Motown Christmas - Vol. 2 CD (2001)

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Song Listings and Artists:

2. Love Comes With Christmas - The Temptations

  • 3. Purple Snowflakes (Stereo Mix) - Marvin Gaye
  • 4. Winter Wonderland (Alternate Mix) - The Funk Brothers
  • 5. Up On The House Top - Jackson 5
  • 6. The Little Drummer Boy (1980 Version) - The Temptations
  • 7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem - The Supremes
  • 8. White Christmas - The Miracles
  • 9. Wish You A Merry Christmas (Stereo Mix) - Kim Weston
  • 10. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Live At The Apollo) - Marvin Gaye
  • 11. Xmas Twist (Complete Version) - The Twistin' Kings
  • 12. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - Jackson 5
  • 13. Oh Holy Night - The Supremes
  • 14. Someday At Christmas - The Temptations
  • 15. Bonus Track - A Motown Christmas, Vol.2
  • Specifications

    Label Uni/motown
    SKU 60509902
    UPC 044001636424
    UPC 14 00044001636424
    Format CD
    Release Date 11/6/2001
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    Author Various Artists
    Technical Info
    Producer Harry Weinger (Compilation)
    CatalogID 016 364
    Lable Name Motown
    Released 11/06/2001
    Original Release 2001
    Number of Discs 1
    SPARE Code n/a
    Length 48m : 42s
    Mono/Stereo Stereo
    Studio/Live Mixed
    UPC 00044001636424
    Album Notes and Credits
    Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Mastering Studios-East).
    Appearing almost three decades after the first volume, which topped charts in 1973, A Motown Christmas, Vol. 2 collects 14 holiday tracks from the biggest and best stable of soul singers ever seen. Unfortunately, several of these tracks were recorded long after Motown's prime era; the Temptations' "Love Comes With Christmas" and "The Little Drummer Boy" are rather maudlin affairs from their 1980 holiday record Give Love at Christmas, while the Jackson 5's "Up on the House Top" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are fluffy throwaways. Still, half a dozen of the tracks are previously unreleased (at least, in their original mixes) and the rarities are interesting for Motown collectors. Marvin Gaye contributes the bizarre yet affecting "Purple Snowflakes," while Ronnie White and house band the Funk Brothers contribute two tracks: "Winter Wonderland" and "Xmas Twist" (the last billed as the Twistin' Kings). Stay tuned after the 14-song program for Christmas shout-outs from the Supremes, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations, Duke Fakir of the Four Tops, and the Spinners. ~ John Bush
    Professional Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (11/30/01, p.94) - "...Focussing on rarities...Best is the Jackson 5's familiar 'Up on the House Top'..." - Rating: Bn
    Disc 1
    1 Won't Be Long Before Christmas - The Supremes (stereo mix, previously unreleased)
    2 Love Comes With Christmas - The Temptations
    3 Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye (stereo mix, previously unreleased)
    4 Winter Wonderland - The Funk Brothers (alternate mix)
    5 Up On The House-Top - The Jackson 5
    6 Little Drummer Boy - The Temptations (1980 version)
    7 O Little Town Of Bethlehem - The Supremes
    8 White Christmas - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    9 Wish You A Merry Christmas - Kim Weston (stereo mix, previously unreleased)
    10 Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Marvin Gaye (live)
    11 Christmas Twist - Twistin' Kings (previously unreleased, full version)
    12 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Jackson 5
    13 Oh Holy Night - The Supremes (previously unreleased)
    14 Someday At Christmas - The Temptations
    15 (untitled) - (hidden track)
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