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Diana Ross

Diana RossAudio CD
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listen  5. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Single Version) 6:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen11. Dark Side Of The World (Album Version) 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Something On My Mind (Live at The Grove) 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen14. Now That There's You (Alternate Vocal Version) 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen18. The Interim 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Loves, Lines, Angles And Rhymes 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 


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In the annals of popular music, Diana Ross is without rival in history-making feats.

As lead singer of the Pop group the Supremes, and as a solo artist, Diana Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of singing 18 number one hit records, second only to the Beatles at 20.

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  • Audio CD (March 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B000063BOJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,498 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The only surprise in Diana Ross forging a solo career outside the Supremes is how long she waited to do it. Her 1970 debut shrewdly capitalized on her former band's spectacular string of successes at the same time that it carved out a niche for Ross as one of modern pop's most formidable divas. That not inconsiderable task of reinvention fell to the songwriting/production team of Ashford & Simpson, who constructed a musical framework that traded freely on the sheer dynamics and dramatic potential of Ross's voice on tracks like "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand" and the massive No. 1 hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Loose, light, and occasionally neo-spiritual, it's an album that's almost daringly free of Motown history and clichés, right down to its cover imagery. This digitally remastered edition features a wealth of bonus tracks that include four from the album's first (aborted) sessions with producer Bones Howe--including Laura Nyro's "Stoney End," a hit for Streisand shortly thereafter--that give an intriguing glimpse of the somewhat jazzier and even more pop-oriented album that might have been. Also included are alternate mixes of "Ain't No Mountain" and "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You," an alternate vocal take of "Now There's You" that underscores the subtleties of Ross's technique, and a showy, unreleased live version of the album's "Something on My Mind" from one of the diva's first 1970 solo performances. --Jerry McCulley

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana's best original album by a mile March 7, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
Judging by the general lack of availability and Motown's reluctance to reissue the vast majority of Diana Ross' original albums on CD, anyone could be easily forgiven for thinking of her as a singles artiste. How many soul divas of comparable stature do you know whose product has been given such short shrift ? All of Aretha's Atlantic albums (except for the last few that were [bad]) has been reissued by Rhino. But to be honest, Diana didn't make THAT many albums that were classics or stood the test of time. One of the few exceptions was her debut album, which today sounds astoundingly like a landmark album. It isn't revisionist romanticism that has altered these perceptions over the years but simply the realisation that given sympathetic material and the right production values, Diana was untouchable, sublime. Ashford and Simpson were a dream team for her.
"Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand" didn't quite catch fire when it first launched her solo career in 1970 but like good wine, it has aged really well and become her concert anthem. Her remodelled "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was a scorcher and gave her an instant #1 smash, though not without the benefit of some nifty studio editing which transformed the rather loose and sprawling six-minute version heard here on the album into a tight three minute masterpiece. They were right to drop the spoken second verse. "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You" may have been in the running as Diana's debut single but though a great song, it's so similar to the Diana-led Supreme swansong "Someday We'll Be Together" - down to the distinctive male background vocal - it would have scuttled Berry Gordy's plans to disassociate her from her past glory days as the lead Supreme and establish the foundation for a fresh new career.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Grand Solo Debut March 30, 2005
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On the 15 January, 1970 at the prestigous Las Vegas Frontier Hotel, Diana Ross played her final concert with The Supremes - who remain the worlds biggest female vocal group of all time. At Ross' fawell concert she introduced her replacement Jean Terrell up on stage. The media then inevitably hyped up supposed competition between Diana Ross the solo star and The "New" Supremes. Indeed Ross opened up her first solo engagement with the words "Good evening ladies and gentleman and welcome to the lets see if Diana Ross can make it on her own show". She need not have worried!

Diana Ross' solo career had been initially planned as far back as 1966 and rumours had been circulating in the media for quite some time about her imminent departure from the group.

In 1969, when still offically a supreme, Ross recorded four tracks with Bonie Howes - Time And Love (originally intended as Ross' debut and later re-recorded by the "new" Supremes and then by the legendary Barbara Streisand), Stoney End, The Interim and Love, Lines, Angles And Rhymes. These four startling tracks steered Ross far away from her style and sound with The Supremes - too far as Motown boss Berry Gordy was concerned!

Deciding to play it safe as to not totally alienate Ross' mainstream buying public. Berry Gordy appointed the hot, genius duo Ashford and Simpson to be at the creative helm of Ross' debut solo album.

Simply titled Diana Ross (1970), the first single to be released would be the sappy Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand). The lyrics vastly alternated between social awareness and pure schmaltz though indeed boasted anthemic qualities. It also encapsulated an uncatchy, waltz-like rhythm that completely defected from the swinging Motown sound.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DIANA ROSS IS SUPREME June 23, 2006
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Diana Ross' first solo attempt in 1970 "Diana Ross" (later re-released as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough") was, and is still today a success. In my opinion, it is one of her greater albums. Besides her two greatest hits "Reach Out & Touch Somebody's Hand" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", there are a great many engaging and loveable tracks. My personal favorite is her rendition of The Velvelettes' 1965 minor hit "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You". She also re-recorded a track that she had done on the "Love Child" album in 1968, entitled "Keep An Eye". Interestingly enough, both versions were recorded by Diana Ross & The Andantes. But either way, it is still a great song. Another one of my favorites from this album is "Now That There's You". Here she pulls out all the stops and shouts her testification to her man. My final favorite is "Time & Love" which interestingly enough was recorded by the "New Supremes" in 1971 for their album "Touch". Even more interestingly, they both used the exact same pre-recorded music track. The only difference is, Jean sang lead on the Supremes' version which was released, and Diana Ross sang the lead on her version which was not released until now. Either way, this is definitely a personal best for Miss Ross, and I urge you to buy it. After all, with the way merchandise goes, it might not be here the next time you decide to give it a try.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana's Ground-breaking Debut September 9, 2005
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Diana Ross' early solo albums were really something. Delving into her back catalogue is fun as it's so vast!

This calibre of this album is very high indeed. It's an eclectic blend of warm soul and bluesy gospel tinged numbers. Ashford & Simpson were the prefect production team for Diana, as they quickly capitalized on her dramatic vocal capabilities. They also stretched her out of the middle range that was synonymous with her work with the Supremes. The results were outstanding, as Diana's was voice sounds amazing here.

The album opens with Diana's very first solo single and her heartfelt anthem, "Reach Out And Touch" which is, of course, an evergreen classic. Ashford & Simpson didn't want this released as the first single; instead, they wanted the fabulous, spine tingling "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to be the first single, but Berry Gordy wasn't convinced. As we all know, this was her first US Billboard pop chart #1 hit (#6 on the UK pop charts) and it's here in all its glory. You can tell that Diana had the potential to become a fine actress - just listen to the drama and tension in her voice as the song builds up into the dazzling crescendo.

Other highlights include the lovely ballads "Now That There's You" and "You're All I Need To Get By" plus the gusty performance of "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is". The soulful groove of "Something On My Mind" was an instant favourite. This re-mastered album with bonus tracks features a superb live version of this song. Perceiving that the world had its eyes on her solo debut, Diana declared in that soft and rather charming American drawl:

"Good evening everybody, and welcome to the 'let's see if Diana Ross can do it by herself show!'"

The diva pulled it off in spectacular style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brings back the memories..."Ain't no mountain high enough."
Published 3 months ago by ALAN C.
5.0 out of 5 stars One Great CD
I have almost all of the Diana Ross LP albums. Little by little I'm finding the new CD versions and I couldn't be happier to have them to enjoy again.
Bill S.
Published 18 months ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Album
Diana's very first album as a solo artist. Looking back it confirms that truly Diana Ross is one of our national treasures and legends. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Diana's best album
The best three Diana Ross albums were all mainly written by and certainly produced by Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford. Read more
Published 21 months ago by David Rigby
5.0 out of 5 stars "Diana's Best"
Released in 1970 after leaving "The Supremes", Diana Ross' first solo album, "Diana Ross", is arguably her best record to date. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Terrance Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Mistracked Track
As so many have stated, this outing for Diana was/is just awesome! No doubt about that, at all. But I have a question: does anyone else's copy begin with "Now That There's You"... Read more
Published 24 months ago by R. J. Werner
5.0 out of 5 stars Hello World........Roll Down the Gangway!
Motown kept Diana in a very soulful delivery in her final chart topper with The Supremes. The Johnny Bristol produced "Someday We'll Be Together" was the multi-format smash Motown... Read more
Published on September 4, 2011 by L. Boki
5.0 out of 5 stars Her first is one of her best!
I luuuuuuuuuuuv this album!! 1 of my favorites by Ms. Ross. My favorite songs on it are "Dark Side of the World" and "Keep An Eye. Read more
Published on February 26, 2010 by D. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest of the classic Detroit Motown period
Diana Ross' first solo record, released in 1970, features sophisticated tunes backed by the Funk Brothers at the very top of their game. Read more
Published on April 5, 2008 by Walter Little
3.0 out of 5 stars If you like Diana Ross, yes. If not.....
She defininitely has her niche, and it's a big one with lots of devoted fans. Then there are those who don't very much care for the plastic faked emotion which is omnipresent in... Read more
Published on January 30, 2007 by Ted Ison
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