Sunday, October 6, 2019


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 ?

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