The Marvelettes Forever

Title: The Marvelettes Forever: The Complete Motown Albums, Vol. 1

Artist: The Marvelettes

Label: Hip-O Select

Format:  3 CD set

Catalog No.: B0011516-02

Release Date: May 2009

Nearly fifty years after the formation of the Marvelettes, Hip-O Select has released a three disc compilation celebrating the talent of Motown’s first female pop/soul group. Most recognized for their very successful and chart topping “Please Mr. Postman” of 1961, the Marvelettes never really received the acclaim they deserved.  Plagued by health issues, disappointing song choices, and competition from Motown’s other girl groups (most notably the Supremes), the Marvelettes had only a few sporadic hits despite releasing a number of noteworthy albums. This new compilation includes their first six albums along with bonus tracks, live tracks, and even mono singles and rare sides.  Complete with a booklet of photographs, biography information, and track listings with credits, The Marvelettes Forever collection pays homage to the brief but strong presence of these gifted ladies.  Vol. 2, scheduled for release in 2010, will complete the set.

Posted by Rachel Weidner