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Motown Legends, Vol. 1 [Digital]

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Unfortunately, throughout the '80s and '90s Motown took advantage of the burgeoning CD movement, endlessly packaging and repackaging chart-topping hits from the label's massive collection. This led to a flood of budget-line compilations that helped to keep Motown afloat during the leanest of years, when the hit factory in Los Angeles had all but dried up. Much like several other series entries, this Motown Legends set features familiar radio-friendly hits like Smokey Robinson's "Shop Around" (one of the label's first hits), Mary Wells' "My Guy," and two of Stevie Wonder's finest tracks, "I Was Made to Love Her" and "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day." The Supremes dominate almost...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Unfortunately, throughout the '80s and '90s Motown took advantage of the burgeoning CD movement, endlessly packaging and repackaging chart-topping hits from the label's massive collection. This led to a flood of budget-line compilations that helped to keep Motown afloat during the leanest of years, when the hit factory in Los Angeles had all but dried up. Much like several other series entries, this Motown Legends set features familiar radio-friendly hits like Smokey Robinson's "Shop Around" (one of the label's first hits), Mary Wells' "My Guy," and two of Stevie Wonder's finest tracks, "I Was Made to Love Her" and "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day." The Supremes dominate almost a third of the disc with "Come See About Me," "Love Child," and "You Keep Me Hanging On." Most devotees will already own many if not all of these tracks, but casual fans looking for the hits who can't find any of the other available budget-line series would be well-served by this disc. [A digital version was released in 2007.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2007
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • UPC: 602517372641
  • Catalog Number: 000928602
  • Sales rank: 24,533

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shop Around - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (2:46)
  2. 2 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:45)
  3. 3 My Guy - Mary Wells (2:52)
  4. 4 For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder (2:51)
  5. 5 Come See About Me - Diana Ross & the Supremes (2:45)
  6. 6 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops (2:44)
  7. 7 Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye (3:02)
  8. 8 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Diana Ross & the Supremes (2:44)
  9. 9 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (2:24)
  10. 10 Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day - Stevie Wonder (2:47)
  11. 11 Love Child - Diana Ross & the Supremes (2:56)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
H. Cosby Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
R. Miller Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Margery Greenspan Art Direction
Howard Smiley Executive Producer, Cover Design
Lisa Ziccardi Licensing
Frankie Pine Licensing
Beebe Jennings Licensing
W. Moore Composer
W. Robinson Composer
F. Wilson Composer
D. Richards Composer
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