The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go? (RSDBF)

The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go? (RSDBF)

Out November 25, 2022 for RSD Black Friday 2022 

COLLECTOR’S EDITION – 2nd OFFICIAL AMERICAN LP REISSUE AND THE 1RST IN MORE THAN 40 YEARS!
LIMITED EDITION 140GRAM HIGH-QUALITY VIRGIN VINYL.

Reissued for the 62nd anniversary of Motown Records. Second studio album by Motown singing group The Supremes, released in 1964.Includes the group’s first Billboard Pop Singles number-one hits, “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, and “Come See About Me”, as well as their first Top 40 hit, “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes”. With the release of this album, The Supremes became the first act in Billboard magazine’s history to have three number-one hits from the same album. The album introduced “The Motown Sound” to the masses and was, at the time, the highest-ranking album by an all-female group.
It remained in the #2 position for 4 consecutive weeks in January 1965, shut out of the top spot by The Beatles’ blockbuster Beatles ‘65 LP. The album remained on the Billboard album chart for an unprecedented 89 weeks. Written and produced by Motown’s main production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, “Where Did Our Love Go” was the first single by The Supremes to go to the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States. The song “Where Did Our Love Go?” is ranked #475 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2016 due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance. Billboard named the song #4 on its list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.”

Sometimes three is not a crowd, but instead a delightful unified package. That’s always the case when the three are the lovely and talented Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard, the trio of young ladies called “The Supremes.” Teamwork, feeling and harmony are the things that have made this trio a top singing group. With their first recordings, the group was off and running, piling up hit after hit and nothing is about to slow them down. “The Supremes” have been stressing teamwork and harmony as they’ve steadily moved up the ladder of popularity. All these things going for them at one time inevitably led to “Where Did Our Love Go” providing music to hand-clap and foot-stomp to, with plenty of jump and an un-topable beat in a true rockin-blues groove. You heard it, you played it, and you made it a “smash.” Here it is, along with a whole gang of other “Supreme” pleasures to make a hit loaded package. Big talent, would seem to be their motto, and their hit successes would indicate they have earned their name . . . THE SUPREMES. – Scott St.James

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out of print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.

Tracklist

SIDE A
1. Where Did Our Love Go
2. Run, Run, Run
3. baby Love
4. When The Love Light Starts Shinging Through His Eyes
5. Come See About Me
6. Long Gone Lover

SIDE B
1. I’m Giving Your Freedom
2. A Breath Taking Guy
3. He MEans The World
4. Standing At The Crossroads of love
5. Your Kiss Of Fire
6. Ask Any Girl

Credits

Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson — lead vocals
The Four Tops, Holland-Dozier-Holland & The Love-Tones – background vocals
The Funk Brothers (featuring Earl Van Dyke – keyboards; Robert White, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina – guitar; Jack Ashford – vibes; James Jamerson – bass; Uriel Jones, Richard ‘Pistol’ Allen – drums; Hank Cosby, Andrew ‘Mike’ Terry – saxes) – instrumentation

Originally released in 1964 on Motown Records
Produced for release by Jordi Soley
Manufactured by Anagram Music. Made in the U.S.A.
Licensed for USA and Canada.