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El Sonido de la Joven América

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I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time: Hip-O Select is releasing a new compilation of classic Motown songs in a whole new way. Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles compiles 38 songs from the label as recorded in other languages for international markets. The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Velvelettes, Smokey Robinson and Edwin Starr sing the songs you know and love (plus a few folk ballads native to other countries) in Italian, Spanish, French and German, almost entirely preserved in their original single mixes. Trust me: if you love Motown, you’re going to flip when you hear some of this stuff.

Check out the full track list after the jump.

Disc 1: Italian

  1. The Supremes – L’Amore Verrá (You Can’t Hurry Love)
  2. The Supremes – Se Il Filo Spezzerai (You Keep Me Hangin’ On)
  3. The Four Tops – Piangono Gli Uomini (I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch))
  4. The Temptations – Solamente Lei (My Girl)
  5. The Temptations – Sei Solo Tu (The Way You Do the Things You Do)
  6. Stevie Wonder Il Sole E’ di Tutti (A Place in the Sun)
  7. Stevie Wonder – Passo Le Mei Notti Qui Da Solo (Music Talk)
  8. The Miracles – Non Sono Quello Che Tu Vuoi ((Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need)
  9. Jimmy Ruffin – Se Decidi Cosi’ (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted)
  10. The Four Tops – Gira, Gira (Reach Out I’ll Be There)
  11. The Four Tops – L’Arcobaleno (Walk Away, Renee)
  12. Stevie Wonder – Dove Vai? (Trav’lin Man)
  13. Stevie Wonder – Non Sono Un Angelo (I’m Wondering)
  14. Stevie Wonder – Se Tu Ragazza Mia
  15. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour (Italian)
  16. Stevie Wonder – Solo Te Solo Me Solo Noi (Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday)
  17. Edwin Starr – Che Forza (Soul Master)
  18. Edwin Starr – Dolce Amorre (Oh, How Happy)

Disc 2: German, French and Spanish

  1. The Supremes – Moonlight and Kisses (German)
  2. The Supremes – Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe (Where Did Our Love Go)
  3. The Supremes – Thank You Darling (German)
  4. The Supremes – Jonny Und Joe (Come See About Me)
  5. The Temptations – Mein Girl (My Girl)
  6. The Temptations – Blue Bird (German)
  7. Marvin Gaye – Wie Schön Das Ist (How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  8. Marvin Gaye – Sympatica
  9. The Velvelettes – Puisque Je Sais Quil Est À Moi (As Long as I Know He’s Mine)
  10. The Velvelettes – Tu Perds Le Plus Marveilleux Garcon du Monde (You Lost the Sweetest Boy)
  11. The Velvelettes – Le Hoky Poky ((Monkey) Hoky Poky)
  12. The Velvelettes – Je Veux Crier (My Foolish Heart (Keeps Hanging On to a Memory)
  13. Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Yo Necesito de Tu Amor (I’m Ready for Love)
  14. Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack (Spanish)
  15. Stevie Wonder – Mi Ayer, Tu Ayer, El Ayer (Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday)
  16. Stevie Wonder – Mi Querido Amor (My Cherie Amour)
  17. Stevie Wonder – Por Primera Vez (For Once in My Life)
  18. Jermaine Jackson – Seramos Serios (Let’s Get Serious) – Bonus Track
  19. Smokey Robinson – Aqui Con Tigo (Being with You) – Bonus Track

Written by Mike Duquette

February 17, 2010 at 17:26

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  1. It must take a long time to generate artwork. I downloaded this compilation in November last year.

    It’s interesting but the novelty wears off quickly. I doubt that anyone will listen to both discs consecutively. Everyone already knows the songs, the instrumentation is very similar to the originals.

    This is one that gets played once and sits on the shelf for the next five years until you throw it away to make room for more stuff.


    February 17, 2010 at 18:37

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