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CD Edition limited to 6000 non-numbered limited edition copies.

The newest installment in the critically acclaimed, continuing series of every Motown single of the Detroit era. With 120 tracks on five compact discs, this box set chronicles a pivotal year for "The Sound Of Young America."

It’s Motown’s ninth year in existence, and “Hitsville USA” is now rolling – fully three-quarters of all of its single A-side releases hit the charts. All of those hits are in this volume, of course, as well as – as promised – every B-side, every planned single, every alternate pressing, each mastered from the original singles masters in the Motown vault. Motown was not simply having more hits; its output was just getting better.

“The irresistible charm of early Motown was still conspicuous, but the songwriting and production techniques had been sharpened… to make each record better than the last,” write author and Detroit native Herb Jordan in his fabulous booklet essay.

It’s the year Marvin Gaye, losing out on a live album release of standards, is paired with Tammi Terrell. They’re given songs by newcomers Ashford & Simpson. It’s the year producer Norman Whitfield, with a returning Barrett Strong, loses out on a release of Gaye’s version of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” so he cuts a new one on Gladys Knight & The Pips. The Supremes, still making No. 1 records, officially become “Diana Ross &…” Martha & The Vandellas add “Reeves…” The Miracles formalize “Smokey Robinson &…” It’s the year of Motown’s first annual sales convention, ably described in a personal essay by Barney Ales, Motown’s head of sales during the era.

This is Volume 7 of a 12-part box series.

The Complete Motown Singles: 1959-1961

Jan 14, 2005

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 2: 1962

May 13, 2005

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3: 1963

Oct 14, 2005

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4: 1964

Feb 24, 2006

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965

Aug 4, 2006

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966

Nov 24, 2006

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967

May 25, 2007

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968

Oct 3, 2007

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9: 1969

Dec 7, 2007

The Complete Motown Singles Vol.10: 1970

Jun 27, 2008

The Complete Motown Singles Vol.11A: 1971

Nov 18, 2008

The Complete Motown Singles Vol.11B: 1971

Jan 20, 2009

The Complete Motown Singles Vol.12A: 1972

May 31, 2013

The Complete Motown Singles Vol.12B: 1972

Dec 10, 2013

It’s also the year of fractured relationships, as Florence Ballad leaves the Supremes. As Holland-Dozier-Holland plan to leave Motown. And as the summer explodes with riots in downtown Detroit. But the great songs keep coming.



CD 33
1. Love’s Gone Bad - The Underdogs
2. Mojo Hannah - The Underdogs
3. Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone - The Supremes
4. There’s No Stopping Us Now - The Supremes
5. Pucker Up Buttercup - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
6. Anyway You Wannta - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
7. Chantilly Lace - Shorty Long
8. Your Love Is Amazing - Shorty Long
9. Till Johnny Comes - Brenda Holloway
10. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
11. Come Spy With Me - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
12. Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas
13. Third Finger, Left Hand - Martha & The Vandellas
14. Travlin’ Man - Stevie Wonder
15. Hey Love - Stevie Wonder
16. Bernadette - Four Tops [promo version]
17. I Got A Feeling - Four Tops
18. Bernadette - Four Tops
19. Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got - Jimmy Ruffin
20. World So Wide, Nowhere To Hide (From Your Heart) - Jimmy Ruffin
21. I Want To Go Back There Again - Chris Clark
22. I Love You - Chris Clark
23. It’s So Hard Being A Loser - The Contours
24. Your Love Grows More Precious Every Day - The Contours

CD 34
1. Just Look What You’ve Done - Brenda Holloway
2. Starting The Hurt All Over Again - Brenda Holloway
3. Here I Am Baby - Barbara McNair
4. My World Is Empty Without You - Barbara McNair
5. Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me - Gladys Knight & The Pips
6. Do You Love Me Just A Little, Honey - Gladys Knight & The Pips
7. The Happening - The Supremes
8. All I Know About You - The Supremes
9. Got To Have You Back - The Isley Brothers
10. Just Ain’t Enough Love - The Isley Brothers
11. There’s A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
12. Don’t Fool Around - R. Dean Taylor
13. Festival Time - San Remo Golden Strings
14. Joy Road - San Remo Golden Strings
15. I Wonder Why (Nobody Loves Me) - Billy Eckstine
16. I’ve Been Blessed - Billy Eckstine
17. When You’re Young And In Love - The Marvelettes
18. The Day You Take One (You Have To Take The Other) - The Marvelettes
19. All I Need - The Temptations
20. Sorry Is A Sorry Word - The Temptations
21. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
22. Give A Little Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
23. 7 - Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops
24. I’ll Turn To Stone - Four Tops


CD 35
1. Chained - Paul Petersen
2. Don’t Let It Happen To Us - Paul Petersen
3. Chained - Paul Petersen [alternate mix]
4. For All We Know - The Spinners
5. I Cross My Heart - The Spinners
6. I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
7. Hold Me - Stevie Wonder
8. More Love - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
9. Swept For You Baby - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
10. It’s Been A Long Long Time (A Long Time) - The Elgins
11. I Understand My Man - The Elgins
12. Everybody Needs Love - Gladys Knight & The Pips
13. Your Unchanging Love - Marvin Gaye
14. I’ll Take Care Of You - Marvin Gaye
15. You’re My Everything - The Temptations
16. I’ve Been Good To You - The Temptations
17. Ain’t That The Truth - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
18. Don’t You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby - Jimmy Ruffin
19. That’s The Way Love Is - The Isley Brothers
20. One Too Many Heartaches - The Isley Brothers

CD   1 - 6 are on The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1
CD   7-10 are on The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2
CD 11-15 are on The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 3
CD 16-21 are on The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 4
CD 22-27 are on The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5

CD 28-32 are on The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6

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CD 36
1. Reflections - Diana Ross & The Supremes
2. Going Down For The Third Time - Diana Ross & The Supremes
3. Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone - Martha & The Vandellas
4. One Way Out - Martha & The Vandellas
5. Steal Away Tonight - Barbara McNair
6. For Once In My Life - Barbara McNair
7. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Brenda Holloway [promo version]
8. I’ve Got To Find It - Brenda Holloway
9. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Brenda Holloway
10. Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
11. Hold Me Oh My Darling - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
12. You Keep Running Away - Four Tops
13. If You Don’t Want My Love - Four Tops
14. From Head To Toe - Chris Clark
15. The Beginning Of The End - Chris Clark
16. Window Shopping - The Messengers
17. California Soul - The Messengers
18. I Got A Feeling - Barbara Randolph
19. You Got Me Hurtin’ All Over - Barbara Randolph
20. I’m Wondering - Stevie Wonder
21. Every Time I See You I Go Wild - Stevie Wonder
22. I’m Wondering - Stevie Wonder [alternate mix]
23. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need - The Temptations
24. Don’t Send Me Away - The Temptations


CD 37
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
2. It’s Time To Go Now - Gladys Knight & The Pips
3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips [alternate mix]
4. I Want My Baby Back - Edwin Starr
5. Gonna Keep On Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love - Edwin Starr
6. What A Good Man He Is - Tammi Terrell
7. There Are Things - Tammi Terrell
8. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
9. You Must Be Love - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
10. In And Out Of Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
11. I Guess I’ll Always Love You - Diana Ross & The Supremes
12. Honey Chile - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
13. Show Me The Way - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
14. Come See About Me - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
15. Sweet Soul - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
16. You Haven’t Seen My Love - The Ones
17. Happy Day - The Ones
18. Two Can Have A Party - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
19. If This World Were Mine - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
20. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
21. My Baby Must Be A Magician - The Marvelettes
22. I Need Someone - The Marvelettes
23. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations
24. I Truly, Truly Believe - The Temptations [alternate mix]
25. I Truly, Truly Believe - The Temptations
26. You - Marvin Gaye
27. At Last (I Found A Love) - Marvin Gaye
28. Change What You Can - Marvin Gaye

The story of Motown in 1967 is all here, over five discs. Included are rare cuts, promo-only singles, and several surprising alternate mixes, from Stevie Wonder’s “I’m Wondering” to the Temptations B-side, “I Truly, Truly Believe,” with a forgotten alternate lead vocal! The fantastic packaging includes essays by Jordan and Ales, as well as the extraordinary track-by-track details by Keith Hughes and Bill Dahl the series is known for. Also featured are rare photos and classic Motown record ads.

As with all previous volumes, packaging for the set resembles a scaled-down 78-rpm-era “album,” with cardboard sleeves to hold each of the discs, and 112 pages of rare photos and extensive liner notes. Each box will feature an actual reproduction 45 RPM single of Gladys Knight & The Pips’ smash, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine ” b/w “It’s Time To Go Now”. (Yes, it plays!)


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