Voice of Love

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Voice of Love
AvoiceofLove DianaRoss.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 29, 1996
Length75:30
LabelEMI
Diana Ross chronology
Take Me Higher
(1995)
Voice of Love
(1996)
Every Day is a New Day
(1999)
Singles from Voice of Love
  1. "In the Ones You Love"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Promise Me You'll Try"
    Released: February 8, 1997

Voice of Love is a compilation album by American singer Diana Ross. It was released by EMI International on November 29, 1996. The album consists of some of Ross' best known love songs and also included three previously unreleased songs: "In the Ones You Love", "I Hear (The Voice of Love)," co-written by Ross, and a take on Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone," penned by R. Kelly. Photographer Randee St. Nicholas was commissioned to create the album cover art, tour merchandising and the high fashion music video for lead single "In the Ones You Love".

The album peaked at number 42 on the UK Albums Chart and was eventually certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 2019.[1] In support of Voice of Love, Ross embarked on a 28 market European tour in 1997, selling out venues across Great Britain and makings rare appearances in Central and Eastern Europe markets like Bucharest, Brussels and Vienna. In Asian markets, 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".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Touch Me in the Morning"Touch Me in the Morning3:26
2."You're All I Need to Get By"Diana Ross3:25
3."Your Love"David FriedmanForever Diana: Musical Memoirs4:04
4."So Close"Silk Electric4:13
5."It's My Turn"It's My Turn3:58
6."You Are Everything" (duet with Marvin Gaye)Diana & Marvin3:09
7."When You Tell Me That You Love Me"The Force Behind the Power4:13
8."Forever Young"Bob DylanSwept Away4:50
9."I Am Me"Silk Electric3:50
10."One Shining Moment"Vaneese ThomasThe Force Behind the Power4:45
11."If We Hold on Together"The Land Before Time3:43
12."Only Love Can Conquer All"
Take Me Higher4:10
13."I'm Still Waiting"Deke RichardsEverything Is Everything3:43
14."Missing You"Lionel RichieSwept Away4:16
15."Gone"Jon-John RobinsonTake Me Higher5:16
16."In the Ones You Love"
  • Liz Vidal
  • Marsha Malamet
previously unreleased4:18
17."You Are Not Alone"R. Kellypreviously unreleased4:16
18."I Hear (The Voice of Love)"
  • Ross
  • Stan Scates
previously unreleased4:32
A Gift of Love
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Promise Me You'll Try"Peter Zizzopreviously unreleased3:56
2."Your Love"David FriedmanForever Diana: Musical Memoirs4:04
3."If We Hold on Together"
  • Horner
  • Jennings
The Land Before Time 
4."When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
  • Hammond
  • Bettis
The Force Behind the Power4:13
5."That's Why I Call You My Friend"
  • Ross
  • Bettis
  • Toshifumi Hinata
That's Why I Call You My Friend3:43
6."When You Dream"
  • Wray
  • Ross
  • Peter Asher
  • Hinata
When You Dream3:21
7."I Hear (The Voice of Love)"
  • Ross
  • Stan Scates
previously unreleased4:32
8."So Close"
  • Wray
  • Mounsey
  • Ross
Silk Electric4:13

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 42

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Diana Ross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Voice of Love". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 6, 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Voice of Love in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.