Artist: Four Tops Album Title:Meeting of the Mind Label: ABC Dunhill Catalog: DSD 50166 Year: 1974 Genre: soul Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP Concept: Peter Palombi Cover photo: Peter Palombi
Grade: *** star
Even if you hadn't been aware The Four Tops had switched their corporate allegiances from Motown to ABC Dunhill, chances are the weird cover would have given you a clue. Designed by Peter Palombi (his instantly recognizable, hper-realistic air brush stylings have been featured on dozens of album covers), it was hard to imagine Motown ever blessing the strange, slightly psychedelic cover art for this one. Frankly, I still don't know what the concept was - maybe the four streams of bubbles were intended to reflect the Tops ?