Mojo (Publisher) - p.1164 stars out of 5
-- "[There's] a whole lot going on beneath the surface. Most fundamental to the label's resurgence are Marvin Gaye producing The Originals and likewise Stevie Wonder on The Detroit Spinners. These sessions were proving grounds....There are literally dozens of other fascinating moments among the 144 tracks here..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.1055 stars out of 5
-- "Norman Whitfield continues his ever-inventive production for The Temptations with 'Ball Of Confusion,' nudging Motown's political envelope a touch further, while Edwin Starr pushes it off the table with the Whitfield-penned 'War'..."
Audio Remasterer: Ellen Fitton.
Arrangers: David Blumberg; Jerry Long; Willie Shorter; Johnny Arthey; Gene Page; Henry Cosby; Jimmy Roach; Paul Riser; R. Dean Taylor; Tom Baird; Wade Marcus; Bob West .
The tenth volume of Hip-O-Select's comprehensive series of Motown box sets contains every single released by the Detroit label in 1970. The year 1970 was a time of transition for Motown. The ace songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland split with Motown in 1968 and were replaced by a crack production team known as "The Corporation" whose slick pop-funk would come to define the Motown sound in the early '70s. While The Corporation worked their magic on landmark Jackson 5 recordings like "ABC," more established Motown artists continue to follow their own creative courses. The virtues of this monumental collection are too great to enumerate in full, but rest assured in knowing that this compilation contains some of the finest pop music ever recorded.