'70s Anthology

'70s Anthology

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by The Supremes
     
 

This two-disc set, running as long as CDs allow, provides a comprehensive look at the second and final decade of the Supremes, the era after lead singer Diana Ross left, when sole original member Mary Wilson juggled personnel changes and struggled with Motown Records and the changing musical times to try toSee more details below

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This two-disc set, running as long as CDs allow, provides a comprehensive look at the second and final decade of the Supremes, the era after lead singer Diana Ross left, when sole original member Mary Wilson juggled personnel changes and struggled with Motown Records and the changing musical times to try to maintain the group's success. She did that with some degree of effectiveness, especially in the first few years. It's apparent that Motown did make some efforts to support the Supremes, providing Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder as at least occasional writer/producers, with their old hitmakers -- Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland Jr. -- even coming back in toward the end. The result was a batch of hits, including the R&B chart-topper "Stoned Love," through mid-1972. It is not clear why the group had no album releases in 1973 or 1974, and Wilson in her liner notes doesn't seem to know, either. But by the time they returned to recording in 1975, despite the efforts of the Holland brothers and a series of disco-styled recordings that scored in the dance clubs, the old momentum was lost, especially as the lineup changed, with lead singer Jean Terrell giving way to Scherrie Payne, and the Supremes disbanded in 1977. On the hits, select album tracks, and some revealing previously unreleased material, one can hear the group's development. Their versions of well-known songs by others -- Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With," Joni Mitchell's "All I Want," Bread's "Make It With You," the Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye" -- are illuminating, and hits like "Up the Ladder to the Roof" and "Floy Joy" hold up well. The later editions of the Supremes may not rank with the Diana Ross-led '60s version, but this collection demonstrates that they had their own appeal.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2002
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044006412726
catalogNumber:
064127

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Up the Ladder to the Roof  -  Supremes
  2. Everybody's Got the Right to Love  -  Supremes
  3. The Loving Country  -  Supremes
  4. Life Beats  -  Supremes
  5. Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music  -  Supremes
  6. Stoned Love  -  Supremes
  7. It's Time to Break Down  -  Supremes
  8. River Deep, Mountain High  -  Supremes
  9. Nathan Jones  -  Supremes
  10. Touch  -  Supremes
  11. Function at the Junction  -  Supremes
  12. Love the One You're With  -  Supremes
  13. Oh My Poor Baby  -  Supremes
  14. Make It With You  -  Supremes
  15. I'll Let Him Know That I Love Him  -  Supremes
  16. Never Can Say Goodbye  -  Supremes
  17. Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling  -  Supremes
  18. Floy Joy  -  Supremes
  19. Automatically Sunshine  -  Supremes
  20. Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love  -  Supremes
  21. When Can Brown Begin  -  Supremes
  22. I Keep It Hid  -  Supremes

Disc 2

  1. All I Want  -  Supremes
  2. I Guess I'll Miss the Man  -  Supremes
  3. Bad Weather  -  Supremes
  4. Love Train  -  Supremes
  5. The Sha-La Bandit  -  Supremes
  6. It's All Been Said Before  -  Supremes
  7. He's My Man  -  Supremes
  8. Give Out, But Don't Give Up  -  Supremes
  9. Where Do I Go from Here  -  Supremes
  10. Bend a Little  -  Supremes
  11. Can We Love Again  -  Supremes
  12. High Energy  -  Supremes
  13. I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking  -  Supremes
  14. You're What's Missing in My Life  -  Supremes
  15. Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You  -  Supremes
  16. There's Room at the Top  -  Supremes
  17. You're My Driving Wheel  -  Supremes
  18. Let Yourself Go  -  Supremes
  19. Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good  -  Supremes
  20. We Should Be Closer Together  -  Supremes

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supremes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Arranger,Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Jimmy Webb   Arranger,Producer
Gregg Wright   Producer
Mary Wilson   Liner Notes
Mark Davis   Producer
Nick Ashford   Producer
David Blumberg   Arranger
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Leonard Caston   Producer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Wade Davis   Composer
Jerry Ferguson   Composer
Berry Gordy   Executive Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Clayton Ivey   Arranger,Producer
Michael Lloyd   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Long   Arranger
Clay McMurray   Producer
Deke Richards   Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Harry Weinger   Liner Notes
Stevie Wonder   Producer
Terry Woodford   Arranger,Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Frank Wilson   Composer,Producer
Harold Beatty   Composer
Oliver Thomas   Arranger
Ted Stovall   Arranger
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Andrew Skurow   Liner Notes
Sherlie Matthews   Producer
Ellen Hendley   Composer
Earl Levenson   Composer

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