Universal Music will release May 26 a new, limited-edition boxed set of rare and unreleased vinyl from the Motown vaults. It will be the fourth volume in the series, known as The Motown 7s Box, compiled by BBC Radio DJ and journalist Richard Searling.

The artists featured on the seven singles include David Ruffin, Brenda Holloway, the Spinners, the Contours, Thelma Houston, Tammi Terrell, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Rita Wright, Ivy Jo Hunter and Marvin Gaye. The 14 tracks are certain to be favoured by Northern Soul and Motown fans worldwide; Searling is an authority in this field.

As with previous releases in the series, Volume 4 includes a selection of material never previously released on seven-inch vinyl, such as Holloway’s “Can’t Hold The Feelin’ Back.”

The music is annotated by Searling on a special booklet within the box. Among the collectibles are tracks previously only available on LP, such as Shorty Long’s “Baby Come Home To Me,” Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Ain’t You Glad You Chose Love” and the Monitors’ “Share A Little Love With Me.” Tracks previously available only on CD include David Ruffin’s “That World I Lived In” and Marvin Gaye’s “Sweet Thing.”

This latest volume includes a voucher to download MP3 versions of the singles via www.backtoblackvinyl.com, as with previous sets of The Motown 7s Box. And if you pre-order this box from the Classic Motown store, we will throw in a limited edition poster too.

And if you’re looking to complete the set, the previous sets of The Motown 7s Box are on sale at our Classic Motown store here.


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