First Listen: Lamont Dozier unplugs to cover his classic Four Tops composition

(February 3, 2018) Lamont Dozier is the kind of artist whom folks discuss in hushed tones. One-third of one of the greatest songwriting and production teams ever, he is responsible for dozens of now classic songs from artists like The Supremes, The Four Tops and so many other acts of the 60s and 70s.

(February 3, 2018) Lamont Dozier is the kind of artist whom folks discuss in hushed tones. One-third of one of the greatest songwriting and production teams ever, he is responsible for dozens of now classic songs from artists like The Supremes, The Four Tops and so many other acts of the 60s and 70s.

Dozier also has enjoyed a long solo singing career, with such tremendous songs as “Trying To Hold On To My Woman.” The legendary music man is readying Reimagination, a new album of acoustic re-interpretations of some of his most famed compositions, set to be released in early Spring. The record, which includes cameo appearances from many industry notables such as Gregory Porter, Sir Cliff Richard, Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Rumer and more, is followed, in June, by a first ever solo UK tour for this legendary figure from the world of Motown. The tour will be an evening of unplugged acoustic backing to Lamont’s own versions of these
iconic songs with music direction by bandleader/producer Fred Mollin.

Lamont on the album: “It's a brilliant idea that (producer) Fred Mollin came up with to reclaim these songs in this fashion and we're just having a ball with it. I'm sure Motown fans will dig the new interpretations just as much as we all are here.”

Lamont gives a sneak peek of the upcoming album with a tender, piano-led duet of one of his most famous compositions, “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” originally an iconic song by Levi Stubbs and The Four Tops. His duet partner on the song, Jo Harman, describes the resulting song: “For me, two major pillars of modern music are
The Beatles and Motown. To play even a small part in this, well, historic record is genuinely mind blowing for me. It's such a total honour to be involved.”

Check out this very different version of a classic, and tell us what you think

Lamont Dozier and Jo Harman
“Reach Out, I’ll Be There”

Tour Dates 

7th June 2018 Sage 2, Gateshead

8th June The Dancehouse, Manchester

10th June The Old Market, Brighton

11th June St Georges, Bristol

12th June Town Hall, Birmingham

14th June Union Chapel, London SOLD OUT

15th June Union Chapel, London (additional show now added)

17th June Winter Gardens, Blackpool (Soul Festival 3)

 

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