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.
- June 10, 2018