×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Love Makes the World Go Round: The Motown Collection
     

Love Makes the World Go Round: The Motown Collection

by Kiki Dee
 
This 18-track compilation includes everything from Kiki Dee's early-'70s Motown album Great Expectations, as well as two additional tracks from her time with the label that surfaced on the rare budget Kiki Dee album in the mid-'70s, along with four previously unreleased 1969-1970 outtakes. While it's good to have this fairly rare material thoughtfully

Overview

This 18-track compilation includes everything from Kiki Dee's early-'70s Motown album Great Expectations, as well as two additional tracks from her time with the label that surfaced on the rare budget Kiki Dee album in the mid-'70s, along with four previously unreleased 1969-1970 outtakes. While it's good to have this fairly rare material thoughtfully combined into one package, it reinforces the sense that neither Motown nor Dee realized the potential from their unusual association. Part of the problem is that there are too many undistinguished cover versions that can't help but suffer in comparison with the classic hit interpretations -- not only of songs made famous by fellow Motown artists like Stevie Wonder and the Miracles, but also hits by Dionne Warwick, Jackie DeShannon, Dusty Springfield, and Deon Jackson. Also, however, Dee's voice just isn't as powerful or imbued with character as those of Motown's top talents, and there's sometimes a sense of listening to an understudy for Dusty Springfield, albeit a competent one. So it's more pleasant than it is essential, though it's certainly pleasing enough if you're looking for enjoyable generic examples of the late-'60s Motown sound, albeit with a white British singer rather than a black Detroit one. Occasionally, too, she gets a chance to sink her teeth into some more satisfyingly adventurous material, like the luscious "Oh Be My Love" (co-written by Smokey Robinson) and the uncommonly stark (for Motown) ballad "Jimmy."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2005
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498317952
catalogNumber:
9831795
Rank:
15953

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kiki Dee   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jimmy Holiday   Composer
Deon Jackson   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Joe Hinton   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Paul Nixon   Liner Notes
Jimmy Roach   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Vicki Wickham   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Billy Page   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Doris McNeil   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews