Surrender (Diana Ross album)

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Surrender
Diana-Ross-Surrender.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 6, 1971
GenreR&B[1]
Length34:12
LabelMotown
ProducerAshford & Simpson
Diana Ross chronology
Diana!
(1971)
Surrender
(1971)
Lady Sings the Blues
(1972)
Singles from Surrender
  1. "Remember Me"
    Released: December 8, 1970
  2. "Reach Out I'll Be There"
    Released: April 24, 1971
  3. "Surrender"
    Released: July 6, 1971

Surrender is the third studio album by American singer Diana Ross, released on July 6, 1971 by Motown Records. The album saw her reuniting with writer-producer team Ashford & Simpson who had overseen her self-titled debut album in 1970. As with Diana Ross, some of the tracks that Ross recorded with the duo had previously been recorded by other Motown artists, including Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Didn't You Know"), Rita Wright ("I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You"), and the Four Tops ("Reach Out (I'll Be There)").

The album reached number 56 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at number 10 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling over 200,000 copies.[2] Following the massive success of the #1 single "I'm Still Waiting" in the UK, Surrender was reissued under that title, and the hit single was added to the track listing. Another hit on the album was "Remember Me", which reached the top 20 in the US (where it sold over 500,000 copies) as well as the top ten in the UK. The album charted at #56 in America and #10 in the UK, earning a silver disc for UK sales in excess of 60,000 copies.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[4]

Allmusic editor William Ruhlmann rated the album three out of five stars.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All arrangements by Paul Riser.[5]

Original release[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Surrender"2:53
2."I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You"
3:16
3."Remember Me"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:16
4."And If You See Him"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:50
5."Reach Out (I'll Be There)"4:50
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Didn't You Know (You'd Have to Cry Sometime)?"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:56
2."A Simple Thing Like Cry"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:56
3."Did You Read the Morning Paper?"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  • Richard Monica
3:53
4."I'll Settle for You"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  • Josephine Armstead
2:58
5."I'm a Winner"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:05
6."All the Befores"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
4:35

2008 expanded edition[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Surrender"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:53
2."I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  • Holland
3:16
3."Remember Me"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:16
4."And If You See Him"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:50
5."Reach Out (I'll Be There)"
  • Dozier
  • B. Holland
  • E. Holland
4:50
6."Didn't You Know (You'd Have to Cry Sometime)?"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:56
7."A Simple Thing Like Cry"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:56
8."Did You Read the Morning Paper?"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  • Monica
3:53
9."I'll Settle for You"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  • Armstead
2:58
10."I'm a Winner"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:05
11."All the Befores"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
4:35
12."I'm Still Waiting"Deke Richards3:45
13."Baby I'll Come"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
2:56
14."Remember Me" (Diana! Vocal/Undubbed Stereo Mix)
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:32
15."Reach Out, I'll Be There" (Alternate Vocal)
  • Dozier
  • B. Holland
  • E. Holland
5:42
16."I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You" (Alternate Vocal)
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  • B. Holland
3:24
17."Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Alternate Vocal And Mix)
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
6:44
18."Remember Me" (Alternate Vocal And Mix)
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:44
19."Surrender" (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:17
20."Remember Me" (Valerie Simpson Demo Vocal)
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
3:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[6] 46
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 10
US Billboard 200[8] 56
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Silver 60,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wynn, Ron. Surrender > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  2. ^ "Greasy Lake Community".
  3. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Liner notes: Motown LP M 723, 1971.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 7549". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Diana Ross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – I'm Still Waiting". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type I'm Still Waiting in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.