Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep

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Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep
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Studio album by Four Tops

(American cover not for sale)

Released March 1970
Recorded 1969-70
Hitsville USA (Studio A), Detroit, Michigan
Genre Soul, pop
Length 29:43
Label Motown (US)     Tamla Motown (UK)
Producer Frank Wilson
Four Tops chronology
Soul Spin
(1969)
Still Waters Run Deep
(1970)
Changing Times
(1970)

 

  "Still Waters Run Deep" is a 1970 album by the American vocal group Four Tops.

 

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars

Released in March 1970 on the Motown label. Produced by longtime Norman Whitfield associate Frank Wilson, the album returned (the) Four Tops to the Top 40 on the Billboard album chart where it remained for 42 weeks peaking at #21. The album yielded the popular Top 30 hits, "Still Water (Love)" (#11), which was co-written by Smokey Robinson and their cover of "It's All in the Game" (#24), which featured rare co-leads by Four Tops members Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton singing alongside prominent lead Levi Stubbs. The album also served as inspiration behind singer Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On", the hit title track, which was written by Benson.

 

Track listing

  1. "Still Water (Love)" (Smokey Robinson, Frank Wilson) 3:09
  2. "Reflections" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) 3:25
  3. "It's All in the Game" (Charles Dawes, Carl Sigman) 2:44
  4. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Fred neil) 2:53
  5. "Love is the Answer" (Smokey Robinson, Kathy Wakefield, Frank Wilson) 2:26
  6. "I Wish I Were Your Mirror" (Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson) 3:09
  7. "Elusive Butterfly" (Bob Lind) 3:07
  8. "Bring Me Together" (Kathy Wakefield, Frank Wilson) 2:59
  9. "L.A. (My Town)" (Sherlie Matthews) 3:09
  10. "Still Water (Peace)" (Smokey Robinson, Frank Wilson) 2:42

 

Personnel

Four Tops

  • Abdul Fakir
  • Lawrence Payton
  • Levi Stubbs, Jr.
  • Renaldo Benson

Others

  • David Van De Pitte, Jerry Long, Jimmy Roach - arrangers
  • Curtis McNair - art direction
  • Larry Raphael - photography

Charts

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Billboard pop albums 21
Billboard top soul albums 3

Singles

Year Single Chart position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 US R&B
1970 "Still Water (Love)" 11 4
"It's All in the Game" 24 6

 

 

 

Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep

UK Tamla Motown STML 11149 stereo (1970).

Album produced by Frank Wilson.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The record centre labels are free from tears, stains or stickers.

The albums laminated cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The album cover has a strong undamaged spine, displaying very clear, printed script.

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