There's a Place for Us: The Unreleased LP + Much More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Motown's endless musical assembly line yielded a number of incomplete or otherwise shelved projects. This is especially true during the label's heyday, when sessions were being held around the clock in the infamous 'Snakepit' studio of Motown's 2648 West Grand Boulevard digs. In the case of There's a Place for Us 1965 for instance, there was also recording going on in other facilities at the same time. The concept behind the unissued long-player was to spotlight Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Diana Ross in a setting of tunes from the stage and silver screen, coupled with the occasional well-known traditional standard. Producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon called the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Motown's endless musical assembly line yielded a number of incomplete or otherwise shelved projects. This is especially true during the label's heyday, when sessions were being held around the clock in the infamous 'Snakepit' studio of Motown's 2648 West Grand Boulevard digs. In the case of There's a Place for Us 1965 for instance, there was also recording going on in other facilities at the same time. The concept behind the unissued long-player was to spotlight Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Diana Ross in a setting of tunes from the stage and silver screen, coupled with the occasional well-known traditional standard. Producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon called the shots on the West Coast, while Ivory Joe Hunter, Mickey Stevenson, Ron Miller and Henry Cosby did the same back in Detroit. The Supremes turned on their inimitable charm, creating a collection that would appeal not only to the youth market, but hopefully their older siblings and parents, too. The dozen-song album has something for practically every taste from big, bold and brass-driven workouts such as "Put on a Happy Face" and "Big City Babies Don't Cry" to the bountifully orchestrated "Make Someone Happy," "Something for My Heart" and "Fancy Passes." They delve into the boss sound of the bossa nova on "The Boy From Ipanema," offering a highlighted interpretation that is arguably one of the best ever done. Closer to their soul roots are the arrangements of "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody," as well as a superior reading of "You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You" that will set toes a-tappin' once the sophisticated score kicks in. Additionally, West Side Story's show-stopping ballad "Somewhere" -- from whence the package gets its name -- also deserves a nod for the inspired three-part vocals. It took nearly 30 years, but A Place for Us was finally issued along with another 14 cuts -- most being made available for the first time -- on to the limited-edition single-CD compilation There's a Place for Us: The Unreleased LP + Much More 2004 from Hip-O Select. The package is available exclusively at hip-oselect.com and includes a 12-page liner booklet with all manner of detailed discographical minutia, rare photos and a short essay on just exactly where this minor masterpiece has been for the last three decades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/2006
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602498625453
  • Catalog Number: 000266302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (2:39)
  2. 2 Fancy Passes (2:39)
  3. 3 The Boy from Ipanema (2:27)
  4. 4 Put on a Happy Face (2:11)
  5. 5 Our Day Will Come (2:40)
  6. 6 You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (2:42)
  7. 7 Somewhere (2:47)
  8. 8 Something for My Heart (2:38)
  9. 9 Make Someone Happy (3:26)
  10. 10 Little Miss Loser (2:38)
  11. 11 Sleepwalk (2:57)
  12. 12 Big City Babies Don't Cry (2:44)
  13. 13 People (4:54)
  14. 14 I Am Woman, You Are Man (2:22)
  15. 15 Around the World in 80 Days (2:52)
  16. 16 Sincerely (3:38)
  17. 17 Mister Sandman (2:18)
  18. 18 All of a Sudden My Heart Sings (3:24)
  19. 19 If I Ruled the World (2:44)
  20. 20 Strangers in the Night (2:50)
  21. 21 The Sound of Music (2:56)
  22. 22 Tender Is the Night (3:38)
  23. 23 What Now My Love (3:21)
  24. 24 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (2:18)
  25. 25 The Shadow of Your Smile (2:50)
  26. 26 Fancy Passes (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Supremes Primary Artist
Diana Ross Vocals
Mary Wilson Vocals
Florence Ballard Vocals
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Bert Kaempfert Composer
Russ Morgan Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Harold Rome Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Hal Davis Producer
Pierre Delanoé Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer, Producer
Mort Garson Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Marc Gordon Producer
Adolph Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Producer
Larry Stock Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Victor Young Composer
Ron Miller Producer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Ann Farina Composer
Johnny Farina Composer
Santo Farina Composer
Eddie Snyder Composer
Joe Young Composer
Pat Ballard Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Paul Francis Webber Composer
Jean Schwartz Composer
Henri Herpin Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
Lee Adams Composer
Jean Marie Blanvillain Composer
Cyril Ornadel Composer
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