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The Motown Anthology [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Elgins Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (7 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal/Motown
  • ASIN: B000OONPO0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,287 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Darling BabyThe Elgins 2:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. In The Midnight HourThe Elgins 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Heaven Must Have Sent YouThe Elgins 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Understand My ManThe Elgins 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Good Lovin'The Elgins 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. It's Gonna Be Hard TimesThe Elgins 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Put Yourself In My Place (Single Version)The Elgins 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. 634-5789 (Soulville, USA)The Elgins 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. No Time For TearsThe Elgins 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)The Elgins 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Stay In My Lonely ArmsThe Elgins 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. When A Man Loves A WomanThe Elgins 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. It's A Man's Man's Man's WorldThe Elgins 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. For Your Precious LoveThe Elgins 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Still Love YouThe Elgins 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. That's The Night The Love DiedThe Elgins 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Love (Is The Answer)The Elgins 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. It's Been A Long Long Time (Single Version)The Elgins 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. All For Just Lovin' YouThe Elgins 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. My 2 Arms - You = Tears (Cellarful Of Motown Version)The Elgins 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Thank You LoveThe Elgins 2:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Let's Give Love Another ChanceThe Elgins 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Another Hurt Like ThisThe Elgins 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. When You Are AvailableThe Elgins 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Life Can Be Beautiful When You're In LoveThe Elgins 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. My Love For Your LoveThe Elgins 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Love Where Are You HidingThe Elgins 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Request Of A Fool (Single Version (Mono))The Downbeats 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don't You Know I Love You BabyThe Downbeats 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Your Baby's Back (Single Version (Mono))The Downbeats 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All I GotSaundra Mallett 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Boo Hoo (You Got Me Cryin' Over You)Saundra Mallett 2:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. First Try At LoveThe Downbeats 1:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Party TimeThe Downbeats 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Until I Lost YouThe Downbeats 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Camel WalkSaundra Mallet & The Vandellas 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. It's Gonna Be Hard Times (Single Version (Mono))Saundra Mallet & The Vandellas 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lonely BoyThe Downbeats 2:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Feel So FineThe Downbeats 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Want To Be With YouThe Downbeats 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Let The Groove Roll OnThe Downbeats 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. You Say You Love MeThe Downbeats 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. They Say You Don't CareThe Downbeats 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Do You Know What I'm Talkin' AboutThe Downbeats 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Put Yourself In My PlaceThe Elgins 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Darling Baby (Mono)The Elgins 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Heaven Must Have Sent You (Single Version (Mono))The Elgins 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Stay In My Lonely Arms (Mono)The Elgins 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. I Understand My Man (Mono)The Elgins 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. It's Been A Long Long Time (Mono)The Elgins 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 


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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Motown Treasure Trove 13 July 2007
By Lozarithm VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The story of how a singer named Saundra Mallett, who had had one Tamla single out in 1962, and a vocal group in the Isley Brothers mould called the Downbeats, who recorded for the same label, joined forces to become a hit combo called the Elgins, is well documented and illustrated on this two-disc anthology, which draws together pretty much everything they recorded, both separately and together.

The Elgins' hit 1965 single Darling Baby provided the title track of their V.I.P. album of the following year, which also included the hits Heaven Must Have Sent You, Put Yourself In My Place and Stay In My Lonely Arms. The entire album, mixed in stereo, is included in full and comprises the first twelve tracks of disc one. Saundra shines on all the lead vocals on the album, apart from 634-5789 and When A Man Loves A Woman on which Johnny Dawson sings lead. It was mostly recorded in 1966, but It's Gonna Be Hard Times dates from 1962, and was the B-side of her solo single on which she was joined by the three Vandellas and Marvin Gaye on piano. Most of the album was produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, with several original Holland-Dozier-Holland songs from when they were on a huge roll, but one of my favourites is No Time For Tears, which Norman Whitfield produced. The Marvelettes did the great original version of this but that was buried on a B-side, and Saundra here makes it her own.

The original mono singles and their B-sides are also included separately, as well as those by Saundra Mallett and the Downbeats, but the revelation here once again is the quality of the wealth of previously unreleased material.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MOTOWN'S BEST ANTHOLOGY 2 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Motown fans will love this superlative collection.

It's interesting to note that, of the twelve album tracks we know so

well, two are NOT Holland & Dozier productions. I knew that Berry

Gordy himself had produced IT'S GONNA BE HARD TIMES but had no idea

that Norman Whitfield produced NO TIME FOR TEARS - a favourite track

of mine.

With the likes of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and

Shorty Long composing the previously unreleased material, you don't

even have to hear them to know that the Elgins recorded some very

special songs.

Saundra Edwards has just confirmed my opinion that she was one of the

very best female vocalists Motown ever recorded. The wonderful

Clarence Paul produced three jazzy tracks, I STILL LOVE YOU, ALL FOR

JUST LOVIN' YOU and LET'S GIVE LOVE ANOTHER CHANCE - where Saundra

really shines. She sings a song convincingly, so that you believe every word.

Dean & Weatherspoon's THAT'S THE NIGHT THE LOVE DIED, it says in the

notes, was destined for Jimmy Ruffin, and sounds a little like one of his

released tracks. I just

wish Dean & Weatherspoon had recorded more with the Elgins!

The Stevie Wonder song THANK YOU LOVE has long been one of my

favourites and Saundra makes it her own - absolutely wonderful!

It's great to hear more of Johnny Dawson's lead vocals. he's a fab

singer and he really shines on the cover versions of non-Motown songs

and is perfect on the two Shorty Long produced tracks.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven Sent indeed! 6 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you've ever listened to that remarkable lead vocal on 'Heaven Must Have Sent You' and wondered who it was and where this group came from, then you simply must buy this fantastic Anthology.
Not only do you get the whole history of this wonderful group but you get to listen to the evolution of 'The Motown Sound'. Saundra Edwards was a young and powerful singer when signed to Motown but she only had one release: 'Camel Walk' which flopped. For the first time now you can listen to the other solo sides she cut at the time. The Downbeats were an all male group whose released 45 'Request Of A Fool' flopped, that's included here, together with other scheduled releases which never appeared. There are some tremendous sides here, all superb examples of that earlier, bluesy Motown sound and many with a great 'doo-wop' feel.
When Saundra joined the group to create The Elgins true Motown Magic was made with the release of 'Put Yourself In My Place' and 'Heaven Must Have Sent You', followed by an excellent album: 'Darling Baby'. If you liked what they released, wait until you hear what they didn't release! Some of the finest and varied Motown sounds of the mid sixties 'Golden Era'. Saundra was eventually replaced by Yvonne Vernee Allen who is still performing today. Included in the anthology are some stunning previously unreleased tracks with Yvonne on lead. There is something for everyone on this terrific release with it's huge variety of vocal styles and recordings from 1962 to 1968. A 2 CD set, with at least half the tracks never heard before, an informative booklet with rare photo's and all tracks fully annotated with recording dates and production credits, means this is a 'must buy' for all true Motown fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 10 days ago by elaine allen
3.0 out of 5 stars quality of sound varies and several tracks
quality of sound varies and several tracks repeTed
Published 14 days ago by doberman1
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
Brilliant CD - takes me back to the good old Tamla Motown days of my youth!! I would highly recommend it.
Published 4 months ago by janicelock
4.0 out of 5 stars AN ENJOYABE COMPILATION
Some enjoyable tracks on this bumper bundle of Motown Anthology. some tracks that were new to me as well as well loved items. Would recommend to any Motown lover.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. D. Spooner
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
If you have never listened to them buy this album some great tracks and some great covers. Brilliant is not too dramatic a word for this collection of songs.
Published 6 months ago by alan barry
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking me back
Hit after hit from a Great Group. Songs which take me back to the school discos in the hall at my Upper school in Long Eaton. Happy Days of dancing & girls !
Published 7 months ago by Mr RJP Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Motown
Other than the classics Put Yourself ....... and Heaven Must, I had not heard much more by the Elgins however, I am so pleased I took note of the good comments and purchased this. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ed's Buys
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant double cd.
I did not realise that the Elgins were so versatile. Like all Motown groups they sang the songs made famous by other artistes and did so superbly.

Great buy!
Published 14 months ago by georgebest
5.0 out of 5 stars my youth
One of my favourite songs of all time so no brainer
an the rest is bril too.heaven must have sent it !!!!!
Published 18 months ago by miss jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a great album The Elgins
The Motown Anthology by The Elgins has some great Motown hits on it. Some hits are well-known, others not well-known but they all sound great. Read more
Published 19 months ago by ROBERT
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