Slacker Logo

The Supremes: Box Set

Advertisement
Advertisement
The Supremes 8/29/2000

Review

The Supremes were Motown's most popular act, so there was much anticipation for a comprehensive box set, especially since Motown waited many years to assemble one. So, the question is, was the wait worth it? Almost. It's a lavish set, spanning four discs (five, if you include the limited-edition live bonus disc included with the first 25,000 sets), housed in a red-velvet plated book and boasting a 70-page booklet, plus alternate takes, original 45 mixes, and other rarities. The devil is in the details, though. Rarities are substituted for original hit versions; for instance, the original versions of "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" are not here. Then, there are the little omissions, like noting Elvis Costello's cover of "Remove This Doubt" in a list of great Supremes' covers, but not including the original. These curious choices, along with the decision to devote the fourth disc to post-Diana Ross material, makes the set feel a little incomplete, even though it covers a tremendous amount of ground. There are some classic cuts missing, and it's not a good thing that some of those missing items are the single versions of the hits. Still, it's hard not to like The Supremes as a set for hardcore fans, who will thrill to the different mixes and alternate versions, unreleased photos, Top Ten lists, and illustrated discographies. But for the listener looking for one exhaustive set containing all the Supremes they'll ever need, this set falls short of the mark. In fact, for that kind of listener, a good double-disc hits compilation remains a preferable choice over this set. [In 2006, this box was re-released minus the bonus disc of outtakes that was included in the 2000 edition, which is really too bad, since it was the only platter in the box that would hold the attention of the collectors who missed it the first time around.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine and Thom Jurek
Read More Read Less
  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Tears of Sorrow The Primettes 2:32
  3. 2 Pretty Baby The Primettes 1:58
  4. 3 After All The Supremes 2:42
  5. 4 The Boy That Got Away The Supremes 2:48
  6. 5 I Want a Guy The Supremes 3:35
  7. 6 Buttered Popcorn The Supremes 2:40
  8. 7 Your Heart Belongs to Me The Supremes 2:34
  9. 8 Let Me Go the Right Way The Supremes 3:27
  10. 9 My Heart Can't Take It No More The Supremes 2:54
  11. 10 A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, ... The Supremes 2:22
  12. 11 Run, Run, Run The Supremes 2:17
  13. 12 When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes The Supremes 3:1
  14. 13 Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes 2:28
  15. 14 Baby Love The Supremes 2:33
  16. 15 Ask Any Girl The Supremes 2:42
  17. 16 Come See About Me The Supremes 2:36
  18. 17 Oowee Baby [original mix] The Supremes 2:57
  19. 18 Shake The Supremes 2:38
  20. 19 Stop! In the Name of Love The Supremes 3:21
  21. 20 Back in My Arms Again The Supremes 2:50
  22. 21 It's All Your Fault [original mix] The Supremes 2:33
  23. 22 Nothing but Heartaches The Supremes 2:55
  24. 23 Take Me Where You Go The Supremes 2:51
  25. 24 People The Supremes 4:54
  26. 1 I Hear a Symphony The Supremes 2:36
  27. 2 My World Is Empty Without You The Supremes 2:31
  28. 3 Everything Is Good About You The Supremes 3:40
  29. 4 Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through) The Supremes 2:52
  30. 5 Surfer Boy The Supremes 2:25
  31. 6 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine The Supremes 2:19
  32. 7 Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart The Supremes 2:53
  33. 8 You Can't Hurry Love The Supremes 2:43
  34. 9 Mother Dear [Previously Unreleased] The Supremes 2:17
  35. 10 You Keep Me Hangin' On The Supremes 2:39
  36. 11 Going Down for the Third Time The Supremes 2:30
  37. 12 Love Is Here and Now You're Gone [Alternate Take][Previously Unreleased] The Supremes 2:44
  38. 13 There's No Stopping Us Now The Supremes 3:0
  39. 14 Come on and See Me The Supremes 2:9
  40. 15 My Guy The Supremes 2:34
  41. 16 Falling in Love with Love The Supremes 2:27
  42. 17 The Happening The Supremes 2:47
  43. 18 All I Know About You The Supremes 2:6
  44. 19 When You Wish upon a Star [alternate mix] The Supremes 3:10
  45. 20 Somewhere The Supremes 4:29
  46. 21 Group Introduction The Supremes 2:40
  47. 22 You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You The Supremes 5:16
  48. 1 Reflections The Supremes 2:49
  49. 2 In and Out of Love The Supremes 2:39
  50. 3 Heaven Must Have Sent You The Supremes 3:18
  51. 4 Forever Came Today The Supremes 3:11
  52. 5 Some Things You Never Get Used To The Supremes 2:23
  53. 6 The Beginning of the End of Love The Supremes 2:49
  54. 7 Love Child The Supremes 2:54
  55. 8 How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone The Supremes 2:44
  56. 9 Does Your Mama Know About Me The Supremes 2:49
  57. 10 He's My Sunny Boy The Supremes 2:19
  58. 11 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me The Supremes 3:5
  59. 12 I'll Try Something New The Supremes 2:19
  60. 13 T.C.B. The Supremes 2:52
  61. 14 I'm Livin' in Shame The Supremes 2:57
  62. 15 The Composer The Supremes 2:58
  63. 16 Are You Sure Love Is the Name of This Game [alternate mix] The Supremes 2:36
  64. 17 No Matter What Sign You Are [rare mix] The Supremes 2:50
  65. 18 The Young Folks The Supremes 3:13
  66. 19 Stormy [alternate mix] The Supremes 3:2
  67. 20 Can't Take My Eyes off You [Previously Unreleased][Alternate Take] The Supremes 3:11
  68. 21 The Weight The Supremes 3:0
  69. 22 The Beginning of the End of Love The Supremes 2:27
  70. 23 Someday We'll Be Together The Supremes 3:30
  71. 1 Up the Ladder to the Roof The Supremes 3:14
  72. 2 Bill, When Are You Coming Back The Supremes 4:3
  73. 3 Everybody's Got the Right to Love The Supremes 2:36
  74. 4 The Day Will Come Between Sunday and Monday The Supremes 2:57
  75. 5 Stoned Love The Supremes 4:6
  76. 6 River Deep, Mountain High The Supremes 4:49
  77. 7 You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart The Supremes 2:47
  78. 8 Touch [Promotion Only Stereo Single Mix] The Supremes 3:3
  79. 9 Nathan Jones The Supremes 2:59
  80. 10 Floy Joy [Previously Unreleased] The Supremes 2:47
  81. 11 Automatically Sunshine The Supremes 2:38
  82. 12 Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love The Supremes 3:0
  83. 13 I Guess I'll Miss the Man The Supremes 2:38
  84. 14 5:30 Plane The Supremes 3:56
  85. 15 Bad Weather The Supremes 3:55
  86. 16 He's My Man The Supremes 3:0
  87. 17 High Energy The Supremes 5:24
  88. 18 I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking The Supremes 4:7
  89. 19 You're My Driving Wheel [Promotion Only Single Mix] The Supremes 3:21
  90. 20 You Are the Heart of Me The Supremes 4:11

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |