November 3 street date. DIANA ROSS, MARY WILSON, AND FLORENCE BALLARD—A.K.A. THE SUPREMES—ushered in 1965 with the electrifying, era-defining “Stop! In the Name of Love,” their fourth of five consecutive, record-breaking, chart-topping singles. That same year they released their only holiday album: the instant classic Merry Christmas. Produced by Detroit legend Harvey Fuqua with arrangements by the great Gene Page, H.B. Barnum, and Ernie Freeman, Merry Christmas was filled with joyful delights. This landmark release boasts all of the tracks from the 50th anniversary digital edition (released 2015) and more, for an astounding total of 50 tracks on 2 CDs, of which 16 are previously unreleased and 21 are new to CD! The Ultimate Merry Christmas features the album in three distinctive versions: the original 1965 mono mix (which has never been on CD), the original 1965 stereo mix, and a brand new, never-before-heard 2017 mix premiering previously unheard vocals and instrumentation. And that’s not all! The additional, previously unreleased bonus tracks include a Diana Ross/Florence Ballard duet on “Silent Night,” and a Diana/Mary Wilson duet on “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).” The Ultimate Merry Christmas has been curated and co-produced by Andrew Skurow and George Solomon, the team responsible for Motown’s longrunning series of Supremes and Diana Ross expanded editions. The digipak’s deluxe booklet features numerous photos and memorabilia and new liner notes, including commentary from Jimmy Webb. The Ultimate Merry Christmas is loaded with timeless Motown magic; it’s the ultimate Christmas gift from the number one girl group of all time, and the Christmas release of the year for collectors!