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  1. #1

    Essential Motown - Northern Soul Box Set - release date 21/09/2018

    Due for release on 21st September according to Amazon is an "Essential Motown Northern Soul" box set. Available for pre-order but no track list as yet.

    Probably will be a re-hash as Spectrum seem fond of Motown Northern Soul sets, issuing them on a regular basis (so presumably they must sell enough). In the recent past they've done "Motown Northern Soul" and "Motown Floorshakers" collections.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-M...eywords=MOTOWN

  2. #2
    Thanks mysterysinger,

    I would be interested but will need to see track listing. I guess the repackaging of older sets you mention but perhaps some fresh ideas.
    I'll have all of the stuff, but at the right price I might think about it.

  3. #3
    There is a track by Frank Wilson that isn't known ....

  4. #4
    No tracks yet but it says 3 discs, at only 7.99

  5. #5
    CD cover now available on Amazon....really cool it is too, with a DJ's 45 box and all our favourite record sleeved. But, alas, no track listing yet.

  6. #6
    CD cover now available on Amazon....really cool it is too, with a DJ's 45 box and all our favourite record sleeved. But, alas, no track listing yet. It does include Frank Wilson, Originals, All Kent, Barbara McNair...66 tracks.
    Got to be worth 7.99 of anybody's hard earned.

  7. #7
    Cool cover indeed and it looks like a card fold out type. Interestingly, the two sets previously mentioned above (Northern Soul and Floorshakers) totalled 65 tracks over 3 CDs so I'm wondering if the new set is more or less a repeat.

  8. #8
    Could well be.
    It's been revealed that Richard Searling has compiled this collection.
    Anyway, I've pre-ordered a copy.

  9. #9
    Same label that released the Supremes collection last year, it was a good collection as it used some l.p. tracks and the third disc was post Ross recordings . I will be picking this up probably on a deal in Asda(uk) / Wal-Mart (us)

  10. #10
    As stated above, it will probably rehash previous similar compilations, but again, for the price, nice to have all these tracks in one place.
    Surprised that not many forum members seem interested in this.....66 classic era Motown, featuring just about every artist from 64-70 ish.
    More interest in recordings a deceased artist never made....or a rock band with no connection to Motown.
    One worries for the legacy of Motown other than the same old top 30 hits......very soon that will be the only Motown that people know.

  11. #11
    Bump
    For anybody who missed this news.

  12. #12
    This looks like a great collection... tracklist not out yet though. Will be interesting to see.

  13. #13
    Tom,
    You got here at last.
    The tracks will be 100% classic Motown featuring just about every artist from the 60s.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    Tom,
    You got here at last.
    The tracks will be 100% classic Motown featuring just about every artist from the 60s.
    I hesitate to order without knowing the track listing. Isn't it odd to advertise a "compilation" with no track listing? This is not a complaint. I guess I will wait and see.

  15. #15
    Now reduced to 7.23

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by longtimefan View Post
    I hesitate to order without knowing the track listing. Isn't it odd to advertise a "compilation" with no track listing? This is not a complaint. I guess I will wait and see.
    If you want a collection of classic Motown but not the same old soup then this will suit you.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    If you want a collection of classic Motown but not the same old soup then this will suit you.
    Sounds good! Does that mean the track list is available?

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    Tom,
    You got here at last.
    The tracks will be 100% classic Motown featuring just about every artist from the 60s.
    That does sound good and for a great price too. It's good to see a compilation that includes some lesser-known tracks and artists.

  19. #19
    No details available yet but it is linked to the NS scene, so it is not a "hits" compilation. All uptempo tracks from virtually ALL the big names and less well known, probably including Originals, Frances Nero, Monitors, Elgin's , and more.

  20. #20
    Track list is on ebay now

  21. #21
    Excellent choices......some unexpected things on there.
    Thanks mowsville

  22. #22
    Does anyone know if the tracks are the mono or stereo versions please?

  23. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    Now reduced to 7.23
    Twill be on its way to me too...

  24. #24
    The tracks, according to the aforementioned eBay listing:
    DISC ONE
    1 Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
    2 Can't Hold The Feeling Back
    3 Show Me The Way
    4 Something About You
    5 Something's Wrong
    6 This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me)
    7 Why Am I Lovin' You
    8 What More Could A Boy Ask For
    9 Stormy
    10 Suspicion
    11 All I Do Is Think About You
    12 He Who Picks A Rose
    13 You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me
    14 Angel Doll
    15 It Happens Every Time
    16 I Want My Baby Back
    17 If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love
    18 I've Been Cheated
    19 6 By 6
    20 Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy
    21 I Can't Be Hurt Anymore
    22 I've Gotta Get Away

    DISC TWO
    1 Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby
    2 Lonely, Lonely Girl Am I
    3 It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin'
    4 No One Could Love You More
    5 Forever In My Heart
    6 You Can Do It
    7 I'm Grateful
    8 The Touch Of Venus
    9 We're Gonna Be More Than Friends
    10 We'll Keep On Rolling
    11 My Love For You
    12 Your Love Can Save Me
    13 Don't Stop Now
    14 Sometimes I Have To Cry
    15 The Stranger
    16 Give In, You Just Can't Win
    17 Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
    18 You've Got To Pay The Price
    19 On The Avenue (In The Neighborhood)
    20 I Ain't Going Nowhere
    21 That's A Funny Way
    22 I Know Better

    DISC THREE
    1 I Have Faith In You
    2 Share A Little Love With Me (Somebody)
    3 The Way You Been Acting Lately
    4 Keep On Lovin' Me
    5 It's Not Unusual
    6 Ain't You Glad You Chose Love
    7 A Tear From A Woman's Eyes
    8 Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead
    9 Clip My Wings
    10 I'm Gonna Make It Up To You
    11 Sweet Thing
    12 We'll Be Satisfied
    13 Baby A Go-Go
    14 Baby Come Home To Me
    15 The "In" Crowd
    16 Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby
    17 You Got The Love I Need
    18 Don't Be Afraid
    19 Crying In The Night
    20 Sunny
    21 Tell Me How To Forget A True Love
    22 After The Rain

  25. #25
    Thanks Soulwally.
    Some nice surprises in this collection. I know the artists, hopefully Amazon will list the tracks /artists upon release.
    Although I have them all, it is the kind of cd-r you'd make yourself.
    Presumably this will be a big seller…...or maybe not.
    Do people half my age know/care about this stuff.?

  26. #26
    What, 45-year-olds?!

  27. #27
    Picked up "Motown Northern soul". (Spectrum)...for about 3 on Amazon.
    Again, nice to have these tracks on one CD and a good partner to the above set.
    They would make great Motown party playlist, but after about 3 tracks you'll hear "Put on something we know". ...

  28. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by soulwally View Post
    What, 45-year-olds?!
    Probably feel that way when Burnley beat us on Saturday

  29. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    They would make great Motown party playlist, but after about 3 tracks you'll hear "Put on something we know". ...
    No! Please!! Not that sentence!!!!!

  30. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by soulwally View Post
    The tracks, according to the aforementioned eBay listing:
    DISC ONE
    1 Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
    2 Can't Hold The Feeling Back
    3 Show Me The Way
    4 Something About You
    5 Something's Wrong
    6 This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me)
    7 Why Am I Lovin' You
    8 What More Could A Boy Ask For
    9 Stormy
    10 Suspicion
    11 All I Do Is Think About You
    12 He Who Picks A Rose
    13 You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me
    14 Angel Doll
    15 It Happens Every Time
    16 I Want My Baby Back
    17 If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love
    18 I've Been Cheated
    19 6 By 6
    20 Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy
    21 I Can't Be Hurt Anymore
    22 I've Gotta Get Away

    DISC TWO
    1 Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby
    2 Lonely, Lonely Girl Am I
    3 It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin'
    4 No One Could Love You More
    5 Forever In My Heart
    6 You Can Do It
    7 I'm Grateful
    8 The Touch Of Venus
    9 We're Gonna Be More Than Friends
    10 We'll Keep On Rolling
    11 My Love For You
    12 Your Love Can Save Me
    13 Don't Stop Now
    14 Sometimes I Have To Cry
    15 The Stranger
    16 Give In, You Just Can't Win
    17 Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
    18 You've Got To Pay The Price
    19 On The Avenue (In The Neighborhood)
    20 I Ain't Going Nowhere
    21 That's A Funny Way
    22 I Know Better

    DISC THREE
    1 I Have Faith In You
    2 Share A Little Love With Me (Somebody)
    3 The Way You Been Acting Lately
    4 Keep On Lovin' Me
    5 It's Not Unusual
    6 Ain't You Glad You Chose Love
    7 A Tear From A Woman's Eyes
    8 Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead
    9 Clip My Wings
    10 I'm Gonna Make It Up To You
    11 Sweet Thing
    12 We'll Be Satisfied
    13 Baby A Go-Go
    14 Baby Come Home To Me
    15 The "In" Crowd
    16 Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby
    17 You Got The Love I Need
    18 Don't Be Afraid
    19 Crying In The Night
    20 Sunny
    21 Tell Me How To Forget A True Love
    22 After The Rain
    Is there anything new here?

  31. #31
    Not to serious collectors, but surely better than "Baby Love" and the rest.
    Many won't have these Paul, if it throws some light on the lesser known tracks, I'm all for it.

  32. #32
    Can't understand why it needs releasing surely this is the same old soup with the best of Cellarful, anthologies and recent Ace compilations - you can make it yourself surely, not being negative just wondering who will need to buy it? It's just a repackage job.
    Surely if you are a collector of the more obscure Motown you will have it all and if you are not you probably wouldn't buy it anyway as there are no Baby Loves etc.

  33. #33
    I'm a collector, I have all this stuff, but it isn't about me.
    I like to see this stuff in the hope that people like Tomato Tom collects it and gets to love Motown as I have done for 51 years.
    Younger collectors like him are the keepers of the flame, long after I'm gone.

  34. #34
    Snakepit, I have them all on vinyl, but like you I want to support these releases and support those individuals who create them. They won't get rich, but hopefully they will feel fulfilment. Such a low price, we should support. Doesn't conflict with my frustration about the non release of Ivy Jo, nor Blinky to date. Ivy Jo above all else

  35. #35
    Mike-UK,
    I feel that releases like this have several benefits.
    It provides the opportunity for new fans/ collectors to appreciate just what Motown achieved. It gives them a chance to discover tracks that they wouldn't know if their knowledge is restricted to compilations such as Chartbusters, Endless Motown box sets of top 30 hits. Or, heaven forbid, radio plays.

    They provide an opportunity for new fans/collectors to learn and appreciate people like Ivy Hunter, Wm Stevenson, Clarence Paul, Staunton/Walker, Funk Bros and more...in addition to the big name producers.

    There are serious collectors who will have these..
    There are new fans who will have some, but are learning all the time...which, in my experience, was ALL the fun. I wish I had that opportunity all over again.
    This set hopefully appeals to these new collectors and Motown fans.
    They are the equilavent of the old vinyl Collection of 16 big hits...where as a young collector I discovered tracks by the likes of Blinky, Contours, Rita Wright, Shorty Long, and the lesser known tracks by BIG names.
    Those albums offered nothing new, as all the tracks had been on 45, but they provided a wonderfull opportunity to hear great records that you hadn't come across.
    Last edited by snakepit; 08-31-2018 at 04:07 AM.

  36. #36
    Yes this is well worth supporting and for the price it's a steal.

  37. #37
    Let's face it they release Motown Chartbusters and a new Baby Love set every couple of weeks. Great to have something not run of the mill. Even though I feel I have all the tracks hearing tracks on different compilations tends to refocus my attention to something I have skipped over in the past. This has happened a few times for me such as with the Motown Connoisseurs series

  38. #38
    There's a great need for 'new releases', especially with physical copies, to be made available and promoted, simply to keep our music alive.

    Some of us might be inclined to feel we've heard it all before, and so don't need it now.

    But don't we sometimes go out and pay about the same on buying fish and chips one weekend, and maybe then do exactly the same thing the following weekend?

  39. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    Probably feel that way when Burnley beat us on Saturday
    It's Sunday Larry. I'll be there supporting the Clarets

  40. #40
    "Do I Love You' is fast becoming the new 'Baby Love'!!

  41. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by soulwally View Post
    It's Sunday Larry. I'll be there supporting the Clarets
    I'm not confident at all. Burnley away is always a tough one.

  42. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by paul_nixon View Post
    Is there anything new here?
    ...depends who the artists are...??

  43. #43
    Grape
    I think , as Paul intimates above, all the tracks are available elsewhere. Having to guess at some tracks/artists e.g. "The Stranger...Marvellettesot GKTPs...
    Would help if Spectrum published artists.

  44. #44
    No artists listed...still.
    And the details shown at the foot of the page are showing " 1 disc".
    What's going on?

  45. #45
    The artwork still shows 3 CDs but the price has dropped to 5.01. By 'eck.

  46. #46
    Reduced to 4.99

  47. #47
    Amazon now listing the titles, but NOT the artists. Still says 1 disc but then lists 3 !!
    Just spotted a link to report information (or lack of) regarding product.
    Sent a note regarding missing artist line up.
    Last edited by snakepit; 09-18-2018 at 10:23 AM.

  48. #48
    I've ordered from HMV as the postage is cheaper than Amazon. 4.99 there too but no tracks or artists listed yet. I have a faint hope that one or other mix or version will be different to what I have already but either way I'm sure the CDs will be great.

  49. #49
    Actually, given that Spectrum do a great job with their 5 original albums in UK mini-LP format (e.g. Jackson 5, Temptations, Motown Chartbusters), it would have been great for them to have re-issued the 5 albums in the Motown Disco Classics series. That would've been great.

  50. #50
    These releases would have far appeal if a couple of unreleased or alternates were included. I`ve ordered it anyway.

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