Reach Out: The Motown Record

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Reach Out: The Motown Record
Studio album by Human Nature
Released 6 November 2005
Recorded Australia, United States
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Producer Paul Wiltshire
Human Nature chronology
Walk the Tightrope
Reach Out: The Motown Record
Dancing in the Street: the Songs of Motown II
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Reach Out: The Motown Record is Human Nature's fifth album. It debuted at number #6 on the Australian ARIA Album Chart but worked its way up to #1. On the album, the band perform their own renditions of eleven soul music classics. The tracks include renditions of The Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There", The Temptations' "My Girl", The Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love", The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". Produced by Paul Wiltshire for PLW Productions. Following an appearance on the New Zealand edition of Dancing With The Stars, the album debuted at #4 on the New Zealand albums chart more than a year after its release, climbing to its peak of #2 the following week.

The album represented a major new musical direction for the group, which had previously performed boy-band style pop. The change re-invigorated their popularity, resulting in their best sales in a decade.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reach Out I'll Be There" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.; originally by Four Tops)
  2. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Holland, Dozier, Holland; originally by The Supremes)
  3. "Baby I Need Your Loving" (Holland, Dozier, Holland; originally by Four Tops)
  4. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff; originally by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
  5. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips/Marvin Gaye)
  6. "Twenty-Five Miles" (Edwin Starr, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, originally by Edwin Starr)
  7. "I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch, Bob West; originally by The Jackson 5)
  8. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronnie White; originally by The Temptations)
  9. "I Want You Back" (The Corporation; originally by The Jackson 5)
  10. "Stop! In the Name of Love" (Holland, Dozier, Holland; originally by The Supremes)
  11. "You Are Everything" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed; originally by The Stylistics/Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross)
  12. "The Tracks of My Tears" (Marvin Tarplin, Robinson, Warren Moore; originally by The Miracles)

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Preceded by
Curtain Call: The Hits by Eminem
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
19 December 2005 - 1 January 2006
15 May – 21 May 2006
Succeeded by
State of Emergency by The Living End