Diana Ross ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ is an album (the first she produced herself) released on September 4, 1981 by RCA.
Track listing : 1.Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon, Morris Levy) – 02:52 . 2.Sweet Surrender (Leonard Stack, Cheryl Christiansen) – 04:07 . 3.Mirror Mirror (Michael Sembello, Michael Matkowsky) – 06:06 . 4.Endless Love (Lionel Richie) – 04:55 . 5.It’s Never Too Late (Dan Hartman) – 03:17 . 6.Think I’m In Love (L. Cheryl Taylor) – 04:13 . 7.Sweet Nothings (Ronnie Self, Dub Albritton) – 02:59 . 8.Two Can Make It (Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow) – 03:23 . 9.Work That Body (Diana Ross, Paul Jabara, Ray Chew) – 04:57 .
Musicians : Diana Ross – Vocals, Backing Vocals . Michael Brecker – Saxophone . Rob Mounsey – Strings & Horn Arrangement . Leata Galloway – Vocals . Randy Brecker – Horn . Don Brooks – Harmonica . Francisco Centeno – Bass . Ray Chew – Keyboards . Margaret Dorn – Vocals . Ron Frangipane – Keyboards . Eric Gale – Guitar . Yogi Horton – Drums . Neil Jason – Bass . George Macdonald – Percussion . Jeff Mironov – Guitar . Leon Pendarvis – Keyboards . Pat Rebillot – Piano . Paul Riser – Horn & String Arrangement . Ed Walsh – Synthesizer . Millie Whiteside – Vocals .
Production Produced by Diana Ross .
Recorded 1980-1981 .
Released on September 4, 1981 by RCA.
tiger_soren @ RateYourMusic
After the killer grooves of 1980’s Diana, it was strange that Ross’ first album for RCA – produced by herself – was so plastic poppy. Nevertheless, it was dead commercial and quite a hit album – her rendition of Frankie Lymon (and the Teenagers)’ 1956 hit “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” is one of my fave Ross titles as it oozes with fun and joy […]
As opposed to “Mirror,” which sounds risky (put in its place and time, not to mention singer’s mouth), “Fools” is all too bland, clearly created for mass appeal and consumption (#2 AC/#6 R&B/#7 pop/#4 UK pretty much sums it up). […]
Ian Phillips @ Amazon.co.uk
Diana virtually controlled every aspect of this album right down to the revealing cover shot where she is dressed in a startling zebra-skin outfit which she had incidentally designed herself. […]