Ross (1983 album)

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Ross
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 1983
Recorded1982–1983
GenreR&B, adult contemporary, post-disco, soul
Length35:50
LabelCapitol (Europe)
RCA (North America)
ProducerGary Katz, Diana Ross, Ray Parker Jr
Diana Ross chronology
Silk Electric
(1982)
Ross
(1983)
Swept Away
(1984)
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
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 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. 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."That's How You Start Over"Ed Sanford, Michael McDonald4:12
2."Love Will Make It Right"Donald Fagen4:46
3."You Do It"Deborah Allen, Eddie Struzick, Rafe Van Hoy4:32
4."Pieces of Ice"John Capek, Marc Jordan4:58
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Let's Go Up"Franne Golde, Peters Ivers4:06
6."Love or Loneliness"Ray Parker Jr.4:18
7."Up Front"Ray Parker Jr.4:00
8."Girls"Bill Wray, Marc Jordan, Diana Ross4:03

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Gary Katz (Tracks 1-5); Ray Parker Jr. (Tracks 6 & 7); Diana Ross (Track 8).
  • Engineers – Daniel Lazerus (Tracks 1-5); Ray Parker Jr. (Tracks 6 & 7); Larry Alexander (Track 8).
  • Assistant Engineers – Robin Lane, Michael Morongell and Eddie Orsario (Tracks 1-5); Michael Christopher, Steve Hallquist and Steve Rinkoff (Tracks 6 & 7).
  • Additional Overdubs (Tracks 1-5) – Andy Hoffman and Wayne Yurgelun
  • Digital Technician (Tracks 1-5) – Wayne Yurgelun
  • Vocal Engineer (Tracks 6 & 7) – Andy Hoffman
  • Recorded at Soundworks Digital Audio/Video Studios, Media Sound and the Power Station (New York, NY); Sound City Studios and The Village Recorder (Los Angeles, CA); Ameracyan Studios (North Hollywood, CA).
  • Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 5-8 mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (New York, NY).
  • Track 4 mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Cover Design – Ria Lewerke
  • Photography – Uwe Ommer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F
  4. ^ "Ross (Expanded Edition)". FunkyTownGrooves.com. FunkyTownGrooves.com. Archived from the original on January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.