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"The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland" (issued internationally as "The Supremes Sing Motown") is a 1967 album by "The Supremes for Motown." It includes the number-one hit singles "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone".

OverviewEdit

As the title states: all songs on the album were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting team of Holland–Dozier–Holland. Most of the album was recorded during the spring and summer of 1966.

Included alongside these songs are a handful of other originals, including "Remove This Doubt" and "You're Gone, But Always in My Heart", among others.

Also present on the album are covers of H-D-H penned songs for Motown artists The Isley Brothers ("I Guess I'll Always Love You"), The Four Tops ("It's the Same Old Song", "I'll Turn to Stone"), and Martha and the Vandellas ("(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave")

This was the group's final album fully overseen by the songwriting team of Holland–Dozier–Holland.

Within months of this release, the trio would stage a work slowdown in protest to Motown CEO's Berry Gordy's business decisions. By the end of 1967, H-D-H had left Motown, but not before producing four final Supremes singles ("The Happening", "Reflections", "In and Out of Love", and "Forever Came Today").

The cover art captured one of the most iconic images of the now very sophisticated group of young ladies. It was another multi-million seller.

It was re-released in 2009 by SpeakersCornerRecords for the 50th anniversary of Motown.

TracklistEdit

Side One:Edit

  • You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • You're Gone, But Always In My Heart
  • Love Is Here & Now You're Gone
  • Mother You, Smother You
  • I Guess I'll Always Love You
  • I'll Turn To Stone

Side Two:Edit

  • It's The Same Old Song
  • Going Down For The Third Time
  • Love Is In Our Hearts
  • Remove This Doubt
  • There's No Stopping Us Now
  • (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

PersonnelEdit

  • Diana Ross - Lead vocals
  • Mary Wilson - Background vocals
  • Florence Ballard - Background vocals
  • Brian Holland - Producer
  • Lamont Dozier - Producer
  • The Funk Brothers - Instrumentation

Chart HistoryEdit

AlbumEdit

Name Chart (1967) Peak Position
The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland U.S. Pop Albums #6
U.S. R&B Albums #2
U.K. Pop Albums #15

SinglesEdit

Name Chart Peak Position
You Keep Me Hangin' On U.S. Billboard Pop Singles #1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles #1
U.K. Pop Singles #8
Love Is Here & Now You're Gone U.S. Billboard Pop Singles #1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles #1
U.K. Pop Singles #17

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