Ross (1983 album)

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Studio album by Diana Ross
Released June 9, 1983
Recorded 1982–1983
Genre R&B, adult contemporary, post-disco, soul
Length 35:50
Label Capitol (Europe)
RCA (North America)
Producer Gary Katz, Diana Ross, Ray Parker Jr
Diana Ross chronology
Silk Electric
(1982)Silk Electric1982
Swept Away
(1984)Swept Away1984
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]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide (unfavorable)[2]

Ross is a 1983 album by the American entertainer 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. The album's final US sales were slightly higher than 250,000 copies.[3]

The album was remastered and re-released in September 2014 by Funky Town Grooves, as an "Expanded Edition" with bonus material.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's How You Start Over" Ed Sanford, Michael McDonald 4:12
2. "Love Will Make It Right" Donald Fagen 4:46
3. "You Do It" Deborah Allen, Eddie Struzick, Rafe Van Hoy 4:32
4. "Pieces of Ice" John Capek, Marc Jordan 4:58
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Let's Go Up" Franne Golde, Peters Ivers 4:06
6. "Love Or Loneliness" Ray Parker Jr. 4:18
7. "Up Front" Ray Parker Jr. 4:00
8. "Girls" Bill Wray, Marc Jordan, Diana Ross 4:03