Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This fantastic CD is a collection of twenty-four(!) Diana Ross and the Supremes songs, released by Motown Records in 1986, to celebrate the group's 25th anniversary. The quality is excellent, and the selection of songs (all hits from 1964-69) is great. If you like Diana Ross and the Supremes, or just like that great Motown sound, then I highly recommend this album to you.Since this site does not list the contents of this should-be-classic album, I will do so here:1) Where Did Our Love Go, 2) Baby Love, 3) Come See About Me, 4) Stop! In The Name Of Love, 5) Back In My Arms Again, 6) I Hear A Symphony, 7) You Can't Hurry Love, 8) You Keep Me Hangin' On, 9) Love Is Here And Now You're Gone, 10) The Happening, 11) Love Child, 12) Someday We'll Be Together, 13) I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, 14) When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes, 15) Nothing But Heartaches, 16) My World Is Empty Without You, 17) Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart, 18) Reflections, 19) In And Out Of Love, 20) I'm Livin' In Shame, 21) Forever Came Today, 22) Some Things You Never Get Used To, 23) The Composer, And 24) No Matter What Sign You Are."
NOT AS ADVERTISED BY OTHER REVIEWERS
N Kocur | 06/27/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"VOL. 1 MAY CONTAIN THE SONGS LISTED BY THE OTHER REVIEWERS, HOWEVER, THIS IS VOL. 2 AND IT ONLY CONTAINS UNRELEASED SONGS AND COMMERCIALS."
Vol. 2 a Treasure of Unreleased Supremes!!!
Les Gripkey | Boulder Creek, CA USA | 05/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately one reviewer distorted the rating of this CD because they mistakenly reviewed another reviewer and not the album at hand. The album at hand is Vol. 2 (not Vol. 1 the others mistakenly reviewed). Vol. 1 has the hits, and it's own listing. This Vol. 2 is a treasure of unreleased material, most of which is excellent. We are lucky Motown saw fit to release it. The unreleased songs left over from the Supremes' Rogers & Hart album are great, the songs from the unreleased Disney song album are great, the songs from the surfer movie, Beach Ball, are excellent. The Barry Gordy tribute song is wonderful, and the Coca Cola commercials are a hoot. Great CD!"
A Brilliant Set Of Unreleased Gems!
art-dog3 | Youngstown, Ohio USA | 09/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've always loved listening to The Supremes sing. Unfortunately at just over 40 years old, I wasn't even born when they first made it big. Luckily for me, their hits were always on the radio or played on tv somewhere as I was growing up. Always thought their sound was unique and yet very soulful. Never really got to experience their music like I would have liked, but now I'm making up for lost time.
This set of unreleased music is far more varied than I would have guessed. The Supremes clearly dabbled in different kinds of music judging by this release. There are some cuts that have the classic style their fans are used to, but their are showtune songs that have sort of a jazz feel to them. I was somewhat surprised by it, although it was a pleasant surprise. I was also surprised at how much I liked it overall since some of that style has never really appealed to me before. Well The Supremes clearly were a group on a much higher level then even I would have thought. Some songs were clearly slightly changed later and made into other songs that all will recognize. I won't spoil that part though.
They're has been much talk about who should have been the lead singer over the years, mainly due to the Dreamgirls movies. I won't go into that, but I'll just say that Diana pretty much is the lead on every song, with her sharing vocals somewhat with Flo on Manhattan. Her voice is way more versatile then I or most would think. At times I didn't even recognize it. Well the song Those D.J. Shows was recorded in 1961 when her voice was noticably different. Still great, but diffferent.
There are a few short Coca Cola commercial jingles on here, plus a song praising Berry Gordy that has the music to My World Is Empty Without you. Very surprising to see given what would happen a year or two later with Flo. The best surprise for me though was the 5:30 minute interview with all three ladies from June 1965. It was interesting on so many levels. First the women sounded like they got along really well, and there was an informative and yet fun vibe to it. Apparently all three women really liked men (in general) at the time, especially Flo. And the late Flo was clearly the best part for me. I had a serious crush on her when I was a kid, and I'm talking pretty young. Had never gotten to hear her speak before, and her voice is quite different than I would have thought given her infectious smile. Let's just say I think I would have liked her if I'd ever gotten the chance.
I think fans will be somewhat surpised by this set of unreleased songs, but I'd recommend anyone to give it a try. This is rare stuff that may not be around forever or again once they are sold."