"I Hear a Symphony" was released in February 1966. Positioned as a successful attempt to further bridge the gap between traditional pop music, the traditional Motown sound and soul, the album includes the title track, The Supremes sixth number-one single, and the top ten single "My World id Empty Without You". Also included are the group's covers of pop standards such as "With a Song in My Heart", "Without a Song", "Stranger In Paradise", and "Wonderful! Wonderful!" The original plan was to have The Supremes record an entire album of pop standards, entitled "There's a Place for Us". The album was indeed recorded, but shelved and left unreleased by Motown until 2004.
Also included on this album are originals such as "Everything is Good About You" and "Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)", and covers of the then-current hits "Yesterday" (originally by The Beatles) and "Unchained Melody" (popularized by The Righteous Brothers). "Everything is Good About You" was yet another B-side that got substantive airplay and became a fan favourite. It was one of the B-sides that would be included on the forthcoming, "The Supremes: Greatest Hits". The song "He's All i Got" continues to be a popular dancefloor request on the UK rare soul scene.
The album peaked at #8 and remained on the US billboard 200 album chart for 55 weeks, on the strength of the title track and the top five "My World is Empty Without You". "I Hear a Symphony" showcased a more sophisticated group and proved to be yet another multi-million seller.
The Supremes - I Hear a Symphony
U.K. Tamla Motown STML 11028 (1966).
Album produced by Holland & Dozier
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The albums laminated flipback cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor age discolouring on the rear.
The album cover has a strong undamaged spine, displaying clear, printed script.
The original inner sleeve is excellently presented.
For full track listing see Own tab.