The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Listening to The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966 was a virtual party -- but there's nothing virtual about The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967 at all; it's a nonstop, high-octane party, with barely a bad track to be heard among its 120 songs spread across five CDs. Just like in 1966, almost every single that Motown released in 1967 made the charts, an amazing feat that's a testament to the sharpness of the label's machine and the astonishing quality of the music. And there is truly a dearth of misfires here -- both a reflection of Motown's abandonment of pursuing other markets and how even the newer acts were cutting songs worthy of the superstars ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Listening to The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966 was a virtual party -- but there's nothing virtual about The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967 at all; it's a nonstop, high-octane party, with barely a bad track to be heard among its 120 songs spread across five CDs. Just like in 1966, almost every single that Motown released in 1967 made the charts, an amazing feat that's a testament to the sharpness of the label's machine and the astonishing quality of the music. And there is truly a dearth of misfires here -- both a reflection of Motown's abandonment of pursuing other markets and how even the newer acts were cutting songs worthy of the superstars indeed, they were sometimes covers of the superstars, sometimes singing over the Funk Brothers backing tracks as the label was searching for the best match to bring the biggest hit. This, as it often is, is a result of serendipitous timing, as the label's enduring stars almost all had banner years, with the longtime producer/writer powerhouse of Holland-Dozier-Holland having another great year, Norman Whitfield beginning to rise, and Ashford & Simpson joining the team, penning songs for Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, highlighted by "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Marvin & Tammi's hit is one of many major, major hits here: the duo also had "Your Precious Love," Smokey Robinson & the Miracles now officially billed that way had "I Second That Emotion" and "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage," the Supremes now called Diana Ross & the Supremes had "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" and "Reflections," the Four Tops had "Bernadette" and "Jimmy Mack," Stevie Wonder had "I Was Made to Love Her," and Gladys Knight & the Pips entered the first ranks of stars with "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," a Marvin Gaye song that he didn't get released that year. As always, the story of the year is only partially told in the big hits -- true, it's a significant portion of the story, but how the smaller hits and unheard gems fill out the spaces around the anthems is always fascinating and revelatory on these boxes, and in this case, it's tremendously entertaining. Signs of the time begin to creep in -- that spacy echo that begins "Reflections" is a mild acknowledgement of psychedelia also heard on "7 Rooms of Gloom," but this is overshadowed by the increasing sophistication of the productions and arrangements, giving this a richness that is revealed with close listening -- something that needs to be done, as the initial listens of these singles, from the As to the Bs, is often just intoxicating in their excitement. And this doesn't just apply to the hits -- it also applies to the singles from Chris Clark whose "From Head to Toe" is giddy fun, the Marvelettes "My Baby Must Be a Magician", Barbara McNair, and the wealth of great, underappreciated sides from the Isley Brothers and the Spinners. All of this is so good that it seems like everything was running smoothly at Motown, but behind the scenes there was tension, reflected in how Diana and Smokey now have their name above the title, but more significantly in how Holland-Dozier-Holland left the label at the end of the year. Listening to The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7, all this strife is never apparent: there is nothing but joy in these grooves, joy that is eternal, exuberant, and permanent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602517341906
  • Catalog Number: 000899302
  • Sales rank: 136,201

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love's Gone Bad - The Underdogs (2:28)
  2. 2 Mojo Hannah - The Underdogs (2:50)
  3. 3 Love Is Here and Now You're Gone - The Supremes (2:49)
  4. 4 There's No Stopping Us Now - The Supremes (3:02)
  5. 5 Pucker Up Buttercup - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (3:16)
  6. 6 Anyway You Wannta - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:40)
  7. 7 Chantilly Lace - Shorty Long (2:30)
  8. 8 Your Love Is Amazing - Shorty Long (2:11)
  9. 9 Till Johnny Comes (2:36)
  10. 10 The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage (2:58)
  11. 11 Come Spy with Me (2:57)
  12. 12 Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:53)
  13. 13 Third Finger, Left Hand - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:46)
  14. 14 Travlin' Man (2:54)
  15. 15 Hey Love (2:55)
  16. 16 Bernadette (3:02)
  17. 17 I Got a Feeling (3:03)
  18. 18 Bernadette (3:01)
  19. 19 Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got (2:41)
  20. 20 World So Wide, Nowhere to Hide (From Your Heart) (2:49)
  21. 21 I Want to Go Back There Again - Chris Clark (2:41)
  22. 22 I Love You - Chris Clark (2:30)
  23. 23 It's So Hard Being a Loser (2:39)
  24. 24 Your Love Grows More Precious Every Day (3:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Just Look What You've Done (2:54)
  2. 2 Starting the Hurt All Over Again (2:28)
  3. 3 Here I Am Baby (3:00)
  4. 4 My World Is Empty Without You (3:12)
  5. 5 Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me (2:55)
  6. 6 Do You Love Me Just a Little, Honey (3:10)
  7. 7 The Happening - The Supremes (2:52)
  8. 8 All I Know About You - The Supremes (1:56)
  9. 9 Got to Have You Back (2:47)
  10. 10 Just Ain't Enough Love (2:15)
  11. 11 There's a Ghost in My House (2:26)
  12. 12 Don't Fool Around (2:32)
  13. 13 Festival Time (2:31)
  14. 14 Joy Road (2:31)
  15. 15 I Wonder Why (Nobody Loves Me) - Billy Eckstine (2:40)
  16. 16 I've Been Blessed - Billy Eckstine (2:50)
  17. 17 When You're Young and in Love (2:39)
  18. 18 The Day You Take One (You Have to Take the Other) (2:43)
  19. 19 All I Need - The Temptations (3:17)
  20. 20 Sorry Is a Sorry Word - The Temptations (2:28)
  21. 21 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (2:28)
  22. 22 Give a Little Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (2:49)
  23. 23 7-Rooms of Gloom (2:33)
  24. 24 I'll Turn to Stone (2:32)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Chained (2:20)
  2. 2 Don't Let It Happen to Us (3:09)
  3. 3 Chained (2:20)
  4. 4 For All We Know - The Spinners (2:56)
  5. 5 I Cross My Heart - The Spinners (3:01)
  6. 6 I Was Made to Love Her (2:39)
  7. 7 Hold Me (2:36)
  8. 8 More Love (2:49)
  9. 9 Swept for You Baby (3:00)
  10. 10 It's Been a Long Long Time (A Long Time) - The Elgins (2:58)
  11. 11 I Understand My Man - The Elgins (3:07)
  12. 12 Everybody Needs Love (2:58)
  13. 13 Your Unchanging Love - Marvin Gaye (3:20)
  14. 14 I'll Take Care of You - Marvin Gaye (2:51)
  15. 15 You're My Everything - The Temptations (3:12)
  16. 16 I've Been Good to You - The Temptations (3:00)
  17. 17 Ain't That the Truth - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:59)
  18. 18 Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby (2:59)
  19. 19 That's the Way Love Is (2:20)
  20. 20 One Too Many Heartaches (2:14)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Reflections (2:52)
  2. 2 Going Down for the Third Time (2:32)
  3. 3 Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:11)
  4. 4 One Way Out - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:33)
  5. 5 Steal Away Tonight (3:03)
  6. 6 For Once in My Life (3:00)
  7. 7 You're Made Me So Very Happy (2:56)
  8. 8 I've Got to Find It (2:27)
  9. 9 You're Made Me So Very Happy (2:54)
  10. 10 Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (3:00)
  11. 11 Hold Me Oh My Darling - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (2:42)
  12. 12 You Keep Running Away (2:49)
  13. 13 If You Don't Want My Love (3:29)
  14. 14 From Head to Toe - Chris Clark (2:44)
  15. 15 The Beginning of the End - Chris Clark (2:45)
  16. 16 Window Shopping - Messengers (2:47)
  17. 17 California Soul - Messengers (2:56)
  18. 18 I Got a Feeling (3:07)
  19. 19 You Got Me Hurtin' All Over (2:34)
  20. 20 I'm Wondering (2:53)
  21. 21 Every Time I See You I Go Wild (2:49)
  22. 22 I'm Wondering (2:54)
  23. 23 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need - The Temptations (2:37)
  24. 24 Don't Send Me Away - The Temptations (2:51)
Disc 5
  1. 1 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (2:55)
  2. 2 It's Time to Go Now (2:40)
  3. 3 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (2:54)
  4. 4 I Want My Baby Back (2:39)
  5. 5 Gonna Keep on Tryin' Till I Win Your Love (2:47)
  6. 6 What a Good Man He Is (3:00)
  7. 7 There Are Things (2:28)
  8. 8 I Second That Emotion (2:41)
  9. 9 You Must Be Love (2:34)
  10. 10 In and out of Love (2:39)
  11. 11 I Guess I'll Always Love You (2:45)
  12. 12 Honey Chile - Martha Reeves (2:57)
  13. 13 Show Me the Way - Martha Reeves (2:40)
  14. 14 Come See About Me - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (3:05)
  15. 15 Sweet Soul - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:59)
  16. 16 You Haven't Seen My Love - Ones (3:19)
  17. 17 Happy Day - Ones (3:08)
  18. 18 Two Can Have a Party - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (2:13)
  19. 19 If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (2:22)
  20. 20 If This World Were Mine - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (2:42)
  21. 21 My Baby Must Be a Magician (2:33)
  22. 22 I Need Someone (2:41)
  23. 23 I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations (2:51)
  24. 24 I Truly, Truly Believe - The Temptations (2:46)
  25. 25 I Truly, Truly Believe - The Temptations (2:44)
  26. 26 You - Marvin Gaye (2:27)
  27. 27 At Last (I Found a Love) - Marvin Gaye (2:39)
  28. 28 Change What You Can - Marvin Gaye (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marvin Gaye Vocals
Barbara McNair Vocals
Edwin Starr Vocals
The Supremes Vocals, Background Vocals
The Temptations Vocals
Billy Eckstine Vocals
Eddie Kendricks Vocals
Tammi Terrell Vocals
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer, Producer
Chris Clark Composer, Photo Courtesy
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer
Gladys Knight Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Van McCoy Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
R. Dean Taylor Composer, Producer
Frank deVol Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Gil Askey Composer
Bob Baldori Producer
Jimmy Barnes Composer
Jeffrey Bowen Producer
Johnny Bristol Composer, Producer
Vernon Bullock Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Hal Davis Composer, Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Melvin Franklin Vocal Overdubs
Harvey Fuqua Composer, Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
George Gordy Composer
Cornelius Grant Composer
Patrice Holloway Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Brenda Holloway Composer
Gary Johns Photo Courtesy
Eddie Kendricks Composer
Ronald Dean Miller Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer, Producer
Richard Morris Composer, Producer
Paul Nixon Photo Courtesy
Clarence Paul Composer, Producer
J.P. Richardson Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
William Weatherspoon Composer, Producer
Harry Weinger Writer
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Eddie Willis Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Ron Miller Composer
William Robinson Composer
Herb Jordan Liner Notes
Jo Almieda Photo Coordination
Bill Dahl Track Annotations
Leon Ware Composer
Allen Story Composer
Hughey Davis Composer
Danny Hernandez Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Sylvester Potts Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Clyde Wilson Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Margaret Johnson Composer
Barney Ales Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Rhonda Malmlund Legal Counsel
Orlando Murden Composer
Elgie Stover Composer
Stephen Bowden Composer
Luvel Broadnax Composer
Morris Broadnax Composer
Danny Coggins Composer
Bryan Wells Composer
Al Cleveland II Producer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Thomas Kemp Composer
Five Quails Composer
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Roger Penzabene Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Frank Beaty Wilson Producer
Michele Horie Art Direction
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
James Frank Dean Producer
Robert D'Orleans Producer
Ritchie Hardin Photo Courtesy
Keith Hughes Track Annotations, Photo Courtesy
Lars "L.G." Nilsson Photo Courtesy
Barbara Paul Composer
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