This album was released following the success of the eponymous single which reached number 1 on the US charts in December 1961, 15 weeks after its entry (at number 95), giving Motown its first chart topper. The Marvelettes got better and better and went on to make some of Motown's best singles, and even some great albums, until the end of 1969, but none reached the top again, and in fact only two (out of 23) made the top 10. In the UK the group passed under the radar, scoring only one minor hit in 1967 (When You're Young and In Love).
I'm a huge fan, but this album really is pretty dull, despite input from such illustrious writers as Smokey Robinson and Brian Holland, and a hands-on production by Berry Gordy. The songs are unmemorable, the arrangements clunky and the girls don't sound comfortable with them. A couple found their way onto the B side of later singles which is an indication of their quality in itself. For completists only.
The tracks are in a different order from those on the original album.