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More Hits by The Supremes

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Released  July 23, 1965
Length  32:37
Release date  23 July 1965
Recorded  1964–1965
Artist  The Supremes
Label  Motown/Universal Records
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Genres  Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Pop music
Producers  Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier
Similar  The Supremes albums, Soul music albums

More Hits by The Supremes is the sixth studio album by Motown singing group The Supremes, released in 1965. The album includes two number-one hits: "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Back in My Arms Again", as well as the Top 20 single "Nothing but Heartaches".

Contents

The album opens up with the b-side "Ask Any Girl" from their Where Did Our Love Go album, which ironically ended side 2 of their previous album of new material. It was once planned for single release with this new mix.

Barney Ales, then an executive vice-president of Motown Records, reported in the August 14, 1965 issue of Billboard magazine the album had advance orders estimated at 300,000. More Hits by The Supremes peaked at #6 on the U.S. Billboard album chart and remained on that chart for 37 weeks. It reached #2 on Billboard's R&B album chart. To further underscore their popularity, each girl's signature was autographed on the album cover. According to Motown data this album managed to sell over 1,675,000 copies.

The opening track was to have been "Always In My Heart," the back side of "Come See About Me," but then "Ask Any Girl" was remixed as a possible A-side single and the remix opened this album. "Always In My Heart" surfaced later as "You're Gone (But Always In My Heart)" on the "Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland" album (at the suggestion of a fan!). The problem with the title "Always In My Heart" was the royalties were being misreported to the standard tune "Always In My Heart."

"Mother Dear" originally was to follow up "Nothing But Heartaches" as a single but "Heartaches" not making number one spurred the label to seek another musical direction for the next single. "Mother Dear" was rearranged with a stop beat and re-recorded but again rejected for single release.

The songs were all released in stereo mixes on the stereo version of the vinyl album except "He Holds His Own," which remained unreleased until the 2011 expanded edition.

Track listing

All songs written by Holland–Dozier–Holland and produced by Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier.

Side one

  1. "Ask Any Girl"
  2. "Nothing but Heartaches"
  3. "Mother Dear"
  4. "Stop! In the Name of Love"
  5. "Honey Boy"
  6. "Back in My Arms Again"

Side two

  1. "Whisper You Love Me Boy"
  2. "The Only Time I'm Happy"
  3. "He Holds His Own"
  4. "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"
  5. "(I'm So Glad) Heartaches Don't Last Always"
  6. "I'm In Love Again"

Personnel

  • Diana Ross: lead vocals
  • Mary Wilson: background vocals
  • Florence Ballard: background vocals
  • The Andantes: Additional background vocals on "Stop! In the Name of Love"
  • Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier: producers
  • The Funk Brothers: instrumentation
  • The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: instrumentation
  • Singles history

  • "Stop! In the Name of Love" b/w "I'm In Love Again" (Motown 1074, February 8, 1965)
  • "Back in My Arms Again" b/w "Whisper You Love Me Boy" (Motown 1075, April 15, 1965)
  • "Nothing but Heartaches" b/w "He Holds His Own" (Motown 1080, July 16, 1965)
  • Songs

    1Ask Any Girl2:47
    2Nothing but Heartaches2:58
    3Mother Dear2:46

    References

    More Hits by The Supremes Wikipedia


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