Elemental Music’s “The Motown Collection”

Elemental Music’s The Motown Collection is a continuing series of long-playing vinyl reissues of crate digger favorites from the Detroit-bred soul music giant Motown Records catalog. All releases will replicate the ‘60s and ‘70s LPs’ bold sound and 12-by-12 full-color packaging. The Motown Sound Collection continues with titles scheduled for release through early 2025.

Elemental will release a total of 22 titles through the end of 2024, including music by such storied Motown stars as Smokey Robinson (and the Miracles), The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye (both solo and with duet partner Mary Wells), The Jackson 5, Eddie Kendricks, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and The Undisputed Truth.

“As a rule of thumb, we always try to reissue the music that we love. That’s our priority. With the Motown Series, we wanted to take a deep dive into the label’s history and to reissue some more obscure titles,” describes Elemental Music Founder and producer of the Motown Sound Collection Jordi Soley. “For many of the albums we’ll be putting out throughout 2024 and into 2025, it will be their first reissue since their original release. It’s our way of showing some love to Motown’s legacy.”

The collection bowed on May 10 with the initial vinyl release of its first two titles: The TemptationsWish It Would Rain and The SupremesWe Remember Sam Cooke

Forthcoming albums slated for release include the mono edition of Gaye and Wells’ Together (their only duo recording) and a green vinyl pressing of the Supremes’ I Hear a Symphony (both July 12); a red vinyl pressing, in a die-cut cover, of the Jackson 5’s Get It Together, and the mono editions of the Miracles’ Make It Happen and More Hits By the Supremes (August 16); the mono version of Meet the Temptations(September 13); a red vinyl version of the Jackson 5’s Third Album and the mono edition of the Supremes’ A Bit of Liverpool(October 11); and the mono versions of Four Tops and Marvin Gaye’s When I’m Alone I Cry (Nov. 15).

The complete 2024 release schedule for the Motown Sound Collection:

May 10:

The Temptations: I Wish It Would Rain

The Supremes: We Remember Sam Cooke

June 7:

Smokey Robinson: Smokey (Blue Vinyl/Gatefold edition) 

Four Tops’ Still Waters Run Deep

July 12:

Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells’ Together (Mono edition)

The Supremes’ I Hear a Symphony (Green vinyl)

The Temptations’ Cloud Nine

Aug. 16:

The Jackson Five: Get It Together (Red Vinyl/Die-Cut Cover)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ Make It Happen (Mono edition) 

More Hits By The Supremes (Mono edition)

Sept. 13:

Meet the Temptations (Mono edition) 

Marvin Gaye’s In the Groove

The Supremes’ Love Child.

Oct. 11:

The Jackson 5: Third Album (Red Vinyl) 

The Supremes: A Bit of Liverpool (Mono edition)

The Temptations’ Sky’s the Limit

Nov. 15:

Four Tops (Mono edition)

Marvin Gaye: When I’m Alone I Cry (Mono edition) 

Eddie Kendricks’ People…Hold On

Dec. 13:

Gladys Knight & the Pips’ Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the One to Say Goodbye)

The Temptations’ Solid Rock

The Undisputed Truth: The Undisputed Truth


Elemental Music, founded in 2012, specializes in releasing newly discovered and out-of-print recordings, primarily Jazz, Blues, and Soul. These recordings are meticulously curated and reissued with love.

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