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Mary Wells 9/7/1993

Review

This two-CD, 43-track box set is the most comprehensive retrospective of Motown's biggest female star before Diana Ross. Although her first hit, "Bye Bye Baby," presented Wells as a blues belter, she quickly settled into a sly and sassy groove. Subsequent hits like "You Beat Me to the Punch," "Two Lovers," and "My Guy" (all included here) made the most of her shy, seductive voice by teaming her with some great songs and production by Smokey Robinson. Although many of these tunes were relegated to B-sides, album tracks, or even the can (11 were previously unreleased), the material -- written by Motown stalwarts like Berry Gordy, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Mickey Stevenson when Smokey was unavailable -- is not far below the hits in quality. This is as much a testimony to Motown's overflow of prolific talent as Wells', but doesn't detract from the consistency of this set, which includes her duets with Marvin Gaye (as well as a previously unreleased duet with Smokey Robinson). Includes a comprehensive essay in the photo-packed booklet, although the mysterious absence of the excellent "Was It Worth It" is a notable loss. ~ Richie Unterberger
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Bye Bye Baby Mary Wells 2:51
  3. 2 Come to Me Mary Wells 2:13
  4. 3 (You Can) Depend on Me Mary Wells 2:50
  5. 4 I Don't Want to Take a Chance Mary Wells 2:47
  6. 5 Bad Boy Mary Wells 2:21
  7. 6 I Love the Way You Love Mary Wells 2:19
  8. 7 Strange Love Mary Wells 2:39
  9. 8 The One Who Really Loves You Mary Wells 2:26
  10. 9 When Your Lover Comes Back Mary Wells 2:26
  11. 10 The Day Will Come Mary Wells 2:4
  12. 11 You Beat Me to the Punch Mary Wells 2:40
  13. 12 Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right Mary Wells 2:46
  14. 13 I've Got a Story Mary Wells 2:41
  15. 14 You're My Desire Mary Wells 2:16
  16. 15 She Don't Love You Mary Wells 2:29
  17. 16 Two Lovers Mary Wells 2:44
  18. 17 Operator Mary Wells 2:44
  19. 18 To Lose You Mary Wells 2:11
  20. 19 Laughing Boy Mary Wells 2:54
  21. 20 Looking Back Mary Wells 2:31
  22. 21 What Love Has Joined Together Mary Wells 2:55
  23. 1 I Want You 'Round Mary Wells 2:17
  24. 2 Your Old Standby Mary Wells 2:41
  25. 3 Forgive and Forget Mary Wells 2:30
  26. 4 What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One Mary Wells 2:51
  27. 5 You Lost the Sweetest Boy Mary Wells 2:30
  28. 6 My Heart Is Like a Clock Mary Wells 2:25
  29. 7 My Guy Mary Wells 2:46
  30. 8 He's the One I Love Mary Wells 2:37
  31. 9 Does He Love Me? Mary Wells 2:48
  32. 10 My World of Dreams Mary Wells 2:46
  33. 11 Once upon a Time Mary Wells 2:27
  34. 12 Whisper You Love Me Boy Mary Wells 2:36
  35. 13 Can You Fix It (My Broken Heart) Mary Wells 2:33
  36. 14 What's the Matter With You Baby Mary Wells 2:20
  37. 15 Guarantee (For a Lifetime) Mary Wells 2:15
  38. 16 One Block from Heaven Mary Wells 2:56
  39. 17 Goodbye and Good Luck Mary Wells 2:29
  40. 18 Prove It Mary Wells 2:3
  41. 19 When I'm Gone Mary Wells 2:14
  42. 20 Honey Boy Mary Wells 2:54
  43. 21 Teach Me Tonight Mary Wells 3:6
  44. 22 Everybody Needs Love Mary Wells 2:52

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