The Complete Motown Singles Volume 11A covering the first six months of 1971 is issued (in the US) on November 18th. I don’t know when a UK release date is planned. Owing to the weak pound, the import price is prohibitive – something in the region of £70-80. It confirms the rumour that the 1971 and 1972 boxes are both to be split in two. There’s also a 10 CD box containing all the company’s number ones scheduled for a December release.
The ultimate Motown site can be found at www.seabear.se. It had oodles of info, and loads of label scans.