Back in July we broke the excellent news that Universal were about to release another Motown collectors’ 7″ vinyl box set. Well after a few unforeseen delays, the box is now on the sales racks and if past history is to be relied on, it will probably sell out very quickly.

The box is simply called ‘THE MOTOWN 7S BOX, RARE AND UNRELEASED VINYL, VOLUME 3’ and it contains seven 7″ discs that offer 14 cuts of classic Motown… songs that have all been long in demand by collectors. Compiled by Richard Searling, amongst the gems are Patrice Holloway’s ‘Touch Of Venus’, David Ruffin’s’ ‘It’s Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin”, The Spinners’ ‘Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby’ and Marvin Gaye’s version of the Tom Jones classic ‘It’s Not Unusual’.

The box comes complete with full sleeve notes courtesy of Mr S and there’s the usual digital download voucher. Retailing at around £55, the collection’s a must for anyone who cares about soul music. Go to our reviews section for a full review.