Swept Away (Diana Ross album)

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Swept Away
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released September 13, 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B, pop, Dance
Length 43:38
Label RCA
Producer Diana Ross, Arthur Baker & Daryl Hall, Lionel Richie, Bernard Edwards, Richard Perry
Diana Ross chronology
Ross
(1983)
Swept Away
(1984)
Eaten Alive
(1985)
Singles from Swept Away
  1. "All of You"
    Released: June 12, 1984 (charted June 30)
  2. "Swept Away"
    Released: August 14, 1984 (charted September 1)
  3. "Touch by Touch (not released in the US)"
    Released: October, 1984
  4. "Missing You"
    Released: November 13, 1984 (charted December 1)
  5. "Telephone"
    Released: May, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Swept Away is the fourteenth studio album by American entertainer Diana Ross on the RCA label.

This album yielded several US hit singles, the most successful of which was the Grammy-nominated "Missing You" (#10 Pop, #1 R&B, #4 AC). "Missing You", which became Ross' final top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 was also produced by former labelmate and collaborator Lionel Richie and was a tribute to late soul singer Marvin Gaye, Ross and Richie's former Motown Records label-mate. Other singles included the Daryl Hall and Arthur Baker-produced "Swept Away" (#19 Pop, #3 R&B, #1 Dance) and the Julio Iglesias duet, "All of You" (#19 Pop, #38 R&B, #2 AC, #1 Spain). All three of these singles were accompanied by popular music videos. The album also included the single, "Telephone" (#13 R&B), produced by Bernard Edwards. The song "Touch by Touch" became a hit across Europe, reaching the top 10 in Austria, Belgium and Norway and also charting inside the top 20 in Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Swept Away was certified Gold by the end of 1984. It peaked at #26 on Billboard Pop albums chart, also reaching #40 in the UK. The album also made the top ten in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.

The album was remastered and re-released as an "Expanded Edition" on on September 2nd, 2014 by Funky Town Grooves, with bonus material on a second CD.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Missing You"   Lionel Richie 4:05
2. "Touch By Touch"   Arthur Barrow, Joe Esposito, Richie Zito 4:11
3. "Rescue Me"   Raynard Miner, Carl Smith 2:41
4. "It's Your Move"   Stephen Kipner, Terry Shaddick 3:34
5. "Swept Away"   Daryl Hall, Sara Allen, spoken intro written by Diana Ross 5:23
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Telephone"   Bernard Edwards, Denzil Miller 4:10
2. "Nobody Makes Me Crazy (Like You Do)"   Robby Benson, Karla DeVito 4:20
3. "All of You" (featuring Julio Iglesias) Cynthia Weil, Julio Iglesias, Tony Renis 4:02
4. "We Are The Children Of The World"   Mary Anne Kelly, Peppy Castro 4:24
5. "Forever Young"   Bob Dylan 4:49

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Swept Away (2 CD Deluxe Edition)". FunkyTownGrooves.com. FunkyTownGrooves.com. Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.