Best Of Motown 1980s Vol. 2-Millennium Collection CD (2002)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Universal Records
SKU 60566886
UPC 044001825927
UPC 14 00044001825927
Format CD
Release Date 8/27/2002
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer James Anthony Carmichael; David Shire; Don Costa; El DeBarge; James Di Pasquale; Iris Gordy; Kayo; L.A. Reid; Michael Masser; Peter Bunetta; Rick Chudacoff; Rick James; Robert Kraft; The Commodores; Berry Gordy, Jr.; Carole Bayer-Sager; Harry Weinger (Com
CatalogID 018259
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 08/27/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 39s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00044001825927
Album Notes and Credits
Recorded between 1979 & 1987. Includes liner notes by Stu Hackel.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: The Pointer Sisters (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Stu Hackel.
Arrangers: Chris Mostert; James Anthony Carmichael; David Shire; Don Costa; Duane Sciacqua; Danny Grenier; Greg "Frosty" Smith; Peter Bunetta; Rick Chudacoff; Rick James ; Commodores; Carole Bayer Sager.
As the title suggests, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1980s, Vol. 2 gathers a dozen more '80s hits from Motown artists, including DeBarge, Billy Preston, and the Boys. While the collection contains several good singles, it also reveals how scattered Motown's output was at the time: ranging from Rick James' sleek funk classic "Super Freak" to Smokey Robinson's lighter-than-air "Just to See Her" to Diana Ross' sweeping, orchestral "It's My Turn" -- with quirky detours like Bruce Willis' "Respect Yourself" besides -- the compilation shows that, unlike in the label's heyday, Motown in the '80s didn't have much of a unifying sound or theme to its music. Nevertheless, songs like the Commodores' "Lady (You Bring Me Up)," the Temptations' "Lady Soul," and Charlene's "I've Never Been to Me" prove that the label was still capable of releasing interesting and entertaining music from its new and veteran artists. And while 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1980s, Vol. 2 isn't quite as strong or cohesive a collection as the first Motown '80s compilation, it's still useful as a portrait of where the label was in that decade. ~ Heather Phares
Disc 1
1 Superfreak - Rick James
2 Lady (You Bring Me Up) - The Commodores
3 Dial My Heart - The Boys
4 Just To See Her - Smokey Robinson
5 All This Love - DeBarge
6 It's My Turn - Diana Ross
7 With You I'm Born Again - Billy Preston/Syreeta
8 I've Never Been to Me - Charlene
9 Respect Yourself - Bruce Willis
10 Lady Soul - The Temptations
11 Square Biz - Teena Marie
12 Love Always - El DeBarge
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