- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Mot
- ASIN: B0052BQC4U
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Still Waters Run Deep
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|Audio CD, 1986||
Audio, Cassette, October 20, 1989
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Top Customer Reviews
This album was never given the chops it deserved. The album was overshadowed by other products of Motown and the push Berry was giving to his diva, you know who.
The music and singing n this album are outstanding, The production is fantastic. I have this album on vinyl, 8 Track, Cassette, and CD so you might say I am prejudiced. But, once you hear "MacArthur Park, you will be hooked too, I believe.
Within the first few months of the new decade, The Tops hit cycle was revived with the hauntingly beautiful "Still Water" which went Top 10 Pop (#11) and R&B (#4). The same tilted album was certified Gold and went Top 20. The album was a song cycled concept album with well thought out originals and expertly considered covers like "Elusive Butterfly" and "Everybody's Talkin'". They banked a second hit with a classic cover of "It's All in the Game" another Top 10! Frank Wilson with important input from the group members rounded out the album with originals like "L.A. My Town" which influenced Frank Sinatra's Quincy Jones produced "L.A. Is a Lady" and The Miracles future concept album, "City of Angels".
The socially conscious album would have a tremendous influence on the next year's landmark "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye as Tops member, Obie Benson co- wrote both "Still Water" and "What's Going On".
Motown would soon follow with Diana Ross' celebrated platinum solo album debut, Stevie Wonder's first credited produced "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" along with The Temptations' "Psychedelic Shack" albums that all went Gold/Platinum. This would prove that Motown was now becoming a force in creating classic albums. 1971 would be even better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just beautiful!! Need I say more. This is one of the Four Tops all time great albums.
Record at Motown in Detroit not LA.
The CD is great. I love old school R&B and the four tops is one of the groups I love. I came to me very fast in very good condition. Service was great.Published on December 25, 2012 by R. D. Williams