Coming from UMC on December 2 is THE MOTOWN 7s BOX – a collection of 14 rare and previously unreleased on vinyl gems, with all tracks lovingly restored from the original Hitsville master tapes.
Only 2200 copies will be manufactured, so they are bound to sell out fast.
Compiler, original Wigan Casino DJ Richard Searling says about it:
“Of all the many compilation projects I have initiated over the past 30 years, this one gives me more pleasure than any. As these previously unheard Motown delicacies were being found in the vaults over the last decade, they have all made it onto CD, but for collectors like myself, Motown means vinyl, and to be able to hear and see these brilliant recordings spinning around on our turntables now will be fantastic!
“I’ve put together the selections with loving attention, aimed to capture the up-tempo Northern Soul sounds, and the more delicate late ‘60s/early ‘70s crossover sound of Young America that is also so popular.
“As for the artists, well how could I fail? It was like being a young kid allowed in the candy store. We have the sensual soul of David Ruffin, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops and The Supremes… the dancefloor dynamite of The Originals, Chris Clark, The Temptations, the magnificence of The Isley Brothers, and let’s not forget that we also have a legal reissue of the £25,000 valued Frank Wilson 45, Do I Love You.”
Also included are in demanders from Barbara McNair, The Detroit Spinners , Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston.
Marvin Gaye – This Love Starved Heart [It’s Killing Me] The Spinners – What More Could A Boy Ask For
Frank Wilson – Do I Love You [Indeed I Do] The Originals – Suspicion
The Supremes – Stormy
Stevie Wonder – Just Enough To Ease The Pain
The Four Tops – Clip My Wings
Tammi Terrell – All I Do [Is Think About You]
Barbara McNair – It Happens Everytime
David Ruffin – I Can’t Be Hurt Anymore
The Temptations – Forever In My Heart
Kim Weston – You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me
Chris Clark – Something’s Wrong
The Isley Brothers – My Love Is Your Love [Forever]