Motown: The Classic Years

Motown: The Classic Years


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Motown: The Classic Years

Motown: The Classic Years collects two discs' worth of highlights from the label's heyday in the '60s and '70s, including 23 number one hits. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown," the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?," Edwin Starr's "War," and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" are among the Motown standards included on this collection, along with songs from Gladys Knight & the Pips, Stevie Wonder, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, Mary Wells, the Four Tops, and the Spinners. The Classic Years' double-disc size allows it to collect more hits than a single-disc compilation would, yet it's more easily manageable than a multi-disc box set would be for casual fans. Overall, this collection doesn't offer anything rare or unique for Motown diehards, but for listeners who just want a solid collection of some of pop music's finest moments, it's just the ticket.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2000
Label: Utv Records
UPC: 0601215946628
catalogNumber: 159466

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Contours   Track Performer
Four Tops   Track Performer
Jackson 5   Track Performer
Marvelettes   Track Performer
David Ruffin   Track Performer
Jimmy Ruffin   Track Performer
Spinners   Track Performer
Edwin Starr   Track Performer
Supremes   Track Performer
Temptations   Track Performer
Undisputed Truth   Track Performer
Junior Walker   Track Performer
Mary Wells   Track Performer
Barrett Strong   Track Performer
Martha & the Vandellas   Track Performer
Miracles   Track Performer
Love-Tones   Track Performer
Clarence Paul   Conductor
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Bongos
Diana Ross & the Supremes   Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Track Performer
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger
Cleveland   Composer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Lawrence Horn   Producer
Jerry Long   Orchestration
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Michael Omartian   Arranger
Clarence Paul   Arranger
Joe Porter   Producer
Paul Riser   Composer,String Arrangements
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
William Weatherspoon   Composer,Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer,Annotation
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Frank Wilson   Composer
Ronald White   Producer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Autry DeWalt   Composer
John Bristol   Producer
Vincent DiMirco   Composer
BrianBert   Producer
James Dean   Composer

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Motown: The Classic Years 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well this is a no-brainer. About 40 of the best Motown clssics on 2 CD's. Motown is not what it was back in the day that's why compilations like are even more speacial. Berry Gordy Motown's founder definetly influenced young CEO's like Master P, Kedar, Robert Ming of Feelosophy and Puff Daddy to start their own Record Labels.