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Diana Ross Diana Ross: Expanded Edition [album]

Diana Ross: Expanded Edition “Stylish and timeless, the wonderful
  album Diana Ross originally issued
 
in 1976 has been released as part of
  Diana Ross: Expanded Edition,
  a two-CD set that includes the newly-
  remastered album
...”

HUGELY-SUCCESSFUL, SINGER DIANA ROSS is very much a part of music history. In 1976 she surprised world audiences with a whole new Diana Ross with a selection of familiar songs alongside totally new sounds.

The beautiful and mega-talented singer has a timeless appeal; perfectly demonstrated in 1976 by her then first full-length solo studio album for more than two years. Diana Ross was released shortly after her record-breaking second feature film Mahogany. The film's soundtrack included the Number One hit, Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?); a gentle, exquisite song that Diana sings with emotion and a powerful ease.

Diana Ross… her rich,
uplifting voice
soothes and stimulates;
pure enjoyment

— Maggie Woods
Her rich, uplifting voice soothes and stimulates; pure enjoyment as you listen to her on each track, from the quirky ballad I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) to an unexpected twist: Love Hangover. It was Diana's first ever disco song, another Number One smash hit and is Diana's most listened-to song.

Diana Ross: Expanded Edition is a two-CD set that features the newly remastered original album, single-only mixes, non-LP singles, the super-rare promotional single Coming Home and new alternate mixes of almost the entire album. Coming Home is quite magnificent and its heart-warming lyrics are lovely to listen to.

Three performances from the sessions that have never been heard before also stand out: Harmony, a delightful cover of the Elton John classic; Go Where Your Mind Is; and another quirky number Le Lo Li, produced by Jeffrey Bowen with Sly Stone.

Of note is the pretty After You; Diana's fine cover of Smile; a fabulous version of the emotive To Love Again; and the thought-provoking We're Always Saying Goodbye with its profound words. Kiss Me Now sees a more upbeat Diana and Together is a gem.

Rounding up the collection is an excerpt from an interview with Diana Ross that has not been heard for 36 years in which she recalls the high spots of her successful and happy career and looks forward to the challenges of the future. Diana talks of her children, forming the trio that was to be called The Supremes, her involvement with MoTown and learning her craft over many years.

She also talks about the album, Diana Ross, her love of all kinds of music and her favourite song from the album — After You. Super-star, Super-mum and most of all the charming and natural Diana Ross.

Diana Ross: Expanded Edition is released on 5 March 2012.

The Diana Ross (1976): Special Edition comes in a sumptuous digi-pak like previous Diana Ross Expanded Editions and also contains a deluxe 24-page booklet with detailed song annotations and the story of the album by compilation producers Andrew Skurow and George Solomon. It also features spectacular photographs from the renowned cover photo shoot.

Tracklisting

Disc One: 1 Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?) | 2 I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) | 3 Love Hangover | 4 Kiss Me Now | 5 You're Good My Child | 6 One Love In My Lifetime | 7 Ain't Nothing But A Maybe | 8 After You | 9 Smile | 10 Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (Single Version) | 11 Together (Single Version) | 12 I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) (Single Version) | 13 Love Hangover (Single Version) | 14 One Love In My Lifetime (Single Version) | 15 To Love Again (Alternate Version) | 16 We're Always Saying Goodbye (Alternate Version) | 17 This Christmas (Alternate Version) | 18 Coming Home.

Disc Two: 1 Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?) (Alternate Version No 1) | 2 I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) (Alternate Version) | 3 Love Hangover (Alternate Version) | 4 Kiss Me Now (Alternate Version) | 5 You're Good My Child (Alternate Version) | 6 One Love In My Lifetime (Alternate Version) | 7 Ain't Nothing But A Maybe (Alternate Version) | 8 After You (Alternate Version) | 9 Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (Single Version) | 10 Together (Alternate Version) | 11 Theme From Mahogany (Alternate Version No 1) | 12 Harmony | 13 Le Lo Li | 14 Go Where Your Mind Is | 15 Diana Ross Interview (Excerpt).

"Diana Ross… her rich, uplifting voice soothes and stimulates; pure enjoyment" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar