The book has been brought together by Adam White and Barney Ales, with a foreword by ex-Rolling Stones manager and man about town Andrew Loog Oldham, offering 400 pages on the iconic label. The end product is described as ‘the definitive, authorised visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company’ and from what we can see, that’s not an idle boast.
This visual history of the label uses extensive, specially commissioned photography gathered from the archives, as well as the graphics and design used by the label to paint the picture.
In addition, it also offers ‘scores of interviews’ with the key people in the Motown story, who explain just how the ‘Motown machine’ produced so many great tunes and of course, household names in music. Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, The Temptations…the list goes on and on.
If that sounds like your kind of coffee table book, it is out on 14th March but available to pre-order now. Amazon is doing discounted pre-orders, with the price down from £39.95 to £25.97.