The Four Tops

The Heart & Soul of the 4 Tops

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This British compilation, containing tracks licensed from MCA (which controls the Dunhill and ABC catalogs) and PolyGram (which controls the Casablanca catalog), presents the Four Tops' greatest non-Motown hits. Between 1972 and 1982, the group hit the R&B singles charts 20 times, placing eight records in the Top Ten, including the number one hit "When She Was My Girl" and the gold-selling "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)." Five of these songs also hit the pop Top 40, including "Keeper of the Castle," which, like "Ain't No Woman," made the Top Ten. All of the group's pop and R&B Top Ten hits of the period are included on this album, along with four other R&B chart entries and a couple of impressive non-hits, notably "Don't Walk Away," which sounds like one of their vintage Motown hits and was a U.K. chart entry. There is no comparable U.S. release that gathers together the Four Tops' hits on both ABC/Dunhill and Casablanca.