I Hear a Symphony [Remastered] [Limited Edition]

I Hear a Symphony [Remastered] [Limited Edition]

by The Supremes

CD(Remastered / Special Edition)

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Overview

I Hear a Symphony has some great soul numbers on it, mostly by the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, including not only the title track but also "Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)," "My World Is Empty Without You," and "He's All I Got" -- the latter is one of the greatest album tracks the group ever recorded, with stunning vocals by Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard behind Diana Ross, showing the trio in just about its peak form. Other parts of I Hear a Symphony seem to take its title track almost literally, with the inclusion of the majestic "Unchained Melody" and the Bach-based "A Lover's Concerto"; the latter, in particular, is a Diana Ross tour de force, with very sweetly understated accompaniment by Wilson and Ballard. And elsewhere, Berry Gordy was pushing his vision of the Supremes as a mainstream pop trio, covering "A Stranger in Paradise," "With a Song in My Heart," "Without a Song," and "Wonderful, Wonderful." None of these are bad, but neither are they terribly distinguished -- the group even adds a certain fresh sparkle to "Wonderful, Wonderful," but realistically, people were paying their money for the Holland-Dozier-Holland and Eddie Holland-authored songs, any of which would have made about as fine singles as anything the trio ever put out, and all of which are still a chunk of the best part of the group's legacy. [A remastered, limited edition of I Hear a Symphony was released in 2013.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2013
Label: Lmlr
UPC: 3700477820367
catalogNumber: 36
Rank: 22160

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supremes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Denny Randell   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Chet Forrest   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Sherman Edwards   Composer
James Dean   Composer
Scott St. James   Liner Notes
Robert Craig Bob Wright   Composer

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