Motown Unmixed

Motown Unmixed

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Motown Unmixed

This supplementary disc to the unforgivably poor Motown Remixed experiment contains the original versions of songs that were sacrificed in honor of the horrible attempt to usher Motown's brilliant music to a new generation by "remixing" and "reconstructing" the original classics by contemporary hip-hop and electronic producers. While this is by no means a greatest-hits collection of the label's output (for that, the Motown Classics: Gold collection is an excellent two-disc set worth seeking out), it is a diverse slice of music concentrated predominantly on the label's hits from the late '60s, '70s, and early '80s. This is where the eclectic nature and brilliant production/songwriting teams and artists of Motown shine the most: in sexy swaggering ballads like "Let's Get It On" and "Just My Imagination" and also in the upbeat but dramatic "My World Is Empty," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and "I Want You Back," all of which are not only staples of the Motown imprint, but of soul music in general. If you've been hiding under a rock for the past few decades or are new to the Motown sound, this is a solid starting point to explore from. Ignore the remix disc by all means and proceed straight to this one, for it is unquestionably the superior of the two.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Motown
UPC: 0075021033306
catalogNumber: 000390102

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer
Rick James   Composer,Producer
Rare Earth   Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Tom Baird   Producer
Leonard Caston   Composer,Producer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Art Stewart   Producer
Ed Townsend   Composer,Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Nick Zesses   Composer
Frank Wilson   Composer
Anita Poree   Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson   Producer
Corporation   Producer

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Motown Unmixed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was in the market for a more comprehensive Motown compilation of hits by their original artists and found most sets a bit out of my budget ... then I came across "Motown Unmixed". Well within budgetary limitations, it is satisfying my craving until I can afford the larger sets available. A very good selection of hits - from ABC to War, you'll find more than one tune that will catapult you back in time!