Diana CD (2012)

Artist: Diana Ross

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Specifications

Label Universal Special Products/umv
SKU 240516446
UPC 602517372603
UPC 14 00602517372603
Format CD
Release Date 8/27/2012
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Author Diana Ross
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Pure Disco
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Pure Disco
Compilation Appearance My Life
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Wedding Album
Compilation Appearance Love Album
Compilation Appearance Bridget Jones's Diary
Compilation Appearance Mi Vida Grandes Exitos(spanish)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Duets A Love Songs Collectio
Compilation Appearance Definitive Collection (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Motown 1s
Compilation Appearance Disco Gold
Compilation Appearance 20th Century Masters:motown Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Great American Songbook Collection
Compilation Appearance Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Gold: 80's
Compilation Appearance Love's Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 80S Soul Gold 0906
Compilation Appearance 70's Pop Number 1's
Compilation Appearance Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Compilation Appearance More Motown Classics Gold
Compilation Appearance Last Days Of Disco (ost)
Compilation Appearance Playlist Plus
Compilation Appearance Modern Bride Presents The Wedding Alb
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Motown
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Motown 50 Fanthology
Compilation Appearance Chicken Little
Compilation Appearance Easy 80S
Compilation Appearance 5 Classic Albums
Compilation Appearance Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Compilation Appearance Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Compilation Appearance 1 Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 1 Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 1100 Bel Air Place
Compilation Appearance Old School Gold Box Set
Compilation Appearance Old School Vol 9
Compilation Appearance Maid In Manhattan (ost)
Associated Artist/Work Dido
Associated Artist/Work Dyke, Earl Van
Artist Influence Billie Holiday
Artist Influence Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Influence Etta James
Artist Influence Frankie Lymon
Artist Influence Sam Cooke
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
Artist Influence The Drifters (US)
Artist Influence The Four Tops
Artist Influence The Platters
Artist Influence The Temptations (Motown)
Artist Contemporary Al Green (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Ann Peebles
Artist Contemporary Aretha Franklin
Artist Contemporary Ashford & Simpson
Artist Contemporary Barbara Mason
Artist Contemporary Betty Davis
Artist Contemporary Betty Everett
Artist Contemporary Carly Simon
Artist Contemporary Chaka Khan
Artist Contemporary Cher
Artist Contemporary Chic
Artist Contemporary Dionne Warwick
Artist Contemporary Donna Summer (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Etta James
Artist Contemporary Gladys Knight
Artist Contemporary Gloria Gaynor
Artist Contemporary Irma Thomas
Artist Contemporary Julio Iglesias
Artist Contemporary Lionel Richie
Artist Contemporary Loleatta Holloway
Artist Contemporary Martha Reeves
Artist Contemporary Marvin Gaye
Artist Contemporary Mary Wells
Artist Contemporary Mary Wilson (Supremes)
Artist Contemporary Mavis Staples
Artist Contemporary Nancy Wilson
Artist Contemporary Otis Redding
Artist Contemporary Patti LaBelle
Artist Contemporary Precious Wilson
Artist Contemporary Roberta Flack
Artist Contemporary Sherrys
Artist Contemporary Smokey Robinson
Artist Contemporary Stevie Wonder
Artist Contemporary The Crystals (Girl Group)
Artist Contemporary The Impressions
Artist Contemporary The Main Ingredient
Artist Contemporary The Marvelettes
Artist Contemporary The Miracles
Artist Contemporary The Pointer Sisters
Artist Contemporary The Ronettes
Artist Contemporary The Shangri-Las
Artist Contemporary The Shirelles
Artist Contemporary The Stylistics
Artist Contemporary Thelma Houston
Artist Contemporary Tina Turner
Artist Contemporary Valerie Simpson
Artist Follower Beyonc?
Artist Follower Brenda Holloway
Artist Follower Donna Summer (Vocals)
Artist Follower En Vogue
Artist Follower Faith Evans
Artist Follower Janet Jackson
Artist Follower Jennifer Holliday (Singer/Actress)
Artist Follower John Newman (UK Soul)
Artist Follower Mary J. Blige
Artist Follower Mary Wells
Artist Follower Melba Moore
Artist Follower Michael Jackson
Artist Follower Phil Collins
Artist Follower Sade
Artist Follower Teena Marie
Artist Follower The Jackson 5
Artist Follower The Pointer Sisters
Artist Follower TLC
Artist Follower Whitney Houston
Technical Info
Engineer Ralph Osborn; James Farber; Neil Dorfsman; Bill Scheniman
Producer Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards
CatalogID 0009280
Lable Name Motown
Released 1999
Original Release 1980
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 34m : 14s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517372603
Musical Guests
Nile Rodgers
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Diana Ross (vocals); Nile Rodgers (guitar); Eddie Daniels (saxophone); Bob Milliken (trumpet); Meco Monardo (trombone); Raymond Jones, Andy Schwartz (keyboards); Bernard Edwards (bass); Tony Thompson (drums); Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, Fonzi THorton, Michelle Cobbs (background vocals); The Chic Strings.
Recorded at Power Station and Electric Lady, New York; New York, Motown Studios, Hollywood, California.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
Includes 28-page booklet.
Personnel: Diana Ross (vocals); Niles Rodgers (guitar); Eddie Daniels (saxophone); Bob Milliken (trumpet); Meco Monardo (trombone); Raymond Jones, Andy Schwartz (keyboards); Bernard Edwards (bass); Tony Thompson (drums); Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, Fonzi Thorton, Michelle Cobbs (background vocals); The Chic Strings.
Recorded at Power Station and Electric Lady, New York, New York, Motown Studios, Hollywood, California.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
Personnel: Diana Ross (vocals); Nile Rodgers (guitar); Cheryl Hong, Valerie Heywood, Karen Milne (strings); Eddie Daniels (saxophone); Bob Millikan (trumpet); Meco Monardo (trombone); Andrew Barrett (piano); Andy Schwartz (keyboards); Tony Thompson (drums); Fonzi Thornton, Luci Martin, Alfa Anderson, Michelle Cobbs (background vocals).
Recording information: Electric Lady, NY (02/1975-06/1980); Motown-Hitsville U.S.A. Studios, Hollywood, CA (02/1975-06/1980); Power Station, NY (02/1975-06/1980).
Photographers: Douglas Kirkland; Francesco Scavullo.
Arrangers: Nile Rodgers ; Bernard Edwards.
Diana Ross would probably be offended by anyone who called her 1980 smash Diana a comeback, but let's face it -- after the flop of The Wiz, and the way that the disco revolution steamrollered so many of her Motown compatriots' careers, that's exactly what it was. Wisely hooking up with Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (both the most traditionally rooted and most fearless of the major disco-era producers), Ross sounds more forceful than she had in years. The helium-toned style of her early hits with the Supremes is worlds away from the assertive way she rips into the funky hit "Upside Down." Even better, the joyous, celebratory "I'm Coming Out" is probably the best solo track of her career, and the heartfelt "Now That You're Gone" is one of her most subtle ballads. The glossy Chic production might sound a bit dated to some ears, but it's matured much better than many similar albums of the era. Overall, this is, in many ways, Diana Ross' best solo record. ~ Charity Stafford
Artist Overview
The most successful female vocal group of the '60s, The Supremes were one of the quintessential Motown acts, scoring countless memorable hits that helped to define that label's distinctive R&B/pop hybrid. Diana Ross was the group's leader, but the Supremes still managed to chart several times after her departure in 1969. Ross became a solo superstar in the '70s, delving into pop, disco, and soul with great success. She also became an actress, and was nominated for an Oscar for her 1972 portrayal of Billie Holiday in LADY SINGS THE BLUES.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (9/4/03, pp.146-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Contrasts the Nile Rodgers-Bernard Edwards production team's original unreleased 1980 director's cut of DIANA with the more conservative mix Motown released instead....Heard now, the jazzier, more dangerous dynamism of their original mix is a prescient vision of the modern urban sound."
Q (10/99, p.160) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Motown Records Of All Time - "...a skilful, nay, glorious harnessing of Motown's presiding diva to the hip club styles of the day. She's in good voice but the real joy lies in the elegance and percussive muscle of the Chic Organisation's tunes..."
Q (4/93, p.101) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[in 1980] Diana Ross was svelte, funky, and smart enough to make an album with Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic..."
Q (10/99, p.160) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Motown Records Of All Time - "...a skilful, nay, glorious harnessing of Motown's presiding diva to the hip club styles of the day. She's in good voice but the real joy lies in the elegance and percussive muscle of the Chic Organisation's tunes..."
Q (01/01/04, p.77) - Included in Q's "Best Re-releases of 2003" - "[A] truly sparkling slice of disco-pop."
Mojo (Publisher) (11/03, p.138) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Fascinating stuff...an essential treat for Ross fans, Chic fans and dance historians..."
Disc 1
1 Upside Down
2 Tenderness
3 Friend to Friend
4 I'm Coming Out
5 Have Fun (Again)
6 My Old Piano
7 Now That You're Gone
8 Give Up
9 Upside Down
10 Tenderness
11 Friend to Friend
12 I'm Coming Out
13 Have Fun (Again)
14 My Old Piano
15 Now That You're Gone
16 Give Up
Product Attributes
Artist Ross,Diana
Music Format Compact Disc
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