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The Magnificent 7 (album)

The Magnificent 7
Studio album by The Supremes and The Four Tops
Released September 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Soul, R&B
Label Motown
MS 717
Producer Frank Wilson, Duke Browner, Clay McMurray, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
The Supremes chronology
Right On
(1970)
The Magnificent 7
(1970)
New Ways but Love Stays
(1970)
The Four Tops chronology
Changing Times
(1970)
The Magnificent 7
(1970)
The Return of the Magnificent Seven
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

The Magnificent 7 is a collaborative album combining Motown's premier vocal groups, The Supremes and The Four Tops. Issued by Motown in 1970, it followed two collaborative albums the group did with The Temptations in the late 1960s. The album featured their hit cover of Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep - Mountain High", which reached #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Apart from "Knock on My Door" (written by singers Patti Jerome and Joe Hinton), the rest of the tracks on the LP were also covers of rock and soul songs, including the duet by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)", Bobby Scott's "A Taste of Honey", Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People", Peaches & Herb's "For Your Love" and The 5th Dimension's "Stoned Soul Picnic", as well as hits by other Motown artists: the Tops' own "Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)", the duet "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Gaye's and Kim Weston's "It's Got to Be a Miracle (This Thing Called Love)", The Spinners' "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music" and former Supremes' band mate Diana Ross' 1970 debut solo single, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)".

"River Deep - Mountain High" was released as a single in the Netherlands, with "Knock on My Door" on the flip side. Two more singles were issued in the United Kingdom in 1972: "Without the One You Love" with "Let's Make Love Now" on the B side; and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" backed by "Where Would I Be Without You, Baby".


Contents

  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
  • Chart history 3
  • References 4

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Knock on My Door" - 2:15
  2. "For Your Love" - 2:54
  3. "Without the One You Love" - 3:10
  4. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" - 4:20
  5. "Stoned Soul Picnic" - 3:10
  6. "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" - 2:59
Side two
  1. "River Deep - Mountain High" - 4:15
  2. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - 2:29
  3. "Everyday People" - 2:52
  4. "It's Got to Be a Miracle (This Thing Called Love)" - 3:55
  5. "Taste of Honey" - 2:57
  6. "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music" - 2:59

Personnel

Chart history

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 113
UK Albums Chart 6

References

  1. ^ The Magnificent 7 (album) at AllMusic
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