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Motown Classic Hits, Vol. 5

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As Motown's endless wave of reissue collections goes, the Classic Hits series is at the bottom of the barrel -- typically clocking in with only about a half hour's worth of music, each compilation also comes minus liner notes and without any logical thematic unity behind its song selection. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with classic singles like the Four Tops' "Baby I Need Your Loving," the Supremes' "Baby Love" and Mary Wells' "Two Lovers," of course; it's just that when all are readily available on other, better Motown collections, this fifth volume becomes as irrelevant as all the others in the series.

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