Various ‎– The Motown Collection

Telstar ‎– TCD 2375
3 × CD, Compilation


1.01 Diana Ross & The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love
1.02 The Four Tops* Bernadette
1.03 The Jackson 5 ABC
1.04 The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
1.05 The Commodores* Three Times A Lady
1.06 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons* Night
1.07 Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby
1.08 Diana Ross My Old Piano
1.09 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night)
1.10 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Dancing In The Street
1.11 Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life
1.12 The Four Tops* Walk Away Renee
1.13 The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine
1.14 Jimmy Ruffin I'll Sat Forever My Love
1-15 Mary Wells My Guy
1.16 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Tracks Of My Tears
1.17 Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin
2.01 Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up
2.02 Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting
2.03 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tears Of A Clown
2-04 The Commodores* Sail On
2.05 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again
2.06 Yvonne Fair It Should Have Been Me
2.07 Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You Are Everything
2.08 The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile
2.09 Diana Ross Upside Down
2.10 Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious
2.11 Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me
2.12 Bruce Willis Respect Yourself
2.13 Michael Jackson Got To Be There
2.14 Diana Ross & The Supremes Stop In The Name Of Love
2.15 Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her
2.16 Jimmy Ruffin It's Wonderful
3-01 Smokey Robinson Being With You
3.02 Marvin Gaye Abraham, Marvin & John
3.03 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
3.04 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell The Onion Song
3.05 The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You
3.06 R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House
3.07 Diana Ross & The Supremes Baby Love
3.08 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
3.09 The Commodores* Easy
3.10 Michael Jackson Ain't No Sunshine
3.11 Diana Ross & The Supremes With The Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
3.12 The Four Tops* Standing In The Shadows Of Love
3.13 Stevie Wonder Never Had A Dream Come True
3.14 David Ruffin Walk Away From Love
3.15 The Miracles Love Machine
3.16 Bruce Willis Under The Boardwalk
3.17 Jimmy Ruffin Farewell Is A Lonely Sound


The Definitive Motown Story, 50 Top Ten Hits

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STAR 2375 Various The Motown Collection(3xLP, Comp, Gat) Telstar STAR 2375 UK 1990 Sell This Version
STAC 2375 Various The Motown Collection(2xCass, Comp) Telstar STAC 2375 UK 1990 Sell This Version


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January 7, 2009
Perfect introduction to the Motown sound with one major exception! 3 CD set includes classic sounds from all the labels major stars including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Temptations and dozens of others. The exception that I still struggle to understand years on was why to include two tracks by Bruce Willis alongside acknowledged classic artists and songs. So wrong! Set also features what were then more recent tracks representing Motown at that point including which was more disco oriented. Personal favourites for me are some of the lesser known tracks and artists including the brilliant but barking "It Should Have Been Me" by Yvonne Fair and the Northern Soul classic "There's A Ghost In My House" by R. Dean Taylor. Also included is the rare but excellent "The Night" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Motown post Detroit was a different company and a different sound.