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The Four Tops - The Four Tops Second Album (1965)

The Four Tops - The Four Tops Second Album (Motown Records)

Released November 13, 1965

Recorded between 1964 and 1965

The Four Tops' Second Album is a Motown classic featuring hits like "I Can't Help Myself" and "It's The Same Old Song." Initially struggling, the group found success under Motown with the assistance of the writing team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. The album showcases the distinctive voices of Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, and Lawrence Payton, accompanied by Motown's house band, The Funk Brothers. Side 1 shines with chart-topping tracks, while Side 2, though losing some momentum, maintains a consistent theme of love and relationships. Despite lineup changes and industry shifts, The Four Tops' positive messages characterize this solid release.

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