VA – The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6 1966 (2006)

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Title: The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6 1966
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Hip-O Select / Motown
Genre: Pop,RnB, Soul,Funk
Quality: MP3 CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 05:41:07
Total Size: 799 MB
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Tracklist:

CD1: (24 / 66:10)
01. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - My Baby Loves Me (Single Version) (03:06)
02. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Never Leave Your Baby's Side (02:05)
03. Brenda Holloway - Together 'Til the End of Time (Single Version) (02:59)
04. The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) (02:48)
05. The Isley Brothers - There's No Love Left (02:58)
06. The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) [Alternate Mix] (02:45)
07. Marvin Gaye - One More Heartache (Stereo) (02:40)
08. Marvin Gaye - When I Had Your Love (Single Version) (02:29)
09. Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) [Stereo] (02:41)
10. Four Tops - Just As Long As You Need Me (Single Version) (03:07)
11. The Temptations - Get Ready (Mono) (02:37)
12. The Temptations - Fading Away (Stereo) (02:37)
13. Kim Weston - Helpless (02:36)
14. Kim Weston - A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday) (02:48)
15. The Monitors - Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) (03:02)
16. The Monitors - Number One In Your Heart (Mono Version) (02:42)
17. Marv Johnson - I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You) [Single Version] (02:46)
18. Various Artists - Just the Way You Are (Single Version) (02:39)
19. Billy Eckstine - Slender Thread (02:19)
20. Billy Eckstine - I Wish You Were Here (02:53)
21. Connie Haines - What's Easy for Two Is Hard for One (Single Version) (03:21)
22. Connie Haines - Walk In Silence (Single Version) (02:53)
23. Frances Nero - Keep On Lovin' Me (Single Version) (02:34)
24. Frances Nero - Fight Fire With Fire (Single Version) (02:33)

CD2: (24 / 64:35)
01. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - (I'm A) Road Runner [Single Version] (02:47)
02. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Shoot Your Shot (02:59)
03. Shorty Long - Function At the Junction (02:47)
04. Shorty Long - Call On Me (Single Version) (02:12)
05. The Spinners - Truly Yours (Single Version) (03:06)
06. The Spinners - Where Is That Girl (03:03)
07. Stevie Wonder - Nothing's Too Good for My Baby (Single Version) (02:38)
08. Stevie Wonder - With a Child's Heart (03:04)
09. The Marvelettes - You're the One (Single Version) (02:48)
10. The Marvelettes - Paper Boy (02:13)
11. Tammi Terrell - Come On and See Me (02:22)
12. Tammi Terrell - Baby Don't Cha Worry (Single Version) (02:36)
13. The Mynah Birds - It's My Time (Single Version) (02:12)
14. The Mynah Birds - Go On and Cry (Single Version) (03:04)
15. Chris Clark - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) [Single Version] (02:29)
16. The Supremes - Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart (Stereo) (02:54)
17. The Supremes - He's All I Got (02:44)
18. The Contours - Just a Little Misunderstanding (Single Version) (02:40)
19. The Contours - Determination (Single Version) (02:39)
20. The Isley Brothers - Take Some Time Out for Love (02:25)
21. The Isley Brothers - Who Could Ever Doubt My Love (02:41)
22. Marvin Gaye - Take This Heart of Mine (Stereo) (02:51)
23. Marvin Gaye - Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back) [Stereo] (02:24)
24. Marvin Gaye - Take This Heart of Mine (Alternate Mix) (02:47)

CD3: (26 / 71:22)
01. The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Stereo) (02:32)
02. The Temptations - You'll Lose a Precious Love (Stereo) (02:27)
03. Four Tops - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Stereo) (02:45)
04. Four Tops - I Like Everything About You (Stereo) (02:17)
05. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - What Am I Going to Do Without Your Love (Stereo) (02:59)
06. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Go Ahead and Laugh (Stereo) (02:56)
07. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Whole Lot of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You) [Stereo Version] (02:41)
08. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Oh Be My Love (Stereo) (02:49)
09. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Single Version) (03:01)
10. Jimmy Ruffin - Baby I've Got It (Stereo Mix) (02:33)
11. Rick, Robin & Him - Three Choruses of Despair (Single Version) (02:45)
12. Rick, Robin & Him - Copper Kettle (Single Version) (02:24)
13. Rick, Robin & Him - Cos You Know Me (Single Version) (02:56)
14. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Just Walk In My Shoes (Single Version) (02:25)
15. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Stepping Closer to Your Heart (Single Version) [Mono] (02:53)
16. The Isley Brothers - I Guess I'll Always Love You (02:38)
17. The Isley Brothers - I Hear a Symphony (03:13)
18. The LaSalles - La La La La La (Single Version) (02:35)
19. The LaSalles - This Is True (Single Version) (02:15)
20. Stevie Wonder - Blowin' In the Wind (Single Version) (03:03)
21. Stevie Wonder - Ain't That Asking for Trouble (02:47)
22. Stevie Wonder - Blowin' In the Wind (Alternate Mix) (03:04)
23. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (03:00)
24. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Nothing But Soul (03:06)
25. Chris Clark - Love's Gone Bad (Single Version) (02:20)
26. Chris Clark - Put Yourself In My Place (Single Version) (02:43)

CD4: (25 / 67:50)
01. The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (Stereo) (02:53)
02. The Supremes - Put Yourself In My Place (Stereo) (02:16)
03. Marvin Gaye - Little Darling (I Need You) (02:45)
04. Marvin Gaye - Hey Diddle Diddle (Single Version) [Stereo] (02:23)
05. The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (Single Version) [Mono] (02:20)
06. The Temptations - You're Not an Ordinary Girl (02:50)
07. Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There (Stereo) (02:59)
08. Four Tops - Until You Love Someone (03:11)
09. The Velvelettes - These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (Stereo Version) (02:26)
10. Brenda Holloway - Hurt a Little Everyday (Single Version) (02:51)
11. Brenda Holloway - Where Were You (Single Version) (02:23)
12. The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You (Single Version) [Mono] (02:32)
13. The Elgins - Stay In My Lonely Arms (03:00)
14. Brenda Holloway - Play It Cool, Stay In School (Single Version) (02:30)
15. Barbara McNair - Everything Is Good About You (03:29)
16. Barbara McNair - What a Day (Single Version) (02:49)
17. Billy Eckstine - And There You Were (02:36)
18. Billy Eckstine - A Warmer World (02:57)
19. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - I'm Ready for Love (Single Version) [Stereo] (02:53)
20. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - He Doesn't Love Her Anymore (Stereo) (03:01)
21. The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On (Stereo) (02:48)
22. The Supremes - Mother You, Smother You (02:33)
23. The Supremes - Remove This Doubt (Single Version) (02:51)
24. Marvin Gaye - Loraine Alterman Interviews Marvin Gaye (02:06)
25. Marvin Gaye - The Teen Beat Song (02:16)

CD5: (27 / 71:07)
01. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need [Stereo] (02:30)
02. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Save Me (Single Version) [Mono] (02:25)
03. Stevie Wonder - A Place In the Sun (Single Version) [Mono] (03:09)
04. Stevie Wonder - Sylvia (Single Version) [Mono] (02:32)
05. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Money (That's What I Want) [Part 2] (02:29)
06. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Money (That's What I Want) [Part 1] (02:05)
07. The Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You (Stereo) (02:26)
08. The Temptations - I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To (Single Version) [Mono] (02:39)
09. Jimmy Ruffin - I've Passed This Way Before (Single Version) (02:47)
10. Jimmy Ruffin - Tomorrow's Tears (Single Version) (02:57)
11. The Monitors - Since I Lost You Girl (Single Version) (02:30)
12. The Monitors - Don't Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Do Today (Single Version) (02:38)
13. Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas (02:49)
14. Stevie Wonder - The Miracles of Christmas (02:24)
15. Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas (Alternate Mix) (02:49)
16. Four Tops - Standing In the Shadows of Love (Stereo) (02:36)
17. Four Tops - Since You've Been Gone (Stereo) (02:38)
18. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It Takes Two (Single Version) (02:55)
19. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It's Got to Be a Miracle (This Thing Called Love) [Single Version] (03:25)
20. Earl Van Dyke & The Motown Brass - 6 By 6 (Single Version) (02:19)
21. Earl Van Dyke & The Motown Brass - (There Is) No Greater Love [Single Version] (02:11)
22. The Originals - Goodnight Irene (Single Version) (02:51)
23. The Originals - Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back) [Single Version] (02:35)
24. The Marvelettes - I Think I Can Change You (Single Version) (02:46)
24. The Marvelettes - The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game (Single Version) (02:48)
26. The Supremes & Christine Schumacher - Mother You, Smother You (Single Version) (02:27)
27. Various Artists - Season's Greetings (02:14)

I ordered this Motown Singles collection on blind faith, having heard that it was as good as music box sets can get, and I was not let down at all. First and foremost, as someone who loves music, the songs are all brilliant. Everyone knows the Motown sound, and this is the best way to experience it in all its glory. The songs are all crisp and clear, with everything sounding like it was recorded yesterday (that is, of course, minus the sterility that can come with having been recorded yesterday).
The added bonus, and the real attraction for buying these sets, is all the information inside. Every song, paired up with its b-side(s), has a write up, describing the history of the song's writing, recording, and chart success. These include interviews with the people that were there, and they're all incredibly entertaining. I've been going through, one CD at a time, and reading about each song as I listen to it. It's great fun, especially if you have a real interest in the music industry.
The last thing that has to be said is the packaging is flawless. I've never bought a product that was more perfect in its visual presentation. The book binding (Which is a brilliant move, as I will more than likely be buying the rest of the series so I can fill up my bookshelf) is attractive, as well as incredibly sturdy. I don't worry about it being damaged while I'm reading. The CDs all come in page-sized paper-board inserts in the back, which are also binded. It's really just gorgeous; a brilliant product design all around.
The vinyl copy of "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" is just an incredible bonus.