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Motown: The Musical - The Classic Songs That Inspired The Broadway Show! [Special Edition]

Various ArtistsAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Get Ready (Stereo)The Temptations 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Dancing In The Street (Stereo)Martha & The Vandellas 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Money (That's What I Want) (Stereo Version)Barrett Strong 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Shop Around (Stereo Version)The Miracles 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow (Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Fingertips, Part 2 (Second Pressing)Stevie Wonder 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Please Mr. PostmanThe Marvelettes 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Two Lovers (1966 Version)Mary Wells 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. You've Really Got A Hold On Me (1966 Version)The Miracles 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Do You Love Me (1966 Version)The Contours 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. My GuyMary Wells 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Where Did Our Love GoThe Supremes 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Stop! In The Name Of Love (Stereo Version)The Supremes 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Baby I Need Your Loving (1966 Version)The Four Tops 2:46$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen15. Shotgun (Extended Stereo Mix 2005)Jr. Walker And The All Stars 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone (Alt. Version)The Supremes 2:48$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen17. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Stereo)Marvin Gaye 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. WarEdwin Starr 3:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. What's Going OnMarvin Gaye 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) (Stereo Version)The Temptations 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Love Child (Stereo)Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Cloud Nine (Stereo)The Temptations 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. For Once In My LifeStevie Wonder 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Who's Lovin' YouThe Miracles 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Want You BackJackson 5 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I'll Be ThereJackson 5 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Up The Ladder To The RoofThe Supremes 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. My Girl (Stereo)The Temptations 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. You're All I Need To Get ByTammi Terrell 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Hear A SymphonyThe Supremes 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. My World Is Empty Without You (Stereo)The Supremes 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)Diana Ross 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)Marvin Gaye 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Cruisin'Smokey Robinson 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Brick HouseCommodores 3:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. I'm Coming OutDiana Ross 5:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. All Night Long (All Night)Lionel Richie 6:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Super FreakRick James 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Remember Me (Alternate Vocal And Mix)Diana Ross 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Long)Diana Ross 6:19$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 12, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Motown / Pgd
  • ASIN: B00B3HJLCM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

As the perfect companion piece to Motown: The Musical, this special two-disc, expanded version features over 20 additional tracks to the single disc version including Motown's very first national hit, 'Money (That's What I Want)' by Barrett Strong. This 1960 hit single was co-written by Gordy and helped fund the purchase of the iconic white framed house, Hitsville U.S.A., that served as a twenty-four hour hit-making and artist development factory, fostering the artistic talent of the singers, writers, producers as well as corporate executives, and was headquarters for the next decade.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect souvenir from "Motown: The Musical" May 15, 2014
Format:Audio CD
This past weekend I saw Motown: The Musical when I was in New York. Since this Broadway musical was such a great experience (more on that later), I first decided to check out the original Broadway cast recording. I was in for quite a surprise (and not in the best of ways). Then I noticed that there is this compilation, a parallel release that is intended to give a more complete overview of the songs heard in the musical.

"Motown: The Musical - The Classic Songs That Inspired The Broadway Show" (2 CDs; 40 tracks; 133 min.) offers a generous sampling from the 50 or so songs that appear in the Broadway show. Better yet: unlike the Broadway cast recording, these songs are NOT mashed up in medleys but in fact are the originals songs (by the original artists of course). Starting with the Temptations' "Get Ready", the songs on this compilation more or less follow the order in which they appear on the Broadway show (but not always). There are a couple of nice surprises on here, including the Contours' "Do You Love Me', which I didn't realize was a Motown release, but also "Shotgun" by J. Walker and the Allstars (which are featured in the show, but are not included in the Broadway cast recording). Most of the other songs and the tried-and-true Motown classics. And yes, Diana Ross (solo or with the Supremes) gets about 10 songs on here (1/4 of the total), as it reflects the prominent role that Diana Ross plays in the Broadway musical. Bottom line: if you are looking for a souvenir of the Broadway show, you are much better served with this generous 2 CD compilation, as opposed to the 45 min. Broadway cast recording, which in my book does not work well as a stand-alone (without the visuals of the actual Broadway show).

Finally, as to the show itself: it's a blast!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the essentials May 17, 2013
By outpost
Format:Audio CD
Forget the musical. This is the best compilation of Motown classics for anyone just starting their collection. You'll recognize every song on this CD and the price is nice. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Cool a must have CD. December 6, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you love music you have to love Motown. A great CD well worth adding to your musical collection. SUPER COOL.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't sit still. June 18, 2013
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There are so many good songs on this CD that you can't sit still. One of my favorite Four Tops songs is Sugar Pie, Honey Bun, ( I can't help myself). Every time I hear that song, I have to get up and dance. You will also be singing along to every track on the CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motown musical May 31, 2013
By Wanda
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I recently saw the Musical in NY. I tried to buy the CD at the theater, but they were sold out. I checked Amazon and found it cost less than at the show ! I love the memories listening to this CD trigger.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motown the Musical May 9, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was purchased as a gift for a friend and he said he really enjoyed it. I listened to the songs as well on the Amazon
site and I also enjoyed the music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Wonderful August 19, 2014
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This one should have a warning label.......do not play this CD in the car.......you are likely to DANCE!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Motown as I know it April 13, 2013
By Eddie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great series of songs on one CD
a true musical heaven that everyone will enjoy.. who doesn't like Motown.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great compilation
Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good songs
Published 1 month ago by Thomas P Wentland
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
Grew up listening to motown and this cd was fabulous---all the original classics bring back lots of memories! Read more
Published 4 months ago by mor mor
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how good it was.
Just saw the road show in Chicago. I was in jr high in 1959, so I knew EVERY song. Having the originals simply meant I could enjoy the entire song, not just a line or two.
Published 4 months ago by pj
5.0 out of 5 stars classic motown
I went to see Motown on Broadway and was going to buy the stage recording when I saw this on Amazon. Read more
Published 8 months ago by EDL
5.0 out of 5 stars Motown-The Musical-The Classic Songs That Inspired the Broadway Show
It was a gift and she loved it! She plays it in her car while riding around town and reminisces.
Published 8 months ago by Jeanne Menendez
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
My favorite kind of music. It is what I danced to as a teenager many moons ago. I highly recommend it to those of us still young at heart.
Published 9 months ago by mapgirl10
5.0 out of 5 stars motown Originals great songs
All songs and artists are the original Motown sound that I grew up with. Brings back great memories and times.
Published 9 months ago by Frederick J. Quadrello
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
We had a theater trip to see "Motown the Musical" and were looking for an items to used as raffle gifts? Raffles sold like hotcakes!
Published 11 months ago by Kim Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific recording
A lively trip down memory lane with the music of the motown era. This is a wonderful broadway revue and if you're not able to be dancing in the aisles in the broadway theatre,... Read more
Published 12 months ago by mellen dunlay
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