A Bit of Liverpool

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A Bit of Liverpool
Supremes-liverpool.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 16, 1964
Recorded1964 in Los Angeles
Genre
LabelMotown
Producer
The Supremes chronology
Where Did Our Love Go
(1964)
A Bit of Liverpool
(1964)
The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop
(1965)
Alternative cover
UK version with alternate title
UK version with alternate title
Professional ratings
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A Bit of Liverpool is the third studio album by 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.[1]

As an indication of how hot they were at the time, the album just missed the Top 20 in the U.S. peaking at No. 21. While not quite as prolific as their pop counterparts at that time, The Beatles, The Supremes enjoyed three 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 Hullabaloo, though the song did not make the album. According to Motown data, the album eventually sold over 850,000 copies.[2]

For its release in the UK, the album was titled With Love (From Us to You).

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "How Do You Do It?" (Mitch Murray)
  2. "A World Without Love" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  3. "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional)
  4. "A Hard Day's Night" (Lennon, McCartney)
  5. "Because" (Dave Clark)
  6. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (Smokey Robinson)

Side Two

  1. "You Can't Do That" (Lennon, McCartney)
  2. "Do You Love Me" (Berry Gordy, Jr.)
  3. "Can't Buy Me Love" (Lennon, McCartney)
  4. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Lennon, McCartney)
  5. "Bits and Pieces" (Dave Clark, Mike Smith)

Unreleased recordings from the A Bit of Liverpool sessions:[3]

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Name Chart (1964–1965) Peak
position
A Bit of Liverpool U.S. Billboard 200 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Ribowsky (27 Apr 2010). The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal. Da Capo Press. p. 176. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F
  3. ^ Diana Ross & The Supremes - Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-1969 (Motown's Lost & Found). Liner notes. 2008.