The Four Tops – Nature Planned It -CD

The Four Tops - Nature Planned  It -CD

The Four Tops – Nature Planned It -CD

This Elemental Music reissue presents a reissue of Nature Planned It, long unavailable on CD, by one of Motown’s most consistent hitmakers of all the times: The Four Tops. With a lineup lasting for over four decades, The Four Tops were probably the most stable vocal group to emerge from the label in the ‘60s, charting with scores of upbeat love songs featuring Levi Stubbs’ rough hewn lead vocals. Nature Planned It was The Four Tops’ last Motown album before the group departed for ABC/Dunhill Records.

1. I AM YOUR MAN 4:19
2. (IT’S THE WAY) NATURE PLANNED IT 3:47
3. I’LL NEVER CHANGE 2:43
4. SHE’S AN UNDERSTANDING WOMAN 3:10
5. I CAN’T QUIT YOUR LOVE 3:41
6. WALK WITH ME, TALK WITH ME, DARLING 2:41
7. MEDLEY: HEY MAN/WE GOT TO GET YOU A WOMAN 7:30
8. YOU GOT TO FORGET HIM DARLING 2:42
9. IF YOU LET ME 2:51
10. HAPPY (IS A BUMPY ROAD) 2:58
11. HOW WILL I FORGET YOU? 2:47

THE FOUR TOPS:
LEVI STUBBS, JR. – LEAD VOCALS
ABDUL “DUKE” FAKIR – BACKGROUND VOCALS
LAWRENCE PAYTON – BACKGROUND VOCALS
RENALDO “OBIE” BENSON – BACKGROUND VOCALS

PERSONNEL:
MR. “KEYS” – LEONARD CASTON
DRUMS – RICHARD “PISTOL” ALLEN
DRUMS – ANDREW SMITH
PERCUSSION – JACK ASHFORD
CONGA & BONGOS – EDDIE “BONGO” BROWN
GUITAR – DENNIS COFFEY
GUITAR – EDDIE WILLIS
GUITAR – MEL RAGEN
BASS (PERSONIFIED) – JAMES JAMERSON
FEMALE BACKING VOCALS – PROBABLY BY THE ANDANTES
OTHER PERSONNEL UNKNOWN

RECORDED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1971 AND EARLY 1972 IN HITSVILLE U.S.A. STUDIO A & GOLDEN
WORLD STUDIOS, DETROIT, MICHIGAN. OVERDUBBED STRINGS & HORNS RECORDED AT LOS
ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, DURING THE SAME PERIOD (UNKNOWN STUDIO).

RECORDING ENGINEER – CAL HARRIS
MASTERING ENGINEER – JOHN LEWIS

PRODUCED BY FRANK WILSON

ARRANGEMENTS BY JERRY LONG & DAVIS VAN DePITTE

ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON APRIL 17, 1972 AS M748L BY MOTOWN RECORD CORPORATION