Motown release ‘Diana Ross,’ her self-titled debut solo album featuring ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (1970)

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


Motown release ‘Diana Ross,’  her self-titled debut solo album featuring ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (1970)

1 . Reach Out And Touch

2 . Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

3 . Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Dick Clark Live Wednesday, 1978)

4 . Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand) (1979)

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.

(Source Diana Ross (1970) | Diana Ross Official Fan Club)

Diana Ross


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. […]

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. […]

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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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