A collection of rare Motown tracks will be put on vinyl for the first time.
The boxset ‘The Motown 7″s Box – Rare and Unreleased Vinyl’ will see many of the tracks returned to vinyl for the first time since their original release.
Stevie Wonder’s ‘Just Enough To Ease the Pain’ will be put on vinyl for the first time, alongside ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ by Frank Wilson, which was withdrawn after its initial release in 1965. An original copy of it recently sold for over £25,000, The Vinyl Factory reports.
The box contains 14 rare and previously unreleased cuts on seven 7-inches s from the likes of Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder , The Temptations, The Originals, Chris Clark, The Spinners, Tammi Terrell and David Ruffin. It will be released on November 18.
“The Stevie track has only ever previously been a download,” says broadcaster and DJ Richard Searling, who put the collection together. “The Four Tops and Ruffin tracks are both from cancelled album projects, the latter penned by the team that gave us Tobi Legend’s ‘Time Will Pass You By’,” he added.
‘Motown 7s – Rare and Unreleased’ tracklisting
A. ‘This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me)’ – Marvin Gaye
B. ‘What More Could A Boy Ask For’ – The Spinners
A. ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ – Frank Wilson
B. ‘Suspicion’ – The Originals
A. ‘Stormy’ – Diana Ross & The Supremes
B. ‘Just Enough To Ease The Pain’ – Stevie Wonder
A. ‘Clip My Wings’ – Four Tops
B. ‘All I Do Is Think About You’ – Tammi Terrell
A. ‘It Happens Every Time’ – Barbara McNair
B. ‘I Can’t Be Hurt Anymore’ – David Ruffin
A. ‘Forever In My Heart’ – The Temptations
B. ‘You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me’ – Kim Weston
A. ‘Something’s Wrong’ – Chris Clark
B. ‘My Love Is Your Love (Forever)’ – The Isley Brothers