The Magnificent 7 (album)

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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, 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 3.5/5 stars[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.

All of the twelve tracks on the album were cover songs of recent rock and soul songs, including "Everyday People", "Knock on My Door" and "For Your Love". Incidentally, a cover of former Supremes' band mate Diana Ross' 1970 debut solo hit, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" is included.

Track listing[edit]

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[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[citation needed] 113
UK Albums Chart[citation needed] 6

References[edit]