Susanne DePasse Talks More About Motown 25 DVD Release

would love to own the Motown 25 3 disc DVD set

ALL THINGS MICHAEL

Sources: Detroit Free Press – By Brian McCollum | All Things Michael

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It was the show that sent Michael Jackson into the stratosphere, burnished Diana Ross’ diva reputation and gave Marvin Gaye a final high-profile stage.

But it took 31 years for “Motown 25” to make it onto DVD, which will happen Tuesday when the historic broadcast is issued by TimeLife in both a three-disc set and six-disc deluxe version, with digitally restored video and a 5.1 surround mix.

“Motown 25,” celebrating the Detroit-born label’s quarter-century anniversary, was taped at L.A.’s Pasadena Civic Auditorium in March 1983 and aired two months later for an NBC audience of 47 million.

The two-hour program hit a cultural sweet spot, luring young viewers for Jackson and drawing Baby Boomers whose ’60s nostalgia was kicking into high gear. Both audiences got what they wanted: Jackson, whose “Thriller” was taking over the world that spring, served…

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