Four Tops Anniversary

Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 30:15 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

By the time the album were released, The Four Tops weren’t very high on Motown’s priority list. That’s really a shame because this album contained some of their strongest material. Frank Wilson was the appointed producer the production is top notch, using many of Motown’s highly talented musicians. Some of the recordings truly stand out. Although skimpy in the lyric department, “Still Water (Love)” is a true R&B classic. The Tops rendition of “Reflections” is better and tighter than the Supremes original version, in my opinion. “Love Is The Answer” brings back memories from when I was a child. (I owned a copy of the single.) It’s a fun song with some really swinging horns.

Four Tops - Reach Out (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 27, 2017
Four Tops - Reach Out (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Four Tops - Reach Out (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:14 minutes | 1,42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Though it's one of the best Four Tops records of the '60s, Reach Out still feels weighted down by a few vain attempts at adult pop crossover. It certainly starts out right, with the glorious 'Reach out, I'll Be There,' the group's second pop/R&B chart-topper. After a faithful cover of the Left Banke's 'Walk Away Renee,' though, listeners are forced to sit through trite versions of 'If I Were a Carpenter,' 'Last Train to Clarksville,' and 'I'm a Believer' to get to real highlights like the dramatic, impassioned 'Standing in the Shadows of Love' and 'Bernadette.' There is room for a great lesser single ('I'll Turn to Stone'), but the flip side finds the Four Tops taking on 'Cherish,' which could've worked well but didn't. Reach Out still did better than any other original LP by the group, almost breaking the Top Ten.
Four Tops - Second Album (1965/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Four Tops - Second Album (1965/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 31:49 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Four Tops followed their fine debut album with an even more magnificent second effort, The Four Tops' Second Album. They landed their first number one pop and R&B hit with 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).' There was also 'Something About You,' a great uptempo shouter that seemed a disappointment at number 19 on the pop charts (and number nine on the R&B charts), but didn't lack vocal authority or production genius. The album also contained 'It's the Same Old Song,' a tidy little number that reached number five on the pop chart and number two on the R&B chart, and had one of the greatest lyrical hooks and titles ever.
The Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me: 25 Greatest Hits 1964-1973 (1995)

The Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me: 25 Greatest Hits 1964-1973 (1995)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 74:21 Min. | 628,21 Mb
Label: Raven Records (Australia) | Cat.# RVCD-23 | Released: 1995-08-09

Solid and steady hitmakers for Motown in the late 1960s, the Four Tops, led by the deep, soulful voice of Levi Stubbs and blessed with A-line songs from the Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team, were one of the finest singing groups the label ever produced. Singles like "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "Bernadette," "I Can't Help Myself," and the wise-beyond-its-era "It's the Same Old Song" were radio staples in their time, and actually still continue to be staples on 21st century oldies stations.

Four Tops - Four Tops (1965/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 15, 2017
Four Tops - Four Tops (1965/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Four Tops - Four Tops (1965/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 29:54 minutes | 1,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

You'd be hard pressed to find two better singles on a debut album than 'Ask the Lonely' and 'Baby I Need Your Loving.' These were the cornerstones of The Four Tops' first LP, and besides netting them one Top Ten and Top 20 pop single each, as well as a Top Ten and Top 20 R&B single, it established Levi Stubbs' resounding voice as another unforgettable one at Motown. Even the tunes that didn't do so well, like 'Left with a Broken Heart' or 'Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While),' were marvelously sung. It was a debut to remember.

Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep (1970) [Reissue, 1992]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 12, 2015
Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep (1970) [Reissue, 1992]

Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep (1970) [Reissue, 1992]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Artwork-600dpi (PNG) | 29:59 Min | 335,09 Mb
Label: Motown Record Company (USA) | Released: 1992, February, 10

is an album recorded by the , issued on in 1970. Produced by longtime associate , the album returned the to the top forty on the album charts where it peaked at #21 on the albums chart yielding the popular Top 30 hits, (#11), which was co-written by and their cover of (#24), which featured rare co-leads by members , and singing alongside prominent lead . The album also served as inspiration behind singer 's , the hit title track, which was written by .

Four Tops - Legenden Des Soul (2014)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 24, 2014
Four Tops - Legenden Des Soul (2014)

Four Tops - Legenden Des Soul (2014)
R&B, Soul, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:46 min | ~136 MB
Label: Universal Music | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2014

14 of the most important artists of Soul music history - selected by the music editors of DIE ZEIT. No music embodies so much passion as the Soul. Songs like I Got You (I Feel Good), (What A) Wonderful World, or I'll Be There are in our musical memory indispensable - they embody the intensity and spirit of a generation on the move.

The Four Tops - Four Tops: Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)  Music

Posted by jclane at Nov. 26, 2013
The Four Tops - Four Tops: Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)

The Four Tops - Four Tops: Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log => 355 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 143 MB | Full scans Included
Label: Motown Records | Catalog.#: 530 016-2 | Genre: R&B, Soul

The Four Tops' story is one of longevity and togetherness: these Motown legends teamed up in high school and spent over four decades without a single personnel change. In between, they became one of the top-tier acts on a label with no shortage of talent, ranking with the Temptations and the Supremes as Motown's most consistent hitmakers. Where many other R&B vocal groups spotlighted a tenor-range lead singer, The Four Tops were fronted by deep-voiced Levi Stubbs, who never cut a solo record outside of the group.

Four Tops – Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Aug. 22, 2012
Four Tops – Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)

Four Tops – Motown's Greatest Hits (1992)
1 CD | time: 58 m 27 s | HQ scans 300 dpi | tags | MP3 320 CBR > 133,93 MB (2 parts)
Soul, R&B, Motown / Label: Motown Records 530016-2 / Filepost, Depositfiles

Album published in 1992 in the UK by Polydor under license Motown Records. It's a compilation of 20 of the greatest hits by the American vocal quartet 'Four Tops' during the years when they recorded with Motown (approximately 1964-1972). In jazz music 'Four Tops' have been listed as interpreters style called 'Motown soul', which is distinguished by the use of tambourines and drums, bass and instrumentation, melodic structure and chord particular and a vocal style derived of music 'gospel', with call and response. It was the own team of producers and composers of Motown the creator of this type of sound. During his career Four Tops launched a quarantine of musical productions until 2004 (not counting compilations) and came to place two of his creations at number 1 on the U.S. charts, "Reach Out, I'll Be There' and 'I can not help myself'.

The Four Tops - Christmas Here With You (1995) *Re-Up*  Music

Posted by firepower at Nov. 27, 2011
The Four Tops - Christmas Here With You (1995) *Re-Up*

The Four Tops - Christmas Here With You (1995)
EAC, Flac image, CUE+LOG - 381 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 136 MB | Complete 600dpi Art - 21 MB
Christmas/R&B | Motown 314530585-2 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

This 1995 release, Christmas Here with You, marks the Four Tops' first Christmas album – features classic holiday songs such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Away in a Manger," "Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy," "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and "Merry Christmas, Baby." Aretha Franklin supplies vocals on two tracks – "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" – which just adds to this predictable but festive holiday release.