The Women of Motown

A story told through 8 classic albums from the label's vault, curated by Motown Records & VMP.

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On sale through the end of September or until it sells out. Ships (for free in the U.S.) in early October.
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Learn about the women who crafted The Sound of Young America.
Motown as a family, and as a cultural force, has always been fueled by the efforts of many women, as well as founder Berry Gordy’s faith in feminine brains and power.”
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Susan Whitall
Detroit journalist and author of The Women of Motown

A great series unfolds in episodes

...and the best stories are told in chapters. We're reinventing the box set experience, as we spend four weeks exploring this storied label through the music of the women who made it legendary. While the box will ship with all eight albums inside, Episodes Two and Three will housed in secrecy sleeves that can be opened at specific points in our journey.

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First Three Titles Revealed + Podcast Drop
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Next Two Titles Revealed + Podcast Drop
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Final Three Titles Revealed + Podcast Drop

What's Included?

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Exclusive Podcast Series
Hear the stories behind The Women of Motown through exclusive access to a four episode podcast, featuring interviews with Ethiopia Habtemariam (the President of Motown Records) and much more.
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9 LPs (7 single LPs, 1 double LP)
Limited to 1000, on 180 gram audiophile black vinyl, pressed at QRP in Salina, KS. Seven albums were AAA cut from the original tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound; the last album was cut from the highest quality digital source.
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Private Fan Community
You’ll receive an invite to connect and compare notes with other fans in a private group powered by Discourse.org, exclusive to Motown Anthology members.
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8 Liner Note Prints

12” heavyweight prints featuring frame-worthy artist photos, packaged with each album and thoughtfully written by Susan Whitall - who literally wrote the book on The Women of Motown.
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Premium Commemorative Box
Only the best for Motown's 60th anniversary. This heavyweight two-piece slip and slash box is hand-numbered and features a soft-touch finish and spot UV gloss.
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Bonus Content
'You can expect exclusive content, bonus podcast material, live episode unboxings and more via an interactive microsite. Just look for the QR code sent with your box.
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Why haven’t you revealed the specific albums?


We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By revealing the records slowly, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual masterpiece, and the opportunity to share your thoughts with others.

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Tell me more about the albums?


The six albums in this Anthology were sourced from the highest quality digital source and pressed at GZ. Three of the albums, including all of Episode 3, are appearing on vinyl for the first time (the final album in the box is the most recent album announced on Ghostly International). The other three are out-of-print and hard to find.


Got a question?

VMP Anthology is the vinyl box set, reinvented. It aims to use music to tell a story, and gives space for lots of listening, learning, and conversation along the way.
VMP started as a record of the month club in 2013 and has expanded into an online record store and magazine. Click our logo in the footer to learn more.
Shipping is free in the U.S. and $50 internationally. Records will be sent in one shipment Orders placed before 10/13 (5pm EST) are expected to ship in late October. Orders placed after 10/13 (5pm EST) are expected to ship in mid November. Timeline is subject to change due to COVID-19. We will notify you of any shipping updates.
We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By breaking up the albums into 4 episodes, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and soak it in.
Nope! We built VMP Anthology as a way for all fans to experience music more deeply, and VMP membership is not required.
Yes, shipping is available in 16 countries in addition to the U.S. (view all FAQs for more details). For international customers, customs and duties will be pre-paid and nothing will be due upon receipt.
Afterpay is an interest-free financing option that allows you to make four bi-weekly (every two weeks) installment payments rather than one upfront payment. If you choose Afterpay at checkout, you will be redirected to the Afterpay site to create an account and to complete your payment. You won’t be charged any interest or fees, as long as your payments are made on time. At this time, Afterpay is only available for customers in the United States.
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