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Motown Around The World: The Classic Singles

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many pop sensations of the '60s, Motown's impact was global, not local: the sound of the Motor City spread across America and then the U.K., opening doors in Europe that Berry Gordy ran through by having many of his artists re-record their hits in Italian, German, French, and Spanish. Hip-O Select's 2010 set Motown Around the World rounds up 38 of these oddities -- almost all dating from the '60s apart from a pair of "bonus tracks" from Jermaine Jackson and Smokey Robinson tacked onto the end, both sung in Spanish and dating from the early '80s -- in a handsomely produced double-disc package where the liner notes are cleverly presented as a mock passport. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many pop sensations of the '60s, Motown's impact was global, not local: the sound of the Motor City spread across America and then the U.K., opening doors in Europe that Berry Gordy ran through by having many of his artists re-record their hits in Italian, German, French, and Spanish. Hip-O Select's 2010 set Motown Around the World rounds up 38 of these oddities -- almost all dating from the '60s apart from a pair of "bonus tracks" from Jermaine Jackson and Smokey Robinson tacked onto the end, both sung in Spanish and dating from the early '80s -- in a handsomely produced double-disc package where the liner notes are cleverly presented as a mock passport. Such flair is collector bait, which is a fair assessment of the entire package: this is interesting stuff, but only if you're committed enough to spot the differences in mixes that are sometimes apparent, other times quite subtle, but almost always compelling only to the serious collector. For anybody who's not so dedicated, Motown Around the World is merely a curiosity that wears out its appeal rather quickly -- in fact, it's hard not to feel a little bit like Stevie Wonder on "I'm Wondering," who appears to be so tired of singing in Italian that he suddenly switches to English halfway through, returning to his comfort zone without explanation or apology.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2010
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602527122649
  • Catalog Number: 001318702
  • Sales rank: 161,865

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 L' Amore Verra' - The Supremes (2:51)
  2. 2 Se Il Filo Spezzerai - The Supremes (2:44)
  3. 3 Piangono Gli Uomini - The Four Tops (2:41)
  4. 4 Solamente Lei (2:47)
  5. 5 Sei Solo Tu (2:37)
  6. 6 Il Sole E' Di Tutti - Stevie Wonder (3:02)
  7. 7 Passo Le Mie Notti Qui Da Solo - Stevie Wonder (2:57)
  8. 8 Non Sono Quello Che Tu Vuoi - The Miracles (2:32)
  9. 9 Se Decidi Cosi' - Jimmy Ruffin (2:54)
  10. 10 Gira, Gira - The Four Tops (2:58)
  11. 11 L' Arcobaleno - The Four Tops (2:44)
  12. 12 Dove Vai? - Stevie Wonder (2:52)
  13. 13 Non Sono Un Angelo - Stevie Wonder (3:07)
  14. 14 Se Tu Ragazza Mia - Stevie Wonder (3:50)
  15. 15 My Cherie Amor - Stevie Wonder (2:54)
  16. 16 Solo Te Solo Me Solo Noi - Stevie Wonder (3:01)
  17. 17 Che Forza - Edwin Starr (3:22)
  18. 18 Dolce Amore - Edwin Starr (3:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Moonlight and Kisses - The Supremes (2:44)
  2. 2 Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe - The Supremes (2:39)
  3. 3 Thank You Darling - The Supremes (2:44)
  4. 4 Jonny Und Joe (2:38)
  5. 5 Mein Giel (2:57)
  6. 6 Blue Bird (2:19)
  7. 7 Wie Schön Das Ist - Marvin Gaye (3:04)
  8. 8 Sympatica - The Velvelettes (2:30)
  9. 9 Puisque Je Sais Qu'il Est À Moi - The Velvelettes (2:41)
  10. 10 Tu Perds Le Plus Merveilleux Garcon Du Monde [You Lost the Sweetest Boy - The Velvelettes (2:48)
  11. 11 Le Holy Poky - The Velvelettes (2:49)
  12. 12 Je Veux Crier - The Velvelettes (2:06)
  13. 13 Yo Necesito De Tu Amor - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (3:01)
  14. 14 Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:42)
  15. 15 Mi Ayer Tu Ayer El Ayer - Stevie Wonder (3:00)
  16. 16 Mi Querido Amor - Stevie Wonder (2:55)
  17. 17 Un Lugar En El Sol - Stevie Wonder (3:15)
  18. 18 Por Primera Vez - Stevie Wonder (2:55)
  19. 19 Seamos Serios - Jermaine Jackson (8:08)
  20. 20 Aqui Con Tigo - Smokey Robinson (3:55)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
The Marvelettes Engineer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Mary Wells Engineer
Lee Garrett Composer
Johnny Bristol Producer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Hal Davis Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Paolo Dossena Composer
Harvey Fuqua Producer
Marc Gordon Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer, Overdub Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Ronald Dean Miller Composer
Richard Morris Composer, Producer
Clarence Paul Composer, Producer
Mike Piccirillo Arranger, Producer
Piero Pintucci Composer
Paul Riser Composer
Jose Silva translation
William "Mickey" Stevenson Producer
George Tobin Arranger, Producer
William Weatherspoon Composer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Stevie Wonder Arranger, Composer, Producer
Pierre Berjot Composer
Robert Gordy Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Sylvia Moy Composer
Greg Ross Art Direction
Franco Califano Composer
Mario Salinas translation
Ronald White Composer, Producer
Robert Rogers Composer
Robert Hamilton Composer
Orlando Murden Composer
Gunter Loose Composer
Tony Sansone Composer
Alberto Testa Composer
Bryan Wells Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Art Direction
Kurt Feltz Composer
John Schuning Art Direction
Werner Scharfenberger Composer
Fini Busch Composer
Gabriella Ferri Composer
Keith Hughes Annotation
Andrew Flory Liner Notes
Ted Hull Composer
Giuseppe Cassia Composer
Charles Hatcher Composer
Cassia Composer
Bob Calilli Composer
William Stevenson Composer
Vittorio Ferri Composer
Peter Ricci Composer, Overdub Producer
Mike Lookofsly Composer
James Dean Composer
Hazel G. Jackson Executive Producer
Gianpiero Ricci Overdub Producer
Corrado Bonicatti Composer
Cholo Baltazar Composer
Antonio Latessa Composer
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