Saturday, 14 December 2013

Vinyl Feature: Diana Ross and the Supremes - Greatest Hits

Released in 1967 this album contained a collection of Diana Ross and the Supremes A and B side hits, and was the first LP to name the group under the new title of Diana Ross and the Supremes. It became their second number one album and it would be years before another female group would achieve the same.

The album was released under the Motown record label and there are 20 songs on the double album including 10 number one hit singles.

While it is generally known that the album sold several million copies the exact amount sold is unknown because Motown refused to allow the RIAA to audit their sales figures until 1977.

The cover art was produced by artist Robert Taylor.

Interestingly there is no credit given to the songwriting/production team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland because they had a fall out with Motown records before the album was released.

Another interesting fact is that while Florence Ballard appears on the artwork and sings on every one of the tracks she had actually been fired from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong by the time the album was released.

The interesting politics of the recording industry...

When the gate fold is opened there is a collection of Robert Taylor art depicting Diana Ross and the Supremes as well as a short note from actress Carol Channing. There is also a short synopsis of reviews on the right hand top side and a track list further down.

Track List

Side 1
When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
Where Did Our Love Go
Ask Any Girl
Baby Love
Run, Run, Run

Side 2
Stop! In the Name of Love
Back in My Arms Again
Come See About Me
Nothing but Heartaches
Everything is Good About You

Side 3
I Hear a Symphony
Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
My World Is Empty Without You
Whisper You Love Me Boy
The Happening

Side 4
You Keep Me Hangin' On
You Can't Hurry Love
Standing at the Crossroads of Love
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
There's No Stopping Us Now

I picked this near mint copy up at a second hand store for the princely sum of 10kr.


  1. The original album had 12 x 12 paintings of each of the Supremes, attached/detachable.

    1. Interesting Rob, do you have any pics of what it looks like as I would love to see it?!