Diana Ross’ feat. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’

Diana Ross’ feat. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ is her eponymous debut solo album released on June 19, 1970 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’S Hand) (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:02 . 2.Now That There’S You (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:27 . 3.You’Re All I Need To Get By (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:24 . 4.These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Sylvia Moy) – 03:06 . 5.Ain’T No Mountain High Enough (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 06:18 . 6.Something On My Mind (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 02:24 . 7.I Wouldn’T Change The Man He Is (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:15 . 8.Keep An Eye (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:12 . 9.Where There Was Darkness (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:12 . 10.Can’T It Wait Until Tomorrow (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:12 . 11.Dark Side Of The World (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:08

Musicians : Diana Ross – Vocals . Nickolas Ashford – Background Vocals Except (4) . Valerie Simpson – Background Vocals Except (4) . Johnny Bristol – Vocals On (4) . The Andantes – Background Vocals . Jackey Beavers – Background Vocals . Maxine Waters – Background Vocals On (4) . Julia Waters – Background Vocals On (4) . The Funk Brothers – Instrumentation

Production : Produced By Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Johnny Bristol . Paul Riser

Arrangements : Paul Riser

Recorded September 1969–March 1970.

Released On June 19, 1970 By Motown.

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THE DIANA ROSS PROJECT
Still, Ashford & Simpson, over the course of these eleven songs, managed to retain the essence of latter-day-Supremes-Diana’s star persona while exploiting a new, exciting vulnerability in her vocal performances. If the goal of a debut album is to build a foundation upon which a long career can be built, Diana Ross is a textbook example. […]

BBC
One of the most eagerly anticipated records of the 1970s Shorn of all the dresses and gladrags, here she was in sepia sitting in a tye-die and shorts eating an apple with an impish look and her hair brushed forward. The music inside – full of going-it-alone, inner strength messages – typified the ornate, manicured ballads would become her trademark. […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
That left Ross with no choice to change it, and she did, blending big swooning romantic choruses with spoken-word verses. The verses were a bad idea no matter how you cut it, especially since Ross Shatnerizes them something fierce. […]

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