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 RCA
Producer Gary Katz, Diana Ross, Ray Parker Jr
Diana Ross chronology
Silk Electric
Swept Away
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