20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Motown '80s, Vol. 2

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Motown '80s, Vol. 2

     
 

As the title suggests, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1980s, Vol. 2 gathers a dozen more '80s hits from Motown artists, including DeBarge, Billy Preston, and the Boys. While the collection contains several good singles, it also reveals how scatteredSee more details below

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As the title suggests, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1980s, Vol. 2 gathers a dozen more '80s hits from Motown artists, including DeBarge, Billy Preston, and the Boys. While the collection contains several good singles, it also reveals how scattered Motown's output was at the time: ranging from Rick James' sleek funk classic "Super Freak" to Smokey Robinson's lighter-than-air "Just to See Her" to Diana Ross' sweeping, orchestral "It's My Turn" -- with quirky detours like Bruce Willis' "Respect Yourself" besides -- the compilation shows that, unlike in the label's heyday, Motown in the '80s didn't have much of a unifying sound or theme to its music. Nevertheless, songs like the Commodores' "Lady (You Bring Me Up)," the Temptations' "Lady Soul," and Charlene's "I've Never Been to Me" prove that the label was still capable of releasing interesting and entertaining music from its new and veteran artists. And while 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1980s, Vol. 2 isn't quite as strong or cohesive a collection as the first Motown '80s compilation, it's still useful as a portrait of where the label was in that decade.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044001825927
catalogNumber:
018259

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pointer Sisters   Vocals

Technical Credits

Commodores   Arranger,Producer
Rick James   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Robert Kraft   Producer,co-arranger
Carole Bayer Sager   Arranger,Producer
Kayo   Producer
Jabari Abdulsamad & Angela   Executive Producer
Reggie Andrews   String Arrangements
Steve Barri   Executive Producer
Peter Bunetta   Arranger,Producer
James Anthony Carmichael   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Rick Chudacoff   Arranger,Producer
Don Costa   Arranger,Producer
DeBarge   Producer,rhythm arrangement
James Di Pasquale   Producer
Barry Fasman   rhythm arrangement
Berry Gordy   Producer,Executive Producer
Iris Gordy   Producer
Jerry Hey   Bass Arrangement
Tony Jones   Executive Producer
Daniel LeMelle   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Michael Masser   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Alonzo Miller   Executive Producer
L.A. Reid   Producer
Duane Sciacqua   Arranger
David Shire   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Greg "Frosty" Smith   Arranger
Chris Mostert   Arranger
Benjamin F. Wright   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Allen McGrier   rhythm arrangement
Vartan   Art Direction
Stu Hackel   Liner Notes
Carol Connors   Composer
Danny Grenier   Arranger
Angela Abdulsamad   Executive Producer

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