(2017) Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection

Diana Ross

... read moreThe release of Diamond Diana was synchronized with the unveiling of Ross' like-named fragrance, as well as the 2017 American Music Awards, during which the pop-soul legend was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Motown-centric Ross compilations ranging from OK to indispensable have been...

44′:36″ 12 Songs

1
I'm Coming Out
Diana Ross
3:56
3
The Boss
Diana Ross
3:53
4
It's My House
Diana Ross
4:35
5
Endless Love (From "The Endless Love" Soundtrack)
Diana Ross
4:28
6
Upside Down (Single Version)
Diana Ross
3:40
7
You Can't Hurry Love
Diana Ross
2:55
8
Touch Me In The Morning (Single Version)
Diana Ross
3:50
9
Love Hangover
Diana Ross
3:48
11
It's My Turn
Diana Ross
3:53
13
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Diana Ross
3:28
14
Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Diana Ross
3:04
15
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (The Anmhe 'Diamond Diana" Remix)
Diana Ross
3:06
Released 17 November 2017, A Motown Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2017 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

The release of Diamond Diana was synchronized with the unveiling of Ross' like-named fragrance, as well as the 2017 American Music Awards, during which the pop-soul legend was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Motown-centric Ross compilations ranging from OK to indispensable have been produced regularly since the early '70s, and this one falls closer to the lower end, as a brief overview angling for a casual listener's impulse purchase, not as a definitive anthology. "You Can't Hurry Love" is the lone Supremes selection. Otherwise, the emphasis is on solo work, including the number one R&B hits "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Love Hangover," "Upside Down," and the Lionel Richie duet "Endless Love." There's an obligatory dance remix in the form of Eric Kupper's update of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." This doesn't cover the RCA era, hence the absence of hits from Ross' 1981-1987 albums. ~ Andy Kellman