The Marvelettes ‎– Forever (The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1)

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Hip-O Select ‎– B0011516-02
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Please Mr. Postman
1-1 The Marvelettes Angel
Producer – Robert BatemanWritten By – Sonny Sanders-Chico Leverett-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Chico Leverett*, Sonny Sanders
2:32
1-2 The Marvelettes I Want A Guy
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – Berry Gordy-Brian Holland-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman
2:38
1-3 The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Georgia Dobbins-William Garrett-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Georgia Dobbins, Robert Bateman, William Garrett
2:29
1-4 The Marvelettes So Long Baby
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – James Young-Robert Bateman-Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland, James Young (7), Robert Bateman
2:51
1-5 The Marvelettes I Know How It Feels
Producer – Brian HollandWritten By – Janie Bradford-Richard Wylie-Brian Holland-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Janie Bradford, Richard Wylie*, Robert Bateman
2:58
1-6 The Marvelettes Way Over There
Written By – William Robinson-Berry GordyWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William Robinson*
2:23
1-7 The Marvelettes Happy Days
Written By – Berry Gordy-Alma McKnightWritten-By – Alma McKnight, Berry Gordy
2:06
1-8 The Marvelettes You Don't Want Me No More
Producer, Written-By – Berry Gordy
2:37
1-9 The Marvelettes All The Love I Got
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – Berry Gordy-Brian Holland-Robert BatemanWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman
2:26
1-10 The Marvelettes Whisper
Written By – Berry Gordy-Marv JohnsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Marv Johnson
2:35
1-11 The Marvelettes Oh I Apologize
Written By – Berry Gordy-William RobinsonWritten-By – Berry Gordy, William Robinson*
2:53
The Marvelettes Sing
1-12 The Marvelettes Mashed Potato Time
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – William Garrett-Robert Bateman-Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Kal MannWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Kal Mann, Robert Bateman, William Garrett
2:15
1-13 The Marvelettes Love Letters
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – Victor Young-Edward HeymanWritten-By – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
2:29
1-14 The Marvelettes The One Who Really Loves You
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:24
1-15 The Marvelettes Twistin' The Night Away
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – Sam Cooke
2:32
1-16 The Marvelettes Hey! Baby
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – Margaret Cobb-Bruce ChannelWritten-By – Bruce Channel, Margaret Cobb
2:15
1-17 The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman
Producer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*, William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-William StevensonWritten-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, William Stevenson
2:29
1-18 The Marvelettes Good Luck Charm
Producer, Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – Aaron Schroeder-Wally GoldWritten-By – Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold
2:42
1-19 The Marvelettes Slow Twistin'
Producer, Backing Vocals [Vocal Accompaniment] – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – Jon Sheldon
2:13
1-20 The Marvelettes Lover Please
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – Billy Swan
2:16
1-21 The Marvelettes Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – Cindy Walker
2:28
Playboy
1-22 The Marvelettes Playboy
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland and Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Gladys Horton-William StevensonWritten-By – Brian Holland, Gladys Horton, Robert Bateman, William Stevenson
2:47
1-23 The Marvelettes Mix It Up
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – William Stevenson
2:51
1-24 The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – William Stevenson-Marvin Gaye-George GordyWritten-By – George Gordy, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson
2:14
1-25 The Marvelettes I'm Hooked
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2:25
1-26 The Marvelettes I Think I Can Change You
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:47
1-27 The Marvelettes Forever
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Lamont Dozier*
2:23
1-28 The Marvelettes Someday, Someway
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Lamont Dozier*
2:38
1-29 The Marvelettes Goddess Of Love
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier*
2:46
1-30 The Marvelettes You Should Know
Producer – Brian HollandWritten By – Brian Holland-Janie Bradford-Stanley OsssmanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Janie Bradford, Stanley Ossman
2:26
1-.31 The Marvelettes (I've Got To) Cry Over You
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2:38
The Marvelous Marvelettes
2-1 The Marvelettes Strange I Know
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Freddie Gorman-Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier*
2:39
2-2 The Marvelettes I Forgot About You
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – William Stevenson
2:56
2-3 The Marvelettes Locking Up My Heart
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:22
2-4 The Marvelettes Which Way Did He Go
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By – William Stevenson
2:44
2-5 The Marvelettes Silly Boy
Written-By, Producer – Norman Whitfield
2:15
2-6 The Marvelettes It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doing (To Undo The Damage That You've Done)
Producer – Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – Norman Whitfield-William StevensonWritten-By – Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson
2:33
2-7 The Marvelettes Smart Aleck
Producer – Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – Norman Whitfield-William StevensonWritten-By – Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson
2:52
2-8 The Marvelettes My Daddy Knows Best
Written-By, Producer – Berry Gordy
2:29
2-9 The Marvelettes Too Strong To Be Strung Along
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Freddie Gorman-Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier*
2:22
2-10 The Marvelettes Why Must You Go
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-William StevensonWritten-By – Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson
2:10
On Stage: Recorded Live
2-11 The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789 (Live)
Written By – William Stevenson-Marvin Gaye-George GordyWritten-By – George Gordy, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson
3:00
2-12 The Marvelettes Strange I Know (Live)
Written-By – Freddie Gorman-Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier*
3:31
2-13 The Marvelettes Someday, Someway (Live)
Written-By – Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Lamont Dozier*
2:46
2-14 The Marvelettes Locking Up My Heart (Live)
Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:40
2-15 The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman (Live)
Written By – Brian Holland-Robert William StevensonBateman-Written-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, William Stevenson
2:24
2-16 The Marvelettes Tossin' And Turnin' (Live)
Written By – Malou Rene-Ritchie AdamsWritten-By – Malou Rene, Ritchie Adams
2:21
2-17 The Marvelettes So Long Baby (Live)
Written By – James Young-Robert Bateman-Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland, James Young (7), Robert Bateman
2:51
2-18 The Marvelettes Playboy (Live)
Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Gladys Horton-William StevensonWritten-By – Brian Holland, Gladys Horton, Robert Bateman, William Stevenson
2:05
Bonus Tracks
2-19 The Marvelettes Strange I Know (Live) [Unedited Version]
Producer – Berry GordyWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Freddie Gorman*
2:56
2-20 The Marvelettes Medley: Please Mr. Postman/Playboy/Strange I Know/Someday, Someway (Live)
Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Georgia Dobbins-William Garrett-Freddie Gorman/Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Gladys Horton-William Stevenson/Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Freddie Gorman/Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Georgia Dobbins, Gladys Horton, Lamont Dozier, Robert Bateman, William Garrett, William Stevenson
3:45
2-21 The Marvelettes Tie A String Around Your Finger
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written By – Lamont Dozier-Brian Holland-Janie BradfordWritten-By – Brian Holland, Janie Bradford, Lamont Dozier
2:53
2-22 The Darnells Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:16
2-23 The Darnells Come On Home
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.-Janie BradfordWritten-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*, Janie Bradford
2:20
2-24 The Marvelettes Finders Keepers Losers Weepers
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:23
2-25 The Marvelettes Knock On My Door
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:42
2-26 The Marvelettes On The Other Side Of Town
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – William Stevenson-Sylvia MoyWritten-By – Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson
2:14
2-27 The Marvelettes Because I Love Him
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson And Ivy Jo Hunter*Written-By – William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter*
2:38
2-28 The Marvelettes Little Girls Grow Up
Producer – Robert Staunton And Robert WalkerWritten By – Robert Staunton-Robert Walker-Charles JonesWritten-By – Charles Jones, Robert Staunton-Robert Walker*
2:13
Greatest Hits (Stereo Version)
3-1 The Marvelettes Don't Mess With Bill
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:51
3-2 The Marvelettes You're My Remedy
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
3:04
3-3 The Marvelettes Locking Up My Heart
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:24
3-4 The Marvelettes As Long As I Know He's Mine
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:33
3-5 The Marvelettes Too Many Fish In The Sea
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-Edward Holland Jr.Written-By – Edward Holland Jr.*, Norman Whitfield
2:29
3-6 The Marvelettes Danger: Heartbreak Dead Ahead
Producer – Clarence Paul, Ivy Jo HunterWritten By – Clarence Paul-William Stevenson-Ivy Jo HunterWritten-By – Clarence Paul, William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter*
2:31
3-7 The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Georgia Dobbins-William Garrett-Freddie GormanWritten-By – Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, Georgia Dobbins, Robert Bateman, William Garrett
2:30
3-8 The Marvelettes Playboy
Producer – Brianbert: Brian Holland And Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-Gladys Horton-William StevensonWritten-By – Brian Holland, Gladys Horton, Robert Bateman, William Stevenson
2:47
3-9 The Marvelettes Strange I Know
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Lamont Dozier*
2:22
3-10 The Marvelettes Forever
Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Lamont Dozier*
2:26
3-11 The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman
Producer – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman*Written By – Brian Holland-Robert Bateman-William StevensonWritten-By – Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, William Stevenson, William Mickey" Stevenson*
2:31
3-12 The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789
Producer – William Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – William Stevenson-Marvin Gaye-George GordyWritten-By – George Gordy, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson
2:10
Mono Singles & Rare Sides
3-13 The Marvelettes As Long As I Know He's Mine
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:34
3-14 The Marvelettes He Won't Be True (Little Girl Blue)
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.*
2:31
3-15 The Marvelettes He's A Good Guy (Yes He Is)
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:37
3-16 The Marvelettes You're My Remedy
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
3:02
3-17 The Marvelettes A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of Love
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written By – Lamont Dozier-Brian Holland-Anthony HesterWritten-By – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Anthony Hester*
2:25
3-18 The Marvelettes Too Many Fish In The Sea
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Norman Whitfield-Edward Holland Jr.Written-By – Edward Holland Jr.*, Norman Whitfield
2:27
3-19 The Marvelettes A Need For Love
Producer – Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier*Written-By – Edward Holland Jr.*
1:55
3-20 The Marvelettes I'll Keep Holding On
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson And Ivy Jo Hunter*Written-By – William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter*
2:26
3-21 The Marvelettes No Time For Tears
Producer – Norman WhitfieldWritten By – Edward Holland, Jr.-Norman WhitfieldWritten-By – Edward Holland Jr.*, Norman Whitfield
2:37
3-22 The Marvelettes Danger: Heartbreak Dead Ahead
Producer – William Stevenson And Ivy Jo Hunter*Written By – Clarence Paul-William Stevenson-Ivy Jo HunterWritten-By – Clarence Paul, William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter*
2:23
3-23 The Marvelettes Your Cheating Ways
Producer – William Stevenson And Ivy Jo Hunter*Written-By – William Stevenson-Ivy Jo Hunter*
2:57
3-24 The Marvelettes Don't Mess With Bill
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten-By – William Robinson*
2:49
3-25 The Marvelettes Anything You Wanna Do
Producer – Clarence PaulWritten By – Stevie Wonder-Clarence Paul-Ronald MillerWritten-By – Clarence Paul, Ronald Miller, Stevie Wonder
2:23
3-26 The Marvelettes I Should've Known Better
Producer – Henry Cosby, William StevensonWritten By – William Stevenson-Henry Cosby-William RobinsonWritten-By – Henry Cosby, William Robinson*, William Stevenson
2:30
3-27 The Marvelettes I Just Can't Let Him Down
Producer – Smokey RobinsonWritten By – William Robinson-Warren "Pete" MooreWritten-By – Warren "Pete" Moore*, William Robinson*
2:59
3-28 The Marvelettes Maybe I Dried My Tears (For The Last Time)
Producer – William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written By – William Weatherspoon-William Stevenson-Sylvia MoyWritten-By – Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson, William Weatherspoon
2:53

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Comes with 36-page booklet.

Booklet:

DISC 1 / PLEASE MR. POSTMAN
Tracks 1-1 to 1-11 issued as Tamla 228, November 1961
Individual track producer credits listed where available
Singles from the album:
Please Mr. Postman b/w So Long Baby, Tamla 54046, August 21, 1961; #1 R&B (7 weeks), #1 Pop
I Want A Guy later issued as the B-side of Twistin' Postman, Tamla 54054, December 6, 1961
All The Love I Got later issued as the B-side of Playboy, Tamla 54060, April 9, 1962

THE MARVELETTES SMASH HITS OF '62, A.K.A. THE MARVELETTES SING
Tracks 1-12 to1-21 originally released as Tamla 229, April 1962
Single from the album:
Twistin' Postman b/w I Want A Guy [from Please Mr. Postman], Tamla 54054, December 6, 1961 // #13 R&B, #34 Pop

PLAYBOY
Tracks 1-22 to 1-31 released as Tamla 231, July 1962
Album produced by William Stevenson and Brian Van Holland
Singles from the album:
Playboy b/w All The Love I Got [from Please Mr. Postman], Tamla 54060, April 9, 1962; #4 R&B, #7 Pop
Beechwood 4-5789 b/w Someday, Someway, Tamla 54065, July 11, 1962; #7 R&B (A-side) & 8 R&B (B-side), #17 Pop
Forever later issued as the B-side of Locking Up My Heart, Tamla 54077, February 15, 1963; B-side charted #24 R&B, #78 Pop
Goddess Of Love later issued as the B-side of He's A Good Guy (Yes He Is), Tamla 54091, January 29, 1964

DISC 2 / THE MARVELOUS MARVELETTES
Tracks 2-1 to 2-10 issued as Tamla 237, February 1963
Album produced by Holland-Stevenson
Singles from the album:
Strange I Know b/w Too Strong To Be Strung Along>, Tamla 54072, October 29, 1962; #10 R&B, #49 Pop
Locking Up My Heart b/w Forever [from previous LP], Tamla 54077,February 15, 1963; #25 R&B, #44 Pop
My Daddy Knows Best b/w Tie A String Around Your Finger [non-LP], Tamla 54082, July 1, 1963; #67 Pop

ON STAGE: RECORDED LIVE
Tracks 2-11 to 2-18 released as Tamla 243, July 1963
Tracks 2-11, 2-12 and 2-14 recorded at the Regal Theater, Chicago, IL, date unknown
Tracks 2-13, 2-15 to 2-18 recorded at the Apollo Theater, New York, NY, during the first "Motor Town Special" tour, December 1962
No singles were issued from the album
Track 2-19 previously unreleased unedited version. Original version appeared on "Various - The Motor-Town Revue Vol. 1 - Recorded Live At The Apollo". Recorded at the Apollo Theater, New York, December 17, 1962.
Track 2-20 from "Various - Recorded Live The Motortown Revue Vol. 2", recorded at the Fox Theater, Detroit, possibly November 17, 1963.
Track 2-21 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54082, B-side of "My Daddy Knows Best", July 1, 1963.
Tracks 2-22, 2-23 issued as non-LP single Gordy 7024, November 4, 1963.
Track 2-24 issued as U.K. single TMC 1000, August 1975
Track 2-25 first issued on the Various Artists album "Never-Before-Released Masters From Motown's Brightest Stars The 1960's", Motown 5380, February 1986.
Tracks 2-26, 2-27, 3-27, 3-28 first issued on the Various Artists U.K.-only compilation CD "The Essential Collection", Spectrum ‎554 859 2, February 2000.
Track 2-28 first issued on the Various Artists U.K.-only compilation CD "Various - A Cellarful Of Motown! Volume 3", Motown ‎ 5303228-2, October 15, 2007.

DISC 3 / GREATEST HITS (STEREO VERSION)
Tracks 3-1 to 3-12 issued as Tamla 253, February 1966.
Tracks 3-13, 3-14 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54088, October 14, 1963.
Track 3-15 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54091, January 29, 1964.
Tracks 3-16, 3-17 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54097, June 8, 1964.
Tracks 3-18, 3-19 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54105, October 14, 1964.
Tracks 3-20, 3-21 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54116, May 11, 1965.
Tracks 3-22, 3-23 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54120, July 23, 1964.
Tracks 3-24, 3-25 issued as non-LP single Tamla 54126, November 26, 1964.
Track 3-26 first issued on the Various Artists album "From The Vaults", Natural Resources ‎LP NA4014, January 1970.
https://www.discogs.com/Various-From-The-Vaults/release/3258405

Project Assistance and Tape Vault Reserach [sic]: Andrew Skurow
Mastered by Ellen Fitton at Universal Mastering Studios-East
Package Design: Greg Ross for Oralor
Photographs courtesy of Motown Records Archive
LP covers courtesy of Jim Burns
Track Annotations by Keith Hughes, Don't Forget The Motor City/www.dftmc.info
D-liver D-letters: With thanks to the Marvelettes and their loyal fans
In memory of the original Postman, Freddie Gorman

(C) 2009 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Non-Release Notes:

This set was announced on the Hip-O Select website with a pre-sale date of April 17, 2009 and a ship date of May 8. US retailers began selling the set on June 22, and UK retailers on July 6.

The notes transcribed from the booklet are selective and omits info on recording dates, working titles, and previous apperances of the rarities on the set, along with other info that was not considered necessary to include.

CD Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limited edition copies

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