Motown bundle of 5 lps and a slipmat which was talked about by members last year. It now appears that this release (which was originally scheduled for a late 2019 release) is now scheduled for a release at the end of this month. Details and links follow below
Limited to 2500 sets, this exclusive ‘Motown In Mono’ collection includes a custom turntable slipmat.
All five albums were newly remastered from their original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets.
Motown In Mono: Exclusive Five Album & Slipmat Bundle
Release Date 28 February 2020
This limited edition ‘Motown In Mono’ vinyl series, features the following:
The Four Tops – Reach Out (1967)
The Marvelettes – Sophisticated Soul (1968)
The Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (1963)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections (1968)
The Temptations – The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965).
“Reflections” and “Sophisticated Soul” have never before been commercially released in mono. The mono LPs for “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” (also generally known, from the album’s cover art, as “The Fabulous Miracles”), “Reach Out” and “The Temptations Sing Smokey” are long out-of-print and rare.
Motown In Mono Release Information
Interview with the mastering engineer
“It Just Really Floored Me”: Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray On The ‘Motown In Mono’ SeriesKevin Gray of Cohearent Audio remastered all five albums in mono from original master tapes. Renowned for his all-analog mastering techniques, Kevin spoke to us about his deep affection for classic Motown music and his remastering work on these albums.