Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"
|Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"|
|Studio album by Diana Ross & the Supremes|
|Released||August 26, 1968|
|Genre||Pop, show tunes, R&B|
|Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology|
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 managed to sell over 225,000 US copies, according to Motown data.
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 .
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).
- "Funny Girl"
- "If a Girl Isn't Pretty"
- "I Am Woman"
- "The Music That Makes Me Dance"
- "Don't Rain on My Parade"
- "Cornet Man"
- "His Love Makes Me Beautiful"
- "Sadie, Sadie"
- "I'm the Greatest Star"
- Diana Ross – lead vocals
- Mary Wilson - background vocals
- Cindy Birdsong – background vocals
- The Andantes – background vocals
- Various LA session singers - background vocals
- Gil Askey – arranger
|Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"||U.S. Billboard 200||150|
- Diana Ross & The Supremes sing "If A Girl Isn't Pretty"
- Diana Ross & The Supremes sing "The Music That Makes Me Dance"