Label: Tamla Motown - STML 11246,Tamla Motown - 0C 062 ◦ 94730 • Series: Motown Chartbusters - 8 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
Tamla Motown logo Motown logo. In total, 12 editions were released in the UK between and Volumes 1 and 2 were originally called British Motown Chartbusters ; after this the title Motown Chartbusters was used. Although the series comprised mainly hit singles by various Motown artists, the albums also included other recordings that had not been hits in Britain and many significant single hits were excluded from the series.
Later albums in the series failed to include any of the top ten singles achieved by Stevie Wonderor any of his releases. Minor hits were sometimes included in place of bigger hits, most notably for the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Because of Motown's policy of re-issuing tracks Bad Weather - Various - Motown Chartbusters Volume 8 single on a regular basis, there are some anomalies in the inclusion of tracks.
Mary Wells' hit 'My Guy' features on Volume 7, released inafter it had been a substantive reissue hit, despite being first released in and similarly 'Baby Love' is included on Volume 9, as it had been re-issued inten years after it first charted in the UK for The Supremes.
The original albums were made by EMI under licence from Motown. EMI also made 8-track cartridge recordings of the early releases. In total, 12 editions were released in the UK, spanning 15 years from to All 12 were Top 30 UK chart entries. The second volume of British Motown Chartbusters rose to No. In the same year, Volume 3 spent six weeks at the No. In Volume 5 went to No. The series was the most successful set of compilation albums in terms of sales until the release of the Now That's What I Call Music series began in the mids.
The series was re-issued by the budget label Spectrum, starting in The clear differences between the two releases are the logos on the disc and cover: the original release has the Tamla Motown logo; the re-release has the Motown logo. After its success in the UK, Motown went on to release variants of the compilation format in other counties such as the United States and Australia.
There were also various releases on the same type of platform, such as Motown ChartbustersRockin The Paradise - Styx - Paradise Theatre of Gold and boxed sets. First released in October as Bad Weather - Various - Motown Chartbusters Volume 8 Motown Chartbusters. It was re-released on the Spectrum label, and renamed Motown Chartbusters Volume Bad Weather - Various - Motown Chartbusters Volume 8 . It was re-released on the Spectrum label, and renamed Motown Chartbusters Volume 2.
An album also called Motown Chartbusters '80 was released in the same year on the Astor Long Summer - Gamblers Mark - Dirty Needles in Australia.
It had the exact Take Hold Of The Flame - Queensrÿche - The Warning listing as Motown Chartbusters Volume The cover was The Psychopath - Alastis - .And Death Smiled identical, with just minor changes.
This consisted of only five albums which had completely different track listings to the UK releases. Another difference was the number of tracks per album, the UK version consisted of 16 to 18 tracks, whereas the US version only had 12 tracks.
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