Reach Out

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 600753159989
  • Catalog Number: 5315998

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Four Tops Primary Artist
Renaldo Benson Vocals
Abdul Fakir Vocals
Lawrence Payton Keyboards, Vocals
Levi Stubbs Vocals
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Composer
Smokey Robinson Producer
R. Dean Taylor Composer
Michael Brown Composer
Bob Collins Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Clarence Paul Producer
Tony Sansone Composer
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