Mighty Motown hits the year of 1968 – a time of plenty changes, both social and musical! This massive collection of Motown singles spans 6CDs in all – and together, the tunes are a wonderful illustration of the growing depth of the label at the end of the 60s – an expansive approach to soul music that still burned brightly on previous fronts, but which also moved into hipper territory too! In addition to continued greatness from previous Motown stars, the set also features some key nods towards more righteous aspects of soul at the time – bits of funk, more ambitious productions, and some bolder, more political lyrics on a number of the tunes. This whole transition is laid out beautifully over the course of 144 songs – both a and b-sides of all singles issued by Motown in 1968 – and also told in the pages of the 130 page booklet, filled with notes, writings, photos, and full color images throughout! Music is by Shorty Long, Edwin Starr, Four Tops, Fantastic Four, Rita Wright, R Dean Taylor, Jimmy Ruffin, Bobby Taylor, Chris Clark, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jr Walker, Smokey Robinson, Debbie
Dean, The Ones, The Monitors, Paul Peterson, and lots lots more! Also comes with a bonus Marvin Gaye 7" single packaged inside the hardcover booklet!
(Small promotional sticker inside booklet & some pen on back of case.)