Were you around to watch Motown 25 in 1983. The concert first aired on NBC and was a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Motown. Now that an additional 30+ years have passed, those same artists are even more relevant today. They paved the way for modern music and united us as our society and culture evolved.
The Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Collector’s Edition DVD Box Set includes the original concert and over 14 hours of bonus features on 6 discs. There are interviews, history and, of course, a whole lot of music.
The first disc includes the original concert, a performer’s roundtable and a behind the scenes featurette about the making of the show. The other five discs are titled Rehearsal, The Reunion, History, Legacy and The People. It’s fascinating material and it’s wonderful to have it all compiled in this collection. I was familiar with some of the stories, but now have an even greater understanding and admiration for these pioneers.
As an added bonus, the box set also contains a 48 page collectible book that is beautifully illustrated.
Yesterday, Today, Forever
Collector’s Edition DVD Box Set
Release date 9/27/16
Synopsis: “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever debuted on NBC on May 16, 1983, and became an immediate sensation. The highlight that caused the most talk was Michael Jackson’s world premiere of the moonwalk (aka six seconds that changed the world) but Motown 25 had an abundance of buzzworthy moments—reunions by the Miracles, the Supremes and The Jackson 5; the first battle of the bands between The Temptations and Four Tops; and the hottest comedian in the world at the time, Richard Pryor, as host.”
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Mary Mac says
I grew up listening to Motown and still keep my radio on Motown Sirius radio.
So many great songs, Can’t pick a fave.
Sarah B. says
Even though I was a kid in the 80’s I preferred my moms old Motown albums, really wore out Diana Ross & the Supremes greatest hits!
Anita E says
I love Motown music
Linda Kish says
I was around but don’t think I saw it. I have always loved Motown music. I grew up listening to it.
Richard Brandt says
I saw Smokey Robinson live last year and he’s still amazing!
Ingrid Jackson says
What memories of Motown I have as a teenager! I still listen to many motown artists.
Thanks for the giveaway
Jamie Martin says
Tim Hughes says
I watched this the first time when I was 11 years old and this would be such an incredible 14 hour flashback to this show!
So many great artist came out of Motown. :-) Thank you.
Pat Schwab says
I grew up going to PJ parties where we would dance and listen to Motown. The Supremes had some of our favorite songs such as Stop in the Name of Love. Motown gave us so many great artists.
rebecca day says
thanks for the giveaway
What a collection of great music !!! This is a giveaway anyone would enjoy.
Maryann D. says
I would be so happy to listen to this Motown 25 DVD Box Set and my daughter also.
Ruth McIver says
I could listen to this while I clean the house. The cats won’t know if I am off tune.
vickie couturier says
i grew up listening to motown,,would love this
Ann Fantom says
I would love to have this awesome box set. Thanks for the chance to win
Best giveaway in a long time!
EMMA L HORTON says
THESE ARE THE BEST SONGS AND SINGERS….BRINGS BACK SOME GOOD OLD MEMORIES…THE BEST OF TIMES
Debbi Wellenstein says
Motown artists are some of the best around. I would love to have this collection.
my husband and I just love to listen to Motown music. this is a great giveaway and would love to win this
elizabeth miller says
Wow this would be the best gift in the world I could give to my mom. She would love this. She still has the music of these artists on cd’s in her car and she drives my daughter crazy with it but hey..I give her credit, she keeps loving her music and dancing.
I love Motown Music.
Oh, those were my days! Would LOVE to win this prize!!!
Growing up, I listened to so much Motown. My mom especially loved this music and still cannot get enough of it. So if I were lucky enough as to win this, I would give it to my mom and surprise the heck out of her. Thanks for the chance to win.
Motown is forever!
Renee Walters says
I love Motown music!
shelly miller says
so much talent came out of motown, session artists, singers, producers, what a legacy
James Coyne says
I would love to win this
Christina Sparks says
My husband and I like to sit back and relax and listen to some old motown.
Tandi Cortez says
Very nice giveaway! Would love this collection!
Brian Metzger says
From what I remember ,this was an awesome show! Richard Pryor, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross….and who could EVER forget Michael Jackson’s moonwalk!
Good Times… I would love to win this one!
Justin Sparks says
My grandmother would love this…I love this music as well grew up listening to it so I may want to keep it for myself lol
Karen Behrman says
I’ve always loved Motown and still to this day it’s my favorite music to listen to
Debbie Welchert says
Wow what a great collection of music and information on all of these great artist. It would be a great collection to have….
bill norris says
love seeing the live music
My dad would love this! If I won I would give this to him for Christmas.
Darlene Carbajal says
My grandma will love this. :)
I love the Motown musicians.
kelly nicholson says
love motown..i really want this thanks
Rita M says
Grew up listening to Motown – would absolutely love this!
Annmarie W. says
So many great songs came out of Motown…and they were such an inspiration to many artists who followed them!
Denise Sachs says
This would be fun to listen and dance to.
Janice wright says
Every once in awhile, I get an urge to listen to some Motown. Thank goodness there’s a channel for that on my XM radio. Now if I won this I could listen to it at home.
Many people are very fond of music from Motown.
Nicole Sender says
I love the Motown sound!
KENNETH OHL says
this would be great love this music
Fawn H says
I love everything about Motown. What a great collection!
Lynn D. says
Jan Lee says
I still sing and remember some of these songs. They were the best of their time, :)
NANCY STANKO says
THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY
A lot of good singers and songs came out of Motown.
June S. says
I grew up with this great music during my childhood. I remember just dancing up a storm to what I consider the best music ever. (Motown Rocks)
Love, love these old songs. Makes me want to dance!!
My husband would love this. I wouldn’t mind having it myself.
This is a awesome prize to win!
Carol w says
What a great set. I would love watching all the oldies. This would be a treasure to have. Thanks
I would love this!
What a great giveaway! It still brings back great memories. I’d love to see a the special features and show this to my girls!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Michelle S says
I was excited that this was a CD set – didn’t realize at first it was DVDs. That’s even better!
Lana simanovicki says
This is the best music
Jane H says
This is my favorite era of music..bar none. Thanks for the chance to win this.
Cindy Conner Bowling says
This has some of the best songs ever.
Allyson Becker says
My favorite music genres are the 50s and 60s. And Motown is incredible music!
Great for Hubby for xmas…thanks!
Mary Rutter says
Good quality music.
Darlene Cruz says
I also grew up with the Motown sounds blaring through my house and my neighborhood. My mother is a big fan and I became a huge fan and my children too. Nothing but wonderful memories when I hear the Motown artists of yesteryears.
Shelley P says
What an awesome prize! So many great artists and songs! I would love this for myself :) Thanks for the chance.
Carolyn G says
Music at its finest!!
Susan Smith says
I’d love to win this, such great music.
Jill Myrick says
I would love to win this for my husband who is a huge music buff and would love this set.
Susan Chester says
I love how stylish the Motown artists dressed. So different from today’s artists. Motown is my favorite type of music. So many wonderful songs!
Joy Venters says
Such wonderful and warm memories are related to this music. Every time I hear it I cannot help but start to daydream of days gone bye.
Kathy Pease says
This looks so awesome! Thanks so much for the chance :)
Daniel M says
looks like a nice set!
Jennifer H. says
I would love to win this!
John H. says
What a great giveaway!
Tracy Shafer says
Such a great selection of music!
This would be an awesome gift for my husband!
Buddy Garrett says
It would be great to relieve the Motown sound again. There are so many fond memories.
Richard Hicks says
Some really great artists from Motown
I’d love to win this! Smokey Robinson is one of my all-time favorite Motown singers. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
Jerry Marquardt says
Thanks so much for featuring the best in Motown, the Motown 25 DVD Box Set.
Lily Kwan says
This DVD box set looks very interesting. Thanks for the great giveaway!
I grew up with this music and would love to watch these DVDs!