Diana Ross’ ‘Diana’

Diana Ross’ ‘Diana’ is her eleventh studio album produced By Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers and released on May 22, 1980 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.Upside Down (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 04:04 . 2.Tenderness (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 03:52 . 3.Friend To Friend (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 03:19 . 4.I’M Coming Out (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 05:25 . 5.Have Fun (Again) (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 05:57 . 6.My Old Piano (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 03:55. 7.Now That You’Re Gone (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 03:59 . 8.Give Up (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 03:45

Musicians : Diana Ross – Vocals . Alfa Anderson – Vocals . Fonzi Thornton – Vocals . Luci Martin – Vocals . Michelle Cobbs – Vocals . Bernard Edwards – Bass Guitar . Nile Rodgers – Guitar . Tony Thompson – Drums . Andy Schwartz – Keyboards . 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

Production : Produced By Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers . Bob Clearmountain – Engineer . Bill Scheniman – Engineer . James Farber – Engineer . Neil Dorfsman – Engineer . Ralph Osborn – Engineer . Abdoulaye Soumare – Assistant Engineer . Jeff Hendrickson – Assistant Engineer . Lucy Laurie – Assistant Engineer . Peter Robbins – Assistant Engineer . Dennis King – Mastering

Package : Douglas Kirkland – Photography . Ria Lewerke – Design . Francesco Scavullo – Cover Photo

Recorded On May 22, 1959 At Power Station In New York. Lead Vocal Re-Recordings: Electric Lady, New York; Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios, Hollywood, California, Mixed At Power Station, New York. Remixed By Russ Terrana And Diana Ross At Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California, Mastered At Atlantic Studios, N.Y..

Released On May 22, 1980 By Motown.

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Robert Christgau
Her perky angularity and fit-to-burst verve could have been designed for Rodgers & Edwards’s synergy–you’d swear she was as great a singer as Alfa Anderson herself. And Nile is showing off more axemanship than any rhythm guitarist in history. […]

allmusic
But it was exactly her struggle to retain an identity beyond the groove that made this music more compelling than Chic’s records. […]

My Chemical Toilet
Nile Rodgers tells how he tricked Diana Ross into “coming out” Listened to now the latter is obviously as gay as a window, but Nile somehow managed to convince Diana Ross that he was oblivious to such connotations. This is him at the Music Matters conference, telling the tale of how he got the idea and how he got away with it… […]

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