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THE FOUR TOPS ~ REACH OUT ~ ORIGINAL 1966 MOTOWN STEREO
ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
ORIGINAL MOTOWN "MICHIGAN MAP" LABEL
DEEP GROOVE PRESSING
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE) [THIS IS A
MONO COVER WITH A SMALL MOTOWN STEREO STICKER AFFIXED]
COVER IS STILL IN ITS
ORIGINAL SHRINK (CELLOPHANE) WRAP
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH
'-1B/-1N'. ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX '–1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL
MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX)
OF THE RECORD
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This
is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you'll get. GUARANTEED!)
Before there were Madonna
and Beyonce, there were Four Tops. This analogy is valid in one - and only one
- sense: This gorgeous, classic Motown album from 1966 managed to produce no
less than six (6) singles, all top-100 charting, some on Pop, some on R&B
charts, some on both. Until this album came out, the world of R&B and Soul
music pretty much did not know what multimillion-seller album was. And, what a
great , beautiful recording it is. Wide-channel stereo magnifies every minute
details in the guys voices and gives your speakers a run for the money. The
title track (Reach out,I‘ll be there) , penned by legendary
Holland-Dozier-Holland just trio as they were experimenting with the
counterpoint of classical music (tension-release-tension) is one of the most
recognizable soul anthems, and probably one of the most important song of the
XX century.The quartet attempted - and to large extent succeeded - in
replicating this approach with a string of subsequent hits. The songs are:
Reach Out, I’ll be there - Walk away Renee - 7 Rooms of Gloom - If I were a
Carpenter - Last Train to Clarksville - I’ll turn to stone - I’m a believer -
Standing in the shadows of love - Bernadette - Cherish - Wonderful Baby - What
else is there to do. A truly classic piece of Motown vinyl, not to be missed.
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL
records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS NEAR MINT.
Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions – mostly sleeve scuffs - are (barely) visible, but are probably
inaudible, and do not affect visual
integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and
the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about
1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with
very early or first pressings).
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
The record comes in the original stock inner sleeve.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
COVER IS STRONG NEAR MINT, STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP (A SMALL PIECE OF SHRINK WRAP IS MISSING)
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on back side,
apparently from aging. (nothing
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No split seams
No ring wear
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against
No wrinkles or creases
No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No glue traces or wax residue.
No bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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