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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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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.

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Mary Wells
Bye Bye Baby - I Don't Want To Take A Chance (1961)
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Martha And The Vandellas
Heat Wave (1963)
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The Supremes
Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
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Tammi Terrell
Irresistible Tammi Terrell (1968)
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Syreeta (1972)
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Tata Vega
Totally Tata (1977)
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Teena Marie
It Must Be Magic (1981)
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Erykah Badu
Worldwide Underground (2003)

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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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, previously recorded unboxing videos. Look for the QR code sent with your box.


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. Orders will ship out within 5 business days. 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.
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