Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross

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Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross
Diana Ross - Life & Love - The Very Best Of Diana Ross.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJanuary 15, 2001
Label
ProducerVarious
Diana Ross chronology
Every Day Is a New Day
(1999)
Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross
(2001)
Blue
(2006)
Singles from Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross
  1. "Goin' Back"
    Released: 2001

Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross is a compilation album by American singer Diana Ross. It was released by EMI in 2001. The double disc, 41-track album, which was not released commercially in the United States, details Ross' career as a solo artist and with The Supremes. Also included are duets with singers Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, and R&B band The Temptations ("I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" sung with The Supremes). A single-disc edition of Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross was also released, featuring Ross' 1995 cover of "I Will Survive."

The album became a top thirty success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked it number 28 on the UK Albums Chart, and was eventually ceritified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales in excess of 300,000 copies. The only new track in the set, a cover of the Goffin-King song "Goin' Back," a 1966 international hit for English singer Dusty Springfield, recorded especially for this collection and served as a single in several markets.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Allmusic editor Andrew Hamilton called the compilation a "splendid [...] very comprehensive and thoughtfully chosen package [...] This is as good as it gets. Compiling a more complete and pleasing package with the same number of tracks to work with will never happen. The circus-sounding "The Happening" is a nuisance, but you can skip or program it out entirely if it bothers you."[1]

Track listings[edit]

Double disc edition[edit]

Disc One: Life
No.TitleLength
1."Chain Reaction"3:48
2."Baby Love" (& The Supremes)2:36
3."Where Did Our Love Go" (& The Supremes)2:35
4."You Can’t Hurry Love" (& The Supremes)2:54
5."Stop! In the Name of Love" (& The Supremes)2:53
6."You Keep Me Hangin’ On" (& The Supremes)2:54
7."The Happening" (& The Supremes)2:52
8."Reflections" (& The Supremes)2:52
9."Love Hangover"3:45
10."The Boss"3:58
11."Why Do Fools Fall In Love"2:55
12."Mirror, Mirror"4:05
13."Muscles"4:03
14."Work That Body"3:36
15."Force Behind The Power"4:04
16."Workin’ Overtime"4:17
17."Take Me Higher"4:19
18."Until We Meet Again" (Hex Hector Remix)3:53
19."Not Over You Yet" (Metro Radio Edit)4:04
20."I’m Coming Out"3:56
21."Upside Down"4:06
22."My Old Piano"3:57
Disc Two: Love
No.TitleLength
1."You Are Everything" (& Marvin Gaye)3:09
2."Touch Me In The Morning"3:27
3."Do You Know Where You’re Going To?" (Theme From Mahogany)3:25
4."I’m Still Waiting"3:43
5."Ain’t No Mountain High Enough"3:30
6."I’m Gonna Make You Love Me" (& The Supremes & The Temptations)3:07
7."Someday We'll Be Together"3:26
8."Remember Me"3:30
9."Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" (& Marvin Gaye)2:55
10."Good Morning Heartache"2:22
11."It’s My Turn"3:59
12."One Shining Moment"4:46
13."In The Ones You Love"4:17
14."Your Love"4:03
15."Best Years Of My Life"4:23
16."Goin’ Back"3:40
17."If We Hold On Together"4:10
18."When You Tell Me That You Love Me"4:12
19."Endless Love" (& Lionel Richie)4:27

Single disc edition[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."You Can’t Hurry Love" (with The Supremes)2:54
2."Ain't No Mountain High Enough"3:30
3."You Keep Me Hangin’ On" (& The Supremes)2:54
4."I’m Still Waiting"3:43
5."Touch Me In The Morning"3:27
6."You Are Everything"3:07
7."Love Hangover"3:45
8."Upside Down"4:06
9."I’m Coming Out"3:56
10."Do You Know Where You’re Going To?"3:25
11."Mirror, Mirror"4:05
12."Muscles"4:03
13."Work That Body"3:36
14."Endless Love" (with Lionel Richie)4:27
15."Why Do Fools Fall In Love"2:55
16."Chain Reaction"3:48
17."When You Tell Me That You Love Me"4:12
18."One Shining Moment"4:46
19."I Will Survive"3:49
20."Not Over You Yet" (Metro Radio Edit)4:04
21."Goin’ Back"3:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 34
UK Albums (OCC)[3] 28

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Platinum 300,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Diana Ross – Love & Life - The Very Best Of Diana Ross". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Diana Ross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Love And Life - Very Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Love And Life - Very Best Of in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.