The #1's

February 3, 2004 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Product Details

  • Label: Motown
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  • Total Length: 1:19:17
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  • ASIN: B000W239UE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,454 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

These are songs that we have all heard zillion times before, yet listening to this collection feels like hearing them for the first time.
J. W. Kooijman
Motown/Universal actually went in and re-mixed the original masters and you actually get more of an insight into the recording sessions for each song.
Thomas Lewis
With this compilation of #1 hits by Diana Ross and the Supremes, the stellar chart toppers get perhaps their best reproduction treatment.
Tod M. Pritchett

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Heather on February 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This collection is fabulous, and here's why:
1. This collection is strictly the number ones (Pop, R&B, AC and Dance). If you want just one collection in a neat package, this is it.
2. The songs are newly mixed for clarity and many songs have extended fades. The songs actually sound better than any other collection out there, and not slightly, the differences are truly amazing. One cannot hear the difference on a streaming download, the proof is in the purchase.
3. For those purists who want original mixes, or perhaps more hits than exist here, there are MANY Supremes collections currently available: The Ultimate Collection (Mono masters), Anthology (Stereo masters on 2 CD sets for DR&S, 70s Supremes and Diana solo), a box set, and countless others.
4. Some people are giving this CD less than 5 stars because they want the original albums (there are over 30). I don't think this CD deserves to be penalized this way. Besides, Motown's new Hip-O select line will surely re-introduce several of these albums in the near future, I look forward to it.
Bottom line: Buy this CD, it's well worth every penny...and what a great price!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Looking to start your Diana Ross and The Supremes collection? This is THE CD to do it with. Already got the hits? Well, you need this too, because the versions are different, and better than ever!
This collection is amazing and worth every penny. Unlike other compilations that have been remastered, the first 15 songs on this compilation have been REMIXED from their original 3, 8, and 16 multi-track session tapes! For those who don't know, remastering and remixing are very different. Now the songs are crystal clear, have longer fades, and the mixes are a vast improvement. They sound like they were recorded yesterday!
Another reviewer inaccurately wrote that the versions between older compilations are indistinguishable, but he is so wrong. The differences are like night and day. I guarantee it!
Harry Weinger, Andrew Skurow, Jeff Moskow and Suha Gur did an incredible job on this compilation. They must be fans because the proof is in the results. I like their past compilations on Diana Ross (The Motown Anthology, diana - Deluxe Edition, To Love Again), and the Supremes (DR&S Anthology, The '70s Anthology, Rodgers And Hart), but this time, they've outdone themselves. Thank you guys, and keep up the great work!
This collection is wonderful! It includes the best #1 hits, and a few that were #1 on dance charts, AC charts, R&B charts, and regional charts. They even mention other number ones that wouldn't fit on the single disc and TELL YOU where you can find them!
Finally, the Almighty remix is incredible. It has club hit written all over it. These guys have done the best remixes on Cher, Elton John and JLo.
Again, this is the perfect set to to have. You won't be disappointed! Buy it now!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Don Belton on March 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Regarding controversy over re-mixing of some of these songs to restore the volume of Flo Ballard and Mary Wilson's original studio vocals: What controversy? These remixed versions testify not only to the power of Ballard and Wilson's back up on numbers like "Stop!" and "Hurry Love" (as if there was ever any doubt, especially about Ballard's chops). But they also demonstrate Ross' mercurial power, nonetheless, to pull off dazzling lead performances among such strong backup singers and instrumental musicians. You can hear how the young Ross stretched the possibilities of the otherwise conventional Motown formula and, in the bargain, stretched the horizons of American pop,soul and rock. Ultimately, the Supremes were an amazing ensemble whose sound was the result of a heavenly synergy. What I love most about some of these early Supremes remixes is that you can hear more of the soulful and tart interplay between the girls' voices. You can hear Ballard and Wilson driving Ross as Ross drives the Motown Sound into Immortality! When the smoke from the currently fashionable resentment over Ross' singular black, female and American success fades, one thing will remain clear: Ross is Motown's queen but a queen with a very illustrious court.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Davidp. on April 14, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this disc recently to add to my Supremes collection because I already knew it would sound fantastic... and it does. The remastering of these classic tracks make them sound better and more vibrant than any previously released collection. But here's the real kicker: most of these tracks appear in versions that are different than have ever been heard before!!

Hardcore Supremes fans will listen to these tracks and immediately feel a shock of revelation that they are not the same old versions that have been on compilation after compilation. Most of these tracks are newly remixed for stronger bass, more stereo separation, and now have extended endings. "Stop In The Name Of Love" for example, goes on beyond it's original fade, so that you can hear the backing track fade out while the girls keep singing until they finish cold, with one final "Stop!". "You Keep Me Hangin' On " has a longer second chorus, as well as a previously unheard cold ending. And the new mix of "Reflections" is a real eye opener, with softer psychedelic sound effects synched up from the originally released version, and an ending that continues on WAY beyond the original fade out point, with an additional coda and cold ending ( not to mention an originally deleted backing vocal in the bridge of the song )! Not every track is that radically different, but most do go on slightly longer than before, and the remastering and remixing makes them sound better than ever.

Even if you own any of the previous Supremes compilations, this collection is a must, for the alternate versions of these songs, and the much improved sound quality.

Davidp
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