I Love You [CD/DVD]

I Love You [CD/DVD]

by Diana Ross
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Ingeniously released amid the Dreamgirls Oscar buzz, I Love You finds Diana Ross back in the studio for the first time in nearly a decade. Unlike similar comeback projects, however, the Supremes star uses love as a conceptual thread tying together a disc of warmly rendered cover tunes. Aided by producers Peter Asher (LindaSee more details below

Overview

Ingeniously released amid the Dreamgirls Oscar buzz, I Love You finds Diana Ross back in the studio for the first time in nearly a decade. Unlike similar comeback projects, however, the Supremes star uses love as a conceptual thread tying together a disc of warmly rendered cover tunes. Aided by producers Peter Asher (Linda Ronstadt, Cher) and jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell, Ross delves into an eclectic cross-section of material. While some choices are more obvious, including a sultry version of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" (co-written by Ross's late brother, T-Boy) and an exuberant reading of Jackie Wilson's "To Be Loved" (co-penned by Berry Gordy Jr.), elsewhere the 62-year-old icon successfully tackles more challenging material, such as a horn-soaked version of Irving Berlin's "Take My Breath Away," a lush rendering of the Beatles' "I Will," and the poignant "What About Love" from the Broadway musical The Color Purple. At the heart of this sentimental collection, Ross pours unabashed devotion into the harmony-kissed original title track, "I Love You (That's All That Really Matters)." This collection is a lovely valentine from an artist who possesses a timeless appeal.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
It's been standard music industry practice for years for artists to record (or for their labels to release compilations of) romantic tunes in time for Valentine's Day, and the January 2007 arrival of this set couldn't have been better timed as it also coincided with the release of the film version of Dreamgirls, based on the career of the Supremes. The material is all over the place, including songs from the '50s to those of more recent vintage, from the Platters' "Only You" through Berlin's "Take My Breath Away," and from fellow Motown great Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" to the ubiquitous "You Are So Beautiful." Interestingly, the one new track here (other than a piece from the current Broadway production of The Color Purple), the Fred White-penned ballad "I Love You (That's All That Really Matters)," makes the most of Ross' vocal capabilities and range, making one wonder why she didn't just record an album of new material custom-fitted to her talents.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2007
Label:
Manhattan Records
UPC:
0094638265429
catalogNumber:
82654

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Ross   Primary Artist
Tommy Emmanuel   Acoustic Guitar
Darryl Tookes   Background Vocals
Peter Asher   Percussion
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Mike Fisher   Percussion
John Gilutin   Keyboards
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion
Larry Klein   Bass
Will Lee   Bass
Bob Mann   Guitar
Kate Markowitz   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar
Catherine Russell   Background Vocals
Allan Schwartzberg   Percussion,Drums
Albert Wing   Saxophone
Robin Dimaggio   Percussion,Drums
Valerie Pinkston   Background Vocals
Gregory Rose   Conductor
Keith Carlock   Drums
Andricka Hall   Background Vocals
Quinn Johnson   Piano
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Roger Joseph Manning   Keyboards
David Andrew Mann   Alto Saxophone
Andrew Dorsett   Synthesizer,Sounds
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Acoustic Guitar
Dennis Collins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Diana Ross   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
T-Boy Ross   Composer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Peter Asher   Producer,Author,Vocal Arrangements
Stephen Bray   Composer
Tyran Carlo   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
John Gilutin   Assistant Arranger
Berry Gordy   Composer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Bob Mann   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Kate Markowitz   Vocal Arrangements
Doc Pomus   Composer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Tony Shepperd   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Composer
Steve Tyrell   Producer,Author
Allee Willis   Composer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Tom Whitlock   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Gregory Rose   Orchestral Arrangements
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Robert Hadley   Mastering
Rosanne Shelnutt   Art Direction
Kris Fredriksson   Engineer
Jon Allen   Engineer
Darwin Best   Engineer
Jay Ruston   Engineer
Ande Rand   Composer
Christopher Liddell   drum programming
Naomi Pinnock   Orchestral Arrangements
Gwen Gordy   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >