Everything Is Everything (Diana Ross album)

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Everything Is Everything
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released November 3, 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Soul
Length 40:13
Label Motown
MS 724
Producer Deke Richards, Hal Davis
Diana Ross chronology
Diana Ross
(1970)
Everything Is Everything
(1970)
Diana!
(1971)
Singles from Everything Is Everything
  1. "I'm Still Waiting"
    Released: July 1971
  2. "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"
    Released: April 1972

Everything Is Everything is the second album by Diana Ross, released in 1970. After the huge success of her self-named album and its accompanying two singles, Motown rushed the release of this album. It reached #42 in the USA (#5 R&B) and sold over 200,000 copies.[1]

The track "I'm Still Waiting" was a UK #1 single in 1971 for four weeks and her rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Call Me (I Love You)" was nominated for a Grammy in 1971 in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category.

Diana would record "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" before Barbra Streisand did for her "The Way We Were" album released in 1974. Diana apparently had also predated Streisand on two Laura Nyro songs like "Stoney End". Deke Richards was commissioned to produce "Everything is Everything" as slightly more pop than her soulful debut with Ashford & Simpson.

This album also reached it #42 on the Billboard 200, #5 on the Black Album Chart and #31 on the UK Albums Chart. An expanded edition of the album featuring remixes and unreleased material had its first CD release in the US on April 18, 2008.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau C+ [3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "My Place" (Hal Davis, Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:46
  2. "Ain't No Sad Song" (Hal Davis, Berry Gordy, Diana Ross) – 2:42
  3. "Everything Is Everything" (Berry Gordy) – 2:27
  4. "Baby It's Love" (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Charles Laskey) – 3:09
  5. "I'm Still Waiting" (Deke Richards) – 3:44
  6. "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" (Deke Richards) – 4:52

Side B[edit]

  1. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 6:40
  2. "The Long and Winding Road" (Lennon, McCartney) – 3:26
  3. "I Love You (Call Me)" (Aretha Franklin) – 3:23
  4. "How About You?" (Deke Richards, Sandra Sanders, David VanDePitte) – 2:47
  5. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:07

2008 expanded edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "I Wish I Knew" (Debbie Dean, Deke Richards) – 3:30
  2. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 3:25
  3. "Something" (George Harrison) – 3:11
  4. "Ain't No Sad Song" (Davis, Gordy, Ross) – 3:16
  5. "Baby It's Love" (Alternate version) (Gaye, Gaye, Laskey) – 3:42
  6. "Come Together" (1982 "Revelations" remix) (Lennon, McCartney) – 4:04
  7. "I'm Still Waiting" (1990 Phil Chill remix) (Richards) – 4:08

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
UK
1971 "I'm Still Waiting" 63 40 1
1972 "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" 12

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