RCA publish Diana Ross ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ featuring ‘Mirror Mirror’ (1981)

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 .


Douglas Kirkland

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 .

Package : Douglas Kirkland asterisques RVM – Photography . Claude Mougin – Photography

Recorded 1980-1981 .

Released on September 4, 1981 by RCA.

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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 […]

Stylus
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. […]

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