Let Yourself Go, Vol. 2: The '70s Albums, 1974-1977

Let Yourself Go, Vol. 2: The '70s Albums, 1974-1977

by The Supremes
     
 
From a commercial perspective, the era covered on Let Yourself Go: The '70s Albums, Vol. 2, Hip-O Select's follow-up to This Is the Story: The '70s Albums, Vol. 1, does not represent the Supremes' most successful phase. The group's '60s and early-'70s albums routinely reached the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B Albums chart. None

Overview

From a commercial perspective, the era covered on Let Yourself Go: The '70s Albums, Vol. 2, Hip-O Select's follow-up to This Is the Story: The '70s Albums, Vol. 1, does not represent the Supremes' most successful phase. The group's '60s and early-'70s albums routinely reached the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B Albums chart. None of the three albums central to this set -- The Supremes (1975), High Energy (1976), and Mary, Scherrie and Susaye (1976) -- saw the Top 20. Five 1975-1977 singles charted, with only "I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking" likely to be recalled by casual radio listeners. During these years, the Supremes were more popular on dancefloors; three singles peaked in the Top Ten of the disco chart, and some album cuts -- the white-hot "Come into My Life" especially -- deserved more attention. While none of the three albums is a lost classic, the same can be said for all of them, and they are given a predictably lavish overhaul by Hip-O Select. The package, containing dozens of stunning photos and extensive liner notes, devotes a disc to each album, with over two hours of previously unreleased and rare material divided between the discs. Among the most notable rarities: "Bend a Little" (a would-be disco single so stellar that it must have been shelved due to some form of label politics), the discarded Russ Terrana mix of the High Energy album (which packs a little more rhythmic punch and reverb than the released version), and alternate versions of several songs featuring leads from different members. Naturally, this is aimed at fanatics, who should be overjoyed to have these unfairly disregarded recordings handled with such care.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602527532165
catalogNumber:
1089439

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. He's My Man
  2. Early Morning Love
  3. Where is It I Belong
  4. It's All Been Said Before
  5. This is Why I Believe In You
  6. You Can't Stop a Girl In Love
  7. Color My World Blue
  8. Give Out, But Don't Give Up
  9. Where Do I Go From Here
  10. You Turn Me Around
  11. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
  12. The Sha-La Bandit
  13. Color My World Blue
  14. Mr. Boogie
  15. Dance Fever
  16. Seed of Love
  17. Give Out, But Don't Give Up
  18. You Can't Stop a Girl In Love
  19. Bend a Little
  20. I Can Never Recover
  21. Can We Love Again
  22. Where Do I Go From Here
  23. The Sha-La Bandit
  24. He's My Man

Disc 2

  1. High Energy
  2. I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking
  3. Only You (Can Love Me Like You Love Me)
  4. You Keep Me Moving On
  5. Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You
  6. Till the Boat Sails Away
  7. I Don't Want To Lose You
  8. You're What's Missing In My Life
  9. High Energy
  10. I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking
  11. Only You (Can Love Me Like You Love Me)
  12. You Keep Me Moving On
  13. Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You
  14. Till the Boat Sails Away
  15. I Don't Want To Lose You
  16. You're What's Missing In My Life
  17. There's Room At the Top
  18. You're What's Missing In My Life [Version
  19. I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking [

Disc 3

  1. You're My Driving Wheel
  2. Sweet Dream Machine
  3. Let Yourself Go
  4. Come Into My Life
  5. We Should Be Closer Together
  6. I Don't Want To Be Tied Down
  7. You Are the Heart of Me
  8. Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good
  9. Give Out, But Don't Give Up
  10. High Energy
  11. I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking
  12. Only You (Can Love Me Like You Love Me) [Version
  13. You're What's Missing In My Life [Vers
  14. You're My Driving Wheel
  15. Sweet Dream Machine
  16. Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good [Versio

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supremes   Primary Artist
Joe Sample   Keyboards
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Julius Wechter   Bass
Ben Benay   Guitar
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Conga
Oliver Brown   Conga
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Henry Davis   Bass
James Gadson   Drums
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Ray Parker   Guitar
Greg Poree   Guitar
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
Bob Robitaille   Synthesizer
Dale Warren   Conductor
Dan Wyman   Synthesizer
Clarence MacDonald   Keyboards
John Barnes   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bob Zimmitti   Synthesizer,Percussion
Scott Howard   Bass

Technical Credits

Clifton Davis   Composer
Elaine Brown   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Gene Page   String Arrangements
Gregg Wright   Composer,Producer
Mary Wilson   Original Liner Notes
Tony Alfrey   Engineer
Thom Bell   Composer
Don Blake   Engineer
David Blumberg   Arranger
Ronald Brown   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Hal Davis   Composer,Producer
Wade Davis   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Clarence Drayton   Composer
Clay Drayton   Composer
Jerry Ferguson   Composer
Stafford Floyd   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Clayton Ivey   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dennis Lambert   Composer
Michael Lloyd   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Karin Patterson   Composer
Barry Payne   Composer
Brian Potter   Composer
Paul Riser   rhythm arrangement
Bob Robitaille   Special Effects
Fred Ross   Engineer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
George Solomon   Photo Courtesy
George Soulé   Composer
Russ Terrana   Engineer
Tony Vaughn   Photo Courtesy
Dale Warren   Arranger
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Harry Weinger   Executive Producer
Terry Woodford   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Art Wright   Composer
Arthur Wright   Arranger
Dan Wyman   Special Effects
Barbara Wyrick   Composer
L.T. Horn   Engineer
Lisa Powers   Cover Photo
Frank Mulvey   Art Direction
John Cabalka   Illustrations
Harold Beatty   Composer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Richard Wylie   Composer
Barbara Gaines   Composer
Reginald Brown   Composer
Oliver Thomas   String Arrangements
Wriston Jones   Art Direction
Ted Stovall   Arranger
Mark Davis   Arranger,Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
James Carmichael   Arranger,rhythm arrangement
Jerry Stroud   Engineer
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Nick Strange   Photo Courtesy
John Barnes   Special Effects
Bob Zimmitti   Special Effects
Michael L. Smith   Composer
Frank Johnson   Composer
Pamela Sawyer   Composer
Katarina Pettersson   Art Direction
J. Randy Taraborrelli   Photo Courtesy
Gregory Ross   Art Direction
Michael B. Sutton   Composer
Hugh Wyche   Composer
Samuel Brown   Composer
Richard Davis   Composer
Pedro A. Ferrer   Director

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