I Hear a Symphony [Expanded Edition]

I Hear a Symphony [Expanded Edition]

by The Supremes
     
 

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I Hear a Symphony has some great soul numbers on it, mostly by the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, including not only the title track but also "Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)," "My World Is Empty Without You," and "He's All I Got" -- the latter is one of the greatest album tracks the group ever

Overview

I Hear a Symphony has some great soul numbers on it, mostly by the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, including not only the title track but also "Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)," "My World Is Empty Without You," and "He's All I Got" -- the latter is one of the greatest album tracks the group ever recorded, with stunning vocals by Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard behind Diana Ross, showing the trio in just about its peak form. Other parts of I Hear a Symphony seem to take its title track almost literally, with the inclusion of the majestic "Unchained Melody" and the Bach-based "A Lover's Concerto"; the latter, in particular, is a Diana Ross tour de force, with very sweetly understated accompaniment by Wilson and Ballard. And elsewhere, Berry Gordy was pushing his vision of the Supremes as a mainstream pop trio, covering "A Stranger in Paradise," "With a Song in My Heart," "Without a Song," and "Wonderful, Wonderful." None of these are bad, but neither are they terribly distinguished -- the group even adds a certain fresh sparkle to "Wonderful, Wonderful," but realistically, people were paying their money for the Holland-Dozier-Holland and Eddie Holland-authored songs, any of which would have made about as fine singles as anything the trio ever put out, and all of which are still a chunk of the best part of the group's legacy. [Hip-O Select reissued I Hear a Symphony in a limited double-disc edition in 2012, including both mono and stereo mixes of the album, alternate versions and mixes, and a complete live show recorded in September of 1966 at the Roostertail in Detroit.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602537123742
catalogNumber:
001730802

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stranger In Paradise
  2. Yesterday
  3. I Hear a Symphony
  4. Unchained Melody
  5. With a Song In My Heart
  6. Without a Song
  7. My World is Empty Without You
  8. A Lover's Concerto
  9. Any Girl In Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)
  10. Wonderful, Wonderful
  11. Everything is Good About You
  12. He's All I Got
  13. Stranger In Paradise
  14. Yesterday
  15. I Hear a Symphony
  16. Unchained Melody
  17. With a Song In My Heart
  18. Without a Song
  19. My World is Empty Without You
  20. A Lover's Concerto
  21. Any Girl In Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)
  22. Wonderful, Wonderful
  23. Everything is Good About You
  24. He's All I Got
  25. All of a Sudden My Heart Sings
  26. I Hear a Symphony
  27. My World is Empty Without You

Disc 2

  1. A Lover's Concerto
  2. Unchained Melody
  3. Wonderful, Wonderful
  4. Overture
  5. Come See About Me
  6. Symphony Medley: With a Song in My Heart/Stranger in Paradise/Wonderful
  7. Baby Love
  8. Make Someone Happy/Time After Time
  9. More
  10. Yesterday
  11. Back In My Arms Again
  12. People
  13. My World is Empty Without You
  14. Michelle
  15. You Can't Hurry Love
  16. Queen of the House
  17. Let There Be Love
  18. Somewhere
  19. I Hear a Symphony
  20. Sam Cooke Medley: You Send Me/(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons/Cupi
  21. Stop! In the Name of Love
  22. Introductions
  23. You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supremes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Russ Morgan   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
William Best   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Adolph Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Denny Randell   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Tony Vaughn   Photo Courtesy
Harry Weinger   Executive Producer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Ian Grant   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Nino Oliviero   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Mary Taylor   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
George Forrest   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Henri Herpin   Composer
Michele Horie   Producer,Art Direction
Andrew Skurow   Producer
Billy Rose   Composer
Lionel Rand   Composer
Jean Marie Blanvillain   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
George Solomon   Producer,Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Derek Watson   Composer
Sherman Edwards   Composer
J. Randy Taraborrelli   Photo Courtesy
James Dean   Composer
Scott St. James   Liner Notes
Forrest Lockwood   Licensing
Esther Edwards   Cover Design

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