04-30-2023 05:08 PM

Bobby Darin - Motown Years 1970 to 1973

In the late 60s and early 70s Motown signed several well established acts but then sort of took their eye off the ball resulting in frustration. True that a lot was happening at once with the move to LA and entering the film industry with "Lady Sings The Blues". Nevertheless there were some fantastic tracks from artists such as Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Bobby Darin and to a lesser extent Sammy Davis Jr and Lesley Gore.

Thankfully, in the case of Bobby Darin, material that had long been vaulted has been made available over the years - mainly thanks to Joe Marchesse & co [[e.g. Andy Skurrow) who've made it possible for these tracks to see release on CD. The Real Gone CDs have wonderful liner notes as well and are well worth looking up. In particular, "Another Song On My Mind" includes a great resume of Darin's Motown career - much of this can still be seen on the Real Gone website -


You can see the full CD artwork here -


And here are the covers for Darin's Motown albums / CDs


Please advise of any errors


Recorded - 6 February 1971 Live at The Desert Inn [[Renamed “Finally” but still unreleased at the time)

M1183 – 17 April 1971
A Melodie
B Someday We'll Be Together

M1193 – November 1971
A Simple Song Of Freedom
B I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

M1203 – 2 June 1972
A Sail Away
B Hard Headed Woman

M753 ALBUM AUGUST 1972 – Bobby Darin

M1212 – Promo 3 November 1972 [[withdrawn)
A Average People [[mono)
B Average People [[stereo)

M1212 – 3 November 1972 [[probably a bootleg)
A Average People
B Something In Her Love

M1217 – 20 November 1972
A Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")
B Something In Her Love

Bobby Darin died 20 December 1973

M813 ALBUM February 1974 – Darin 1936-1973

PR4 [[PROMO EP) - 1974
A1 If I Were A Carpenter
A2 Moritat [[Mack The Knife)
B1 Blue Monday
B2 Happy [[Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")

MW3014 – 1974 [[UK & EU)
A Blue Monday
B Moritat [[Mack The Knife)

M5185 ALBUM July 1981 – Darin 1936–1973 re-issued with 5 tracks having different mixes.

MCD09070MD CD 1987 – Live At The Desert Inn [[first ever issue)

MOTD -5185 CD 1989 – Darin 1936–1973 first issue on CD.

3746351852 CD 1991 – Darin 1936-1973 CD re-issue

NTD-6509-2 CD 2005 – Live At The Desert Inn [[re-issue / remaster / 2 extra tracks “Work Song” and “Beyond The Sea”.

RGM-0440 2xCD 6 May 2016 – Another Song On My Mind [[Real Gone Music)

RGM-0714 CD 13 July 2018 – Go Ahead And Back Up [[Real one Music)
Yesterday 12:59 PM


So hard to believe but numbers don't lie. We have rolled into our 23rd year and still kicking. Many thanks to our many members making this anniversary possible. It would never happen without you
Today 02:40 PM

Cerrone in Concert 1978 backgrounds by S Tucker and L Lawrence

I am a big Cerrone fan and while reading the inlay of his live 2LP from 1978 I read the names of these 2 background singers. They must surely be the 2 Motown ladies.
I also noticed there is a Cerrone track called Freak Connection which is a note for note copy of Standing In The Shadows Of Love, I wonder how he got away with it.

Yesterday 09:43 PM

Ace UK and Real Gone Music - Any New Motown-Related Product Ever Coming? Ever?

Anyone in the know: Does Ace UK have any Motown material CDs in the pipeline? Motown Girls/Men? Anything?

Admittedly, part of me thinks that the lack of releases directly by Universal has trickled down to Ace UK and Real Gone Music. Someone please tell me I'm wrong and things are planned for release in what remains of 2023 or starting in 2024?

We've been so lucky for the last 10+ years to have a fairly steady schedule of releases from Universal, Ace UK, and Real Gone Music. Now, it feels like the whole Motown market is considered dead. The way releases have generally stopped in the last few years reminds me of the early-to-mid '90s when it seemed NOTHING Motown was being released. Plus, back then, the internet wasn't really used for marketing the way it is/can be today. It's been a weird feeling not having several upcoming Motown releases on my online wishlist. My bank account may be healthier for it, but my music-loving soul sure feels sad without any upcoming releases to anticipate.
Yesterday 11:16 AM

Happy birthday harry balk

Harry has been gone for a few years now but not a day goes by that he doesn't cross my mind. Harry is one of the most interesting people I have had the pleasure to know and I was most fortunate to be involved with the guy, in one way or another in the music business. I learned much from Harry. Not just music business things, but life in general. Harry was a true philosopher and I miss the guy. Happy birthday Harry wherever you are.
09-28-2023 12:04 PM

Tina Turner "Queen Of Rock 'N' Roll" 3CD box set [11/24/2023-Parlophone]

To celebrate 50 years since the start of Tina Turner’s iconic solo career, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is a huge compilation of 55 tracks that compiles an incredible anthology of Tina’s legendary solo career through her singles. This is the first time Tina’s complete singles collection has been released as one set, from Tina's cover of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ in 1975 all the way up to the Kygo remix of ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ in 2020. This set includes a brand-new version of ‘Something Beautiful Remains’, reworked by legendary producer and long-time collaborator of Tina, Terry Britten, retitled to ‘Something Beautiful’.

1. Whole Lotta Love
2. Acid Queen
3. Root, Toot Undisputable Rock 'N Roller
4. Viva La Money
5. Sometimes When We Touch
6. Music Keeps Me Dancin'
7. Let's Stay Together
8. Help
9. What's Love Got To Do With It
10. Better Be Good To Me
11. Private Dancer
12. I Can't Stand The Rain
13. Show Some Respect
14. We Don't Need Another Hero [Thunderdome]
15. One Of The Living
16. It's Only Love [feat. Bryan Adams]
17. Typical Male
18. Two People
19. What You Get Is What You See
20. Girls

1. Break Every Rule
2. Paradise Is Here
3. Afterglow
4. Tearing Us Apart [feat. Eric Clapton]
5. Addicted To Love [Live at Camden Palace, London]
6. A Change Is Gonna Come [Live]
7. Tonight [with David Bowie] [Live at NEC, Birmingham]
8. River Deep, Mountain High [Live in Europe]
9. The Best
10. Steamy Windows
11. I Don't Wanna Lose You
12. Look Me In The Heart
13. Foreign Affair
14. Be Tender With Me Baby
15. It Takes Two [Rod Stewart with Tina Turner]
16. Nutbush City Limits [The 90's Version]
17. Love Thing
18. Way Of The World

1. I Want You Near Me
2. I Don't Wanna Fight
3. Disco Inferno
4. Why Must We Wait Until Tonight?
5. Proud Mary [Edit]
6. Goldeneye
7. Whatever You Want [Alternative Mix]
8. On Silent Wings [Single Edit]
9. Missing You [Single Edit]
10. In Your Wildest Dreams [feat. Barry White]
11. Cose Della Vita [Eros Ramazzotti with Tina Turner]
12. When The Heartache Is Over
13. Whatever You Need
14. Open Arms
15. Teach Me Again
16. What's Love Got To Do With It [Kygo Remix]
17. Something Beautiful [2023 Version]

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