Reach Out is the fourth studio album by the Four Tops, issued on Motown Records in July 1967. The group's biggest-selling studio album, Reach Out includes six of the Four Tops' most successful singles including the US and UK #1 hit "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Standing in the Shadows of Love", "Bernadette" and "7-Rooms of Gloom". The album was the group's last with the songwriting team of Holland–Dozier–Holland and also features covers of contemporary pop hits selected by Berry Gordy, among them Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter", the Left Banke's "Walk Away Renée" and two songs originally recorded by the Monkees.[1] The album reached number 11 on Billboard Top LPs chart and peaked at number 4 in the United Kingdom, where it was released in November after delays.[2][3][4] In 2020, Reach Out was ranked number 429 in Rolling Stone magazine's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.[5]

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Reach Out
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1967
Recorded1966–67 at Hitsville Studio A
ProducerBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Smokey Robinson, Clarence Paul
Four Tops chronology
On Broadway
Reach Out
Yesterday's Dreams
Singles from Reach Out
  1. "Reach Out I'll Be There"
    Released: August 18, 1966
  2. "Standing in the Shadows of Love"
    Released: November 28, 1966
  3. "Bernadette"
    Released: February 16, 1967
  4. "7-Rooms of Gloom"
    Released: May 2, 1967
  5. "Walk Away Renée"
    Released: January 18, 1968
  6. "If I Were a Carpenter"
    Released: April 11, 1968

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