I did'nt purchased Motown 50 from Play but thought i would leave a review for it anyway, all the songs are very good but i ended up returning it for a refund, I only played the first disc and have to say that the actual recording on 4-5 songs were absloutely dreadful, it sounded like it was been played in the bedroom and as though you were listening to it down stairs in the livingroom, i did compare the first disc with other discs i have with the same tune, the original cd's i have were a far better sound, im wondering if anyone else as experienced the same problem.
The first 2 CD's features some of the finest Motown tracks ever recorded & such artists as: The Jacksons, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations & Stevie Wonder. It's a shame the third CD has all cover versions which are nowhere near as good as rthe originals. If CD 3 was the same as the first 2, I might have considerded giving this a 5 Star instead it's a 4.
Having been a lover since the sixties of motown music,i admit most of the tracks on first two cds contain most of well known hits of this era,the third cd however,contains cover versions of other artists hits,many of which are not motown at all,shame could have been a classic album
You cannot under-estimate the influence 'tamla-motown' had on the pop scene during it's hay-day,
'Motown' was fronted by some of the all -time greats in the music world.......'the isley brothers' 'the temptations' 'the four tops' 'diana ross and the supremes' to name but a few.............not forgetting 'micheal jackson and the jackson 5' and of course 'stevie wonder' plus 'lionel richie and the commodores'
There are so many more that were a part of the 'motown' hit factory, many of which are included on this collection of memories.
This is a great 3-cd set with some of the most well known artists
And sounds around during the decade or so covered by the collection............well worth adding to your collection.