|Artist: Various Artists|
|Motown: The Complete #1s is a 10-CD box set containing every Motown No. 1, and we mean every -- from every U.S. and International chart and from every genre, adding up to a staggering 192 tracks that hit the top, plus 10 bonus tracks whose cover versions were No. 1. These classic, memorable performances come from 50 different Motown artists from all eras.|
This special once-in-a-lifetime set is housed in a replica of the original Motown headquarters: the "Hitsville U.S.A." house on Detroit's West Grand Boulevard, now the home of the internationally renowned Motown Museum. It's a true collectible. Inside the house are 5 digi-paks -- containing 10 CDs -- each with an image of an artist in front of Motown.
The boxset comes with a beautiful mini-photo book, including rare and classic images and track annotations and an introductory essay by the man who started it off, the one and only Smokey Robinson.
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|Released in 2008, this expansive Motown box set, true to its title, presents every chart-topping single issued by the legendary R&B/soul label over the course of 10 discs. These time-honored tunes, many from the company's 1960s/early-`70s heyday, are literally housed in a mini-replica of Motown's original Detroit base of operations, affectionately known as "Hitsville, U.S.A." While the collection's conceit definitely showcases Motown's most renowned artists, notably the Miracles, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, and, in later decades, Lionel Richie and Boyz II Men, it also spotlights, however briefly, lesser-known artists such as Mary Wells (the breezy "My Guy"), Rare Earth (the buoyant "Get Ready"), and `80s one-hit wonder Rockwell (the inescapable Michael Jackson-featuring "Somebody's Watching Me"), who, incidentally, is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. The perfect gift for diehard Motown fans, THE COMPLETE NO. 1'S is a remarkable chronicle of the revered, groundbreaking label.|
|Release Date : 12/15/2008|
|Original Release Date : 2008|
|Catalog ID : 1787574|
|Label : Motown|
|Number of Discs : 10|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00602517875746|
Customer Reviews of Motown: The Complete #1's (Box Set) (Limited Edition)
It's been so many years since I heard most of the material on the CDs, but I never realized how much I missed in the old vinyl recordings. The quality of the CDs is excellent. Every note, sound, beat, etc. is crystal clear. This is not a cheap set of CDs with music recorded from vinyl or a poor source. I'm very satisfied with my purchase. There was one very minor issue. the tracks on the second disak are not marked correctly. Track 21 isn't what the list says it is. So what, right?
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