Although four albums separate 1965's More Hits By The Supremes and 1967's The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland, these two albums make natural partners since both feature only the compositions of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (abetted on I'll Turn To Stone track by R Dean Taylor).
This was the songwriting team most associated with the Supremes during their heyday, and both albums were produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier. In the UK the second album was cautiously re-titled The Supremes Sing Motown in case the names were insufficiently familiar.
Some of the most halcyon Supremes hits are on this album - You Keep Me Hangin' On, Stop! In The Name of Love, Love is Here And Now You're Gone, Back In My Arms Again, Nothing But heartaches - and all the B-sides, almost equally good, and including Going Down For The Third Time, which could have been an A-side but turned up later in the year as the flip of Reflections.
Ask Any Girl is the oldest recording, having turned up as the B-side of Baby Love in 1964, and was also on their earlier Where Did Our Love Go? album in a slightly longer mix. Similarly, You're Gone But Always In My Heart had first seen service as the B-side of Come See About Me in 1964. Honey Boy, He Holds His own and Whisper You Love Me Boy had earlier been assigned to Mary Wells, while I Guess I'll Always Love You had been a hit for the Isley Brothers, Heatwave for Martha and the Vandellas and It's The Same Old Song for the Four Tops. They also had I'll Turn To Stone on a B-side but the Supremes' take on the song came out first.
Both stereo albums feature the classic Supremes line-up of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard and the top line of brilliant uncredited Motown musicians who contribute so much to this solid 65 minutes, which will be over more quickly than you could imagine. Put it on repeat play.