Touch Me in the Morning (album)

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Touch Me in the Morning
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 1973
Diana Ross chronology
Greatest Hits
Touch Me in the Morning
Diana & Marvin
Singles from Touch Me in the Morning
  1. "Touch Me in the Morning"
    Released: May 3, 1973
  2. "All Of My Life"
    Released: 1973

Touch Me in the Morning is a 1973 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown Records. It reached #5 in the USA (#1 R&B) and sold around 650,000 copies.[1] The arrangements were by Gene Page, Tom Baird, Michael Randall, James Anthony Carmichael, Deke Richards, Gil Askey and Diana Ross.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [2]
Christgau's Record GuideC[3]

The album contained the hit title track, which became Diana Ross' second #1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and helped the album peak at #5 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.

In the UK the title track and "All of My Life" were both Top Ten singles, and the album reached #7 and was certified Gold for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.[4]

It includes the first tracks Diana would personally produce on one of her albums, "Imagine" and "Medley: Brown Baby/Save the Children". Several cuts here, including the closing Medley and "My Baby (My Baby, My Own)" were originally intended for the abandoned To The Baby album Diana also worked on in this period. Diana would also begin working with her brother/songwriter, Arthur "T-Boy" Ross during these sessions.

Several of the songs on the album are covers of classics including John Lennon's "Imagine", Marvin Gaye's "Save the Children" and the Richard Rodgers' standard "Little Girl Blue". It also includes her recording of "I Won't Last a Day Without You", released a year prior to The Carpenters' hit version, as well as covers of lesser known songs originally recorded The Fifth Dimension ("Leave A Little Room") and Oscar Brown Jr ("Brown Baby").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Michael Masser, Ron Miller) – 3:26
  2. "All of My Life" (Michael Randall) – 3:31
  3. "We Need You" (Deke Richards) – 3:44
  4. "Leave a Little Room" (Michael Randall) – 3:37
  5. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) – 3:49
  6. "Little Girl Blue" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:58
  7. "My Baby (My Baby, My Own)" (Tom Baird) – 2:45
  8. "Imagine" (John Lennon) – 3:01
  9. "Medley: Brown Baby/Save the Children" (Tom Baird/Renaldo Benson, Oscar Brown, Jr., Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 8:17

2010 Expanded Edition[edit]

Touch Me in the Morning: Expanded Edition, released in January 2010, includes a newly remastered version of the original album plus previously unreleased mixes and alternate versions as well as two songs recorded during the same timeline: "Kewpie Doll", written and co-produced by Smokey Robinson, and "When We Grow Up", from Marlo Thomas' 1972 album Free to Be...You and Me.

Disc two of the expanded edition contains the entire previously unreleased To The Baby album, which includes covers of Michael Jackson's "Got To Be There" and Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", as well as the original title tune, written by Diana's brother Arthur "T-Boy" Ross. It also includes the medley, "Imagine/Save The Children", two songs that were split for the "Touch Me In The Morning" album, plus alternate original mixes of songs including "Young Mothers", which previously had been issued in 1983.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (Touch Me In The Morning) [bonus tracks]
11. "Touch Me in the Morning" (alternate version #1)
12. "All of My Life" (alternate mix)
13. "We Need You" (alternate mix)
14. "Leave a Little Room" (alternate mix)
15. "Touch Me in the Morning" (alternate version #2)
Disc 2 (To The Baby)
  1. "Part Of You"
  2. "A Wonderful Guest"
  3. "Young Mothers" (alternate version)
  4. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
  5. "Got To Be There"
  6. "To The Baby"
  7. "Brown Baby" (alternate version)
  8. "My Baby (My Baby, My Own)" (alternate version)
  9. "Turn Around" (alternate version)
  10. "Imagine/Save the Children" (original edit/alternate version)
  11. "Kewpie Doll"
  12. "When We Grow Up" (from Free to Be... You and Me)


Year Album Chart positions[5]
1973 Touch Me in the Morning 5 1


Year Single Chart positions[6]
Adult Contemporary
1973 "Touch Me In The Morning" 1 5 1


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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External links[edit]


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  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  5. ^ "Diana Ross US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  6. ^ "Diana Ross US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Touch Me in the Morning". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Touch Me in the Morning in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.