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  1. What a fantastic song to have been left in the...

    What a fantastic song to have been left in the vault. I can almost hear Tammi Terrell singing this really well too.
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    So Close sounds like a song that should have been...

    So Close sounds like a song that should have been in the Grease soundtrack!
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    This would have been an excellent choice for a...

    This would have been an excellent choice for a single in the UK. Diana puts in a stunning performance that would have been lapped up here!
  4. Diana's vocals on a couple of the original mixes...

    Diana's vocals on a couple of the original mixes don't convey much engagement and excitement in the way the remixed songs do. My Old Piano in its original form just drags along, whereas the remix has...
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    Like Ollie9, I prefer this version to that...

    Like Ollie9, I prefer this version to that released at the time. Just leaves me hoping for expanded albums with gems like this included in them.
  6. I really enjoyed this remix, especially hearing...

    I really enjoyed this remix, especially hearing the vocal so prominently. The Supremes really had it all, vocal capability, looks and personas. Wonderful.
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    I have so many favourite covers but one that...

    I have so many favourite covers but one that always sticks in my mind is the UK Motown Chartbusters Volume 5. Such a vibrant and happy cover at a time of significant success for Motown in the UK.
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    What are the differences please? A big thumbs...

    What are the differences please?

    A big thumbs up for me for an expanded edition!
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    Four Tops Second Album

    I'm just listening to this outstanding album and the following thought occurred to me.....

    Is there any track on the album that isn't up to the standard of being a single release?

    HDH really...
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    Recording separate vocal tracks isn't just a...

    Recording separate vocal tracks isn't just a technique for duets. There must be many songs by groups where the backing track, including vocals, are finalised before the lead vocal is recorded.
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    Given Marvin's song writing prowess it's a pity...

    Given Marvin's song writing prowess it's a pity that he didn't write a song especially for the album and that could have replaced Don't Knock My Love.

    Thinking about singles from the album, You...
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    As per the Wiki, Diana & Marvin reached #6 in the...

    As per the Wiki, Diana & Marvin reached #6 in the UK - that is notable.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_%26_Marvin
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    Diana & Marvin was a successful album in the UK....

    Diana & Marvin was a successful album in the UK. Fortunately, Motown UK chose one of the best songs on the album, You Are Everything, as the follow-up single to the failed You're A Special Part Of...
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    I might be wrong but thinking about the radio...

    I might be wrong but thinking about the radio programme, I think it was the Radio 1 Chris Evans show and Diana hosted one programme. As Bluebrock said, she had great fun.
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    At the time of TMH's release in the UK, Diana...

    At the time of TMH's release in the UK, Diana hosted a radio station breakfast show. Was anything like done in the US?
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    It does seem that Diana Ross has phases of...

    It does seem that Diana Ross has phases of popularity in the US whereas in the UK she is enduringly popular. I have friends in their 20s and 30s who admire her work, from the early days to he most...
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    TMH is a very strong album, covering several...

    TMH is a very strong album, covering several forms of song which Diana takes in her stride. I'm So Happy [[To See You Again) is, for me, one of her best recordings. It was a shame that it didn't make...
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    Just for fun..... C LEO's Mood - Junior Walker...

    Just for fun.....

    C LEO's Mood - Junior Walker :)
  19. My first time was seeing The Supremes sign Where...

    My first time was seeing The Supremes sign Where Did Our Love Go and Baby Love on Ready, Steady, Go with Keith Fordyce who was getting covered in kisses by the group!

    On the back of that my...
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    I can remember reading somewhere that there is an...

    I can remember reading somewhere that there is an unreleased Four Tops album of Whitfield produced songs, that would be interesting.
  21. Late to this debate... I think Diana would...

    Late to this debate...

    I think Diana would have sung this song from Guilty really beautifully.

    It has all the components of a fabulous recording. A simple level of instrumentation and the use...
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    I can't choose between them as they all have...

    I can't choose between them as they all have relevance and highlights for me.

    One massive highlight for me was hearing the fully lyrics on the alternate Love Hangover, despite Diana's vocals...
  23. Thread: Duets.

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    Dark Side Of The World could have easily been a...

    Dark Side Of The World could have easily been a duet by Diana and Marvin for inclusion on their album. They both recorded a solo version and John Perrone's duetised version really showed the...
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    Totally agree with you on both points. One of my...

    Totally agree with you on both points. One of my favourite albums. Spinnin' And Spinnin' along with Your Kiss Is Sweet were excellent choices as singles in the UK too.

    It was good to see Syreeta...
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    I'm going to take a different tack on this thread...

    I'm going to take a different tack on this thread and will only list one song given this. The song that defined her solo career is from her time with The Supremes. I marvel at her performance on...
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