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The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12B: 1972

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The last in the series available now

Press blurb below from Universal

5-CD set brings acclaimed series to an end, with 100 classic & rare tracks.

The Complete Motown Singles, an acclaimed, multi-disc series covering the company's wide-ranging and massively successful output from 1959-1972, comes to its conclusion with the release of Volume 12B, a 5-disc set of the company's output from the last half of 1972.

This final volume is another stunning release, with 100 remastered tracks, several of them rare and unreleased, along with a 130-page booklet that tells the story of Motown finding a path from its original Hitsville headquarters to the sun and surf of Los Angeles.

There's the MoWest label, and its fits and starts; the Temptations, remaining in Detroit and hitting No. 1 again6 with "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" the maturation of Stevie Wonder, who begins an unstoppable run with "Superstition" and with "Good Morning Heartache" , "Trouble Man" and "Ben" , respectively, Motown emerges with Diana Ross, movie star, Marvin Gaye, movie score composer, and Michael Jackson, solo act with a No. 1 movie theme.

There are brief hellos to such diverse artists as Puzzle, Wolfe, Martin & Finley, Odyssey and 1960s pop icon Lesley Gore. Jermaine Jackson debuts as another solo act from the Jackson 5. There are also rare tracks from: Valerie Simpson, whose unreleased single version of "Genius" features an alternate vocal from the LP release; G.C. Cameron & Willie Hutch, whose scheduled duet version of "Come Get This Thang" went unissued until Cameron's album release two years later, but without Hutch's voice; Marvin Gaye, whose poignant Christmas single sat on a shelf for 20 years; and Funk Brothers bassist Bob Bobbitt, whose funky Soul label single "Gospel Truth" was cancelled.

Disc 71 (Vol. 12B/Disc 1):

1. Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love - The Supremes

2. The Wisdom Of Time - The Supremes

3. Green Grow The Lilacs - The Festivals

4. So In Love - The Festivals

5. Green Grow The Lilacs [stereo promo version] - The Festivals

6. What Is Black - Billy Proctor

7. I Can Take It All - Billy Proctor

8. What Is Black [stereo promo version] - Billy Proctor

9. Ben - Michael Jackson

10. You Can Cry On My Shoulder - Michael Jackson

11. That's How Love Goes - Jermaine Jackson

12. I Lost My Love In The Big City - Jermaine Jackson

13. Duck You Sucker - Jerry Ross Symposium

14. It Happened On A Sunday Morning - Jerry Ross Symposium

15. (It's The Way) Nature Planned It - Four Tops

16. I'll Never Change - Four Tops

17. Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love - Odyssey

18. Broken Road - Odyssey

19. The Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

20. Sun Country - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

21. Daddy Could Swear, I Declare - Gladys Knight & The Pips

22. Can't Give It Up No More - Gladys Knight & The Pips

Disc 72 (Vol. 12B/Disc 2):

1. Keep On Running - Stevie Wonder

2. Evil - Stevie Wonder

3. The Morning After - Michelle Aller

4. Spend Some Time Together - Michelle Aller

5. Just Not Gonna Make It - Michelle Aller

6. Walk On, Don't Look Back - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

7. Who Is The Leader Of The People - Edwin Starr

8. Don't Tell Me I'm Crazy - Edwin Starr

9. Who Is The Leader Of The People [stereo promo version] - Edwin Starr

10. Gospel Truth - Bob Babbitt

11. Running Like A Rabbit - Bob Babbitt

12. If You Let Me - Eddie Kendricks

13. Just Memories - Eddie Kendricks

14. I Guess I'll Miss The Man - The Supremes

15. Over And Over - The Supremes

16. The Good Things (Where Was I When Love Came By) - The Naturals

17. Me And My Brother - The Naturals

18. The Good Things (Where Was I When Love Came By) [stereo promo version] - Naturals

19. I Love Every Little Thing About You - Syreeta

20. Black Maybe - Syreeta

20. Black Maybe - Syreeta

Disc 73 (Vol. 12B/Disc 3):

1. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (Vocal) - The Temptations

2. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (Instrumental) - The Temptations

3. Corner Of The Sky - The Jackson 5

4. To Know - The Jackson 5

5. Good Time Sally - Rare Earth

6. Love Shines Down - Rare Earth

7. Genius - Valerie Simpson

8. Silly Wasn't I - Valerie Simpson

9. I Believe I'm Gonna Take This Ride - Valerie Simpson

10. What If - Thelma Houston

11. There Is A God - Thelma Houston

12. Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don't Say No) - The Undisputed Truth

13. Girl You're Alright - The Undisputed Truth

14. With A Little Help From My Friends - The Undisputed Truth

15. Girl You're Alright [stereo promo version] - The Undisputed Truth

16. She Said That - Lesley Gore

17. The Road I Walk - Lesley Gore

18. Spanish Harlem - The Crusaders

19. Papa Hooper's Barrelhouse Groove - The Crusaders

Disc 74 (Vol. 12B/Disc 4):

1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder

2. You've Got It Bad Girl - Stevie Wonder

3. You've Got My Mind - Sisters Love

4. Try It You'll Like It - Sisters Love

5. Songwriter - Repairs

6. Fiddler - Repairs

7. Average People - Bobby Darin

8. Something In Her Love - Bobby Darin

9. Since I Met You There's No Magic - Celebration

10. The Circle Again - Celebration

11. Come Get This Thang - G.C. Cameron & Willie Hutch

12. My Woman - G.C. Cameron & Willie Hutch

13. Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson

14. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) - Jermaine Jackson

15. I Can't Stand To See You Cry - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

16. With Your Love Came - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

17. I Can't Stand To See You Cry [stereo promo version] - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

18. Happy (Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues") - Bobby Darin

Disc 75 (Vol. 12B/Disc 5):

1. Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye

2. Don't Mess With Mr. T - Marvin Gaye

3. Robot Man - Jay & The Techniques

4. I'll Be Here - Jay & The Techniques

5. Long Life And Success To The Farmer - Martin & Finley

6. Half Crazed - Martin & Finley

7. Take It Out On Me - Jerry Ross Symposium

8. It's The Same Old Love - Jerry Ross Symposium

9. Love Ain't Love (Till You Give It To Somebody) - The Courtships

10. Oops, It Just Slipped Out - The Courtships

11. We're Gonna Have A Good Time - Rare Earth

12. Would You Like To Come Along - Rare Earth

13. Ballad Of The Unloved - Wolfe

14. Tale Of Two Cities - Wolfe

15. It's Not The Last Time - Puzzle

16. On With The Show - Puzzle

17. Good Morning Heartache - Diana Ross

18. God Bless The Child - Diana Ross

19. I Want To Come Home For Christmas - Marvin Gaye

20. Christmas In The City - Marvin Gaye

21. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight & The Pips

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The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12B: 1972



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