Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Sixties Sound Of Motown


  

This review is about the SOUND, because most people know and love the tracks. The remastering on this is the best I have heard of Motown material. It has the warmest, biggest, bassiest, booming sound around. If you like your music that way, and I do, then you will love this. Before you ask, yes, they ARE the original recordings.

Check out "Behind A Painted Smile" or "Bernadette". Mind blowingly good. Makes one's walls shake. The best "Tears Of A Clown" around too - always a difficult one to remaster with that "shaky" intro when the percussion kicks in.

Great to get tracks from the much underrated Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Marv Johnson and Edwin Starr alongside the old favourites. Gladys Knight & The Pips too, whose Motown work is often overlooked.

If you require a sonically brilliant introduction to Motown you simply cannot go wrong with this one. I come back to it again and again. Martha Reeve & The Vandellas - "Nowhere To Run". Motown Heaven.

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