A Bit of Liverpool
|A Bit of Liverpool|
|Studio album by The Supremes|
|Released||October 16, 1964|
|Genre||Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul|
|The Supremes chronology|
UK version with alternate title
A Bit of Liverpool is the third studio album by singing group The Supremes, released in the fall of 1964 on the Motown label. It was produced by Berry Gordy with Hal Davis and Marc Gordon doing the mixing.
As an indication of how hot they were at the time, the album just missed the Top 20 in the U.S. peaking at #21. While not quite as prolific as their pop counterparts at that time, The Beatles, The Supremes enjoyed 3 albums charting simultaneously in 1964-65. In an odd promotion strategy, they also performed The Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" on several television shows including Shindig and Hullaboola, though it didn't make the album. According to Motown data the album eventually sold over 850,000 copies.
For its release in the UK, the album was titled With Love (From Us To You).
- "How Do You Do It?" (Mitch Murray)
- "A World Without Love" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
- "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional)
- "A Hard Day's Night" (Lennon, McCartney)
- "Because" (Dave Clark)
- "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (Smokey Robinson)
- "You Can't Do That" (Lennon, McCartney)
- "Do You Love Me" (Berry Gordy, Jr.)
- "Can't Buy Me Love" (Lennon, McCartney)
- "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Lennon, McCartney)
- "Bits and Pieces" (Dave Clark/Mike Smith)
Unreleased recordings from the "A Bit of Liverpool" sessions:
- "I Saw Him Standing There" - featuring Florence Ballard on lead vocals
- "Not Fade Away" - featuring Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson on lead vocals
- Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson: lead and background vocals
- Berry Gordy, Hal Davis and Marc Gordon: producers
|A Bit of Liverpool||U.S. Billboard 200||21|
- Mark Ribowsky (27 Apr 2010). The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal. Da Capo Press. p. 176. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- Diana Ross & The Supremes - Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-1969 (Motown's Lost & Found). Liner notes. 2008.
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