Ross (1983 album)

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Ross
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released June 9, 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Soul/pop
Length 35:50
Label RCA
Producer Gary Katz, Diana Ross, Ray Parker Jr
Diana Ross chronology
Silk Electric
(1982)
Ross
(1983)
Swept Away
(1984)
Singles from Ross
  1. "Pieces of Ice / Still in Love"
    Released: June 17, 1983
  2. "Up Front / Love or Loneliness"
    Released: September 9, 1983
  3. "Let's Go Up / Girls"
    Released: November 18, 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Ross is a 1983 album by American singer Diana Ross, her third released on the RCA label. It was released shortly before Ross gave a pair of free concerts in New York's Central Park. The album reached #32 on the US charts, #14 on the US R&B charts and #44 in the UK. It has never been reissued as a digital download. The album's highest international chart position was in Sweden, where it reached #7.

Five of the eight tracks were produced by Gary Katz, two by Ray Parker Jr and one by Ross. The album's first single, "Pieces of Ice", peaked at #31 on the US charts. Subsequent singles "Up Front" (US R&B #60, UK #79) and "Let's Go Up" (US #77) were also minor hits. "Up Front" was remixed by Jolley & Swain for its European release.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "That's How You Start Over" (Ed Sanford, Michael McDonald) – 4:09
  2. "Love Will Make It Right" (Donald Fagen) – 4:44
  3. "You Do It" (Deborah Allen, Eddie Struzick, Rafe Van Hoy) – 4:31
  4. "Pieces of Ice" (John Capek, Marc Jordan) – 4:54

Side B

  1. "Let's Go Up" (Franne Golde, Peters Ivers) – 4:01
  2. "Love or Loneliness" (Ray Parker Jr.) – 4:17
  3. "Up Front" (Ray Parker Jr.) – 3:56
  4. "Girls" (Bill Wray, Marc Jordan, Diana Ross) – 3:58

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