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nathanj06
08-11-2010, 04:02 PM
I guess the old threads are gone so here I am with the question of the year...what is happening with this set? Andy, can you enlighten us?;)

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
08-11-2010, 06:26 PM
Supposedly it is still on the way.......I think I read somewhere that Andy said there might be a delay........Lets hope not:-( He also said that it is currently in production :-)

daviddh
08-12-2010, 08:53 PM
i heard maybe september?

carlo
08-12-2010, 08:56 PM
I prefer not knowing the proposed release dates for these things, since we know there's always that possibility that it will be delayed or pushed back...I'm sure it's on the way. They're doing their best. We just gotta be patient. We've waited this long, another few months won't make much of a difference...

marybrewster
08-13-2010, 09:01 AM
I prefer not knowing the proposed release dates for these things, since we know there's always that possibility that it will be delayed or pushed back...I'm sure it's on the way. They're doing their best. We just gotta be patient. We've waited this long, another few months won't make much of a difference...

Preach! :)

George Solomon
08-13-2010, 03:01 PM
On a positive note, the delays have allowed us to find additional rarities that wouldn't have been on the collection if it came out a year ago. It's looking really good!

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
08-13-2010, 03:03 PM
Whooooooooooo hoooooooooooooo......Can't wait George:-)

theboyfromxtown
08-13-2010, 03:32 PM
George

Will this be only Motown product or is it including the Invictus period?

BTW, are you gonna do any more of those remixes....I play your "Nowhere to Run" more than the original now!

144man
08-13-2010, 05:30 PM
There's an interesting feature on Scherrie Payne in the Autumn 2010 issue of "In the Basement".

marv2
08-13-2010, 05:54 PM
144man can it be found online?

nathanj06
08-13-2010, 05:58 PM
George, Thanks for the update. I was happy to hear something and hope it comes out soon!;)

theboyfromxtown
08-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Nathan

You're not greedy like me!!

Come on George when, what's on it, are there any new pictures and who's written the sleeve notes?

LOLOL

johnjeb
08-13-2010, 07:03 PM
This is good news. I'm looking forward to the release but not in a real hurry for it

I'm more interested in The Marvelettes Volume 2.

Besides there are other Motown and soul related CDs being released here and there to keep me and my credit card busy.

theboyfromxtown
08-13-2010, 07:49 PM
...and the "one indoors" working all hours to pay them off!

As if....

LOLOLOL

144man
08-13-2010, 08:00 PM
marv2,
There's no online magazine.
The In the Basement site address is www.btinternet.com/~inthebasement

nathanj06
08-19-2010, 04:55 PM
George had mentioned some other rare songs were found, does anyone know what could be left for this set?

marv2
08-19-2010, 07:33 PM
Thanks 144man!

theboyfromxtown
08-20-2010, 04:17 AM
Nathan

I know I have said this before but (and I mean this very sincerely) your best bet is to ask Harry Weinger direct for this kind of information. People that work in the background are there because they are respectful and loyal to the cause

Harry puts out an open email address for this kind of correspondence, he's really a good guy and he won't be angry with you for asking. In fact, he'll appreciate that you are interested. Just understand that if the release is not ready, then it's a case of waiting until it is.

I will accept that you might not be happy with what I say but I hope you understand that I am trying to be helpful.

John

nathanj06
08-20-2010, 05:04 AM
Hi John,
Thank you, I do appreciate your input. I guess I've become too excited waiting for this release that I keep asking questions. I am aware of some of the unreleased material that it's hard to imagine what else they may have found.

Regards,
Nathan

theboyfromxtown
08-20-2010, 09:51 AM
Nathan

Try to think of it as a way of them keeping your interest intact.

So go on, ask Harry direct and see what he says. At least you know that its come from the right source!

I think I advised aaron to do this on the old SDF site.

nathanj06
08-20-2010, 04:30 PM
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!:)

theboyfromxtown
08-20-2010, 05:02 PM
So go on, email him.

classic.motown@umusic.com

No excuse now Nathan

Tell us what he says. I'm interested.

*smile*

nathanj06
08-24-2010, 04:06 AM
Hey all,
I recieved an email from Harry Weinger yesterday and he stated that they were putting the final touches on the set and it would be out by the end of the year. Great news! :o

RossHolloway
08-24-2010, 09:35 AM
TheBoyfromXTown- What Invictus period?

Motown Andy
08-24-2010, 07:08 PM
Hi all, I'm glad Harry responded. It's always appropriate to email him. But John, "People that work in the background are there because they are respectful and loyal to the cause." Gee, I never considered the Producer and Associate Producer as being "in the background." Now George and I know how Mary and Flo felt! LOL.

Okay, a quick list to answer:
1. No, this is a Supremes collection, so there won't be any Invictus material on there.
2. The set is wonderful.
3. Not sure of the release date, but it is actually closer than further.
4. Lots of surprises.
5. If I tell you what they are, they won't be surprises. But yes they are... Supreme.

theboyfromxtown
08-24-2010, 09:06 PM
OMG, where did you pop up from?

Sweetness in life, perish the thought that I should ever expect the producer and associate producer to be backgrounds and never leads. Wash my mouth out with bleach and disinfectant should those words be uttered from my lips!

However, should you ever want to step into THOSE high heels, just remember what happened in 1967!

Meowwww!

In all seriousness though, I didn't meant to make any person feel uncomfortable and I apologise if that came across in my posting. I believe that respect and loyalty are not only between manager and team but also between team and manager and team and team. Another SDF thread has gone on to bashing Stevie for problems with TCMS on the basis of a statement from one poster who hasn't yet been able to post a response for creedence on their source. Is that fair on Stevie? Probably not at this stage. Over the years, I have found that the Supremes get the most "rumours" and here on SDF, we are aware that there is an access point for OFFICIAL information and I try to urge people to ask the reliable source rather then rely on "I heard that...".


Mind you, I would still check underneath the bed when you go to sleep at nights! lol

theboyfromxtown
08-24-2010, 09:13 PM
TheBoyfromXTown- What Invictus period?

I got the "impression" from past posts on the old SDF forum that the set was not only the Supremes Motown era but also solo Scherrie, Susaye and Scherrie. Since UMe have Scherrie's Invictus recordings, I was wondering whether that era might be included too. I happen to rate Scherrie very highly as my number 2 of all time and I'm keen to hear Scherrie sing stuff like Want Ads, Band Of Gold which she apparently did. I went off on a tangent but it's ok, I'm been put right now.

daviddh
08-25-2010, 10:20 AM
IT'S IN HIS KISS was an out take from Supremes 75 . can't wait to hear that one. glad there will be more surprises.

supremesouluk2
08-25-2010, 04:17 PM
I am truly looking forward to this release!
News of the additional rareities has certainly whetted my appetite!

thelastsupreme
08-29-2010, 02:39 PM
I am sooooo excited about this release. I'm sure everyone will be delighted. OK, I know there is always someone who will not get what they want, but the guys (I love you guys!) have done justice to the ladies and the fans. Surprises galore! and all so cute! My lips are sealed, but I, for one, am so thrilled that this has finally come around. Doing the happy dance! Keep smiling!

sophisticated_soul
08-29-2010, 03:16 PM
If you are happy, then it must be fantastic. Can't wait. Thank you so much for posting.

luke
08-29-2010, 07:59 PM
That stuff would be great to hear boyfrom!

marybrewster
08-30-2010, 11:20 AM
Three cheers for HW, MotownAndy and George!

Thanks for your supreme dedication in bringing these wonderful, sweet sweet sets to us.

Kamasu_Jr
08-30-2010, 11:55 AM
IIn no hurry for this.

carlo
08-30-2010, 11:59 AM
Three cheers for HW, MotownAndy and George!

Thanks for your supreme dedication in bringing these wonderful, sweet sweet sets to us.

YES!!! How much jooooyyyy do we get from you?!! You've given us SO MUCH PLEASURE, it's IMPOSSIBLE TO MEASURE!!! ;);):p:rolleyes:

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
08-30-2010, 01:28 PM
I wonder how much closer than further it is :-)

marybrewster
08-30-2010, 02:23 PM
YES!!! How much jooooyyyy do we get from you?!! You've given us SO MUCH PLEASURE, it's IMPOSSIBLE TO MEASURE!!! ;);):p:rolleyes:

I know it's all been said before, but I don't think enough credit is given for all of the high energy that HW, AS and GS (and 11 others) put into these releases.

I just like to make sure everyone gets their props.

captainjames
08-30-2010, 03:12 PM
This sounds like I know what will Number 1 on my Christmas list this year !!!!! I know this will a collection worth its weight in gold. Thanks for all you do Harry, Andy and George.

Motown Andy
08-30-2010, 03:16 PM
Hello all,

John, I hope you know I was only teasing. I have nothing but Supreme love for you :)

Aaron, wish we could tell you how much sooner than later. I don't actually know. But, we've mixed and mastered it, and they are designing it now. Universal will give it a release date and official press release when it's about ready to come out.

Susaye, MaryBrewster and all, thank you for the kind words. This thing is going to be fabulous. I'm not saying this to "hype" it, I'm just incredibly proud of how it is shaping up. We've had so many delays, but we're in the home stretch of one of the best (and most challenging) projects I've ever worked on! Stay tuned...

George Solomon
08-30-2010, 06:12 PM
While we're handing out kudos. A special thank you to Mary, Scherrie, Cindy and Susaye for their willingness to share memories and photographs. How wonderful that these four ladies embrace their legacy and are happy to participate, asking nothing in return. You are all truly supreme!

jillfoster
08-30-2010, 06:48 PM
Thanks, Andy... when you feel you can, we'd like to hear the "challenges" that this set represented... I love hearing about how things get done behind the scenes, and what types of voodoo need to be employed to come up with something good.

762rob
08-30-2010, 10:15 PM
This music from the final chapter of the Supremes is wonderful; I've grown to appreciate it more over time. The performances and productions were top-notch.
Times and the music business were very different by the mid-70's and these recordings unfortunately did not get the chance they deserved; many unsold sealed copies of the original Lps remain.
It's wonderful that these sides are getting loving attention now and will be available to all who have appreciated or just recently discovered them.
Thank you to everyone involved and all the fans who have begged for this release. I am anxiously awaiting the release day!

marybrewster
08-30-2010, 10:32 PM
While we're handing out kudos. A special thank you to Mary, Scherrie, Cindy and Susaye for their willingness to share memories and photographs. How wonderful that these four ladies embrace their legacy and are happy to participate, asking nothing in return. You are all truly supreme!

I wonder if there's any chance all four of these legendary ladies will meet to promote this set? It certainly has the fans buzzing.....

762rob
09-01-2010, 10:33 AM
http://discodelivery.blogspot.com/2006/01/first-delivery-supremes-mary-scherrie.html

While we are waiting, here is a great thread I found on the MSS Album.

Probably was posted before but new to me! Enjoy.

topdiva1
09-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Sherrie Payne was indeed one of the best singers in The Supremes - we can only hope there will be some new gems from THE SHERRIE PAYNE YEARS.

Motown Andy
09-02-2010, 03:13 PM
Hi all,

Hip-O sent out this tweet today on the Final Sessions. http://twitpic.com/2kl7tj (http://twitpic.com/2kl7tj)

Enjoy!

Andy

theboyfromxtown
09-02-2010, 03:27 PM
Is a tweet simply a picture or is their dialogue too?

marybrewster
09-02-2010, 03:36 PM
Supremes fans take note... the 70s V2 "Final Sessions coming" end of year - more of these sneak peeks to come

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
09-12-2010, 07:53 PM
I wonder how the design is coming along? :-)

sup_fan
09-12-2010, 08:12 PM
cool that the master tape cover also includes the take number. would be fun to hear the different versions

daviddh
09-12-2010, 09:52 PM
i wonder what the cover will look like. my bid id the HIGH ENERGY cover artwork. i always thought that was cool. no faces but just the body figures. looking forward to this one.

mowest
09-12-2010, 11:34 PM
That's always been my favorite Supremes' album cover. I second that e-motion!

carlo
09-13-2010, 12:20 PM
That was my hunch as well...the cover would probably be an illustration, most likely the High Energy cover.

longtimefan
09-13-2010, 12:24 PM
Whatever the picture, I will be disappointed if it is not in the same "book" form as the Jean Terrell Years (a.k.a. Volume 1). These two volumes together will make a nice set. Fingers crossed.

hwume
09-13-2010, 10:03 PM
It will be in the same format.

motown01
09-14-2010, 11:32 PM
The Master Tape Legend says beside 'Where Do I Go From Here' - 'AKA Just Let Me Love You' - was this a working title for this song?

longtimefan
09-15-2010, 08:33 AM
Thanks, Harry! I am so excited that the format will be the same. THAT makes it worth the wait! :-)

Thanks for all you do to support the fans. I, for one, never dreamed that we would one day have all of the great unreleased as well as remastered music that you have brought us in the past few years. What a blessing!

nathanj06
09-15-2010, 07:11 PM
Very glad to know it will be in the same book format as it should be. What a great collection this is. :)

topdiva1
09-15-2010, 07:53 PM
It is a great idea to continue the format - as it was cool.

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
09-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Well, we know the music has been mastered and we know the box set will be in the same format. Maybe if we are lucky we will see it next month:-)

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
09-23-2010, 10:56 PM
Any more news or info on how the box set is coming along?

captainjames
09-24-2010, 02:16 PM
Looking at the above list provided was "He's My Man" originially titled "He's My Baby" ?

Samuel Augustus Jennings
09-30-2010, 11:37 PM
I hope Mary Wilson's solo Motown album and "Partners" (Scherrie & Susaye) are included in the Scherrie Payne Years compilation. Though Scherrie Payne and Jean Terrell were terrific singers the Ross-less Supremes would have been nothing without MaryWilson because these new recruits simply lacked the style and stage savvy of the "original". Look at the awkward moves of Scherrie and Susaye in "The Supremes in Switzerland" and you'll see what I mean. And please spare me any more "rare" un-released songs like the awful throw-aways included on the first set. One listen and I quickly realized why they should have been left in the can.

Glenpwood
10-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Well its now October 1st. Shouldn't we be getting a release date or press release on this if Hip-O's gonna do a presale on it in time for it to reach all our Christmas stockings?:D

hwume
10-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Official word from yours truly:

The release date of this beautiful set - as well as several other releases - has been pushed to April 2011. I know there will be a lot of questions why, since it's been "in the works" for so long. There a few simple reasons, one is purely budgetary - it's an expensive package to produce and the money folks made a call - another is getting a sign-off on a special surprise bonus track. Apologies for this delay. I will avoid the usual cliches ("worth the wait") and just put out there what's what.

HW
classic.motown@umusic.com

Glenpwood
10-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Harry,

Thanks for the quick reply and although I am disappointed at the moment, any extra goodies are worth being patient for. Thanks for all the hard work as always!

jobeterob
10-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Perfect post Harry. That's exactly how it should be handled.

REDHOT
10-01-2010, 06:53 PM
I'm back,(stoned love)with a new name
, redhot. I'm happy to hear the good news, about the supremes the final session. The mary wilson cindy bridsong scherrie payne, and susaye greene years.

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
10-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Booooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooo:-( Well, will give more than enough time to save up some money anyway:-)

topdiva1
10-01-2010, 08:28 PM
I hope Mary Wilson's solo Motown album and "Partners" (Scherrie & Susaye) are included in the Scherrie Payne Years compilation. Though Scherrie Payne and Jean Terrell were terrific singers the Ross-less Supremes would have been nothing without MaryWilson because these new recruits simply lacked the style and stage savvy of the "original". Look at the awkward moves of Scherrie and Susaye in "The Supremes in Switzerland" and you'll see what I mean. And please spare me any more "rare" un-released songs like the awful throw-aways included on the first set. One listen and I quickly realized why they should have been left in the can.


With the acception of Cindy Birdsong - none of the replacements had that Supremes flair - and while all where great singers in their own right - they got stuck with that old glamout, wigs, and gowns image that had passed by = thus getting them staddled with unfair weight,

Like many fans - the company clung to the image after it was long gone.

carlo
10-01-2010, 08:59 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( I kinda figured this would happen!! lol. Oh well. Got lot's of other music to listen to and look forward to in the meantime...

daviddh
10-01-2010, 09:35 PM
darn!!!! disapointing. can we get a track listing or something. a photo?

aarondillon2011@gmail.com
10-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Harry, I think we need to kick some butt to get this release out....LOL.....JK

jobeterob
10-04-2010, 05:46 PM
Did Harry not recently post that this was delayed until next spring or next April? I don't see that anymore.

dickiemint
10-04-2010, 05:48 PM
I would like to know why Hip O would push back release dates till April 2011, when if they got the product out now they would sell more in the lucrative run up to Christmas.

jobeterob
10-04-2010, 07:03 PM
I see his note above now; he says it is purely budgetary.

These packages don't make that much money in the scheme of things and these are not good days for record companies............I wonder if they'll exist in 10 years. I don't think they'll exist in the form they are now.

REDHOT
10-04-2010, 08:13 PM
I'm back, As REDHOT, (I'm no longer STONEDLOVE) I'm still happie about, THE SUPREMES, THE FINAL SESSION, The MARY WILSON CINDY BIRDSONG SCHERRIE PAYNE and SUSAYE GREENE Years. I have been hearing nothing but good things, About this set, So let's
STAY POSITIVE

nathanj06
11-03-2010, 04:23 AM
I'm not familiar with all the songs except like, "Bend A Little", "Shoop Shoop Song", etc. Does anyone know what titles could be released on this set. I know it's not due until April now but still anticipating it's release. davidh seems to know alot in this area...thanks! :)

daviddh
11-03-2010, 10:16 AM
i did hear from Harry W[thru an interview of midnight johnnys radio show], that they found another version [master tape] of the lp HIGH ENERGY. apparently the original album must have [two] mixs. the one that was released is a cross between the disco- symphony version. i am not sure about the newly discovered master version of the album but perhaps it is more of a contemporary version of the album? really dont know for sure. but we will have to unfortunately wait until april to find out. i think this will be the first part of the new collection that i will listen to. i was hoping to have this for my b day next month but, unfortunately not. to bad the guys cant give us some sneak previews to keep us updated. sorry i dont have any further info right now. i wish i did.

daviddh
11-03-2010, 10:20 AM
the two songs you mentioned above along with SHA LA BANDIT are out takes from the Supremes 1975 and willl be included. me thinks there are a few other tracks. i think a song called PLANT THE SEED OF LOVE. i have never heard this track but it was in the original master recordings of the album. there was some newsletters from an old supremes newsletters that were here but have disappeared in the change. perhaps someone who posted that info will repost it.

captainjames
11-03-2010, 12:26 PM
Two songs come to mind each time I hear of this set and that is "This Is Why I Believe In You", and "Let Yourself Go". I loved those two songs.

daviddh
11-03-2010, 02:48 PM
both are classics . two of my favorites are COLOR MY WORLD BLUE and SWEET DREAM MACHINE.

nathanj06
11-04-2010, 05:51 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I have heard of a title, "Planting The Seeds Of Love" but haven't ever heard the song. This is also the first I've heard of a second mix of the "High Energy" album. Very interesting. I also love "Color My World Blue". "Mary, Scherrie & Susaye" is a killer album all the way through. I would imagine the 1975 album will be on disc one wit the bonus tracks and the other two on disc two. Unless I'm wrong and this is a 3 disc set...I don't know but can't wait to hear it. :D

jobeterob
02-07-2011, 11:51 PM
2365

One sweet picture posted on Facebook by Susaye as they finalize plans for the release of this CD!

topdiva1
02-08-2011, 10:50 AM
^They all lookl great!!!! You gotta love Ms. Freda Payne - what a beauty.

theboyfromxtown
02-08-2011, 05:20 PM
Notice the comments on this thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G91idL-68AA&feature=related

Interesting!

elegant_soul
02-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Notice the comments on this thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G91idL-68AA&feature=related

Interesting!
Now just who in the hell put that clip up??!! :)

jobeterob
02-08-2011, 09:04 PM
Some guy named Bruce!

paulo
02-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Coming end of which year?