Diana Ross – Diana (1980/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Diana Ross – Diana (1980/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:20 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Motown

Diana is the tenth studio album from American singer Diana Ross, released under Motown Records. Produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

With over nine million copies sold worldwide, Diana remains the most successful solo release of Diana Ross’ career, entirely written, performed and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. The hit singles contained on Diana helped propel the album into the upper reaches of the charts, peaking at number two in the US and number 12 in the UK.

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. ~~AllMusic Review by Charity Stafford

01. Diana Ross – Upside Down (04:05)
02. Diana Ross – Tenderness (03:52)
03. Diana Ross – Friend To Friend (03:19)
04. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (05:24)
05. Diana Ross – Have Fun (Again) (05:57)
06. Diana Ross – My Old Piano (03:55)
07. Diana Ross – Now That You’re Gone (03:59)
08. Diana Ross – Give Up (03:46)

Diana Ross – lead vocals
Alfa Anderson – background vocals
Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
Luci Martin – background vocals
Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
Bernard Edwards – bass guitar, lyricist
Nile Rodgers – guitar, lyricist
Tony Thompson – drums
Andy Barrett (Schwartz) – piano[5]
Raymond Jones – keyboards
Eddie Daniels – saxophone
Meco Monardo – trombone
Bob Milliken – trumpet
Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) – strings
Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
Gene Orloff – conductor




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