Motown the Musical: Originals - The Classic Songs That Inspired the Broadway Show

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The last frontier for Motown is the Great White Way and so, in 2013, the Sound of Young America hit Broadway via a jukebox musical loosely focused on the rise of Berry Gordy Jr. in the '60s. To accompany this musical came Motown Originals: The Classic Songs That Inspired the Broadway Show!, another repackaging of the songs you know and love: "Get Ready," "Dancing in the Street," "Shop Around," "My Guy," "Where Did Our Love Go," "I Want You Back," etc. There are two versions, one a single disc and one a double, but in either incarnation there are no songs that will surprise because that's not the intent of this compilation. This is supposed to serve up the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The last frontier for Motown is the Great White Way and so, in 2013, the Sound of Young America hit Broadway via a jukebox musical loosely focused on the rise of Berry Gordy Jr. in the '60s. To accompany this musical came Motown Originals: The Classic Songs That Inspired the Broadway Show!, another repackaging of the songs you know and love: "Get Ready," "Dancing in the Street," "Shop Around," "My Guy," "Where Did Our Love Go," "I Want You Back," etc. There are two versions, one a single disc and one a double, but in either incarnation there are no songs that will surprise because that's not the intent of this compilation. This is supposed to serve up the biggest and best songs of Motown, and it does. While it is hard to believe that many Motown fans don't have these tunes somewhere in their collections, it's also hard to believe that anybody who doesn't won't wind up satisfied by this enjoyable collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2013
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602537294633
  • Catalog Number: 001811402
  • Sales rank: 11,657

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Ready (2:39)
  2. 2 Dancing in the Streets - Martha & the Vandellas (2:39)
  3. 3 Shop Around - The Miracles (2:50)
  4. 4 Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (2:30)
  5. 5 My Guy - Mary Wells (2:52)
  6. 6 Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes (2:33)
  7. 7 I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (3:14)
  8. 8 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (3:54)
  9. 9 For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder (2:49)
  10. 10 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (3:00)
  11. 11 My Girl (2:58)
  12. 12 You're All I Need to Get By - Tammi Terrell (2:50)
  13. 13 All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie (6:24)
  14. 14 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross (6:19)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer
Lionel Richie Composer, Producer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Barrett Strong Composer
Renaldo Benson Composer
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger, Producer
Al Cleveland Composer
Henry Cosby Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer, Producer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Ronald White Composer
William Garrett Composer
Orlando Murden Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
The Corporation Arranger, Composer, Producer
BrianBert Producer
Seth Foster Mastering
Andrew Skurow Tape Research
Freddie Gorman Composer
Jo Almeida Photo Coordination
William Stevenson Composer, Producer
Nickolas Ashford Composer, Producer
Sujata Murthy Publicity
Ronald Miller Composer
George Dobbins Composer
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