Britannia and Ultimate Motown Collection box sets
I've had this topic circulating in several music buff forums. SDF, you're my last hope!
I recall reading that the two multi-volume CD series Motown: The History (also known as the "Britannia" box set) and The Ultimate Motown Collection feature alternate mixes and/or alternate version of familiar songs. I'm interested in buying them, but I'm not sure if they're worth it. What alternate mixes and alternate versions feature on the volumes of the two series mentioned above that you are aware of?
Here are the series and their respective volumes (please correct me if something's amiss):
MOTOWN: THE HISTORY series
Motown - The History: In The Beginning (530 701)
Motown - The History: The Dream (530 702)
Motown - The History: Family Affair (530 703)
Motown - The History: Movin' On Up (530 704)
Motown - The History: Here To Stay (530 705)
Motown - The History: The Love Songs (530 706/7/8)
Motown - The History: The Happening (530 709)
Motown - The History: Changing Times (530 710)
Motown - The History: A New Direction (530 711)
Motown - The History: Funky Psychedelia (530 712)
Motown - The History: Silk 'n' Soul (530 713)
Motown - The History: Musical Revolution (530 714)
Motown - The History: Boogie Down (530 715-2)
Motown - The History: A Quiet Storm (530 716-2)
Motown - The History: On The Upside (530 717-2)
Motown - The History: Cruisin' (530 718-2)
Motown - The History: Behind The Groove (530 719-2)
Motown - The History: Endless Love (530 720-2)
Motown - The History: All Night Long (530 721-2)
Motown - The History: Rhythm Of The Night (530 722-2)
Motown - The History: One Heartbeat (530 723-2)
Motown - The History: A New Era (530 724-2)
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN COLLECTION series
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Love Songs
The Ultimate Motown Collection: The Sixties
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Soul Brothers
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Midnight Soul
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Girl Groups
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Soul Mates
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Male Groups
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Soul Sisters
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Dance Party
The Ultimate Motown Collection: The Seventies
The Ultimate Motown Collection: The Early Years
The Ultimate Motown Collection: Motown Makeover
My apologies to all who might already be familiar with and/or have responded to this thread in other forums. I've learned some important facts about the sets, but I have a feeling that there might be more to learn out there.
Thanks in advance!
The history box set
mr postman hello
you are the only one who seems to know anything about this set
i have been trying to locate a track listing for this set in particular the cd Musical Revolution (530 714)
as this has been lost and i wish to replace the missing tracks
any help will be much appreciated
Wasn't this set released only in England/Europe?
I have this set but it's stored away somewhere. Mick Wilding (see facebook) or Grapevine will likely have easy access to that information. I recall that Mick bought each CD as it was released. There were some unusual tracks but as time went on, they were issued somewhere else. I seem to recall that there's a count-in on a Shorty Long track which still hasn't been released.
The tracks are:
- take a look around - Temptations
- Love isn't here - Frankie Valli
- Rockin' robin - Michael Jackson
- no one's gonna be a fool forever - Thelma Houston
- good morning heartache - Diana Ross
- i wanna be where you are - Michael Jackson
- the night - Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
- Automatically sunshine - The Supremes
- that's how love goes - Jermaine Jackson
- girl you need a change of mind - Eddie Kendricks
- lookin' through the windows - Jackson 5
- doctor my love - Jackson 5
- to know you is to love you - Syreeta
- daddy could swear, I declare - Gladys Knight + The Pips
- ben - Michael Jackson
- i can't stand to see you cry - Smokey Robinson + The Miracles
- papa was a rolling stone - The Temptations
- daddy's home - Jermaine Jackson
- neither one of us - Gladys Knight + The Pips
- trouble man - Marvin Gaye
- law of the land - Temptations
- Masterpiece - Temptations
Promotional leaflet for the Britannia set
Mick Wilding has put pictures of the whole Britannia series on Facebook.....he's either psychic or seen this thread!
Or even both!!
Don't think it is the whole series xtown, just the first 8 CD's from the 1960's plus the freebee, Love Songs.
The first CD from the Box Set - In The Beginning
Britannia Box Set
I see the 1970's albums in the Britannia series are now up on Mick Wilding's Facebook page
musicman, I don't know nothing about these sets, and it seems not many people do. Regarding the tracklist to MUSICAL REVOLUTION, I think this may be it: http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Moto...lution/5995943
I will try to keep this short, so in no particular order.
Your details for the History set are correct.
Possibly, I bought mine through Britannia Music (at the time they were
cheaper than most shops for any CD ) around 1997, 1 CD a month i
This most definitely a result, 20 out of 10.
now all i have to do is find the tracks (or maybe a CD if some sets
have been broken up). I have seen the odd CD from this set on ebay
or somewhere like it.
funny enough I remember this leaflet, i guess you have this set as
I did wonder if i would get a reply let alone the time you seem to have
taken with this.
Thank you everyone who has taken the time to reply to me. All I have
to do now is locate the songs and my set will be complete again.
I will no doubt be back if i run into problems.
Thanks once again all of you.
OK, where is it, and where can I buy some of it on Amazon????
Honestly, after some search across the net about such a set, I feel teased and tormented now; to just hear about such a formidable collection, only to learn that chances are, I'll never find it, not in a long time, or if ever I find it, will be priced at insanely HUGE, rare-out-of-print "deleted" CD prices!!!!
I bought the Britannia sets, 60s 70s 80s and there was a 2 CD Love songs included.
The CDs arrived every 2 weeks or so.
A 'presentation' box was advertised but I didn't receive it. After much difficulty..i.e. trying to speak to a human being, I told them that I wanted my box ( special design with Motown logo etc, suitable to house all the CDs)
I received a black plastic case suitable for holding about 12 tape/cassettes!!!
Eventually I got my box....
I did see a set last year sometime on ebay, but it had already gone.
always thought this was a set that that was sold in fairly large numbers, but maybe not, "hard to find" could be quite an understatement.
the only other reference i found was at http://eil.com
ITEM REF MTWBXTH507811 (Motown the history box set)
you could also try http://991.com
If you keep looking on ebay, you'll see another set available soon - as I'm about to put my set for sale on there. It will only be available to the UK - as the postage overseas is so high, plus I can not be sure that it will be delivered.
Originally Posted by musicman