Everything Is Everything (Diana Ross album)

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Everything Is Everything
Dianarosseverything.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 1970
GenreR&B[1]
Length40:13
LabelMotown
Producer
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 studio album by American singer Diana Ross, released on November 3, 1970 by Motown Records. After her self-titled debut and its accompanying two singles, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Motown rushed the release of its follow-up. Musicians Deke Richards and Hal Davis were commissioned to produce Everything is Everything as slightly more pop than her soulful debut with Ashford & Simpson and the album included cover versions of contemporary hits by The Beatles and The Carpenters.

The album reached number 42 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at number five on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling over 200,000 copies.[2] Lead single "I'm Still Waiting" became a number-one hit in the UK in 1971, while follow-up "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" reached number 12. Ross' rendering 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. An expanded edition of the album featuring remixes and unreleased outtakes had its first CD release in the US on April 18, 2008. It includes another Beatles cover ("Something") as well as "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" also recorded by Barbra Streisand.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[3]

Allmusic editor Lindsay Planer wrote in his retrospective review that "although Everything Is Everything failed to exceed – or even meet – the chart achievements of its long-playing predecessor, many enthusiasts consider it to be a worthy companion."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Place"
2:46
2."Ain't No Sad Song"
2:42
3."Everything Is Everything"Margaret Gordy2:27
4."Baby It's Love"3:09
5."I'm Still Waiting"Deke Richards3:44
6."Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"Richards4:52
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Come Together"6:40
2."The Long and Winding Road"
  • Lennon
  • McCartney
3:26
3."I Love You (Call Me)"Aretha Franklin3:23
4."How About You?"
2:47
5."(They Long to Be) Close to You"4:07

2008 expanded edition[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Place"
  • Davis
  • Larson
  • Marcellino
2:46
2."Ain't No Sad Song"
  • Davis
  • B. Gordy
  • Ross
2:42
3."Everything Is Everything"M. Gordy2:27
4."Baby It's Love"
  • Gaye
  • Gordy Gaye
  • Laskey
3:09
5."I'm Still Waiting"Richards3:44
6."Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"Richards4:52
7."Come Together"
  • Lennon
  • McCartney
6:40
8."The Long and Winding Road"
  • Lennon
  • McCartney
3:26
9."I Love You (Call Me)"Franklin3:23
10."How About You?"
  • Richards
  • Sanders
  • Van De Pitte
2:47
11."(They Long to Be) Close to You"
  • Bacharach
  • David
4:07
12."I Wish I Knew"
3:30
13."What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"3:25
14."Something"George Harrison3:11
15."Ain't No Sad Song"
  • Davis
  • Gordy
  • Ross
3:16
16."Baby It's Love" (Alternate Version)
  • Gaye
  • Gordy Gaye
  • Laskey
3:42
17."Come Together" (1982 Revelations Remix)
  • Lennon
  • McCartney
4:04
18."I'm Still Waiting" (1990 Phil Chill Remix)Richards4:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 31
US Billboard 200[5] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Planer, Lindsay. Everything Is Everything > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  2. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ "Diana Ross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2020.