Good quality edition, with all versions that I expected to find. But be careful: in circulation there are also non-certified copies, burned CDs such as those that I've received. And they are not original FunkyTownGrooves The bad surprise in the disk 2: inaudible noises and errors in numbering the tracks, and the last song cutted or missing in another title I'll buy it again hoping this time they are original.
What a master piece Diana Ross in her best musical era One of my favorite non Motown Diana cd's. Disc 2 with its 12" versions makes it an even more essential purchase for Diana fans also the inclusion of "Fight for It" which I had never heard until now.
The sound is great. My only disappointment is that CDs come in a standard case, with liner notes, instead of a digipack with original artwork.
The Bob Dylan track, "forever young" is covered by Ross brilliantly on this album making this album worth buying for this track alone!!! Diana Ross was my era. Her voice takes me back. This is just so typical of her , easy listening and good Background music.
See all reviews. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Join Date Mar Posts 3, Yes, a true beauty, and the charts are certainly missing Diana! Have to say that Missing You is not one of my fave Diana tracks. I was baffled as to what was going on in the UK with Diana at this time. The two other singles from Swept Away in the UK at least made some inroads into the charts without much support from the record company - Touch By Touch could surely have been much bigger with some promotion - yet they did throw some weight behind Missing You and it couldn't even break the top Even more surprising was that despite having done credibly in the US and the high profile of Daryl Hall in the UK at the time the title track was never released here as a single.
I had a few friends not out and out Diana fans who were impressed by that track. Originally Posted by florence. Join Date Mar Posts 5, Definitely among the best songs she recorded at RCA. Brings back great childhood memories. This song was on the radio constantly. I think it has to do with Julio Iglesias as I disdain him. She always said she is a risk-taker. Rather than playing it safe her experiments at least added new, sometimes exciting sounds to her catalogue.
Sales figures are not a measure of good music, though of course it is satisfying when both coincide. Antije — interesting thoughts. I think when an artist turns out the sheer volume of work that Diana Ross has, it certainly opens fans up to lots of discussions and debates. I think that allows fans some freedom to really look closely at her choices and discuss her work without having to worry about being too judgemental.
We are all here because we are fans and we know what Diana Ross is capable of. At her best, there is nobody better. Paul, I clearly understand what your project is all about — and I love it a lot. But, as chris meklis remarks so rightly — we are a diverse bunch, just like her music. It is so easy critizing while lying back comfortably, especially when commenting in retrospective. As so many statements show, you may well change your mind on a lot of songs. Definitely it is about the music, but listening to her music is also associated with emotions and memories.
This is what I was trying to point out — we should be fair. There are still many listeners and VERY short-sighted writers out there who believe that Diana Ross was essentially a Motown product with a small voice. Listening to her work every week and thinking critically about her vocals on each song has done nothing but deepen my appreciation for her talent.
It is about the voice Paul — you are so right. I love the focus you maintain on her voice and the quality of her singing. The later material — the I will say — i do listen to the songs over again and seem to find something new in them to enjoy. Listening to fans rave about Telephone — made me give it another chance. Actually my dad — had a great saying. These discussions- help open my ears! I am still working on the Telephone song. Boy she really is in a high register!!!
Tony, The discussions open my ears, too! Antje- believe it or not, i think some fan communities are actually MORE harsh on their artists. The Madonna folks, for instance…those fans are ruthless! Lover her return home to Motown for the most part. I rarely play the RCA material. Though I appreciate Ross more now- in comparison to Swept Away it comes off boring and dull at times… This collection sees her stretching again and trying new things, and achieving superior production results with them than on Silk Electric.
Someone earlier mentioned the Tina Turner style wig on the cover lol…. I think we should take it for what it was- FUN and very fitting, firstly for the times and secondly matching the hard hitting rock of the title track. I personally love this cover- it startles the viewer and in my opinion demands attention, almost coerces the listener to see what music is inside. Paul, you explained this classic perfectly- what a performance and what a beautiful music video incidentally the first video ever played on VH1 when that station began broadcasting.
Touch by Touch is another favorite of mine. And I have always liked Rescue Me, never expecting anything more from it. I have always found it a pretty bland repetitive song and I liked the purposeful base on the track of this song. Incredible layering of music here and the vocals match the cover- sizzling rock all the way. Diana Ross finally succeeded here in bringing home a very edgy rock song authentically and memorably and making it chart well almost like Mirror Mirror- though this is vastly more risky.
The production is hauntingly sparse with brilliant base from Edwards, and I feel a sexual tension here that is compelling. I have heard that she actually performed this song live at the time this album was out- would so love to see her do this number live. All of you is a perfect pop ballad, lusciously produced and easy on the ear- and I agree- top class vocals here on her part.
It is again an incredible emotive vocal and her live performance of this song on the Jerry Lewis telethon is beautiful. I was surprised in a way that you find this album uneven with so many weak points. I never saw it like that. I never liked that first single — the Julio duet.
I always found it a bit comical. It was played loads on UK radio and did nothing chart wise. Ridiculously this was never a single in the UK. The vocal interplay between Diana and Daryl Hall in the later half of the record is wild.
Another landmark recording for Diana, absolutely. It really came at the right time in her career to remind audiences of the essence of classic Diana — the core of why millions fell in love with her in the first place.
Totally agree with you Paul, that middle-eight section where the track shifts gears is genius. It must have been years at this point since Diana last recorded one tell me Paul! I read somewhere probably a Randy Tambourine book that Lionel was a one point in the frame for producing a whole album on Diana.
I saw Diana live in concert around the release of his record so it holds a special place for me because of that. I can only speculate no one could tell her that at the time though. Her vocal production always lent towards the brittle, thiner end of her register and the arrangements often were too obvious. It totally makes sense it was one of her most successful projects of the era. Diana was clearly trying to hit several different markets and I think she was working hard for a hit — and she got some.
I imagine DJs in that era were really experimenting with new sounds and effects, and this remix certainly plays into that. I totally get an album feeling like your children. This is probably just a matter of personal preference; I like songs on which Diana displays both her high notes and her rich, deeper range. No Worries man! Paul- LOL! They were a revelation for me in understanding the album…. You have responded personally to every post on this album except for mine…. Retrieved July 16, Hung Medien.
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May 12, at am. Only 2 left in stock. Only 6 left in stock. Would love to see that Brussels concert released from which the Marvin Gaye images are taken ; apparently it was filmed entirely. Larry says:. Boy she really is Missing You - Diana Ross - Swept Away (Cassette) a high register!!! So I can never begrudge its exposure. Loved the video too! Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters Articles with hAudio microformats All stub articles.
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