four Tops just kept on moving on, never making waves, never attaching themselves to the times from which they rose, never tributing and channeling the changes going on in black America, there were no drugs, no death and violence, there were just The Four Tops and the voice of Levi Stubbs, leaving The Tops sounding nostalgic while they were at the height of their game. This unwillingness to embrace change also extends to their songwriters of choice, Holland, Dozier and Holland, who kept repeating the same formula, often with some shimmering moments, though most of those moments shone brightest when they stepped out from under the blanket of said writers and covered a brilliant song such as “Walk Away Renee.” Finding it nearly impossible to secure a place within the counter culture movement as The Temptations did with their psychedelic soul and numbers such as “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” The Four Tops seemed just too square to fit in and be hip, hence their failed opus attempt at pretending to be hip with a cover of “MacArthur Park.”

Yes, the collection is astounding, perhaps too much so as we’re given mono versions, stereo versions, singles versions and album versions of the same song, and then just for good measure, tossing in a single’s mono version that was never released. This is a great collection, though all in all, it’s entirely too much. Not too much to comprehend, but too much to withstand, where at the end of the day, it’s all about the single songs listeners wish to hear, and frankly, no one in their right mind is going to play this album as a ‘sit down and listen’ assemblage, this is a historical collection, a doctoral thesis … and I simply want to hear “Bernadette,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love,” the haunting “Walk Away Renee,” “Reach Out,” “Shake Me, Wake Me,” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Can’t Help Myself” and the infectious “Baby I Need Your Lovin’.”

See, right there I listed eight essential songs, and of course I could add another six or seven to that list, where had those aforementioned songs been remastered to perfection, would be a vinyl singles collection I’d be willing to shell out some serious dollars for … but alas, with these massive collections we’re always given far too much, and with smaller collections, all of those aforementioned songs are not always included, leaving me, as I’ve always done with The Four Tops, on my own to create my own personal greatest hits collection.

And now we come full circle, with the reason this collection is so important to me. The Four Tops were not only a singles band, they were a mono band at a time when mono recordings took skill and experience to setup a recording space … and this is the only place I’ve been able to collect the songs most dear to me in remastered mono splendor, as they were intended to be heard. If you have not experience these songs, or other albums such as The Beatles that were defined within a mono space, then you have severely shortchanged yourself.

Review by Jenell Kesler