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Where to start with praise ...
on 8 November 2009
It is a surprise to see no other person has reviewed this outstanding album. Seriously, where to start? It opens with the block busting title track, which is full of life, bounce and energy. It's a showcase track for Levi Stubbs' outstanding voice, counterpointed by the harmonies of the other three members of the group, proving that synergy was at work here, the whole being greater than the individual parts. The wonderful duet between Levi and Aretha Franklin singing of a lost love has to be heard to be believed, it is so moving and so perfect. 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine' is a song of lost love, of 'I can go it alone, of course I can but...' but with energy and drive and the most infectious beat imaginable. 'Loco In Acapulco' is on this album too. It's the most upbeat and lively album I own, I do believe, and I have everything the Tops have done, so that is really saying something. I play it in the car going to work if the day looks dreary or I feel a bit down. By the time I get there, the energy levels are way up and I turn off the engine with a sense of drive and a big smile. If you don't have this album, what are you waiting for? and why don't you have it already????