Last Time I Saw Him

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Last Time I Saw Him
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released December 6, 1973
Recorded 1973 at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Soul/pop
Length 30:28
Label Motown
Producer Michael Masser, Tom Baird, Ron Miller, Bob Gaudio
Diana Ross chronology
Diana & Marvin
(1973)
Last Time I Saw Him
(1973)
Live at Caesars Palace
(1974)
Singles from Last Time I Saw Him
  1. "Last Time I Saw Him / Save the Children"
    Released: December 6, 1973
  2. "Sleepin' / You"
    Released: April 4, 1974

Last Time I Saw Him is a 1973 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown Records. It reached #52 in the USA (#12 R&B) and sold over 200,000 copies.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]

The album yielded the title track single "Last Time I Saw Him", a multi-format hit that reached #1 (for three weeks) on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary, #14 on the Hot 100, and #15 on the Hot Soul singles. It peaked at #9 Pop on the Top 100 lists for both Cashbox and Record World, as well as #10 in Radio & Records. It also reached #35 in the United Kingdom.

"Sleepin'" was the second U.S. single, but despite a vocal performance that had shades of Billie Holiday, only reached #70 Pop and #50 R&B. In the U.K., the chosen 2nd single was the ballad "Love Me" (#38), whose lyrics were replete with double entendres.

"Last Time I Saw Him" was a bit of a musical departure for Ross, with a sound combining country with Dixieland jazz. Shortly after its release, the song was remade by country music star Dottie West, who scored success with the single on the C&W charts, reaching #8.

The album had a disappointing chart run, reaching #52, and would be the last studio album Ross issued in the next three years until the Diana Ross album, released in 1976.

An expanded 2-CD set was issued by Hip-O Select in 2007, including previously unreleased tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Original album[edit]

  1. "Last Time I Saw Him" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) – 2:50
  2. "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) – 3:24
  3. "Love Me" (Tom Baird, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) – 2:56
  4. "Sleepin'" (Terry Etlinger, Ron Miller) – 4:41
  5. "You" (Terry Etlinger, Ron Miller) – 4:19
  6. "Turn Around" (Harry Belafonte, Allan Greene, Malvina Reynolds) – 2:28
  7. "When Will I Come Home to You" (Bob Gaudio, Al Ruzicka, Kathy Wakefield) – 3:14
  8. "I Heard a Love Song (But You Never Made a Sound)" (Bob Gaudio, Brit Gaudio) – 2:32
  9. "Stone Liberty" (Bob Gaudio, Kathy Wakefield) – 2:59
  10. "Behind Closed Doors" (Kenny O'Dell) – 2:46

CD re-issue, limited edition with bonus tracks[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Last Time I Saw Him" (Masser, Sawyer) – 3:10
  2. "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever" (Masser, Sawyer) – 3:24
  3. "Love Me" (Baird, Fekaris, Zesses) – 2:56
  4. "Sleepin'" (Etlinger, Miller) – 4:41
  5. "You" (Etlinger, Miller) – 4:19
  6. "Turn Around" (Belafonte, Greene, Reynolds) – 2:28
  7. "When Will I Come Home to You" (Gaudio, Ruzicka, Wakefield) – 3:14
  8. "I Heard a Love Song (But You Never Made a Sound)" (Gaudio, Gaudio) – 2:32
  9. "Stone Liberty" (Gaudio, Wakefield) – 2:59
  10. "Behind Closed Doors" (O'Dell) – 2:46
  11. "Last Time I Saw Him" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Masser, Sawyer) – 2:54
  12. "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Masser, Sawyer) – 3:34
  13. "Love Me" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Baird, Fekaris, Zesses) – 2:57
  14. "Sleepin'" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Etlinger, Miller) – 4:41
  15. "You" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Etlinger, Miller) – 4:26
  16. "Turn Around "[Japanese Quad Edition] (Belafonte, Greene, Reynolds) – 2:26
  17. "When Will I Come Home to You" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Gaudio, Ruzicka, Wakefield) – 3:13
  18. "I Heard a Love Song (But You Never Made a Sound)" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Gaudio, Gaudio) – 2:36
  19. "Stone Liberty" [Japanese Quad Edition] (Gaudio, Wakefield) – 2:52
  20. "Behind Closed Doors" [Japanese Quad Edition] (O'Dell) – 2:49
Disc 2
  1. "I'll Be Here (When You Get Home)" (Bristol, Brown, Jones) – 3:50
  2. "Why Play Games" (Leonard Caston, Jr., Anita Poree) – 2:41
  3. "I Don't Care Where the Money Is" (Michael Randall) – 2:47
  4. "Get It All Together" (Poree, Sanders, Scarborough) – 4:01
  5. "Where Did We Go Wrong" [Version 1] (Baird, Miller) – 3:52
  6. "Since I Don't Have You" (James Beaumont, Wally Lester, Joe Rock, Jackie Taylor, Joe VerScharen, Janet Vogel) – 3:23
  7. "Let Me Be the One" (Nichols, Williams) – 2:27
  8. "I Want to Go Back There Again" (Chris Clark, Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 3:03
  9. "Old Funky Rolls" [alternate take] (Etlinger, Miller) – 3:47
  10. "Last Time I Saw Him" [unedited version] (Masser, Sawyer) – 3:39

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1974 Last Time I Saw Him 52 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1973 "Last Time I Saw Him" 14 15
1974 "Sleepin'" 70 50

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