Motown Remixed is a fun collection of remixes of Motown hits from artists like the Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
The remixes do a good job of providing an updated look at some familiar hits, while not veering off so far from the originals to be distracting. Most of the originals are dance tunes, so the tracks survive the remix process well.
Highlights of the CD include the remix of Glady Knight & the Pips take on I Heard it Through the Grapevine; Rare Earth’s I Just Want to Celebrate; and Rick James’ Mary Jane.
Overall, the remixes do a great job of updating the tracks without being jarring. The remixes aren’t as surprising as on some remix CD’s, but the CD as a whole may be a more enjoyable listen.
- “I Want You Back” / JACKSON 5 “Z-TRIP REMIX”
- “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” / GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS “THE RANDY WATSON EXPERIENCE SYMPATHY FOR THE GRAPES MIX “
- “Let’s Get It On” / MARVIN GAYE “PAUL SIMPSON & MILES DALTO MPG GROOVE MIX”
- “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” / STEVIE WONDER “DJ SMASH ESSENTIAL FUNK REMIX” 5. “ABC” / JACKSON 5 “SALAAM REMI CRUNK-A-DELIC PARTY MIX”
- “I Just Want To Celebrate” / RARE EARTH “MOCEAN WORKER REMIX “
- “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” / THE TEMPTATIONS “DJ JAZZY JEFF & PETE KUZMA SOLEFULL MIX “
- “Quiet Storm” / SMOKEY ROBINSON “GROOVE BOUTIQUE REMIX,” featuring guest soloist ROY AYERS
- “My World Is Empty Without You” / DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES “TRANZITION REMIX”
- “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” / THE TEMPTATIONS “EASY MO BEE REMIX”
- “Smiling Faces Sometimes” / UNDISPUTED TRUTH “FUTURESHOCK ENTERTAINMENT MAIN INGREDIENT MIX”
- “The Tears Of A Clown” / SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES “HOTSNAX REMIX”
- “Keep on Truckin’” / EDDIE KENDRICKS “DJ SPINNA REMIX”
- “War” / EDWIN STARR “KING BRITT MIX”
- “Mary Jane” / RICK JAMES “DJ GREEN LANTERN EVIL GENIUS MIX”