CD Motown 50 Fanthology [CD Boxset] [2 discs] (CD 4677568),
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Motown 50 Fanthology [CD Boxset] [2 discs]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. My Girl - The Temptations
    2. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
    3. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
    4. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) - The Temptations
    5. Tracks of My Tears, The - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    6. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    7. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    8. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
    9. ABC - The Jackson 5
    10. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
    11. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
    12. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
    13. Ain't Too Proud to Big - The Temptations
    14. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
    15. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
    16. Ooo Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    17. Brick House - The Commodores
    18. Tears of a Clown, The - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    19. Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas
    20. Got to Be There - Michael Jackson
    21. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
    22. Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Reach out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
    2. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
    3. Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
    4. Baby! I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
    5. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
    6. This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) - The Isley Brothers
    7. Easy - The Commodores
    8. Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & the Supremes
    9. I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations
    10. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday - Boyz II Men
    11. Hello - Lionel Richie
    12. You Are the Sunshine If My Life - Stevie Wonder
    13. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas/The Vandellas
    14. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    15. Super Freak - Rick James
    16. Fire and Desire - Rick James/Teena Marie
    17. You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
    18. Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
    19. Got to Give It Up (Part 1) - Marvin Gaye
    20. I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men
    21. Endless Love - Lionel Richie/Diana Ross
    22. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Junior Walker & the All-Stars
    23. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 001320902

  • Credits
    ProducerJoe Porter; Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds; Dallas Austin; Hal Davis; William Witherspoon; Harvey Fuqua; Henry Cosby; Johnny Bristol; Lamont Dozier; Lionel Richie; Marvin Gaye; Nickolas Ashford; Rick James; Art Stewart; Stevie Wonder; The Commodores; Valerie Simpson; William "Mickey" Stevenson; Smokey Robinson; Norman Whitfield

    Arrangers: Rick James ; Stevie Wonder; Commodores.
    The compilation Motown 50 Fanthology commemorates the 50th anniversary of the founding of Motown Records in 2009 with 50 familiar hits spread across two discs. None of those hits actually dates back to 1959, however, and, in fact, the core of the collection is drawn from the label's late-'60s and early-`70s heyday with acts such as the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. There are a handful of mid-`60s tracks by the likes of the Four Tops, the Supremes, and Martha & the Vandellas, some material from the `80s by Lionel Richie and Rick James, and even a couple of `90s tunes by Boyz II Men. The sequencing in non-chronological, which can be jarring, such as when the Gladys Knight & the Pips version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is followed by James' "Super Freak." Some tracks are featured in unusual versions, such as single edits or rare stereo mixes. There are many compilations of Motown hits, of course, and this is just another one. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • Genre: R&B
  • Label: Motown 001320902
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  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 602527131245
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