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    The Motown Box 2005

    When this 4CD box set was released in 2005, I dismissed it on the grounds that I already had everyone of its 70+ tracks on other collections. However, it now transpires that over 30 of the titles are extended versions of the originals that have never been released elsewhere.
    Do any forum members own this box set and is it the ‘must have’ collection that has been described on some on-line retail reviews?

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    I wouln't be without it - I love the sound quality - some excellent tracks here

    Baby I Need Your Loving
    1-1 The Miracles – Shop Around [[Hit Version Stereo Mix)
    1-2 The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-3 The Contours – Do You Love Me [[Hit Version Stereo Mix)
    1-4 Mary Wells – Two Lovers
    1-5 The Miracles – You've Really Got A Hold On Me [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-6 Marvin Gaye – Hitch Hike
    1-7 Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt. 2
    1-8 Martha & The Vandellas – [[Love Is Like A) Heatwave [[Single Version, Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-9 Martha & The Vandellas – Quicksand [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-10 The Miracles – Mickey's Monkey [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-11 Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness
    1-12 The Marvelettes – Too Many Fish In The Sea
    1-13 Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-14 The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do
    1-15 The Supremes – When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
    1-16 The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    1-17 The Temptations – Don't Look Back
    1-18 The Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You
    1-19 Marvin Gaye – You're A Wonderful One
    1-20 The Supremes – Come See About Me [[Extended Stereo Mix)

    Dancing In The Streets
    2-1 Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
    2-2 The Temptations – Get Ready
    2-3 Kim Weston – Take Me In Your Arms [[Rock Me A Little While)
    2-4 The Supremes – Back In My Arms Again [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-5 The Miracles – Going To A Go-Go [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-6 The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-7 Jr. Walker & The All Stars – Shotgun [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-8 Four Tops – It'sThe Same Old Song [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-9 The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine [[Is Weak For You) [[Alternate Stereo Mix)
    2-10 Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted [[Alternate Spoken-Word Beginning, Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-11 The Spinners – I'll Always Love You
    2-12 Marvin Gaye – I'll Be Doggone
    2-13 Stevie Wonder – Uptight [[Everything's Alright) [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-14 The Temptations – Ain't Too Proud To Beg [[Extended Stereo Strings Mix)
    2-15 Four Tops – I Can't Help Myself [[Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) [[Extended Alternate Background Vocals Stereo Mix)
    2-16 Four Tops – Something About You
    2-17 The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-18 Mary Wells – My Guy [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-19 The Temptations – My Girl [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    2-20 The Miracles – My Girl Has Gone [[Extended Stereo Mix)

    Reflections
    3-1 Martha & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run
    3-2 The Temptations – Since I Lost My Baby [[Alternate Lead Vocal Stereo Mix)
    3-3 The Temptations – You're My Everything
    3-4 The Miracles – [[Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need
    3-5 The Supremes – My World Is Empty Without You [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    3-6 The Supremes – I Hear A Symphony [[Alternate Stereo Mix)
    3-7 Four Tops – Reach Out, I'll Be There [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    3-8 Four Tops – Standing In The Shadows Of Love
    3-9 Stevie Wonder – A Place In The Sun
    3-10 Four Tops – Shake Me, Wake Me [[When It's Over)
    3-11 The Supremes – Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    3-12 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
    3-13 Martha & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack [[Single Version, Extended Stereo Mix)
    3-14 Four Tops – Bernadette
    3-15 Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her
    3-16 The Marvelettes – Don't Mess With Bill
    3-17 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain't No Mountain High Enough [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    3-18 Gladys Knight And The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    3-19 Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine [[Extended Soundtrack Version)
    3-20 The Supremes – Reflections [[Extended Stereo Mix)

    Rare And Hard To Get Stuff
    4-1 The Velvelettes – He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' [[Single Version, Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-2 The Contours – Just A Little Misunderstanding
    4-3 The Elgins – Put Yourself In My Place [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-4 The Miracles – Would I Love You [[Alternate Stereo Mix)
    4-5 Stevie Wonder – Purple Raindrops [[First-Time Stereo Mix)
    4-6 Martha & Vandellas – Third Finger, Left Hand [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-7 Mary Wells – You Lost The Sweetest Boy
    4-8 Four Tops – I Got A Feeling
    4-9 Kim Weston – Helpless
    4-10 Brenda Holloway – Just Look What You've Done [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-11 Frances Nero – Keep On Loving Me [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-12 The Marvelettes – Forever [[First-Time Stereo Mix)

    Trackinfo is from Discogs

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    Sounds a great boxset. Can I put out an appeal to forum members in US for details of any retailers who may have a copy of The Motown Box for sale. Ive exhausted all searches here in the UK. Thought I had bought a copy from Amazon but the seller no longer had the item for sale and should have been removed from the listing.
    Any genuine offers would be appreciate.

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    This item is essential and also the 6 CD set "Motown Big Hits And More".These songs are different takes, versions and extentions. I hope that there are more to come as they only go up 1967.

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    YESSS!! It’s fab. Sound quality amazing and not the same old same old in track selection. Well worth having

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    What is the name of this box set?

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    "The Motown Box" and "Motown Big Hits And More" and there are copies available on E Bay.

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    I have thought about starting a thread about this CD set before! It is fantastic!!! Equally excellent for both the casual Motown fan and the Motown aficionado, as the CDs contain LOADS of hits [and some nicely chosen non-hits], many of which are in previously-unreleased extended STEREO versions!! And, a very nice box and booklet.
    Last edited by TomatoTom123; 04-30-2022 at 07:28 PM.

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    It’s available on Amazon for $75
    Glad I have it

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    My copy has a different track listing for Disc 4. Discogs notes that mine is the retail version which is different from the version offered by Public Broadcasting during their pledge drives.

    B-Sides And Rare Stuff
    4-1 The Miracles– I've Been Good To You [[extended Stereo Mix)
    4-2 Stevie Wonder– Purple Raindrops [[first-time Stereo Mix)
    4-3 Marvin Gaye– Pretty Little Baby [[First-time Stereo Mix)
    4-4 The Supremes– Let Me Go The Right Way
    4-5 The Temptations– You'll Lose A Precious Love [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-6 Chris Clark [[2)– Love's Gone Bad
    4-7 Martha & The Vandellas*– Third Finger, Left Hand [[extended Stereo Mix)
    4-8 Gladys Knight And The Pips– Steppin' Closer To Your Heart [[first-time Stereo Mix)
    4-9 Four Tops– Since You've Been Gone
    4-10 The Andantes– [[Like A) Nightmare [[First-time Stereo Mix)
    4-11 Brenda Holloway– Just Look What You've Done [[Extended Stereo Mix)
    4-12 The Marvelettes– Forever [[First-Time Stereo Mix)

    Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Motown Records
    Copyright © – Shout! Factory LLC
    Distributed By – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
    Remixed At – The Mix Room, New York, NY

    Compilation Producer – Garson Foos, Harry Weinger, Richard Foos
    Compilation Producer, Liner Notes – TJ Lubinsky*
    Liner Notes – David Ritz
    Remastered By – Ellen Fitton
    Remix [*Songs Mixed Exclusively for this Collection] – Tom Moulton

    Retail version with different Disc 4 contents to the PBS version.

    Barcode: 6 02498 83293 6

    https://www.discogs.com/release/9131...The-Motown-Box
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    Although listed as a first time stero mix, the Marvelettes- Forever was not.

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    And the first time stereo Like A Nightmare was an extended version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Polhill View Post
    This item is essential and also the 6 CD set "Motown Big Hits And More".These songs are different takes, versions and extentions. I hope that there are more to come as they only go up 1967.
    The “Motown Big Hits And More” set is now available with a 7th Disc containing 1970’s hits. Unfortunately for me, Treasurycollection.com do not ship outside the USA. Ant ideas how this can be purchased from the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster View Post
    The “Motown Big Hits And More” set is now available with a 7th Disc containing 1970’s hits. Unfortunately for me, Treasurycollection.com do not ship outside the USA. Ant ideas how this can be purchased from the UK?


    This one passed me by too
    Last edited by paul_nixon; 04-30-2022 at 05:08 AM.

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    I have The Motown Box and I Love It! It's great to have the new stereo mixes [and extended versions] of The Classic Motown Hits. If you can find a copy on e-bay for a good price, Grab It!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Polhill View Post
    This item is essential and also the 6 CD set "Motown Big Hits And More".These songs are different takes, versions and extentions. I hope that there are more to come as they only go up 1967.
    Roger, does “Motown Big Hits And More” contain the fabulous extended 3:43 version of “Heatwave” and of the two box sets, which in your opinion is the better buy.

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    I got it from Djangos [[now gone) I believe, same time I got


    https://www.discogs.com/release/3888...rHolland-Story

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    Just got a copy of “The Motown Box” from US EBay, $22.99 but a further $36 for shipping and import duty to the UK, works out at £47 at the current exchange rate. It’s in nearly new condition so happy to pay this, can’t wait for delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_nixon View Post
    This one passed me by too
    Hi Paul, I only heard about this collection last week when I re-read the wonderful Motown Junkies review of “Heatwave”, my all time favourite Motown record. One contributor mentioned the extended version on “The Motown Box”, managed to hear a version on Spotify but just had to have a physical version of my own.
    I have managed to purchase the box set today from Ebay USA and looking forward to listening to the 30+ other extended mixes and first-time stereo edits.
    Last edited by masterblaster; 04-30-2022 at 07:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster View Post
    Roger, does “Motown Big Hits And More” contain the fabulous extended 3:43 version of “Heatwave” and of the two box sets, which in your opinion is the better buy.
    Masterblaster I have 3 versions of "Heatwave" Motown Box at 3.43. [[24mb), Gold at 3.45. [[26.4mb) and Big Hits And More 3.46. [[25.9 mb) and I like each of them so this a hard one for me to answer.The "Motown Box" is a really nice package and "Big Hits & More" are 6 separate discs. Get them both!

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    On "Motown Big Hits and More" what are the tracks that are different and why please?

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    Is this the Motown Big Hits & More set?

    https://www.discogs.com/release/1340...-Big-Hits-More

    Does it contain different, extended stereo mixes?

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    I just found a thread about the Motown Big Hits & More: https://soulfuldetroit.com/showthrea...-More-6-CD-Set

    TJ Lubinsky explains:

    * are alternate stereo mixes we originally created for the orignal Stereo Motown Box that were not ready for issue at the time, mainly for deadline issues back in 2005. Most are unique to this release, all done by Tom. Some were issued on our TJL /treasurycollection.com "Rock, Pop and Soul" CD set, but have been touched up a bit on this package.

    ** Are all new mixes made by TM, exclusively for this collection.

    hope this helps;
    - tj

    1. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles * [[extended stereo mix)
    2. Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas * [[alternate stereo mix)
    3.The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations * [[extended stereo mix)
    4. Something About You - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    5. It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    6. Ain't That Pecular - Marvin Gaye * [[extended stereo mix)
    7. Get Ready - The Temptations ** [[new extended stereo mix)
    8. This Old Heart Of Mine [[Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers * [[alternate extended stereo mix)
    9. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations * [[extended stereo mix, no strings version)
    10. Shake Me, Wake Me - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    11. [[Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need - The Miracles ** [[new extended stereo mix)
    12. A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder ** [[new alternate extended stereo mix - made to feel more like the mono version of this song with choral group type emphasis)
    13. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes * [[extended stereo mix)
    14. Bernadette - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    15. 7-Rooms Of Gloom - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    16. More Love - The Miracles * [[extended stereo mix)
    17. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations * [[extended stereo mix)
    18. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles * [[extended stereo mix)
    19. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes ** [[new extended stereo mix)
    20. Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero * [[alternate extended stereo mix)

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    Forever absolutely was remixed by Tom Moulton - that was the first song he did for the set and the condition by which he agreed to do the others for The Stereo Motown Box.

    We updated many [[but not all) but many of these mixes and additional songs for "Motown: Big Hits & More" available from treasurycollection.com - like The Isley Brothers "This Old Heart Of MIne" and many Tops tunes.

    The ones that got away we hadn't done [[yet):
    - If You Can Want - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles [[extended)
    - It's A Good Feeling - The Miracles [[extended)
    - Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero [[extended)
    - I've Got A Feeling - Four Tops [[extended)
    - I'll Turn To Stone - Four Tops [[extended)
    - Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Site [[extended)
    - Anyway You Wanta - Harvey
    and about two dozen others....

    We also did an extended "It's A Shame" on the original "Superstars of 70s Soul" cd set [[from treasurycollection.com).

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    I haven't played my copy for a while but I remember Going To A Go-Go has a mixing problem where there are some aspects slightly out of synch. I think it's a slight delay on the backing vocal sections of "going to a go-go".

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    Wasn't this box set released as part of one of TJ Lubinsky's [[may have spelling wrong) PBS specials? I believe if someone pledged a certain amount to PBS or a PBS station when the special aired they would receive the box set in return?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadinglove21 View Post
    Wasn't this box set released as part of one of TJ Lubinsky's [[may have spelling wrong) PBS specials? I believe if someone pledged a certain amount to PBS or a PBS station when the special aired they would receive the box set in return?
    Yes. He’s the member “tjl” responding in post #25 above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Polhill View Post
    This item is essential and also the 6 CD set "Motown Big Hits And More".These songs are different takes, versions and extentions. I hope that there are more to come as they only go up 1967.
    Where can I find the Motown Big Hits and More set? Never heard of this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayouMotownMan View Post
    Where can I find the Motown Big Hits and More set? Never heard of this one
    I just purchased the set last night on ebay. If you check it out just beware: read the description closely because some of the listing are only for a single CD and not the entire set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaitingWatchingLookingForAChance View Post
    I just purchased the set last night on ebay. If you check it out just beware: read the description closely because some of the listing are only for a single CD and not the entire set.
    Can you tell me more specifics before buying this, what tracks are alternate or different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayouMotownMan View Post
    Can you tell me more specifics before buying this, what tracks are alternate or different?
    I'm going by this reply up above by TomatoTom123 [[thanks Tom! )

    04-30-2022, 06:26 PM#24TomatoTom123

    I just found a thread about the Motown Big Hits More: https://soulfuldetroit.com/showthrea...-More-6-CD-Set

    TJ Lubinsky explains:

    * are alternate stereo mixes we originally created for the orignal Stereo Motown Box that were not ready for issue at the time, mainly for deadline issues back in 2005. Most are unique to this release, all done by Tom. Some were issued on our TJL /treasurycollection.com "Rock, Pop and Soul" CD set, but have been touched up a bit on this package.

    ** Are all new mixes made by TM, exclusively for this collection.

    hope this helps;
    - tj

    1. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles * [[extended stereo mix)
    2. Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas * [[alternate stereo mix)
    3.The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations * [[extended stereo mix)
    4. Something About You - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    5. It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    6. Ain't That Pecular - Marvin Gaye * [[extended stereo mix)
    7. Get Ready - The Temptations ** [[new extended stereo mix)
    8. This Old Heart Of Mine [[Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers * [[alternate extended stereo mix)
    9. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations * [[extended stereo mix, no strings version)
    10. Shake Me, Wake Me - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    11. [[Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need - The Miracles ** [[new extended stereo mix)
    12. A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder ** [[new alternate extended stereo mix - made to feel more like the mono version of this song with choral group type emphasis)
    13. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes * [[extended stereo mix)
    14. Bernadette - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    15. 7-Rooms Of Gloom - The Four Tops * [[extended stereo mix)
    16. More Love - The Miracles * [[extended stereo mix)
    17. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations * [[extended stereo mix)
    18. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles * [[extended stereo mix)
    19. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes ** [[new extended stereo mix)
    20. Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero * [[alternate extended stereo mix)

    To be blunt, I'm getting this because out of all the years of buying any of the 300,000 Bazillion Motown compilations, this one for once, gives the Marvelettes a bit more representation instead of the same old "Postman Bill," "Postman Bill," "Postman Bill." It's always pissed me off that we never get things like "I'll Keep Holding On," "Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead" or the beautiful "When You're Young And In Love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjl View Post
    Forever absolutely was remixed by Tom Moulton - that was the first song he did for the set and the condition by which he agreed to do the others for The Stereo Motown Box.

    We updated many [[but not all) but many of these mixes and additional songs for "Motown: Big Hits & More" available from treasurycollection.com - like The Isley Brothers "This Old Heart Of MIne" and many Tops tunes.

    The ones that got away we hadn't done [[yet):
    - If You Can Want - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles [[extended)
    - It's A Good Feeling - The Miracles [[extended)
    - Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero [[extended)
    - I've Got A Feeling - Four Tops [[extended)
    - I'll Turn To Stone - Four Tops [[extended)
    - Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Site [[extended)
    - Anyway You Wanta - Harvey
    and about two dozen others....

    We also did an extended "It's A Shame" on the original "Superstars of 70s Soul" cd set [[from treasurycollection.com).
    Hi tj, thanks for all this info.

    So those extended tracks you’ve listed ["If You Can Want" through to "Anyway You Wanta"] are NOT on the Motown Big Hits & More set? Are are they available anywhere else?

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