Release Info: DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES - REFLECTIONS (MOTOWN 1967) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 2 bonus
Diana Ross & the Supremes "Reflections" was the first regular studio LP to display the new billing of the group formerly known as "The Supremes". It contains the singles "Reflections", "In and Out of Love", and "Forever Came Today." Also included are covers of songs made famous by Martha and the Vandellas ("Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)") and The 5th Dimension ("Up, Up and Away"). Also present are songs written by other famous names, including "Bah-Bah-Bah" co-written by Motown songstress Brenda Holloway with her younger sister, Patrice, an original Smokey Robinson compostion titled "Then", and "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, which Motown planned to release as a single in the spring of 1968, but cancelled. It also contains a cover of Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Bille Joe", whose original recording kept the single #2 "Reflections" from peaking at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1967, and #1 on Cashbox.
The album includes the final songs the Supremes recorded with their main creative team of HollandвЂ“DozierвЂ“Holland before the three writers/producers departed Motown over royalty and title disputes. Although Florence Ballard recorded some of this album before being fired from the group in June 1967, her replacement Cindy Birdsong along with Mary Wilson recorded several songs and appears on the album cover. One of the album's singles, "Forever Came Today", was later covered by The Jackson 5 on their 1975 album Moving Violation...Here