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The Ultimate Collection: Four Tops


Download links and information about The Ultimate Collection: Four Tops by Four Tops. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:12:20 minutes.

Artist: Four Tops
Release date: 1997
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:12:20
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No. Title Length
1. Reach Out (I'll Be There) [Single Mono] 3:02
2. Standing In the Shadows of Love (Single Mono) 2:38
3. Bernadette (Single Mono) 3:02
4. Ask the Lonely (Single Mono) 2:47
5. Baby I Need Your Loving (Single Mono) 2:44
6. Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While) [Single Mono] 2:55
7. It's the Same Old Song (Single Mono) 2:46
8. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Single Mono) 2:47
9. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) [Stereo] 2:45
10. Something About You (Single Mono) 2:50
11. I Got a Feeling (Single Mono) 3:04
12. I'm In a Different World (Single Mono) 3:08
13. Walk Away Renee (Single Mono) 2:45
14. What Is a Man? (Single) 2:36
15. A Simple Game (Single) 2:59
16. Still Water (Love) 3:13
17. (It's the Way) Nature Planned It 3:40
18. It's All In the Game (Single) 2:52
19. You Keep Running Away (Single) 2:50
20. If You Don't Want My Love (Single) 3:30
21. 7-Rooms of Gloom (Single Mono) 2:33
22. I'll Turn to Stone (Single Mono) 2:34
23. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) [Single Mono] 2:43
24. Sad Souvenirs (Single Mono) 2:41
25. Yesterday's Dreams (Single Mono) 2:56



The Ultimate Collection series was a rare success from Motown, one of the first of the label's many compilation series to do justice to some of the finest performers, arrangers, and musicians of the soul era. Nearly every artist with an entry was given the luxury treatment, with a disc-filling running time, excellent compilation decisions, and a pleasing design scheme that reflected the artists in their prime. The Four Tops' entry is arguably the best in the series, since the 25 tracks prove the perfect length to summarize the group's decade at Motown. From 1963 to 1972, the group reached the R&B charts 28 times, and all but a very few are presented here (among the missing are three decidedly unnecessary covers: "MacArthur Park," "If I Were a Carpenter," and "River Deep — Mountain High"). Though the tracks aren't presented chronologically, thoughtful sequencing makes for an even better listen; The Ultimate Collection opens with "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," perhaps the ultimate pop single of the '60s, and flows smoothly through the best of their 1964-1967 prime: "Baby I Need Your Loving," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," "It's the Same Old Song," "Bernadette," and "Standing in the Shadows of Love." And though the hits began to dry up after the Holland-Dozier-Holland machine departed Motown in 1968, the Four Tops' later years are represented well with "It's All in the Game," "Still Water (Love)," "(It's the Way) Nature Planned It," and the driving non-album hit "A Simple Game." Unless you're the type of fan who needs the box set (2001's Fourever), this is all the Four Tops-on-Motown you really need to hear.