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Where Did Our Love Go
Where Did Our Love Go
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #2

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in miniature LP sleeve. 2007.


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All Artists: Supremes
Title: Where Did Our Love Go
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Select
Original Release Date: 1/1/1964
Re-Release Date: 11/13/2006
Album Type: Deluxe Edition
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Classic R&B, Motown, Soul
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 602498645239


Album Description
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

CD Reviews

D.V. Lindner | King George, VA, USA | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You're looking at the most successful non-greatest hits album in Motown's catalog from 1964 until Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" came along in mid-1971. Originally LP number 621, Motown lists its release date as August 31, 1964. That jibes with my memory as a 10-year-old at the time, and I recall seeing it in records stores just before school started up again ( 5th grade for me ) after that wonderful summer. The album's title track had been a massive hit over those vacation months, putting the Supremes name on the lips of every teen and pre-teen whose ears caught it. This was no easy feat given the chart competition at the time - the Beatles had only begun to storm America that January, and Where Did Our Love Go shared chart company with A Hard Day's Night by summer. But the appeal of the record was irresistible and all of us just about played the 45 till the grooves were flat.

According to the liner notes, the next hit, even larger, barely made it to the album in time for release. An earlier, slower version of "Baby Love" ( included on the second disc ) was re-recorded in a slightly upbeat version at Berry Gordy's instruction, made it into the album, and was released as 45 too on Sept. 17. This Supremes fan, to this day, remembers exactly where I was ( a clothing department store ) the first time I heard it over a radio. It spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard, and Come See About Me was right on its heels, giving the Supremes three No. 1's in a row, all on the same album. ( By mid 1965, the number would be five in a row ). Come the New Year, in any home with young people, the Supremes were now a household word. If soul music had its own "Meet The Beatles" that year, "Where Did Our Love Go" is surely it, and its historic value and still-undiminished pleasures cannot be overstated.

The brief `coming home' concert on the second, bonus disc is of particular interest too. Berry Gordy hadn't yet begun the habit of having the group's hits rearranged to sound like Vegas show tunes for their stage shows, something that always disappointed teen buyers of their live albums. Here however, "Where" and it's modestly successful antecedents, "Lovelight Shining Through His Eyes" and "A Breath Taking Guy" are given sincere and unhurried readings, sonically faithful to the studio versions.

Hip-O Select's painstaking and loving approach to historic Motown material is the best thing to happen to soul music since Rhino tackled Aretha's classic Atlantic recordings in the early `90s. My vinyl versions of this album, stereo and mono, are still in capable shape ( yes I have the 45s too ), but whether or not you still have your own, the re-issue of this Motown milestone ( especially the mono version ) on wear-proof and indestructible CD amounts to the group themselves summoning you to the `record store' again, as they surely did the first time you ever heard "Baby Love" on the radio too."
Great to hear original mono version of this landmark Motown
John Doe | mesa, AZ | 01/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great to finally hear this album in it's original monophonic spendor after 40 plus years. Almost like listening to the actual 33 1/3 vinyl release, which I still have a copy of! Not too cleaned-up and remastered to death, like most Motown compilations currently on CD. Hope more original MONO and 45RPM mixes will find their way onto CD."
What A Treat For Supremes Fans
Louis R. Cappello | Portland, Or. | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know this CD is a little pricey now,but well worth it!
If your a fan get it before it becomes A CD on E-Bay auction. Disc 2 is worth the price alone of early Supremes singing as a true group many gems and on top of that you get the 12 track album in mono (sounds wonderful)and in stereo. Dig into your pocket for this one don't miss out on this limited release, I'm very glad I did."