Voice of Love

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Voice of Love
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Compilation album by Diana Ross
Released November 29, 1996
Recorded 1970-1996
Genre Soul/Pop
Length 75:30
Label EMI International
Producer Various
Diana Ross chronology
Take Me Higher
(1995)
Voice of Love
(1996)
Every Day is a New Day
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Voice of Love is a studio/compilation album by the American soul singer Diana Ross released in 1996. The album was released for the international market by EMI in fall 1996 and consists of some of Ross' best known love songs. The compilation also included three new songs: "In the Ones You Love", "I Hear (The Voice of Love)" co-written by Ross and a take on "You Are Not Alone," penned by R. Kelly and made famous by Michael Jackson. Ross always liked "You Are Not Alone, adding it to her "More Today Than Yesterday Tour" which ran from 2010 to 2012.

In Asian markets like Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, the album title was Gift of Love. The set included three songs not found on any other Diana Ross CD, including a hit in Pan Asian territories, "Promise Me You'll Try". That song was also recorded by Jennifer Lopez who had also recorded other Diana Ross songs on international editions of her studio albums.

Randee St. Nicholas was commissioned to create the album cover art, tour merchandising and the high fashion music video for "In the Ones You Love". The set includes songs spanning Ross' career as a solo artist with the Motown and RCA labels.

In 1997, Ross embarked on a 28 market European tour in support of Voice of Love. She sold out venues across Great Britain and made rare appearances in Central and Eastern Europe markets like Bucharest, Brussels and Vienna. This collection was certified silver for UK sales of 60,000+ copies in 2013.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Masser, Miller) - 3:26
  2. "You're All I Need to Get By" (Ashford, Simpson) - 3:25
  3. "Your Love" (Friedman) - 4:04
  4. "So Close" (Mounsey, Ross, Wray) - 4:13
  5. "It's My Turn" (Masser, Sager) - 3:58
    • From 1980 original motion picture soundtrack It's My Turn and 1981 compilation To Love Again
  6. "You Are Everything" (Duet with Marvin Gaye) (Bell, Creed) - 3:09
  7. "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Bettis, Hammond) - 4:13
  8. "Forever Young" (Dylan) - 4:50
  9. "I Am Me" (Borman, Bradford, Ross) - 3:50
  10. "One Shining Moment" (Thomas) - 4:45
  11. "If We Hold on Together" (Horner, Mann, Jennings) - 4:11
  12. "Only Love Can Conquer All" (Dakota, Glass, Walden) - 4:10
  13. "I'm Still Waiting" (Richards) - 3:43
  14. "Missing You" (Richie) - 4:16
  15. "Gone" (Jon John) - 5:16
  16. "In the Ones You Love" (Malamet) - 4:18
    • 1996 recording
  17. "You Are Not Alone" (Kelly) - 5:21
    • 1996 recording
  18. "I Hear (The Voice of Love)" (Ross, Scates) - 4:32
    • 1996 recording

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013. Retrieved February 29, 2012.