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Diana
     

Diana

by Diana Ross
 

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Coming off four Top Ten hits in three years for their group Chic, producers Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were the hot R&B/disco team of the day when they wrote and produced Diana Ross' second album named simply diana. (The first was her 1971 TV soundtrack, Diana!<

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Coming off four Top Ten hits in three years for their group Chic, producers Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were the hot R&B/disco team of the day when they wrote and produced Diana Ross' second album named simply diana. (The first was her 1971 TV soundtrack, Diana!.) The result was Ross' best-selling album ever, paced by her biggest singles hit yet, "Upside Down," and its Top Ten follow-up, "I'm Coming Out." For the most part, disco productions tended to emphasize the beat over the voice, and it might be argued, but for the billing, Ross had been reduced to guest vocalist on her own album. But it was exactly her struggle to retain an identity beyond the groove that made this music more compelling than Chic's records. diana marked an important comeback for Ross, who had struggled in the late '70s after the early successes of her solo career. She celebrated by leaving Motown for a six-year, six-album sojourn at RCA.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0731453092723
catalogNumber:
530927
Rank:
36435

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Performance Credits

Diana Ross   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass,Conductor
Nile Rodgers   Guitar,Conductor
Michelle Cobbs   Background Vocals
Eddie Daniels   Saxophone
Cheryl Hong   Strings
Luci Martin   Background Vocals
Bob Millikan   Trumpet
Karen Milne   Strings
Meco Monardo   Trombone
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
Andy Schwartz   Keyboards
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Alfa Anderson   Background Vocals
Valerie Heywood   Strings
Andrew Barrett   Piano
Tony Thompson   Drums

Technical Credits

Bernard Edwards   Arranger,Producer,Writer
Nile Rodgers   Arranger,Producer,Writer
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
James Farber   Engineer
Bill Scheniman   Engineer
Francesco Scavullo   Cover Photo
Ralph Osborn   Engineer

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