Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"

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Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"
Studio album by Diana Ross & the Supremes
Released August 26, 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Pop
Length N/A
Label Motown
MS 672
Producer Berry Gordy
Gil Askey
Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology
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(1968)
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(1968)
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(1968)

Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" is a 1968 cover album of songs from the Broadway musical Funny Girl, released by Diana Ross & the Supremes on the Motown label. Motown had Ross and the Supremes cover the Funny Girl songs (several of which were to appear on their shelved 1965 album There's a Place for Us) to tie-in with the September release of the feature-film version of the musical. The LP was not a success, and, with a Billboard 200 peak of 150, ranks as the lowest-charting of the Diana Ross-led Supremes albums.

It was, however, praised by the composer, Jules Styne as one of the finest renditions of his score after the Broadway cast and movie soundtrack albums. Despite the commercial failure, fans celebrated the release, and the group performed a medley on the Ed Sullivan Show .

Diana continued to perform "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "My Man" (equally associated with Lady Day), at her solo concerts throughout the 70s

As this release is one of the only albums in the Supremes catalog never to be issued on compact disc, it remains one of the most in demand, often illegally duplicated. It will be released as download only on April, 29th 2014. Besides the original ten songs, every album track has also been remixed for this collection to only include the voices of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong instead of the chorus on the original album. Additionally there a live versions of "I´m the Greatest Star" (an outtake from "T.C.B.") and "My Man (Mon Homme)" (live from Las Vegas).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. All tracks produced by Berry Gordy and Gil Askey

  1. "Funny Girl"
  2. "If a Girl Isn't Pretty"
  3. "I Am Woman"
  4. "The Music That Makes Me Dance"
  5. "Don't Rain on My Parade"
  6. "People"
  7. "Cornet Man"
  8. "His Love Makes Me Beautiful"
  9. "Sadie, Sadie"
  10. "I'm the Greatest Star"

Personnel[edit]

Chart History[edit]

Name Chart (1968) Peak
position
Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" U.S. Billboard 200 150

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