Motown 25 - Time Life 1 DVD Set
DIRECT FROM HITSVILLE, USA!
the first quarter century of the little company that founder Berry
Gordy Jr. turned into Hitsville, U.S.A., his history-making success
deserved a history-making concert—Motown 25: Yesterday, Today,
Forever! It debuted on NBC on May 16, 1983, and the morning after became
an immediate water-cooler sensation. The highlight that caused the most
talk was Michael Jackson’s world premiere of his moonwalk (aka “six
seconds that changed the world”) but Motown 25 had an abundance of other
buzz-worthy moments, too—reunions by the Miracles, the Supremes and the
Jackson 5; the first battle of the bands between Four Tops and The
Temptations; and the hottest comedian in the world at the time, Richard
Pryor, as host. Motown 25 was not simply a 2-hour TV special…it was a
flashpoint cultural event!
The show deservedly won an Emmy Award, but has been unseen for over 20
years, until today, available now with 5.1 Surround Sound that reveals
the music to its fullest potential. Virtually every major Motown artists
is spotlighted, including Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and Junior Walker. They perform classic Motown hits at this once-in-a-lifetime concert. Plus, we’ve included over an hour of bonus material!
This Emmy-winning program had it all: Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey
Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Lionel
Richie, Commodores, The Temptations, Four Tops, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves,
DeBarge, Jr. Walker, Jose Feliciano & more! Plus Richard Pryor, Dick Clark,
Billy Dee Williams & others!
An extended version of Motown 25 with 30 additional minutes not seen on
the original broadcast.
Plus over 60 minutes of BONUS features:
- Featurette: The Making of Motown 25
- Roundtable discussions with Smokey Robinson, Otis Williams
- (The Temptations) and Duke Fakir (Four Tops)
- Rehearsal footage of Michael Jackson and Marvi Gaye
- Exclusive interviews with MOTOWN 25 executive producer Suzanne de Passe & director/producer Don Mischer, as well as performers Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Martha Reeves (Martha and the Vandellas) and more!