Diana Ross & The Supremes includes: Diana Ross, Cindy Birdsong, Mary Wilson, Lynda Laurence, Jean Terrell.
Producers: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, The Clan, Frank Wilson, Smokey Robinson.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by Brian Chin.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (Universal Music Studios East).
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Liner Note Author: Brian Chin .
Arrangers: Jerry Long; David Van De Pitte.
A very interesting best-of, if only because it also includes four tracks by the post-Diana Ross incarnation of the Supremes. This featured Jean Terrell (sister of Marvin Gaye song partner Tammi Terrell) as leader--only Mary Wilson remained from the original group.
The most notable track in this regard is "Nathan Jones," remade in the '80s by Banarama. It's a wildly imaginative psychedelic pop blues (check out the phasing on the vocals) that combines melody with mystery in a truly remarkable way. It's arguably one of the best singles released by either version of the group. That's not to stint the Ross-sung tracks here, however, particularly "Nothing But Heartaches," which remains among the most dramatic of the Supremes chart hits.