Full album of Motown music
The original Broadway cast recording of Motown The Musical, a show nominated for four Tony® Awards, was released on June 4.
The album features new versions of Motown classics including Dancing In The Street, My Girl, You’re All I Need To Get By, Where Did Our Love Go, I Want You Back, and many more. Among the album’s 14 tracks are two new songs, Hey Joe (Black Like Me) and the showstopper Can I Close The Door (On Love), co-written by Berry Gordy, Motown Records’ founder, writer and co-producer of the show. Included in the album’s CD booklet are one-of-a-kind cast photos and two essays, by Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright.
“Motown The Musical” is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed the music culture forever. The show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and many more. Featuring all the classics you love, it tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America that shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat.