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Diana Ross (1976): Special Edition [2 CD]

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Diana experienced a rebirth in '76 when this LP rocketed to #5 and "Billboard" named her "Female Entertainer of the Century." Is there any more definitive mid-'70s club classic than "Love Hangover"? That #1 smash and another one, her unforgettable "Theme from Mahogany", join the hits "One Love in My Lifetime" and "I Thought It Took a Little Time" plus the rest of the original LP. This 2-CD reissue is a "very" special edition, bringing you 24 bonus tracks, 19 of 'em previously unreleased. You'll not only revisit Diana's disco-era classic, but also hear alternate versions of all those hits; her covers of Elton John's "Harmony" and Donnie Hathaway's "This Christmas"; the Sly Stone collaborations "Go Where Your Mind Is" and "Le Lo Li"; a Diana Ross interview, and more!

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 21, 2012)
  • Special Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • ASIN: B006ISJQ3K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Cornelius G. Kelly on February 21, 2012
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Diana Ross's Diana Ross 1976: Special Edition CD has so many great songs I don't know where to begin but several songs that amazed her fans and myself include:

Theme from Mahogany
I Thought it Took a Little Time
One Love In My Lifetime
Sorry Doesn't Always Make it Right

So many more but Love Hangover took over the dance floor and shook the NYC clubs like the Paradise Garage, Xenon, Crisco Disco and every club that played disco. I am so thrilled to see this remastered release with so many flawless songs and alternate versions.

Of course Smile was also a great hit recorded by many singers such as Diana's co-star of The Wiz (30th Anniversary Edition w/ Bonus CD) legendary Michael Jackson.

I have been a fan of Diana Ross since the days of the Supremes. When the Supremes broke up and sang their 12th #1 single "Someday We'll Be Together," on TV. Not only my whole family was crying but I think half of America was too. You can find that song everywhere but it is lovely on The Best of Diana Ross & The Supremes: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection)

I was given a Birthday gift for my 18th Birthday which were tickets to see Evening With Diana Ross also on CD Evening With at the Palace Theater for which she won a Tony Award.
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Diana Ross' self-titled album was a big hit for her in 1976, thanks to the disco smash "Love Hangover" which hit #1 on the pop, R&B and disco charts. Also, the inclusion of the #1 hit "Do You Know Where You're Going To", the theme from the previous year's Ross film Mahogany, attracted music buyers. The entire album is excellent, and thanks to Hip-O-Select, fans can rediscover this classic album in remastered form, in addition to single versions, alternate takes and unreleased tracks.

The remastered sound is superb. In particular, "Love Hangover" and especially "One Love in My Lifetime" benefit from the remastering. They sound crisp and clear and there's enough bass to give them some kick. Diana's vocals on this album are top-notch. My favourite vocal performance is on "I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)", which should have been a bigger hit. Like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", it features a superb Ross vocal and reaches a dramatic climax.

The alternate takes are a treat. She sounds very relaxed on these takes, taking different approaches to find the right voice for each song. It's a little startling at first to hear some of the different takes, particularly on "Sorry Doesn't Always Make it Right".

The packaging is beautiful. The cover of this album - dubbed by fans as "The Black Album" - is one of Diana's most iconic covers. There are more striking photos inside the digipack foldout and inside the booklet.

Like the previous reissue of "Touch Me in the Morning", this is a must-buy for Diana Ross fans. The impressive Diana Ross reissue series by HIp-O-Select is finally giving Diana Ross the respect she deserves as an albums artist, since she is more famous for her hit singles. But this series is a reminder of the high-quality albums Ross has released over the years. Highly recommended.
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By 1976 Soul Diva Diana Ross had a river of No.1 hit titles, Movies, Television Specials and spectacular Concerts to her credit.

However Ross hadn't had a major chart hit since 1973's divine classic, Touch Me In The Morning. Black music was steering into different directions with Soul music divulging into Disco and in some aspects Ross' recording career had lost course.

That changed in 1975 when the classic Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) catapulted to the top of the charts. This epic ballad with its sweeping musical arrangements and an almost dreamy yet compelling performance from Ross was written and produced by the genius Michael Masser. The track really is a masterpiece and that classic interlude at the climax of the song is breathtaking. For some odd reason, Theme From Mahogany was not nominated for a Grammy Award despite its cross-Atlantic success though after strong protest it was deservedly added yet still failed to win. Even so, Theme From Mahogany rightfully remains one of Ross' key classics and became the opening number on this excellent 1976 studio LP.

Diana Ross had an uncanny and effortless flair for ballads and nobody could quite convey such warmth and genuine emotion as she could. I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) is another example of her unique expertise. This exotic and exalting ballad is enhanced by Ross' delicate but effective vocal performance and was written and produced by Michael Masser. The track surprisingly faltered within the lower reaches of the Top 40, probably as promotional priorities were suddenly turned to the albums next release, Love Hangover.

Love Hangover was quickly covered by The Fifth Dimension and issued as a single.
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