Motown Unmixed CD (2005)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63980329
UPC 075021033306
UPC 14 00075021033306
Format CD
Release Date 5/24/2005
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Harry Weinger (Compilation)
CatalogID 0003901
Lable Name Motown
Released 05/24/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075021033306
Album Notes and Credits
MOTOWN: UNMIXED is the companion disc to MOTOWN: REMIXED, a project that features original Motown singles filtered through the imaginations of hip-hop and electronica DJs and producers. UNMIXED features the original singles as they were released in the 1960s and '70s. In this sense, the disc is essentially a compilation of great Motown tunes, many of which will be immediately known to anyone vaguely familiar with the label's revered legacy.
In addition to some of the all-time staples of soul music, including the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown," and the irrepressibly joyous Jackson 5 songs "I Want You Back" and "ABC," there are some lesser-known gems. These include the hearty funk-soul of Rare Earth's "I Just Want to Celebrate" and the orchestral, psychedelic R&B of "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by the Undisputed Truth. The album also features contributions from Edwin Starr ("War") and Rick James ("Mary Jane"), as well as such usual suspects as Marvin Gaye (with his defining paean to sensuality "Let's Get It On"). Though many listeners are likely to own these tunes on other albums, it is impossible to knock a collection that contains as much straight-up classic R&B as MOTOWN: UNMIXED.
Disc 1
1 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (Z-trip remix)
2 I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips (Sympathy For The Grapes Randy Watson Experience mix)
3 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (Da Producers MPG Groove mix)
4 ABC - The Jackson 5 (Salaam Remi Krunk-A Delic Party mix)
5 I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth (Mocean Worker remix)
6 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - The Temptations (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull remix)
7 Quiet Storm - Smokey Robinson (Groove Boutique remix)
8 My World Is Empty Without You - Diana Ross & The Supremes (Tranzition remix)
9 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations (Easy Mo Bee remix)
10 Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth (Futureshock Main Ingredient mix)
11 Tears Of A Clown, The - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Hotsnax remix)
12 Keep On Truckin' - Eddie Kendricks (DJ Spinna remix)
13 War - Edwin Starr (KIng Britt remix)
14 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder (DJ Smash Essential Funk mix)
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