Sixty-eight tracks!! WOW!. Here I recognize hits like 'Stoned Love' and 'Nathan Jones', as well as album tracks that I remember, and titles that I don't recognise that must be previously unreleased.
Many people forget or do not realise, that for a couple of years or so, after Diana Ross' departure, The Supremes were as popular in Britain as Diana Ross and The Supremes had ever been. I'm not going to get into Ross bashing. She is my past, present and future, but it is a pity and a waste to overlook later incarnations of The Supremes.
Jean Terrell's voice was similar to Diana Ross in some ways, light and nasal, but different enough for her to put her own stamp on the group, and lead them gently towards a slightly more soulful sound.
As well as the hits of those years, with five whole albums plus, the criminally underrated 'Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb' album is here. The quality of songs like 'Beyond Myself' and 'Silent Voices' is touching and timeless. Jean sang with an emotional engagement that few could match.
The lavish packaging is oversized, which makes it non-standard for storage. I keep mine where I can always see it.
This album is a must for Supremes completists, and anyone who appreciates good 70s pop/soul music. Looks like I've got a namesake in Manchester with similar musical taste. Spooky!!
David Bishop. Plymouth