The Motown Anthology

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Along with so many other artists on the Motown imprint, Chris Clark stood in the shadows of music giants, waiting patiently to get her turn in the spotlight under the magic spell of the Motor City music machine. Like many of these artists, Clark had her brief moment in the sun, then languished in near obscurity, save for the die-hard loyalists of the Northern soul scene, who relished every move she made from her Motown years and beyond. Thankfully, the folks over at the U.K. imprint of Motown had the good sense to include her in their recent onslaught of catalog reissues highlighting the minor players of Motown. The two-disc set is all the Chris Clark diehards and casual ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Along with so many other artists on the Motown imprint, Chris Clark stood in the shadows of music giants, waiting patiently to get her turn in the spotlight under the magic spell of the Motor City music machine. Like many of these artists, Clark had her brief moment in the sun, then languished in near obscurity, save for the die-hard loyalists of the Northern soul scene, who relished every move she made from her Motown years and beyond. Thankfully, the folks over at the U.K. imprint of Motown had the good sense to include her in their recent onslaught of catalog reissues highlighting the minor players of Motown. The two-disc set is all the Chris Clark diehards and casual fans could possibly ever need to include in their collection, but the gems found herein are pleasant surprises nevertheless. The first disc culls tracks off her Soul Sounds and CC Rides Again albums, a bluesy blue-eyed soul think Dusty Springfield take on the traditional Motown formula as well as mildly tepid takes on contemporary pop songs. The covers especially "Got to Get You into My Life" and "In the Ghetto" don't work nearly as well as the original compositions, but Motown would often pad full-length records with them, so they're of little use other than for historical significance. Her take on "Take Me in Your Arms" originally recorded by Kim Weston and the amazing "If You Should Walk Away" are two of many highlights that compensate for the duller moments, but it's the second disc of unreleased material and rarities where Clark truly shines. There are several moments that would find the perfect home at a weekender in the Northern country, especially the stomper "Something's Wrong." It's another fine addition to the U.K. Motown series, and for those longing for the majority of her recorded works on compact disc, it's simply essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498195642
  • Catalog Number: 9819564
  • Sales rank: 148,295

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want to Go Back There Again (2:38)
  2. 2 Love's Gone Bad (2:20)
  3. 3 Born to Love You Baby (2:23)
  4. 4 If You Should Walk Away (3:14)
  5. 5 Whisper You Love Me Boy (2:33)
  6. 6 Got to Get You into My Life (2:25)
  7. 7 Day by Day or Never (2:31)
  8. 8 From Head to Toe (2:42)
  9. 9 Do Right Baby, Do Right (2:45)
  10. 10 Until You Love Someone (2:54)
  11. 11 Put Yourself in My Place (2:49)
  12. 12 Sweeter as the Days Go By (2:53)
  13. 13 C.C. Rider (3:43)
  14. 14 Spinning Wheel (3:55)
  15. 15 How About You (2:49)
  16. 16 Good Morning Starshine (3:45)
  17. 17 With a Little Help from My Friends (5:14)
  18. 18 One (4:14)
  19. 19 In the Ghetto (2:53)
  20. 20 Can I See You in the Morning (3:09)
  21. 21 You've Made Me So Very Happy (3:45)
  22. 22 Get Back (4:08)
  23. 23 Don't Be Too Long (2:30)
  24. 24 I Love You (2:28)
  25. 25 The Beginning of the End (2:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ask Any Girl (2:45)
  2. 2 Everything Is Good About You (3:07)
  3. 3 Try It Baby (2:52)
  4. 4 I Like Everything About You (2:58)
  5. 5 Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me for a Little While) (3:04)
  6. 6 In the Neighbourhood (2:43)
  7. 7 Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday (2:53)
  8. 8 I Just Can't Forget Him (2:41)
  9. 9 If You Let Me Baby (3:18)
  10. 10 Your Wonderful Love (3:14)
  11. 11 Do Like I Do (3:02)
  12. 12 Let Me Go (2:29)
  13. 13 Mr. Maestro Play a Blue Sonata (3:12)
  14. 14 Soft Touch (2:29)
  15. 15 Crying in the Chapel (3:21)
  16. 16 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (3:10)
  17. 17 It Must Be Love Baby (3:08)
  18. 18 Stay Away from Temptation (2:27)
  19. 19 He's Good for Me (2:45)
  20. 20 I Just Wanna Be Lovin' You (3:00)
  21. 21 Bad Seed (2:58)
  22. 22 Something's Wrong (2:47)
  23. 23 Mighty Good Lovin' (2:31)
  24. 24 Everything's Right Everything's Wrong (2:35)
  25. 25 What You Doing (8:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Clark Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Andre Williams Composer
David Clayton-Thomas Composer
R. Dean Taylor Composer, Producer
Galt MacDermot Composer
James Dean Composer
Tom Baird Composer
Al Capps Composer
Al Cleveland Producer
Hal Davis Composer, Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye Composer
Mickey Gentile Producer
Marc Gordon Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
Patrice Holloway Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Brenda Holloway Composer
Ronald Dean Miller Composer
Richard Morris Composer, Producer
Paul Nixon Liner Notes
Clarence Paul Producer
Deke Richards Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Pam Sawyer Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer, Producer
David Van De Pitte Composer
William Weatherspoon Composer
Artie Glenn Composer
James Rado Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer
Renee Taylor Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer, Producer
Frank Wilson Composer
Margaret Johnson Composer
Gus Shaw Mastering
Jennie Lee Lambert Composer
John Thornton Composer
Beatrice Verdi Composer
Mary Dean Composer
Michel Gentile Composer, Producer
Bryan Wells Composer
Joe Hunter Producer
Traditional Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson Producer
Andrew Skurow Vault Research, Annotation
Sherlie Matthews Composer
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