DIANA ROSS - All The Great Hits (Motown 1981/2000)
Description: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3.
Bit rate: 320 kbps.
Sample rate: 44100 Hz joint stereo.
Tags: ID3V1 & ID3V2.
Source format: CD (trks 1-16 24 bit digitally remastered).
Number of tracks 27.
Playlists: All The Great Hits (2000 re-issue), All The Great Hits (original US double album, 1981), All The Great Hits (original European album, 1981).
Allmusic review (original release):
"Diana Ross is certainly a diva of goddess-like proportions. Whether joined by the Supremes, or out on her own, her voice is unmistakable and powerful, plus she possesses the uncanny ability to take songs penned by others and make them very much her own — to imbibe them with her very soul. This collection of Ross' best-known and loved hits is perfect testament to her massive gift. Working closely with both singer/songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, as well as producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (both of Chic), Ross brought six songs to the top of the pop charts over a decade — all included here. From the early classic gospel-inflected "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and the empowering chest beater "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," to the lite soul of "It's My House," Ross demonstrates full range. Also featured are the massive club hits "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out," cut with Rodgers and Edwards. Strong and up-tempo, both songs became disco manifestos across the country in the early '80s and helped to keep the genre alive just a little bit longer. And, of course, this compilation is completed, naturally, with both the sultry throb of "Love Hangover" and the Lionel Ritchie duet "Endless Love." If there is a failing at all, it is within the "Medley (With the Supremes)." This glossy track hits the highlights, but really, why butcher such amazing songs? Any one would be better off slipping a Supremes greatest into the old CD player. But, for the casual listener, this probably hits the spot. It's heavy on the chart-toppers, and a sweet sonic masterpiece by anyone's standards."
""All The Great Hits" is a compilation album by Diana Ross released in 1981, the second Motown compilation set to capitalize on the success of 1980's "Diana" produced by Chic. Her duet "Endless Love" with Lionel Richie was from a movie with Brooke Shields and, just like 1980's "It's My Turn", had already been released as a single and on a soundtrack album.
The double-album detailing Ross' career at Motown was released in the weeks proceeding her RCA/EMI-Capitol debut "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and became her third album that year to reach the top 40 in the U.S. The album was certified Gold in the USA on March 15, 1983. The European edition of the album (Motown STMA 8036) was a one-disc release with a different track list, replacing "Endless Love" and "Medley (With The Supremes)" with "I'm Still Waiting", "All Of My Life" and "Surrender" as well as including edited versions of two of the four tracks from the "Diana" album.
When re-released on compact disc by Motown/Universal Music in 2000 "All The Great Hits" had a third, alternate set of tracks."
All The Great Hits
01. Endless Love (duet with Lionel Richie, 1981)
02. It's My Turn (1980)
03. Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) (1975)
04. Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) (1970)
05. Touch Me in the Morning (1975)
06. Good Morning Heartache (1972)
07. Last Time I Saw Him (1974)
08. Upside Down (1980, album version)
09. I'm Coming Out (1980, album version)
10. Tenderness (1980)
11. My Old Piano (1980)
12. The Boss (1979)
13. It's My House (1979, album version)
14. Love Hangover (1976, album version)
15. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1970, album version)
16. Remember Me (1971)
17. I'm Still Waiting (1970)
18. All of My Life (1973)
19. Surrender (1971)
20. Upside Down (1980, 7" version)
21. I'm Coming Out (1980, 7" version)
22. It's My House (1979, 7" version)
23. Love Hangover (1976, 7" version)
25. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1970, 7" version)
25. Medley (with The Supremes)
a) You Keep Me Hangin' On (The Supremes, 1966)
b) My World is Empty Without You (The Supremes, 1966)
c) You Can't Hurry Love (The Supremes, 1966)
d) Love Child (Diana Ross & The Supremes, 1968)
e) Reflections (Diana Ross & The Supremes, 1967)
f) I Hear a Symphony (The Supremes, 1965)
g) Love Is Here and Now You're Gone (The Supremes, 1967)
h) Someday We'll Be Together (Diana Ross & The Supremes, 1969)