To Love Again (Diana Ross album)

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To Love Again
Compilation album by Diana Ross
Released February 17, 1981
Recorded 1973-81
Genre soul, pop
Length 33:11
Label Motown
Producer Michael Masser
Diana Ross chronology
Diana
(1980)
To Love Again
(1981)
All the Great Hits
(1981)
Singles from To Love Again
  1. "It's My Turn"/"Together"
    Released: September 29, 1980
  2. "One More Chance"/"After You"
    Released: February 27, 1981
  3. "Cryin' My Heart Out for You"/"To Love Again"
    Released: May 21, 1981

"To Love Again" is a 1981 compilation album by Diana Ross, produced by Michael Masser. Following the success of 1980's Diana, produced by Chic, the set was released in early 1981 and consisted of old and newly recorded love songs by Ross. "It's My Turn" was the main theme from a 1980 movie starring Michael Douglas and Jill Clayburgh and had been released both on the soundtrack album and as a single prior to the To Love Again compilation and the title track was originally included on the overlooked 1978 album Ross. Two of the three new recordings, "One More Chance" and "Cryin' My Heart Out for You", were issued as singles.

To Love Again was to be Ross' last album of new material for Motown (before her return in 1989) after signing a $20 million contract with RCA. What remaind under reported is that she simultaneously signed a similar contract with EMI as her international label marketing and distributing her albums outside of North America. Since EMI had long since distributed and marketed Motown releases since the early 60s, Diana had a long standing relationship with EMI that

In 2003 Motown/Universal Music re-released the album doubling the number of tracks to twenty. Two of the tracks, "We're Always Saying Goodbye" and "Share Some Love", had been previously unreleased. It also marked the first time many of the songs appeared on compact disc.

The album was eventually certified platinum and though it contained nearly 50% previously released material, many in the "Ross Tribe" fan club views this as a legitimate studio album, albeit a Michael Masser collection.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1] [2]

Track listing[edit]

Original album[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "It's My Turn" (Masser, Sager) - 3:58
    • From the 1980 original motion picture soundtrack It's My Turn
  2. "Stay with Me" (Goffin, Masser) - 3:43
    • 1981 recording
  3. "One More Chance" (Goffin, Masser) - 4:24
    • 1981 recording
  4. "Cryin' My Heart Out for You" (Masser, Willis) - 3:49
    • 1981 recording

Side B[edit]

  1. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Goffin, Masser) - 3:26
  2. "I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)" (Masser, Sawyer) - 3:27
  3. "To Love Again" (1981 Mix) (Goffin, Masser) - 3:34
    • From the 1978 album Ross. This is an edit of that version. Originally recorded for Mahogany OST sessions, 1975
  4. "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever" (Masser Sawyer) - 3:24
  5. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Masser, Miller) - 3:26

2003 edition[edit]

  1. "It's My Turn" (Masser, Sager) - 3:58
  2. "Stay with Me" (Goffin, Masser) - 3:43
  3. "One More Chance" (Goffin, Masser) - 4:24
  4. "Cryin' My Heart Out for You" (Masser, Willis) - 3:49
  5. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Single mix) (Goffin, Masser) - 3:26
  6. "I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)" (Masser, Sawyer) - 3:27
  7. "To Love Again" (1978 Mix) (Goffin, Masser) - 4:11
  8. "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever" (Single mix) (Masser, Sawyer) - 3:21
  9. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Single mix, with a short fade as opposed to the 30-second fadeout of the original) (Masser, Miller) - 3:58
  10. "Love Me" (Baird, Fekaris, Zesses) - 2:55
    • From Last Time I Saw Him
  11. "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" (Alternate mix created for this edition) (Duet with Marvin Gaye) (T. Bell, Creed) - 2:58
  12. "Together" (Single mix) (Masser, Sawyer) - 3:18
    • 1975 non-album single B-side. Remixed version included on Ross
  13. "After You" (Masser, Miller) - 4:13
    • From Mahogany and Diana Ross
  14. "Too Shy to Say" (Wonder) - 3:17
  15. "Come In from the Rain" (Manchester, Sager) - 4:02
    • From Baby It's Me
  16. "Never Say I Don't Love You" (Patterson, Wright) - 3:53
    • From Ross
  17. "Share Some Love" (Patterson, Wright) - 4:07
    • Previously unreleased recording
  18. "Dreaming of You" (Duet with Lionel Richie) (McClary, Richie) - 4:34
    • From the 1981 original motion picture soundtrack Endless Love
  19. "Endless Love" (Duet with Lionel Richie) (Richie) - 4:28
    • From Endless Love OST
  20. "We're Always Saying Goodbye" (Etlinger, Miller) - 2:31
    • Previously unreleased recording

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Position
US Billboard Top LPs & Tapes 32
US Billboard Top Black Albums 16
UK Albums Chart 26

Singles[edit]

Single Chart Position
"It's My Turn" US Billboard Hot 100 9
"It's My Turn" USA Billboard Hot Soul Singles 14
"It's My Turn" UK Singles Chart 16
"One More Chance" US Billboard Hot 100 79
"One More Chance" US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 39
"One More Chance" UK Singles Chart 49
"Crying My Heart Out for You" UK Singles Chart 49

"It's My Turn"[edit]

  • "It's My Turn" served as the title song for the movie starring Michael Douglas and Jill Clayburgh in 1980.