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Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever coming to DVD on Sept. 30th

Via Amazon for $35.96

3 discs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L9OPA56/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_XcmZtb09F0FDE

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Reply #1 posted 07/22/14 5:58am

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YASS!

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Reply #2 posted 07/22/14 8:44am

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Its 'bout time, the VCR chewed up my copy a couple of months ago. Maybe they'll put the shoving and pushing gone on between call me Mr. Ross and the other Supremes. lol

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Reply #3 posted 07/22/14 9:21am

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TD3 said:

Its 'bout time, the VCR chewed up my copy a couple of months ago. Maybe they'll put the shoving and pushing gone on between call me Mr. Ross and the other Supremes. lol

i'll buy it just to see that lol

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Reply #4 posted 07/22/14 9:28am

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IT'S ABOUT TIME!

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Reply #5 posted 07/22/14 9:47am

thedoorkeeper

Wasn't this on tv about 100 years ago?

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Reply #6 posted 07/22/14 11:00am

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YES! YES! YES!

I finally get to see this show in full!
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Reply #7 posted 07/22/14 12:56pm

Javi

Great news. This and the huge Marvin Gaye and Supremes box sets will make a very Motown-autumn. Now I'm waiting for a true Smokey box set, including his tunes and the many he has given to others. He deserves it.

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Reply #8 posted 07/22/14 1:50pm

HuMpThAnG

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Javi said:

Great news. This and the huge Marvin Gaye and Supremes box sets will make a very Motown-autumn. Now I'm waiting for a true Smokey box set, including his tunes and the many he has given to others. He deserves it.

Now I would get that one nod

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Reply #9 posted 07/22/14 3:55pm

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Javi said:

Great news. This and the huge Marvin Gaye and Supremes box sets will make a very Motown-autumn. Now I'm waiting for a true Smokey box set, including his tunes and the many he has given to others. He deserves it.

Just get the Temptations album between 1964-1967.

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Reply #10 posted 07/22/14 7:16pm

HuMpThAnG

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Javi said:

Great news. This and the huge Marvin Gaye and Supremes box sets will make a very Motown-autumn. Now I'm waiting for a true Smokey box set, including his tunes and the many he has given to others. He deserves it.

Just get the Temptations album between 1964-1967.

nah....trust me there's more biggrin

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Reply #11 posted 07/22/14 7:57pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Just get the Temptations album between 1964-1967.

nah....trust me there's more biggrin

Of course, but that was his pet project besides the Miracles.

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Reply #12 posted 07/22/14 8:11pm

Stymie

Will it show everything cut from the tv broadcast?
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Reply #13 posted 07/22/14 8:15pm

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thedoorkeeper said:

Wasn't this on tv about 100 years ago?

No that would be the Motown Motor City Revue. lol

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Reply #14 posted 07/22/14 8:45pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

HuMpThAnG said:

nah....trust me there's more biggrin

Of course, but that was his pet project besides the Miracles.

You're completely forgetting his main project Mary Wells, plus The Supremes, and The Marvelettes

And this classic so drag he wrote for The Contours music

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Reply #15 posted 07/22/14 9:18pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Of course, but that was his pet project besides the Miracles.

You're completely forgetting his main project Mary Wells, plus The Supremes, and The Marvelettes

And this classic so drag he wrote for The Contours music

I shouldn't have said pet, The tempts were his most successful. razz

You Beat Me To The Punch is my favorite M.Wells tune.

PRINCE: Always and Forever
MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Reply #16 posted 07/22/14 9:47pm

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There has been no official announcement, but it appears that the TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever may be coming to DVD.

The major clue is two new Amazon listings, one for a one-DVD/150 Minute version and one for a 3-DVD/450 Minute set. Both are listed with a September 30 release date via Time-Life.

Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Motown Records starring some of the label's biggest stars. Of course, the big moment of the night was Michael Jackson's performance of Billie Jean which, for the first time, included his Moonwalk. The show was taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 25.

Among the performances:

  • Shop Around - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • You Really Got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • Going to a Go-Go - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
  • My Cherie Amor - Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • Get Ready - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • It's the Same Old Song - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • Baby I Need Your Loving - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • My Girl - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • (I Know) I'm Losing You - The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  • (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas
  • My Guy - Mary Wells
  • Shotgun - Junior Walker & the All-Stars
  • Devil in the Bottle - T.G. Sheppard
  • Lonely Teardrops - José Feliciano
  • Brick House - Commodores
  • Where Did Our Love Go - Adam Ant
  • I Want You Back - The Jacksons
  • The Love You Save - The Jacksons
  • Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jacksons
  • I'll Be There - The Jacksons
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Can't Stop - DeBarge
  • Pretender - High Energy
  • Ooh Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson / Linda Ronstadt
  • The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson / Linda Ronstadt
  • Being With You - Smokey Robinson
  • Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  • Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & the Supremes
  • Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) - Diana Ross & the Supremes


The original three-hour show will fit fine on the single disc version, but what will be on the three-DVD set? There are performances from the night that didn't make the broadcast program and, especially, moments that couldn't be shown. The reunion of Diana Ross and the Supremes fell apart when Ross got upset that the other two members (Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong) walked next to her instead of behind her as they first walked upstage. Reports say that the action confused Ross and Wilson took over lead vocals along with the introduction of Berry Gordy. Performances of Baby Love and Stop! In the Name of Love were completely dropped as other stars rushed on stage to help finish Together.

When the show aired, that finale looked as if it was the way it was planned but it would be great, after all these years, if the entire performance made it onto the three-disc set. Hopefully, we will also see rehearsal footage and other special features on the deluxe set.

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Reply #17 posted 07/22/14 9:50pm

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I now know what I want for Christmas wink

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Reply #18 posted 07/23/14 9:39am

thedoorkeeper

Been a long time since I saw this -

didn't Boy George and George Michael

perform a Smokey Robinson song?

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Reply #19 posted 07/23/14 10:41am

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thedoorkeeper said:

Been a long time since I saw this -

didn't Boy George and George Michael

perform a Smokey Robinson song?

That was Motown Returns to the Apollo.

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Reply #20 posted 07/23/14 11:32am

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thedoorkeeper said:

Been a long time since I saw this -

didn't Boy George and George Michael

perform a Smokey Robinson song?

That was a different Motown celebration.

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

HuMpThAnG said:

You're completely forgetting his main project Mary Wells, plus The Supremes, and The Marvelettes

And this classic so drag he wrote for The Contours music

I shouldn't have said pet, The tempts were his most successful. razz

You Beat Me To The Punch is my favorite M.Wells tune.

As much as I dig that tune as well, this has got to be my favorite Mary tune written by Smokey music

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Reply #22 posted 07/24/14 1:38pm

Javi

Smokey deserves a box set like that, something similar to the Nile Rodgers boxes that are being released. There's a box set of Smokey and The Miracles with a couple of solo tracks, but the one I have in mind would include both his work with The Miracles and his solo work and the many compositions recorded by other artists. That would really underline how awesome a composer he is. People mainly talk about what a wonderful voice he has, or how great a lyricist he is, but he was a brilliant soul-pop composer, among the very best (to me, only Stevie would be a bit ahead...). Who knows? Maybe if his September duets album sells well, Universal would think about it... wink

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Reply #23 posted 07/25/14 5:30pm

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excited I haven't seen this show since it originally aired on TV! I can't wait for the DVD set! biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 07/27/14 5:34am

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This is certainly a collector's item but I would feel a little eerie knowing majority people performing are no longer with us.
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Reply #25 posted 07/27/14 8:24am

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1sotrue said:

This is certainly a collector's item but I would feel a little eerie knowing majority people performing are no longer with us.

nod

MJ alone being gone is eerie enough. It was surreal when I watched it on
VHS after his death.
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Reply #26 posted 07/27/14 8:38am

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phunkdaddy said:

1sotrue said:

This is certainly a collector's item but I would feel a little eerie knowing majority people performing are no longer with us.

:nod:

MJ alone being gone is eerie enough. It was surreal when I watched it on
VHS after his death.
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Typing on one is a $$#%! also. lol
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Reply #27 posted 07/27/14 2:51pm

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Only downfall of the show was that Mary Wells was on for a split second confused

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Reply #28 posted 07/27/14 4:25pm

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phunkdaddy said:

1sotrue said:

This is certainly a collector's item but I would feel a little eerie knowing majority people performing are no longer with us.

:nod:

MJ alone being gone is eerie enough. It was surreal when I watched it on
VHS after his death.
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Editing on a tablet is a motha lol
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Yes who can ever forget MJ's defining moment. Just think he didn't want to do it unless he was able to perform his own song Berry Gordy practically had to beg him to come.

I don't remember all of the performances except Michael but I think it's an insult that Marvin Gaye just performed one song.
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Reply #29 posted 07/27/14 5:30pm

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1sotrue said:

phunkdaddy said:


:nod:

MJ alone being gone is eerie enough. It was surreal when I watched it on
VHS after his death.
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Editing on a tablet is a motha lol
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Yes who can ever forget MJ's defining moment. Just think he didn't want to do it unless he was able to perform his own song Berry Gordy practically had to beg him to come.

I don't remember all of the performances except Michael but I think it's an insult that Marvin Gaye just performed one song.
Berry practically had to beg nearly everybody to come didn't he?
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