The Sound of Motortown Detroit

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Buyer beware! This triple-disc collection of hits by the original Motown artists seems like a bargain on the shelf, but there are some drawbacks if you are expecting original versions. Look closely at the title -- it says "Motortown." Many of the selections on this 52-cut set are live versions. This applies to virtually every Marvin Gaye track, including "Let's Get It On," which is not from the live album either. It's a different performance. This goes for a number of artists as well. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" is not the Temptations, but an instrumental by Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Band. If you are a serious Motown collector, you may no doubt want to source this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Buyer beware! This triple-disc collection of hits by the original Motown artists seems like a bargain on the shelf, but there are some drawbacks if you are expecting original versions. Look closely at the title -- it says "Motortown." Many of the selections on this 52-cut set are live versions. This applies to virtually every Marvin Gaye track, including "Let's Get It On," which is not from the live album either. It's a different performance. This goes for a number of artists as well. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" is not the Temptations, but an instrumental by Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Band. If you are a serious Motown collector, you may no doubt want to source this material, but if you are a more casual listener who is looking for a good Motown hits comp, look elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2007
  • Label: Goldies Records
  • EAN: 8712177041800
  • Catalog Number: 25441
  • Sales rank: 301,220

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Get It On (5:22)
  2. 2 Baby Love - The Supremes (2:39)
  3. 3 Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson (2:40)
  4. 4 My Guy (3:21)
  5. 5 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (3:03)
  6. 6 Heat Wave (2:39)
  7. 7 Do You Love Me (3:13)
  8. 8 Twenty-Five Miles (4:12)
  9. 9 Don't Mess with Bill (3:43)
  10. 10 Two Lovers (3:39)
  11. 11 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - Detroit Concert Band (3:51)
  12. 12 Stoned Love - The Supremes (4:23)
  13. 13 Jimmy Mack (2:51)
  14. 14 Distant Lover (8:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:56)
  2. 2 Dancing in the Street (2:36)
  3. 3 Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson (2:57)
  4. 4 Inner City Blues (5:22)
  5. 5 You Beat Me to the Punch (3:42)
  6. 6 Big Boy (3:37)
  7. 7 Law of the Land - The Undisputed Truth (5:13)
  8. 8 Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Detroit Concert Band (3:01)
  9. 9 Baby, I'm for Real - The Originals (3:16)
  10. 10 The One Who Really Loves You (3:46)
  11. 11 What's Going On (4:02)
  12. 12 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson (2:56)
  13. 13 Quicksand (2:39)
  14. 14 Can You Jerk Like Me (3:01)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson (2:42)
  2. 2 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (3:49)
  3. 3 Love Child - The Supremes (3:47)
  4. 4 Nowhere to Run (3:00)
  5. 5 I've Passed This Way Before (2:46)
  6. 6 You Lost the Sweetest Boy (3:58)
  7. 7 Love Machine - The Miracles (4:16)
  8. 8 With You I'm Born Again - Syreeta (2:42)
  9. 9 You've Changed (3:15)
  10. 10 First I Look at the Purse (2:38)
  11. 11 Nathan Jones - The Supremes (3:48)
  12. 12 I'll Be Satisfied - Jackie Wilson (2:02)
  13. 13 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (3:36)
  14. 14 Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells (2:45)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Smokey Robinson Composer
Edwin Starr Composer
James Dean Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Johnny Bristol Composer
Tyran Carlo Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Brian Holland Composer
William Weatherspoon Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Yennik Samoht Composer
Gerald Wexler Composer
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