A word of warning, the clever people at amazon.co.uk have the policy of grouping reviews for similar sounding CD's, even if they are TOTALLY DIFFERENT, so as there are several Supremes' Anthologies, I fear my review will end up in places where it does not belong. This review is only for "Diana Ross & The Supremes Anthology" amazon's code = ASIN: B00005T7WF , black background to front cover with the Supremes on, note microphone is on the left, the CD was issued in 2001 and has 26 tracks on CD1 and 24 tracks on CD2, Amazon.co.uk claim 23 tracks on CD2. SOME OTHER ISSUES ARE MONO, SOME HAVE LESS TRACKS, ALL HAVE DIFFERENT COVERS, ALTHOUGH ONE IS A MIRROR IMAGE OF THIS SO MICROPHONE ON THE RIGHT.
Phew, now that's over let's deal with the music and its sound quality. You get all the hits up to 1970 when Diana Ross left, plus lots more, including what I class as rarities and all tracks are in stereo except tracks 2,3,4 and 25 on CD1, perhaps no stereo masters remain. Sound quality is good to very good, taking into account the tracks are up to 50 years old and better than most other issues I have tried.
Some treats for me are, "He" in stereo for the first time ever, "It Makes No Difference Now", "Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered", "If A Girl Isn't Pretty" and "The Impossible Dream". Great that the chart hits are, but you can appreciate the group's versatility with songs like these, some were done live, no studio special effects, just great voices, a real delight, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED,WORTH 4.5 STARS, CAN BE FOUND FOR SALE AS A USED ITEM ON AMAZON.COM
Alternatives, see "Gold",includes post 1970 tracks, "No 1's" the USA version Amazon's code = ASIN: B0000DD575, "The Greatest Diana Ross & The Supremes" these last two also include Diana Ross solo after she left the Supremes in 1970.
These three alternatives are also stereo and of similar sound quality, IF YOU SEARCH YOU WILL FIND MP3 SAMPLES TO LISTEN TO AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.