More Hits by the Supremes is awesome
Sebastian | 07/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I received this today and have been playing it ever since. I was not so sure how it would be packaged but since it has been released (along with many other '60's Supremes albums) you can see the picture here. It is an import from Japan and worth every penny. The cd is housed in the original cover and back (with the linear notes) of this classic album. The sound is crystal clear. Do not worry, the sleeve that is covering Florence's face is just in the package and is seperate. I always loved this picture with Florence, Diana and Mary (l-r). The hits, Stop! In the Name of Love, Nothing But Heartaches and Back In My Arms Again are included along with 9 other songs."
A gem for Motown fans
finulanu | Here, there, and everywhere | 08/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The album's title's as egotistical as it is misleading. First off, the name made me think for the longest time it was a greatest hits album, and when I learned it wasn't, I could help but think, "Well, that's awfully presumptuous. Right here, right now, MORE hits by the Supremes!" Thankfully, it's a really good album, and a blast for vintage Motown fans. And there were hits on it, too: "Nothing But Heartaches," driven by saxes and fine harmonies; the immortal "Stop! In the Name of Love," which I'm sure you've heard - if you haven't, you're missing one of the best songs in American pop history, and the group's signature song, though I'll confess to preferring "You Can't Hurry Love," and the hugely melodic, self-referential smash "Back in My Arms Again," the fifth of the group's legendary five #1 hits in a row and my pick for the best song on the record. You may know it as the one with the "Whoo!'s" and the cool saxes. And the album tracks are generally a lot of fun, even though not at the level of the singles. "Mother Dear" is another sax-happy blast of early Motown happiness along the lines of "You Can't Hurry Love," and despite their cheesy intros I still can't help but smile and dance and stuff to "Honey Boy," "He Holds His Own," or "Ask Any Girl." Diana's voice is clear and gorgeous, but if you don't like it for some reason (though if that's the case, you can't be my friend), you can always focus on the Funk Brothers, who rock on pretty much every song - a good example would be Jamerson's funky bass on "Back in My Arms Again" and "Whisper You Love Me Boy," which also has beautiful harmonies. But if you do like Diana, you'll be pleased to know she delivers one of her best vocals on "The Only Time I'm Happy." The only real disappointment is the closing "Now That I'm in Love Again," which hasn't aged well. Outside of that, go for it!"