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The NO:1 Motown Album [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (18 Dec 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: U.M.T.V.
  • ASIN: B0000075GO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,791 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye, Norman Whitfield
2. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
3. The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
4. Easy - Commodores, James Anthony Carmichael, Calvin Harris, Jane Clark
5. Ben - Michael Jackson, The Corporation TM
6. Help Me Make It Through The Night - Gladys Knight & The Pips, Johnny Bristol, H.B. Barnum
7. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Norman Whitfield, The Temptations, Jerry Long
8. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin, William Mickey Stevenson, William Weatherspoon
9. You Are Everything - Diana Ross, Hal Davis, Berry Gordy Jr., Marvin Gaye
10. You're All I Need To Get By - Nickolas Ashford, Tammi Terrell, Valerie Simpson, Marvin Gaye
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, William Mickey Stevenson
2. The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Henry Cosby
3. My Guy - Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson
4. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Brian Holland, Four Tops, Lamont Dozier
5. I Want You Back - Jackson 5, The Corporation TM
6. It's A Shame - Stevie Wonder, The Spinners
7. I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose - James Dean, Marv Johnson, William Weatherspoon
8. You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes, Tony Palmer, Jimmy Garrett
9. Love Machine - The Miracles, Billy Griffin, Freddie Perren, Warren Moore, Wade Marcus
10. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson, Stevie Wonder
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Product Description

2CD Universal Music TV, 530 764-2, 1997 DBL 46 Track

Customer Reviews

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy some new socks instead 14 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
Most of the music on this CD is excellent, but a lot of it isn't what I'd call Motown. With the title "No.1 Motown Album", Universal had a chance to compile an excellent Album, if only they'd tried a little harder. Literally half the songs feature either Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross or Michael Jackson (with or without their respective bands). How creative! And why are there 5 average songs from the 1990's instead of more 60's gems?
What's more, the digital remastering is absolutely awful. The songs don't sound crisp, the vocals are too distant and the bass is too loud and muffled.
The lack of effort that was put into the artwork sums the album up.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs to smile by... 20 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Uncomplicated, mood-lifting, sing-along motown classics. A spin of this CD will never fail to get your face smiling and feet tapping. For dance or romance give this a chance!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oh my god!!!! 17 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
If you have any clue about music then this is the c-d 4 u. Just look at the track listing! If the three generations of my household fight over it, then surely theres a good vibe in the c-d. Top tune, top order, top musicians, top everything, TOP ALBUM!!!!!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars totally relaxing! 5 Aug 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I just can't stop listening to this compilation. Motown relaxes anyone, any time, anywhere, and this collection is the perfect example. It doesn,t matter what music you like, you cannot deny the genius of The Commodores or the fact that Gladys Knight has just put sex on a plastic disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Remaster Disaster 9 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the main events of a Motown hit is the production, this collection manages to bypass that in favour of the beat. It brushes aside those hours of delicate studio work for drums and stifled vocals. Spend hours trying to puzzle the music back into it on an equaliser or buy an old Chartbuster version. Two stars as they kept the original songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No 1 Motown 13 May 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like music you must like Motown! All the great names here singing your old favorites and some less well known. What can I say other than proper music sung by experts for our pleasure!! Just go buy it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Compilation! 27 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is a review for soul + r&b fans, who want an excellent buy - this double CD will definately do the job! All of the compilation reminded me of what happiness can be made from. The digital remastering is excellent, and brings back the great sounds that Motown Records were achieving when they originally released the songs between the 1960s and 1990s. Don't forget that Motown Records was releasing new singles and albums as regular as clockwork. Being possitive about gems like "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson, "Easy" by Commodores and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Marvin Gaye with Tammi Terrell are fine examples of what Motown expected from their largely black performers. Purchasing this double CD would definately be a recommended suggestion, especially if you want to try out a type of soul that makes you think "where can I get more from?". You'll be very pleased if you do get it!! It was a re-introduction into music that I was originally unsure about. Hunt around if you want to hear more about Motown Records, and their glorious past - because their future looks bright and rosy to me!
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