The Four Tops: Four Tops 'Live' (Tamla Motown TML 11041, Stereo STML 11041)
uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, March 1967
GREAT! THAT'S the only way to describe the Four Tops' performance on this "live" album. And it really is "live", too. Recorded at the Upper Deck of the Roostertail Club in Detroit, Michigan, the Tops swing through 13 numbers ranging from their own interpretation of 'Climb Every Mountain' to the audience participation-styled 'If I Had A Hammer'. The powerhouse backing of the Earl Van Dyke Band has been beautifully recorded and adds guts to such tracks as 'It's Not Unusual', sung à la Tom Jones.
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