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BRILLIANT ASSORTMENT OF TRACKS, BUT THE USA VERSION HAS BETTER SOUND
on 11 May 2012
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 2 VERSIONS OF THIS CD, THE UK VERSION HAS INFERIOR SOUND SO GO FOR THE USA VERSION, WHICH IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE UK, SEARCH FOR ASIN: B0000DD575, THE WRITING ON THE FRONT CUTS THROUGH THE CHEST AREA, ON THE INFERIOR UK VERSION IT'S AT WAIST LEVEL ON THE SAME PHOTO OF THE SUPREMES.
AMAZON IN THEIR WISDOM HAVE DELIBERATELY COMBINED THE REVIEWS FOR BOTH VERSIONS, RESULTING IN ME INITIALLY BUYING THE INFERIOR UK VERSION.
I already had all the tracks on this CD, but bought it because of the better sound quality, especially on the earlier tracks, ie the Supremes, rather than the later Diana Ross solos. In particular Stoned Love is a great stereo track and I had only a dull poor mono version.
How disappointed I was when I listened to it, the UK version has a poor stereo version of Stoned Love, almost distorted to my ears and all the earlier tracks 1-14 sound inferior to my ears.
I just wish I had studied other peoples reviews better, as some other reviewers had said the same thing. My wrong choice happened because the UK Amazon site has no sound samples, so I went on the USA site to hear it, brilliant I thought, then bought it off the UK site at far less money.
There are 2 USA issues, one in an Eco package, 2004, the other in a jewel case, 2009, as far as I am aware they sound the same, but as I do not own them both I cannot guarantee it. The sound samples on the USA site are from 2004 issue and are the ones I listened to.
PS There are slight differences in tracks chosen between the UK and USA because of which songs made No.1 either side of the pond.
PPS THE USA VERSION IS ****and a half.