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50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1961-1969 Box set

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Every A- and B-side the Supremes released between their founding and Diana Ross's farewell. Along with the smashes, you'll hear fascinating flops (from the early days when they were known as "the no-hit Supremes" around the Motown office!) like Buttered Popcorn and Your Heart Belongs to Me plus alternate pressings, promo tracks, their theme to a cult film, foreign-language versions and more. As for the hits that turned them into pop goddesses: Where Did Our Love Go; Baby Love; Come See About Me; Stop! In the Name of Love; Back in My Arms Again; Nothing but Heartaches; I Hear a Symphony; My World Is Empty Without You; Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart; You Can't Hurry Love; You Keep Me Hangin' On, and more. 82 tracks!

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. I Want A GuyThe Supremes 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Never AgainThe Supremes 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Buttered Popcorn (First Version)The Supremes 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Who's Lovin' YouThe Supremes 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Buttered Popcorn (Second Version)The Supremes 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Your Heart Belongs To Me (First Version)The Supremes 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. (He's) SeventeenThe Supremes 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Your Heart Belongs To Me (Second Version)The Supremes 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. Let Me Go The Right WayThe Supremes 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Time Changes ThingsThe Supremes 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. My Heart Can't Take It No MoreThe Supremes 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. You Bring Back MemoriesThe Supremes 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. A Breathtaking GuyThe Supremes 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. (The Man With The) Rock And Roll Banjo BandThe Supremes 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His EyesThe Supremes 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Standing At The Crossroads Of LoveThe Supremes 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Run, Run, RunThe Supremes 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. I'm Giving You Your FreedomThe Supremes 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
19. Where Did Our Love GoThe Supremes 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
20. He Means The World To MeThe Supremes 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Baby LoveThe Supremes 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
22. Ask Any GirlThe Supremes 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
23. Come See About MeThe Supremes 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
24. You're Gone (But Always In My Heart)The Supremes 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
25. Moonlight And Kisses (German Version)The Supremes 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
26. Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe (Where Did Our Love Go) (German Version)The Supremes 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
27. Thank You Darling (German Version)The Supremes 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
28. Jonny Und Joe (Come See About Me) (German Version)The Supremes 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Stop! In The Name Of LoveThe Supremes 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. I'm In Love AgainThe Supremes 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Back In My Arms AgainThe Supremes 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Whisper You Love Me BoyThe Supremes 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. The Only Time I'm HappyThe Supremes 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Nothing But HeartachesThe Supremes 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. He Holds His OwnThe Supremes 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Things Are ChangingThe Supremes 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini MachineThe Supremes 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. I Hear A SymphonyThe Supremes 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. Who Could Ever Doubt My LoveThe Supremes 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Children's Christmas SongThe Supremes 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Twinkle Twinkle Little MeThe Supremes 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. My World Is Empty Without YouThe Supremes 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. Everything Is Good About YouThe Supremes 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Love Is Like An Itching In My HeartThe Supremes 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
17. He's All I GotThe Supremes 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. You Can't Hurry LoveThe Supremes 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Put Yourself In My PlaceThe Supremes 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
20. You Keep Me Hangin' OnThe Supremes 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
21. Remove This DoubtThe Supremes 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Love Is Here And Now You're GoneThe Supremes 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
23. There's No Stopping Us NowThe Supremes 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
24. The HappeningThe Supremes 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
25. All I Know About YouDiana Ross & The Supremes 1:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
26. L'amore Verra' (You Can't Hurry Love)The Supremes 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
27. Se Il Filo Spezzerai (You Keep Me Hangin' On) (Italian Version)The Supremes 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
28. Supremes InterviewThe Supremes 5:42$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. ReflectionsDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Going Down For The Third TimeDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. In And Out Of LoveDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. I Guess I'll Always Love YouDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Forever Came TodayDiana Ross & The Supremes 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Some Things You Never Get Used ToDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. You've Been So Wonderful To MeDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Love ChildDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. Will This Be The DayDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Love Child (Alternate Version)Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. I'm Gonna Make You Love MeDiana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 3:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. A Place In The SunDiana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. I'm Livin' In ShameDiana Ross & The Supremes 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. I'm So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. I'm Livin' In Shame (Second Version)Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. I'll Try Something NewDiana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
17. The Way You Do The Things You DoDiana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. The ComposerDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
19. The Beginning Of The EndDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
20. No Matter What Sign You Are (First Version)Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
21. The Young FolksDiana Ross & The Supremes 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
22. No Matter What Sign You Are (Second Version)Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
23. The WeightDiana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
24. For Better Or WorseDiana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
25. Someday We'll Be TogetherDiana Ross & The Supremes 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
26. He's My Sunny BoyDiana Ross & The Supremes 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 24, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Motown Records
  • ASIN: B005JLN9XU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
So this is what we get from the Supremes'50th anniversary: a (fairly good) expanded edition of 'More Hits' and this singles collection - both distributed primarily via internet, not in the stores! No big gala shows, no TV features, hardly any response from the papers! Thus a year that could, should have gone out with a bang, especially with all the renewed interest in the group after 'Dreamgirls', has passed with as much as a whimper. It is beyond me that their label Motown/Universal seemingly does not have a clue how to market this truly remarkable event in the history of one of their biggest acts of the 60's.

Especially this box set is proof for the general lack of commitment on the executives'side. As far as I can tell, the whole set is merely a recycling of hip-os' 'Complete Motown Singles Collection', using the same mixes and adding next to nothing to the track infos available there, except the occasional error: For the forgettable 'Thank You Darling'(sung in German), the booklet offers a release date as late as october 65, while the single was advertised in German trade papers already in late spring and on the charts by summer that year. This is a mere footnote, of course, but the lack of recherche displayed here reminds me of the careless negligence with which 'This Old Heart Of Mine' was listed as the b-side of 'You Can't Hurry Love' on the 2002 Version of the Supremes' 'Anthology' - do the guys involved really know their product? Do they care about it? As long as people are out there who do, they should at least pretend to!

Sure, it is nice to have all the A's and B's collected on one set.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful By L. Boki on October 25, 2011
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Okay, most hardcore Diana Ross and The Supremes and/or Motown heads have these tracks on one compilation or another. The special alternate versions especially are highlighted on the "Motown Singles" series. Not given the fan fare that say The Beatles 50th Anniversary would be like, this is probably the pinnacle of how Motown will celebrate the anniversary of a group that totally changed my life. So it is a must have in my opinion. It doesn't come by cheaply. And it shouldn't. There is a consistency of themes in the palettes of pink and fuschia similar to "The Supremes Box Set". In fact, on my little display, I am going to place "The 50th Anniversary" collection, the special tinbox that ugh Walmart sold a few years ago and "The Supremes" boxset.

I wished there was even more backstory on the singles but you do get ample information. For once, Billboard is NOT the begin and end of all chart rankings. They reference Cashbox chart positions quite often. "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" was a #1 single! As was "Reflections" (okay that is a bit of a stretch but as charming as it was for its time, who in hades remembers "Ode to Billy Joe", as anything more than a one hit wonder. "Reflections" may very well make it into the Grammy Hall of Fame. "Ode to Billy Joe" will not.

But, for me, this box set is less about the music and more about the total package. That's what I fell in love with that faithful summer of '64 (what a magical year in my life that one was....). Sure, I fell in love with the song first. But it was hearing and seeing them on shows like The Lloyd Thaxton Show (remember that one), Hullabaloo, Shindig, Ed Sullivan (okay I believe that is the only show listed here that they appeared) made the whole thing coalesce.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Hernando DeSoto on November 1, 2011
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In the 1960's, I was a big Motown Fan, and a Big Fan of The Supremes, and a Big Fan of Holland-Dozier-Holland.

I always felt that the music coming from Motown was at least as good if not better than anything coming from England and so, there was no way that I was not going to buy this compilation, even though I already have most of these sides in Stereo on other compilations.

I wonder though, if this particular set was really worth the money. First of all, most of it is in mono (as were the most of the original singles); but it's a strange sort of mono, as if the stereo masters were used and mixed back down into mono. As the tracks begin, the first note is in stereo and then reverts to mono. I didn't like that effect. Why use mono when stereo is available? I've been spoiled by time and technology. I don't like mono and I don't remember mono as something good.

Yes, there were flipsides back in the day that were so good that they got plenty of play on the jukeboxes of the era, sides like "There's no stopping us now" and "Going down for the third time". Most of these are readily available on other compilations, if you want them that badly.

Here you also have the occasional rare track like the non-LP B-side "All I know about you" but that hardly justifies the lofty price. And there are unreleased bombs like "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini machine" and "Surfer Boy". I wonder if I'll ever play either of those last two tracks one more than once.

Does anyone whose native language is not German need to here "Stop in the name of Love" sung in an alternate German version as it is here? Again, it's not worth the expense.

I expected all of the above, but I thought they would do a better job with the picture sleeve scans and photography.
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There's obviously a market for them - some people will allow themselves to be hoodwinked into buying anything.

If you have the Motown singles boxes, or a good anthology of the girls, there's no need for this, completists be damned.
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