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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$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Two LoversMary 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$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen12. Where Did Our Love GoThe Supremes 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Stop! In The Name Of LoveThe Supremes 2:54$0.69  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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Song TitleArtist Time Price
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$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. You're All I Need To Get ByMarvin Gaye & Tammi 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 (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,552 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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Gave this to all my baby-boomer friends for driving music and they LOVE it!
Debra Rickman
Highly recommend this for anyone who enjoyed all the artists that are on this cd.....would give it 6 stars if that was possible!
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This is the best compilation of Motown classics for anyone just starting their collection.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By outpost on May 17, 2013
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Xagan on September 15, 2013
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Of course this is a great collection out of the vast Motown catalogue, but I cannot help but note that it is heavily skewed to Diana Ross, with and without, the Supremes, including a few of their tunes of little, to no significance (then or now). Yet somehow, The Four Tops are given little love, with only one song. That is hardly representative of their place in Motown history. The immortal Stevie Wonder inexplicably only gets two songs. At least Smokey literally the Godfather of Motown gets four cuts. But Ross, with and without the Supremes, accounts for eleven out of forty. Of those eleven, a few are certainly marginal choices, while other Supremes classics somehow missed the cut. Surely I cannot be the only one who sees something wrong with this picture. Perhaps it has something to do with the content of the Broadway show, I admit that I am unfamiliar with the show or it's content. Even if that is the case, some of the reviewers are way off base when they refer to this as "all the essentials", or "the best of the best". A great collection sure, but not without it's flaws.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eyeore on September 20, 2014
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The Best. I saw the show in SF, and loved it, loved the music. I purchased the Broadway soundtrack at the souvenir stand, but didn't get this CD. I regretted not buying this, but Amazon had it. Loving it. Thank you. Buying it from Amazon, I got the added MP3 addition in our computer to listen as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna M. Adank on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wanda on May 31, 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Celestino on December 6, 2013
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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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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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