Amazing stuff – like discovering a whole new career of a famous artist – one that ran parallel to their hit work, but which has been unknown for years! The set brings together 47 tracks that Martha
Reeves recorded for Motown during her legendary stay at the label – all-great work that for some odd reason was never released at the time, but which clearly matches (and often beats) the quality of her bigger hits of the time. The span of the recordings runs for a full decade, and captures Martha
at many different stages in her career – from early straight girl group work, through more deeply soulful late 60s tunes, to some of the wonderfully open work she was singing in the last Motown years. As usual with these Hip-O sets, the notes are great and the package is all top-shelf – making a worthy set to match the high value of the rare music included! Titles include "Time Changes Things", "Missing Lover", "Coney Island", "Spellbound", "Looking In The Mirror", "Full Speed Ahead", "Operation Teamwork", "Talking About Love", "Ain't My Stuff Good Enough", "Love Where Are You Hiding", "For Once In My Life", "I Can't Help It", "I'll Take A Rain Check", and even a rare Back To School promo!
(Out of print and limited edition. Cover is a little worn along one edge but otherwise the whole set is in fantastic shape!)