A great little set that once again proves that longstanding rule – that with vintage Motown
, even the obscure bits are completely top shelf! As you'd guess from the title, this package is overflowing with rare material from Diana Ross & The Supremes – all pulled from that legendary first decade of the group, when they were not only one of Motown
's reigning soul acts, but also a showcase for everything great the label had to offer – from songwriting through arrangements, right on up to production and packaging! And although none of these tracks were issued at the time, they're hardly detritus or throwaway material – as both the alternate takes and never-released songs are really wonderful – top shelf Detroit female soul, handled in the best style of the time. Some tracks are unusual versions of hits, others are obscure songs that never got pressed at the time, and a few more are Supremes' takes on tunes you might know from other singers. Titles include "You Can Depend On Me", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "In The Evening Of Our Love", "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You", "Come See About Me/
Stop In The Name Of Love", "Because I Love Him", "Too Hot (version 4)", "Hey Baby" (version 1), "I Saw Him Standing There", "It's Not Unusual", "Back In My Arms Again" (alternate vocal), "Don't Let True Love Die" (extended version), "Believe In Me", "Wish I Knew", "Love Child" (alternate vocal), "You're Gonna Hear From Me", "The Look Of Love", "Someday We'll Be Together (alt vocal)", "I Can't Help Myself (alt mix)", "MacArthur Park", "Autumn Leaves", "Mickey's Monkey", "Satisfaction", "Cupid (alt ext mix)", and even some "Scott Regan Radio Promos".
(4 X 180 gram vinyl box set!)