Diana Ross Reflections

Diana Ross Reflections

by Ian Phillips

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Diana Ross Reflections by Ian Phillips

With a career now spanning over five decades, Diana Ross remains one of the most successful recording and performing artists of all time. As lead singer of The Supremes, she amassed a total of twelve number one hit singles between 1964 - 1969, and had a further six as a solo artist. Ian Phillips' book takes a detailed, affectionate and critical look back at Miss Ross' career which began in the late 1950s. Phillips' examines all of her recording work from The Primettes through to the present day, as well as highlighting her many career highlights and accomplishments, including her work in film, television and on stage. There are a wealth of fascinating background stories and anecdotes relating to her river of legendary classics, from Baby Love, Reflections, Love Child, to Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Touch Me In The Morning, Love Hangover, Upside Down, I'm Coming Out and so many, many more. This is an essential read for all Diana Ross fans, spotlighting not only on her ground-breaking success but also her revolutionary cultural impact, overcoming so many obstacles as a black woman and breaking down so many racial barriers. A legend, a trailblazer, pioneer, icon, there are so many words that can be used to describe Diana Ross but so little has been written in such detail on her extensive body of work. Until now. A true labour of love for this book, is an entertaining, and the ultimate, guide to the career of Miss Diana Ross.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910705179
Publisher: New Haven Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/31/2015
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born 9 September 1979, West Midlands, Ian Phillips had his first book published on Diana Ross in 2010. Prior to that he wrote a number of song-and-album reviews for a number of European-based websites.After attending King Charles I High school in his hometown of Kidderminster, he re-located to the North West Of England and has embarked on a number of acting projects as well as continuing to attend a drama school in Manchester.

Ian released his hardcover and paperback coffee table size books titled Diana Ross Reflections in May 1st 2015, and his ebook is available from November 2015.

He is currently writing his second book titled SKINS Oxblood, Sweat and Beers, where he takers a deeper look into the sub culture of Skinheads in the UK

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Diana Ross Reflections 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a book for Motown collectors with extensive stories on all of the albums Ross recorded as a soloist and with the supremes. There's also a film section with some intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and the creative process involved. Useful reference guide to her uk and us discographies. even including all the catalogue numbers and all the chart positions - I didn't know she had so many! All in all a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes for an insightful and interesting read - I never knew Diana Ross had done as much as she has until this book. A treasure for fans, methinks and I think even the casual music collector will find much to savour here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating insight into Diana Ross' music, films and more. I like the fact that the author highlights her race and position as a black woman and black icon and one that was able to be embraced by white people too. The reviews are indepth and fun to read and there are so many stories about the songs and work that i never heard before. I'd even go so far as to describe this as the definitive DIana Ross tome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a masterpiece!! Truly sensational book about the work of Diana Ross, her impact on black America and the rest of the world as she helped take black music into the mainstream. A book like this is long overdue. At long last us fans have a serious book that just speaks the truth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely book and a lovely tribute to one of the finest female artists of all time. Highlighting racism that black artists were victims of in the early 60s to her triumphant rise to the top and crossing many racial barriers. I like the fact that the author spotlights on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely brilliant. About time careful attention was paid to Miss Ross' vast body of great work and this book does just that. Some lovely illustrations too, all of which look like they were taken recently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. A serious work examining all of DIana Ross' music and albums. Super colour photos too. Refreshing to read something more constructive about her work rather than the many books that have raked her personal life over the coals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better than Phillips first book! Better presented, lots more detail and love his vivid descriptions of all the great classics by Ross. Lots of new things to learn here. I particularly enjoyed hearing all the behind the scenes stories about the films, especially lady sings the blues as that's my all time favourite films. The music chapters made me want to dig out all my old collection of 45s and LPs and listen to them all again. In fact you could say this book has renewed my interest in Diana Ross.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beginning from her days with The Primettes to The Supremes and her solo career, this is a thorough, comprehensive work of Diana Ross' career. The author writes with such affection which, for me, made it very engaging to read. Evidently the author is also a fan but he seems to keep his opinions honest, rather than it being a non-stop gushing appraisal, which it could well have been, but, thankfully, it remains enjoyable throughout. Beautiful front cover - I think its an 80s shot - with some equally lovely photographs included. I think I'd have to say this is a must-have for any serious Diana Ross lover. Maybe even a must-have for those wanting to learn more about this living legend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had read Ian Phillips' first book on Miss Ross some years ago, and loved it. But this is a double wow and far surpasses his first. While it follows the same format in reviewing all of Ross' albums, films etc, he has delivered with his second book a far more indepth analysis of her work with a wealth of additional information to boot. It makes for a fun, entertaining read to learn all the behind the scenes information of the making of all of her hits and much more. Some STUNNING pictures included and beautifully presented. All Diana Ross fans will love this. It's about time we had a book that gives details of her legendary career rather than the tedious tell-all biographies that have been spewed out over the years. If you want dirt don't buy it. If you want a passionate, objective overview of all her work then buy it as you'll love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This makes for a brilliant read. Anyone wanting to learn about all the music and background info will love this. So thorough and the attention to detail is impeccable. Gorgeous photos too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  I read the first one by the author that was out a few years ago and I dont understand how anyone can compare the two. THe description of the book is clear that its about Diana Ross career. The author cant change Ms Ross' career because some readers want someone to dish the dirt on her. This book is beautiful and about twice the size of the one the author made a decade ago. Recommended reading
MotownMan More than 1 year ago
Wow. What a tome to Diana Ross. Every album, every track is reviewed in such detail. Background stories were particularly interesting and I like the fact that the author uses the time frame of the releases to discuss DIana's complete career journey. A superbly written, highly informative and very entertaining read that I'm sure will delight even the more casual fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite simply, SUPERB!!! OUTSTANDING!!! So rich in detail and I loved reading all his fascinating insights into DIana's music and films. Not just that but there is so much history behind all those legendary classics. Loving all the beautiful illustrations and so nice that so many of them are all recent. If you want an entertaining, informative read about DIana Ross's music and films, this is the book for you, full of great quotes from people that have worked with her. LOVED it and ESSENTIAL to any Diana Ross or Motown lover.
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KarlGardner More than 1 year ago
What a tome to Diana Ross. Anyone who has any serious interest in her music HAS to have this book. Extensively researched and full of so much information, it also holds entertaining commentary and reviews. Stunning pics I've never seen of her before, some looking quite recent too. Very impressive and a worthwhile purchase and a source of reference you can always dip back into.
Pete_Taylor76 More than 1 year ago
I'm more of a Motown fan in general than Diana Ross, but certainly glad to have added this to my collection as its a worthwhile read for all. Anyone wanting to know why Diana Ross is one of the biggest music artists of our time - read this! Good insight, indepth reviews, fascinating behind the scenes information on every release and films, packed with glorious photos. Would love to know how on earth some of her releases escaped me - I didn't know she'd done so much from the 80s onwards. Lots to learn from this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Review: Diana Ross: Reflections by Ian Phillips: This book basically tells of her concerts (grainy imaged pictures), and the "what if's and buts" of her life after the Supremes. Every piece of the book is based on things you can find on the internet. Even some of the pictures are things you can copy off the internet, and call it a library. I'm not always a fan of unauthorized books, and I normally don't review them specifically. But I have taken a look through this particular book, and find it very fan based, and non informative to those of us that know Ross' history. And that's the bad stuff. In terms of what's good about the book, it tries to give a lightened perspective on what Diana's career was like after the Supremes. Though internet pictures, and private concert pictures from fans are OK, I would have liked more personal pictures that anybody can't get. He tried to add a wonderful spin on all aspects of her life, as if she never had bad moments... like the rest of us! Even though I was totally disappointed in the general perspective of what the book had to offer, for those that are fanatic Diana Ross fans, it would be a joy to have. It's to expensive at $49 plus, and $188 on Amazon! If one is to spend that kind of money on a book, at least let the pictures be crystal clear, and the stories be interesting, and interview Diana Ross personally, and get some kind of authorization to back up the expensiveness he is asking for that book. Scale from 1 to 10... 10 being Fantastic... he gets a 4. I don't recommend the book, not only on the content, but the poor quality of the pictures, and the pricey paperback alone. It won't sell much in the world of Diana or the real world. Billy Wilson Founder Motown Alumni Association
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste money !!! Updated book not out of this world like I thought . Looked promising till I got it.