The first No. 1 album by the Supremes is set for reissue April 28 as a deluxe, expanded, two-CD set. This new edition of The Supremes A’ Go-Go, originally released by Motown Records in August 1966, will contain outtakes, rare mono and vocal mixes, and a total of 53 tracks. Order the deluxe, expanded set here.
The Supremes A’ Go-Go features the trio’s seventh No. 1 single, “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and their eighth Top 10 single, “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart.” It was the first LP on the Motown label to reach No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts, as well as the first No. 1 album by a girl group in the rock era.
The reissue will feature mono and stereo mixes of the album’s original 12 tracks, performed by Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, together with alternative vocal versions and mixes, as well as the group’s duet performance of “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)” with the Four Tops. There are also rarely-heard album outtakes, such as covers of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind” and the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
In addition, The Supremes A’ Go-Go contains the trio’s versions of songs identified with fellow Motown artists, including Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want),” the Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself” and “Baby I Need Your Loving,” and the Isley Brothers’ “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You).” The expanded edition contains two 24-page booklets: one which documents the album’s production and success, the other which recreates the Supremes’ 1966 tour book.
The expanded edition of The Supremes A’ Go-Go is to be released in the U.S. and Canada. For more on the original album and its history, read here.