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Motown Remixed

Motown Remixed Audio CD
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listen  1. I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix)Jackson 5 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy For The Grapes Mix)Gladys Knight & The Pips 5:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Let's Get It On (Da Producers MPG Groove Mix)Marvin Gaye 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) (DJ Smash Essential Funk Mix - Album Version)Stevie Wonder 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. ABC (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix)Jackson 5 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Just Want To Celebrate (Mocean Worker Remix)Rare Earth 5:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff and Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix)The Temptations 8:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique Chill Jazz Mix) [feat. Roy Ayers]Smokey Robinson 5:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. My World Is Empty Without You (Tranzition Remix)The Supremes 4:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (Easy Mo Bee Remix)The Temptations 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Smiling Faces Sometimes (Futureshock Main Ingredient Mix)The Undisputed Truth 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Tears Of A Clown (Hotsnax Remix)Smokey Robinson 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Keep On Truckin' (DJ Spinna Remix)Eddie Kendricks 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. War (King Britt Remix)Edwin Starr 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Mary Jane (DJ Green Lantern Remix)Rick James 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 24, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B00096S3TU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,687 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The vaults of Motown hold arguably the most impressive collection of music created in popular music history. Hitsville USA, the name of the Detroit recording studios was the place where Berry Gordy melded some of the greatest artists, musicians, and producers ever assembled to record music. Motown Remixed, revisits many of the greatest tracks ever recorded for Motown and presents them 'regrooved' for a new generation. Many of the top music producers in the world, have had their dreams come true by having acccess to the Motown vaults, to take on the honored task of interpreting and putting their touch on these musical gems. 2005.

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Your Favorite Motown Hits Remixed! May 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I happened to be in a local music store (FYE) and they were playing a remix of classic Motown songs. The salesman showed me the collection amptly named "Motown Remixed". The songs have all been updated and are given a whole new feel many with new beats and music much like the popular Verve Remixed series. Many of the songs are also longer than their original counterparts. Lovers of the "original" versions may scuff at these versions but I think the whole "remix" idea shows you just how good these songs were. What really comes across are the vocals, they stand out even more than ever. Good examples are Gladys Knight & The Pips "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On", The Jackson's "ABC", Rare Earth's "I Just Want Celebrate" (which has been stripped down considerably from it's original version), The Temptations "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", Edwin Star's "War" (given a house feel), Diana Ross & The Supremes "My Life Is Empty Without You" (slowed down to a ballad), Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "Tears Of A Clown" (also stripped down with a hip hop feel) plus more. Note: There's also a cd of this collection that includes only the original versions instead of remixes.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy Remixes of Some Motown Favorites January 31, 2006
By gac1003
Format:Audio CD
Take a collection of classic Motown recordings, allow some of the best DJs to re-mix the master tapes and what do you get? Some of the grooviest updates of these classics. Eddie Kendricks' "Keep on Truckin'" becomes even funkier thanks to DJ Spinna. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Gladys Knight and the Pips -- as reworked by The Randy Watson Experience -- is packed with even more soul (and that gorgeous voice of Ms. Knight's). Some different arrangements are thrown in to make the classics sound new and fresh, such as "My World is Empty Without You" by Diana Ross & the Supremes, which is slowed down and becomes more of a plaintive message of lost love in the hands of Lionel Sanchez, Jr. Other artists remixed on the album include The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Rick James, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, all mixed flawlessly. My favorites: "Quiet Storm" by Smokey Robinson remixed by David Baron and Rafe Gomez and "The Tears of a Clown" from Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, remixed by Hotsnax. AS it reads in the liner notes: "The groove goes on."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Life, As They Say, Is A Remix... June 13, 2005
Format:Audio CD
...classic Motown tunes, the ideas people noted, ought to be remixed. The premise is a good one....

Remixing has become synonymous with ambush, extreme style makeovers. That is why, while some of the tunes gets serious overhaul, a few are the same tune with licks PRONOUNCED. Eddie Kendrick's Keep On Trucking and The Undisputed Truth come across as the same tune digitally remastered. Many of the other tunes are startingly stirred up--Marvin Gaye's Lets Get It On sounds like R. Kelly's Chicago Steppers' mixing crew had a hand in redoing the bluesy masterpiece. My World is Empty Without You, gets the Madonna/Massive Attack/Blur like stylings (like for Madonna's turn on the R& B tunes I Want You and Love Don't Live Here Anymore). The Jackson Five gets crunked up over some funky original vocal outtakes....they however saved the best two renditions of Motown Rethought for last. Edwin Starr's War gets less military sounding and more electrofunky like a song on a workout tape. The music mix goes with the original vocals near perfectly. Rick James' Mary Jane Remix ougghta be played in the fact, all it lacks is Luda or Lil Jon to crunk it up more. Finally overall this is a decent listenable product...if you liked the originals you will appreciate these make overs. (My friend argues that one should not mess with Papa Was A Rolling Stone. I however find the remix here most palatable--the best rendering of it [PWARS] besides the Temps is by Was Not Was.)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heard It Through the Grapvine June 16, 2005
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I grew up listening to Motown. So, a lot of these songs have been the soundtrack to my life for as long as I can remember. So when I was out shopping at a local bookstore/music store I found myself enjoying the Motown CD they were playing over the store sound system. Then I realized something was different, when I found self listening to a version of the Supremes' "My World is Empty Without You," one that I'd never heard before...but liked. I asked the cashier which CD it was. She went and got it for me. I read the track list and bought it.

One caveat. This is NOT a collection for purists. If original Motown is the ONLY Motown for you, then pass the collection by. If you're willing to listen with new ears, give it a try. There are some really good vibes here. But, like other remix projects, there are a few misses too. It gets off to a great start. The first five tracks nearly rocket right off the CD. What's noticable in each of the first five is that the tracks were stripped down to the vocals, and the remixes reveal nuances that got lost in some of the original production. It makes the vocals even more important than they were originally, and it makes them more intimate in an unexpected way. It's most evident on "I Want You Back" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," but it realy shines through on "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Glady's Knight and the Pips. Knights vocals shine just as much as they did originally, but the remix reveals how much work the Pips were doing as well. In "Grapevine" and "Signed, Sealed..." the "call and response" pattern so important to Motown's music is even more evident here.

Things start to slow down with "Quiet Storm" and nearly get too slow. The song choices here don't seem to quite be the best.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not that these tunes are sacred. They are, but that's not my point. I have no objection if a musician wants to use some of the original tracks. Read more
Published 18 months ago by AlphaKid42
1.0 out of 5 stars Look To Others
Plain and simple..... The pits! You have all the big names and they ripped the tracks to death. The first track sets the pace. Read more
Published on January 5, 2010 by Steph In Sobe
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be the start of a remix collection!
Many of these cuts are given a fresh makeover. Some are even better than the originals, i.e. Gladys Knight and The Pips. Some should have been left off or left alone, i.e. Read more
Published on November 1, 2009 by Proud PaPa
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Much Works...
Funny thing is, I was listening to an on-line radio station that played a song from this compilation (I Just Want To Celebrate by Rare Earth) and I decided to buy the CD. Read more
Published on November 16, 2008 by Michael H. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Motown remixes !
I am a huge Motown fan and was skeptical of how they would remix this album as I also listent to alot of house , but do not like them mixed.

I was not diapointed at all. Read more
Published on September 12, 2008 by James Mcmillan
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for road trips
CD's like this are perfect to drive to when you are ging on a road trip. It takes you down memory lane, and the middle lane of the highway snapping your fingers and tapping your... Read more
Published on March 16, 2008 by Dwayne Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Reinvention Is The Spice Of Music
This first in what I hope is a long line of many Motown remix CD's.Since the album is a set of fifteen distinct remixes the best way I can think to review this is cut by cut... Read more
Published on July 21, 2007 by Andre S. Grindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tribute to classic R&B tunes
DJ mixes of classic R&B tunes that really honor what the songs are. I'm not a big fan of DJs and I rarely spend time at clubs without live music. Read more
Published on May 19, 2007 by Covered In Dog Hair
5.0 out of 5 stars too hawt!
i love these remixes! they are respectful, yet imaginative. especially the take on 'my world is empty without you' by the supremes. Read more
Published on April 28, 2007 by Darryl K. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Gere
This is possibly the best remix album I've heard. Content and quality are both there
Published on April 11, 2007 by G. Carter
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