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NEW AND OLD, YET STILL A CLASSIC,
This review is from: The #1's (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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Initial post: Sep 21, 2010 9:28:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 21, 2010 9:30:29 AM PDT
Excellent review and Thank You for keeping it simple, to the point, overall. Too many people post reviews - extreme nit-picking negativity - crying about "Mono" mixes/stereo preferences - [and they have every right, but should seek out the appropriate reissues with all that/those particular recordings] - but all that does is create confusion for music fans that want an above average remastered collection that simply kicks tail when its blaring from the speakers in the car or at home. I bought this 2003 Cd in its original plastic jewel case edition when it was issued, and just went to pull it for for a listening. I also have most of the other releases you mention, both Box Sets, have been very pleased with most of the song selections. I may seek out the Mono mixes, though some are included among what I've collected on disc. Certain artists I enjoy very much in "Mono" - Beach Boys, Hollies, Mamas & Papas, Beatles, Box Tops, CCR, Elvis Presley, among others. Thank You!
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