News

Please note that the NEWS section concentrates on news about music releases and major career happenings. For links to to other Diana Ross news stories, please see the News Links page. And don't miss the Diana-web.com message board, where fans can discuss anything Diana-related!


New Facebook page + WIN DVD set!

While Diana-web is brought back to a working format campatible with modern web browsers, please head on over to the Diana-web facebook page. Join/like the page now and you will have the chance to win the Motown produced Jackson 5 Animated series on DVD! Diana Ross is voicing her own animated counterpart in the premiere episode, and the rest of the series is a fun look back at a simpler time filled with glorious music! So, head on over to the new Diana-web facebook page now!

Thanks,
Michael

Published January 6, 2013

50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1969

Diana Ross & The Supremes 50th Anniversary CD

Originally slated for a September release, the new Diana Ross & The Supremes collection is a three CD set with the new release date set for October 24, 2011. It includes every Diana-led Supremes single (A-side and B-side), including first and second pressing versions, foreign language versions and promo-only singles. The complete track listing:

Disc 1:
1. I Want A Guy The Supremes 3:05
2. Never Again The Supremes 3:02
3. Buttered Popcorn (First Version) The Supremes 2:56
4. Who's Lovin' You The Supremes 2:50
5. Buttered Popcorn (Second Version) The Supremes 2:32
6. Your Heart Belongs To Me (First Version) The Supremes 2:36
7. (He's) Seventeen The Supremes 2:40
8. Your Heart Belongs To Me (Second Version) The Supremes 2:36
9. Let Me Go The Right Way The Supremes 2:33
10. Time Changes Things The Supremes 2:27
11. My Heart Can't Take It No More The Supremes 2:58
12. You Bring Back Memories The Supremes 2:37
13. A Breathtaking Guy The Supremes 2:25
14. (The Man With The) Rock And Roll Banjo Band The Supremes 3:04
15. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes The Supremes 3:06
16. Standing At The Crossroads Of Love The Supremes 2:30
17. Run, Run, Run The Supremes 2:22
18. I'm Giving You Your Freedom The Supremes 2:34
19. Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes 2:33
20. He Means The World To Me The Supremes 1:51
21. Baby Love The Supremes 2:36
22. Ask Any Girl The Supremes 3:02
23. Come See About Me The Supremes 2:41
24. You're Gone (But Always In My Heart) The Supremes 2:27
25. Moonlight And Kisses The Supremes 2:44
26. Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe (Where Did Our Love Go) The Supremes 2:39
27. Thank You Darling The Supremes 2:44
28. Jonny Und Joe (Come See About Me) The Supremes 2:38

Disc 2:
1. Stop! In The Name Of Love The Supremes 2:53
2. I'm In Love Again The Supremes 2:20
3. Back In My Arms Again The Supremes 2:57
4. Whisper You Love Me Boy The Supremes 2:40
5. The Only Time I'm Happy The Supremes 2:29
6. Nothing But Heartaches The Supremes 2:43
7. He Holds His Own The Supremes 2:31
8. Things Are Changing The Supremes 2:58
9. Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine The Supremes 2:23
10. I Hear A Symphony The Supremes 2:42
11. Who Could Ever Doubt My Love The Supremes 2:36
12. Children's Christmas Song The Supremes 2:46
13. Twinkle Twinkle Little Me The Supremes 3:03
14. My World Is Empty Without You The Supremes 2:35
15. Everything Is Good About You The Supremes 3:12
16. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart The Supremes 2:54
17. He's All I Got The Supremes 2:44
18. You Can't Hurry Love The Supremes 2:54
19. Put Yourself In My Place The Supremes 2:16
20. You Keep Me Hangin' On The Supremes 2:47
21. Remove This Doubt The Supremes 2:54
22. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone The Supremes 2:49
23. There's No Stopping Us Now The Supremes 3:02
24. The Happening The Supremes 2:52
25. All I Know About You The Supremes 1:56
26. L'Amore Verra' (You Can't Hurry Love) The Supremes 2:51
27. Se Il Filo Spezzerai (You Keep Me Hangin' On) The Supremes 2:44
28. Supremes Interview The Supremes 5:42

Disc 3:
1. Reflections Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:52
2. Going Down For The Third Time Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:32
3. In And Out Of Love Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:39
4. I Guess I'll Always Love You Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:45
5. Forever Came Today Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:19
6. Some Things You Never Get Used To Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:24
7. You've Been So Wonderful To Me Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:32
8. Love Child Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:59
9. Will This Be The Day Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:49
10. Love Child (Alternate Version) Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:53
11. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations 3:07
12. A Place In The Sun Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations 3:29
13. I'm Livin' In Shame Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:08
14. I'm So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around) Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:38
15. I'm Livin' In Shame (Second Version) Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:04
16. I'll Try Something New Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations 2:25
17. The Way You Do The Things You Do Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations 1:43
18. The Composer Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:54
19. The Beginning Of The End Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:29
20. No Matter What Sign You Are (First Version) Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:55
21. The Young Folks Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:15
22. No Matter What Sign You Are (Second Version) Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:58
23. The Weight Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations 3:02
24. For Better Or Worse Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations 2:38
25. Someday We'll Be Together Diana Ross & The Supremes 3:26
26. He's My Sunny Boy

Preorder here: 50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1961-69

Published September 3, 2011

Nick Ashford

It's a sad, sad day for music lovers. Nick Ashford, who together with his wife Valerie Simpson wrote and produced countless classics, including the three Diana Ross albums "Diana Ross", "Surrender" and "The Boss", is dead. Read more here. Our thoughts goes out to Valerie Simpson and their two daughters. The timeless music of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson will live on.

Published August 23, 2011

New Supremes DVD

The Best of The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show - DVD

To be released September 13, The Best of the Supremes on the Ed Sullivan Show collects 12 of the Supremes' greatest performances, including ones never before available on DVD. Complete track listing:

1.Come See About Me

2.You Can't Hurry Love

3.Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart

4.My Favorite Things

5.The Happening

6.More

7. Love Child

8.Always

9.You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You

10.No Matter What Sign You Are

11.Medley: Baby Love, Stop! In The Name of Love, Come See About Me, My World Is Empty Without You, You Can't Hurry Love, The Happening, You Keep Me Hanging On, Reflections, Love Child, I Hear A Symphony

12. Forever Came Today

13. BONUS Up The Ladder To The Roof (The only appearance post-Diana Supremes made on The Ed Sullivan Show)

Published August 15, 2011

Well, it's been a while

But now it's time for yet another compilation album. This time it's called 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1969. This Diana Ross & The Supremes two CD set is to be released on September 13, 2011. Track listing yet to be confirmed.

Published August 9, 2011

Diana on Oprah

Diana Ross will give an interview as well as sing on the February 25 episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Don't miss it!

Published February 12, 2011

A personal note

I apologize for not having updated this site over the last few months. I've been extremely busy with life's ups and downs and it has left med somewhat exhausted. I'm glad to report that everything's back to "up" and I hope I'll be able to update the site on a more regular basis in the near future. Thanks for your support!

Published February 12, 2011

More concert dates

A concert has been added in Naples, FL on November 16. Two concerts added i Las Vegas. See the In Concert page for more.

Published September 14, 2010

Japanese Soul Train DVD

There's a Soul Train compilation region 2 (Japan, Europe) DVD to be released in Japan on September 22. It includes three Diana Ross appearances: "Endless Love" (solo), "It's Never Too Late" and "Take Me Higher". It also includes appearances from Jackson 5, Commodores, Dionne Warwick and many others.

Published September 9, 2010

Florida concerts announced

See the In Concert page for details on upcoming Diana Ross concerts.

Published September 8, 2010

The Wiz on Blue-Ray

Universal has announced that The Wiz will be released on Blue-Ray Disc on November 30th. See more details here.

Published August 26, 2010

Ian Phillips new Diana Ross book is finally here!

Update: Mr Phillip's book will be available mid-September. See below for ordering details.

Published August 26, 2010

Icon

Well, it's been several... months since the last compilation, so here's a new one. Yes, it's yet another re-pack of old familiar tunes, set to be released August 31. Nothing new but the picture sleeve is lovely! Pre-order from Amazon.com.

Published August 11, 2010

Ian Phillips new Diana Ross book is finally here!

Long in the making, Ian Phillips book Diana - Queen of Motown is finally available for pre-ordering at bankhousebooks.com. Authorised by Diana herself, it's a celebration of the ladys career in music and films. It will eventually be available from other bookstores, such as Amazon, but for now it's only available from Bankhouse Books.

Published July 7, 2010

Two more concerts added

Diana will take her More Today... concerts to Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada in September. See the In Concert section for details. Tickets will go on sale June 15.
From what I've heard, Diana is heading for Europe as well. More news as soon as I get them!

Published June 12, 2010

More Today...

The tour is ON and it's a HIT! Check out the message board for fan reactions, and the newslinks for reviews.

Published May 16, 2010

Exclusive Interview on Entertainment Tonight

Don't miss the exclusive interview with Diana about her upcoming tour on Entertainment Tonight this Monday (May 10)! Check your local listing for broadcasting time (USA). Diana is in great form as she performs Ain't No Mountain High Enough and More Today Than Yesterday and talks to E.T.'s Mary Hart.

Published May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Diana!

Today is Diana's birthday. May it be a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness!

Published March 26, 2010

Meet The Supremes Expanded Edition - Track Listing!

Coming in May, the expanded two CD version of Meet The Supremes is sure to please every Supremes fan out there. Here is the track listing:

1. Your Heart Belongs To Me (Single Version (Mono With Echo) )
2. Who's Lovin' You (Single Version )
3. Baby Don’t Go (Mono Version )
4. Buttered Popcorn (Mono Version )
5. I Want A Guy (Single Version (Mono) )
6. Let Me Go The Right Way (Single Version (Mono) )
7. You Bring Back Memories (Mono Version )
8. Time Changes Things (Mono Version )
9. Play A Sad Song (Mono Version )
10. Never Again (Mono Version )
11. (He's) Seventeen (Single Version (Mono) )
12. Your Heart Belongs To Me (16 Big Hits Stereo Version )
13. Who's Lovin' You (Stereo Version )
14. Baby Don’t Go (Stereo Version )
15. Buttered Popcorn (16 Big Hits Stereo Version )
16. I Want A Guy (Stereo Version )
17. Let Me Go The Right Way (16 Big Hits Stereo Version )
18. You Bring Back Memories (Stereo Version )
19. Time Changes Things
20. Play A Sad Song (Stereo Version )
21. Never Again (Single Version )
22. He's Seventeen (Stereo Version )
23. Your Heart Belongs To Me (Live At The Apollo Theater )
24. I Want A Guy (Live At The Apollo Theater )
25. Time Changes Things (Live At The Apollo Theater )
26. Let Me Go The Right Way (Live At The Apollo Theater )

Disc 2:

1. After All (Stereo Mix )
2. You Can Depend On Me (Alternate Version )
3. The Boy That Got Away (Alternate Mix )
4. Hey Baby (Version 2 )
5. Too Hot (Version 1 )
6. Buttered Popcorn (Version 3 )
7. Buttered Popcorn (Version 4 )
8. I Want A Guy (Version 1 )
9. Who's Lovin' You (Stereo Mix of Mono Vocal )
10. Because I Love Him (Version 2 )
11. Save Me A Star (Stereo Mix )
12. Heavenly Father (Stereo Mix )
13. Those D.J. Shows (Stereo Mix )
14. The Tears (Stereo Mix )
15. Your Heart Belongs To Me (Version 1 )
16. I'm Giving You Your Freedom (Alternate Mix )
17. Run, Run, Run (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )
18. Standing At The Crossroads Of Love (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )
19. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )
20. Time Changes Things (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )
21. Make Someone Happy (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )
22. Let Me Go The Right Way (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )
23. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (Battle Of The Stars: Live At The Graystone 1964 )

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Published March 13, 2010

More Today Than Yesterday Tour Announcement

DIANA ROSS
THE LEGEND
THE MUSIC…
THE VOICE …
LIVE

SUMMER WILL SIZZLE WITH GROUNDBREAKING NATIONAL TOUR “MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY”

EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES WILL FEATURE GREATEST HITS IN A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 11th, 2010 - The one and only Diana Ross will be making summer nights red hot with her “MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY” tour. The legendary icon will perform her greatest hits in a multi-city spectacular live show. Ms. Ross will be pulling out all the stops with breathtaking costumes and stage designs, along with a live string and horn section. The must see show kicks off in Boston, MA on May 15th, the tour runs thru June 12th.

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an Academy Award nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives, a true music legend.

To get breaking news, latest tour information and exclusive content, become a fan of Diana Ross’ official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dianaross).

TOUR SCHEDULE & ON-SALE DATES:

15-May
Boston, MA
Citi Performing Arts Center
On sale 19-Mar 10:00 AM

16-May
Mashantucket, CT
MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
On sale 26-Mar 10:00 AM

18-May
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre
On Sale Now

19-May
New York, NY
Radio City Music Hall
On Sale 29-Mar 10:00 AM

21-May
Atlantic City, NJ
Caesars Atlantic City
On Sale 20-Mar 12:00 PM

25-May
Bethesda, MD
Music Center at Strathmore
On Sale 20-Mar 10:00 AM

27-May
Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre
On Sale 27-Mar 11:00 AM

28-May
Cleveland, OH
State Theatre
On Sale 26-Mar 11:00 AM

29-MayDetroit, MI
Fox Theatre
On Sale 20-Mar 10:00 AM

31-May
Toronto, ON
Roy Thomson Hall
On Sale 27-Mar 12:00 PM

2-Jun
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Theatre
On Sale 19-Mar 10:00 AM

4-Jun
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
On Sale 12-Apr 10:00 AM

5-Jun
Memphis, TN
Live At The Garden
On Sale 19-Apr 10:00 AM

6-Jun
St. Louis, MO
Fox Theatre
On Sale 27-Mar 10:00 AM

9-Jun
Los Angeles, CA
NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE
On Sale 26-Mar 10:00 AM

11-Jun
San Diego, CA
Humphrey's
On Sale 10-Apr 10:00 AM

12-Jun
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
On Sale 26-Apr 10:00 AM

See In Concert page for more info.

Published March 11, 2010

New Diana Ross photo shoot, special announcement coming...

According to Diana Ross' official FaceBook page (yes, there is one since a few days back), Diana will make a special announcement soon! And she has published a picture from a new photo shoot! These are exciting times, indeed!

Published March 9, 2010

Updates on diana-web.com

I'm happy to announce that thanks to my dear friend Mr. Ian Kane I will be adding tons of fantastic pictures to the galleries, magazine covers to the "In print" section as well as other rarely seen pictures. Mr. Kane's Diana Ross collection must be one of the greatest in the world and I'm so happy he decided to share it with other fans through my Diana Ross website. The first 35 pictures are up now - please check out the Gallery section (the new batch starts at the end in Gallery Three and continues through Gallery Four)!

I also would like to point out that after I moved my website the Guest book and a couple of other features doesn't work. I will update these features soon.

Best wishes,
Michael

Published March 6, 2010

Diana Ross North American Spring/Summer Tour

Diana Ross has announced several concerts in North America this spring and summer. Please check out the In Concert section (click here).

PS. I've just added 35 amazing pictures to the Diana Ross Gallery, enjoy!

Published March 5, 2010

More Hip-O Select News: Motown Around The World and Meet The Supremes

Hip-O Select has announced the release of Motown Around The World - The Classic Singles. This remastered limited edition two cd set includes all the classic era Motown foreign language singles, including of course The Supremes. The complete track listing:

Disc 1 - Italian
1. The Supremes – L’Amore Verrà [You Can’t Hurry Love]
2. The Supremes – Se Il Filo Spezzerai [You Keep Me Hangin’ On]
3. Four Tops – Piangono Gli Uomini [I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)]
4. The Temptations – Solamente Lei [My Girl]
5. The Temptations – Sei Solo Tu [The Way You Do The Things You Do]
6. Stevie Wonder – Il Sole E’ Di Tutti [A Place In The Sun]
7. Stevie Wonder – Passo Le Mie Notti Qui Da Solo [Music Talk]
8. The Miracles – Non Sono Quello Che Tu Vuoi [(Come ‘Round Here) I’m The One You Need]
9. Jimmy Ruffin – Se Decidi Cosi’ [What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted]
10. Four Tops – Gira, Gira [Reach Out I’ll Be There]
11. Four Tops – L’Arcobaleno [Walk Away, Renee]
12. Stevie Wonder – Dove Vai? [Travlin’ Man]
13. Stevie Wonder – Non Sono Un Angelo [I’m Wondering]
14. Stevie Wonder – Se Tu Ragazza Mia
15. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amor [My Cherie Amour]
16. Stevie Wonder – Solo Te Solo Me Solo Noi [Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday]
17. Edwin Starr – Che Forza [Soul Master]
18. Edwin Starr – Dolce Amore [Oh How Happy]

Disc Two - German/French/Spanish
1. The Supremes – Moonlight And Kisses
2. The Supremes – Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe [Where Did Our Love Go]
3. The Supremes – Thank You Darling
4. The Supremes – Jonny Und Joe [Come See About Me]
5. The Tempations – Mein Girl [My Girl]
6. The Temptations – Blue Bird
7. Marvin Gaye – Wie Schön Das Ist [How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)]
8. Marvin Gaye – Sympatica
9. The Velvelettes – Puisque Je Sais Qu’il Est À Moi [As Long As I Know He’s Mine]
10. The Velvelettes – Tu Perds Le Plus Merveilleux Garcon Du Monde [You Lost The Sweetest Boy]
11. The Velvelettes – Le Hoky Poky [(Monkey) Hoky Poky]
12. The Velvelettes – Je Veux Crier [My Foolish Heart (Keeps Hanging On To A Memory)]
13. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Yo Necesito De Tu Amor [I’m Ready For Love]
14. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
15. Stevie Wonder – Mi Ayer Tu Ayer El Ayer [Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday]
16. Stevie Wonder – Mi Querido Amor [My Cherie Amour]
17. Stevie Wonder – Un Lugar En El Sol [A Place In The Sun]
18. Stevie Wonder – Por Primera Vez [For Once In My Life]
19. Bonus Track: 1. Jermaine Jackson – Seamos Serios [Let’s Get Serious]
20. Bonus Track: 2. Smokey Robinson – Aqui Con Tigo [Being With You]

Available to pre-order from Hip-O Select now, it will officially be released on February 26th. The CD set will be available on Amazon.com and other CD outlets later on.

And on May 18, Hip-O is supposedly releaseing an expanded edition of Meet The Supremes! More about that as soon as I hear anything. (I don't know if this means that the previously announced CD set "The Supremes Classic Albums" is cancelled, guess we'll have to wait and see.)

Published February 17, 2010

The T.A.M.I. Show on DVD

The legendary T.A.M.I. Show will be released on a special edition DVD on March 23, 2010. This legendary film has never been available on DVD and has not been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters in 1964. It features artists as James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and of course The Supremes. Diana, Mary and Florence performs When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes, Run, Run, Run, Baby Love, and Where Did Our Love Go. Not to be missed! Preorder from Amazon.com (click here).

Published February 15, 2010

Touch Me In The Morning Expanded Edition on Amazon

The excellent expanded edition of Touch Me In The Morning (see news item below) will soon be available on Amazon and other on-line outlets. This is good news for many of us since Hip-O Select does not ship to most countries in Europe or to many other parts of the world.

Pre-order from Amazon.com here.

Pre-order from Amazon.co.uk here.

Published January 28, 2010

Wishing you and yours a season of peace, joy and good health!

Best wishes to all Diana fans from Michael at diana-web.com.

Published December 24, 2009

Diana: Rarities Edition

The big news is of course that Touch Me In The Morning Expanded Edition is released. Shortly after that , on January 5, 2010, Motown is releaseing Diana: Rarities Edition, a rather unnecessary (if I may say so) stand-alone re-release of the second disc of the Diana - Deluxe Edition CD from 2003. Even so, it is indeed a nice compilation of songs, and maybe there's someone out there who doesn't have it. Pre-order it from Amazon.com now.

Published December 18, 2009

Touch Me In The Morning Expanded Edition

From Hip-O Select:

In 1973, Diana Ross was coming off an Oscar® nomination for her searing portrayal of Billie Holiday in the feature film Lady Sings The Blues, a No. 1 album for its soundtrack, and questions about what she might do next.

Next was Touch Me In The Morning, a critical and commercial success that featured the No. 1 title track, a blazing return to “pop” form. The songs on Touch Me were reflective of the time: ballads about love lost and found, and classy covers of songs by the Carpenters, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon. The album was a smash, hitting No. 5 Pop and No. 1 on the Soul LP charts.

As with so many classic albums, there was more to the story: Touch Me includes songs from other simultaneously recorded projects, as you’ll discover on this new, lovingly produced 2-CD Expanded Edition.

When sessions for Touch Me began, Diana Ross had been working on two other albums at the same time: one, Blue, was to be a continuation of the jazz-inflected recordings she inhabited for the Lady Sings projects; the other was To The Baby, a collection of songs honoring her newborn daughter Rhonda.

Touch Me In The Morning: Expanded Edition includes a newly remastered version of the original album plus previously unreleased mixes, and a pair of alternate versions of “Touch Me In The Morning” demonstrating Ross’s versatility in the studio.

Disc 2 of the Expanded Edition contains the entire To The Baby album, which includes previously unreleased covers of Michael Jackson’s “Got To Be There” and Roberta Flack’s “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” as well as the original title tune, written by Diana’s brother Arthur “T-Boy” Ross. Also newly discovered is the original medley, “Imagine/Save The Children,” two songs that were split for Touch Me, plus alternate original mixes of songs intended for To The Baby that ended up on Touch Me In The Morning, and an alternate mix of “Young Mothers,” which previously had been issued in 1983 on Ross’ Anthology.

That’s not all. We’ve added, as an extra special bonus, 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.

(In another classic Motown coincidence, this reissue arrives just months after Rhonda, the “baby” for whom the album was originally written, had her first child.)

Touch Me In The Morning: Expanded Edition includes a booklet with rare photos and memorabilia, the story behind both albums, and quotes from Ross’s manager Shelley Berger, producer Deke Richards, and from Miss Ross herself.

Disc 1
1. Touch Me In The Morning
2. All Of My Life
3. We Need You
4. Leave A Little Room
5. I Won’t Last A Day Without You
6. Little Girl Blue
7. My Baby (My Baby My Own)
8. Imagine
9. Medley: Brown Baby/Save The Children
10. Touch Me In The Morning (Alternate Version #1)
11. All Of My Life (Alternate Mix)
12. We Need You (Alternate Mix)
13. Leave A Little Room (Alternate Mix)
14. Touch Me In The Morning (Alternate Version #2)
Disc 2
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)

Order from Hip-O Select or Soulmusic.com.

Published December 8, 2009

diana-web.com is moving...

I've decided to change webhost for diana-web.com. This means that the site may be down for a while, but you can be certain that the site will be up and running again within a few days. Thanks for visiting!

Published December 4, 2009

New Diana Ross Remix Collection Available NOW

From Almighty Records:

We are delighted to finally announce that, after 5 years in the making, the Diana Ross Project we have all been waiting for is now available!

This digital bundle was originally planned to be released by Universal but fortunately Universal have now granted Almighty the rights to release this from our very own Almighty website!

This bumper digital collection is overflowing with exclusives, such as the brand new mixes of ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, 'Love Hangover' and ‘The Boss’, plus first time airings of ‘Remember Me’, ‘Reach Out And Touch’ and ‘I’m Still Waiting’, plus the sensational Almighty 'In The Mix'!

Whether fronting the break-through act of the time 'Diana Ross and The Supremes' or as a solo artist, Diana Ross has established herself as a true legend; selling over 100 million records, charting 18 number 1's, crossing over into television and film and cementing it all with a triumphant display of distinctive and highly acclaimed awards, such as a Golden Globe, a Tony Award and no less than 12 Grammy Award nominations! This unprecedented and soul inspiring success brought us some of the most loved music in history, from 'I'm Coming Out' to 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'Upside Down' to 'Touch Me In The Morning'. 'Almighty Presents: We Love Diana Ross' is a must-have collection of Diana Ross history, presented as an uplifting dance package, a perfect contrast which compliments these timeless tracks and vocals, creating an outstanding blend of classic and 'now'.

Here's the full tracklist...

1. Love Hangover (Almighty 12” Mix)
2. The Boss (Almighty 12” Essential Mix)
3. I'm Coming Out (Almighty 12” Anthem Mix)
4. Remember Me (Almighty 12” Anthem Mix)
5. No-one Gets The Prize (Almighty Anthem Radio Edit)
6. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Almighty 12" Essential Mix)
7. I Thought It Took A Little Time (Almighty Anthem Radio Edit)
8. Lovin', Livin' And Givin' (Almighty Definitive Mix)
9. Upside Down (Almighty 12” Anthem Mix)
10. Surrender (Almighty Anthem Album Mix)
11. Touch Me In The Morning (Almighty Definitive Mix)
12. I'm Still Waiting (Almighty Breeze Mix)
13. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) (Almighty Breeze Mix)
14. In The Mix, including...
Love Hangover
Upside Down
I'm Coming Out
I'm Still Waiting
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
The Boss
Remember Me
I Thought It Took A Little Time
No-One Gets The Prize
Reach Out And Touch
Touch Me In The Morning
Lovin', Livin' And Givin

Order MP3 bundle now from
http://www.almightyrecords.com/product/ALMYDD071/

Published November 17, 2009

The Diana-web.com FORUM is back on-line

Hello everybody!

I've decided to bring back the Diana-web forum - I missed you guys too much to have it not up and running! I may not always have the time to be as active within the Diana Ross community as I would like to, and being without a job and living in the far-away-from-anything-and-everything-that-is-remotely-connected-to-Diana-Ross-place that Sweden is means I can't afford to see Ms. Ross live in concert or meet with fellow fans from other countries like I once used to. BUT... I can keep diana-web.com running, and I can provide a forum (albeit a simple one) for fellow fans to discuss everything related to our Diva. Head over to the forum and start posting!

While I'm here, I'd like to recommend Dick's Diana Ross site for up-to-date news links, pics and comments (such as on the recent Diana Ross concerts in Holland that were a huge success). I also would like to encourage you to send me comments on what you would like to see here on diana-web.com in the future. I will always put my main focus on the discography and on news about CD releases etc, but there's so much more to do... And if you would like to contribute in any way please don't hesitate to contact me - pictures, articles, comments, news... Anything is possible! Mail me at webmaster@diana-web.com.

Best wishes,
Michael


Merry Christmas re-released

Merry Christmas, the 1965 The Supremes album, will be re-released in its original 12 track version (but with slightly different cover art) on October 5 in the UK. Pre-order it from Amazon UK now (click here, link will open in new window/tab).

Published September 29, 2009

One of three concerts in The Netherlands CANCELLED

The promotor of the Symphonica In Rosso concerts recently filed for bankruptcy. As a result the third of the three Diana Ross shows has been cancelled. Tickets for the Sunday show will instead be valid for the Friday or for the Saturday shows - please contact the seller of your tickets for more information.

Published September 23, 2009

It's the same old song - new compilations

Well, seems there is a Diana compilation CD released somewhere in the world every other day. The Complete Collection is a double CD set released in The Netherlands to coincide with the Symphonica in Rosso concerts (see below). The track listing is as follows:

Where Did Our Love Go
Baby Love
Come See About Me
Stop In the Name Of Love
Back In My Arms Again
Nothing But Heartaches
I Hear A Symphony
My World Is Empty Without You
You Can't Hurry Love
You Keep Me Hangin' On
Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
The Happening
Reflections
In And Out Of Love
Forever Came Today
Love Child
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
I'm Livin' In Shame
The Composer
Someday We'll be Together
Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
I'm Still Waiting
Touch Me In The Morning
You Are Everything
Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
Love Hangover
The Boss
Upside Down
My Old Piano
I'm Coming Out
It's My Turn
Endless Love
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Mirror Mirror
Work That Body
Muscles
Touch By Touch
Swept Away
Eaten Alive
Chain Reaction
Missing You
When You Tell Me That You Love Me

As you can see it covers The Supremes years, as well as the solo Motown and EMI years. But there's nothing new on it. It's out now and can be ordered on import from Amazon.com (click here, link will open in new window).

Meanwhile in Japan there are soon two new compilations released in the SHM-CD format (compatible with ordinary CD players the sound is said to be better, but I yet have to notice any difference...). Called Best Selection, there is one Supremes and one Diana compilation released on September 9. The big question mark is a song titled The Children's Hour on the Diana CD. I'm not sure if this is a track listing error or if it's a previously unreleased Diana (and Marvin Gaye) track. Anyone who knows? I'll let you know as soon as I have any information. Update: As suspected it was a track listing error. The track included is You're A Special Part Of Me.

Track listing, The Supremes Best Selection:
Baby Love
Stop! In The Name Of Love
You Can't Hurry Love
You Keep Me Hangin' On
Love Child
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
I'm Livin' In Shame
Where Did Our Love Go
Come See About Me
Back In My Arms Again
Nothing But Heartaches
I Hear A Symphony
Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
The Happening
Someday We'll Be Together
My World Is Empty Without You
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
Reflections
When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eye
Forever Came Today
Some Things You Never Get Used To
The Composer
No Matter What Sign You Are
Can`t Take My Eyes Off You

Track listing, Diana Ross Best Selection:
Aint`t No Mountain High Enough
Touch Me In The Morning
Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You`re Going To)
Reach Out And Touch (Somebody`s Hand)
Remember Me
You're A Special Part Of Me (for some strange reason listed as The Children's Hour on some sites)
Last Time I Saw Him
My Mistake (Was To Love You)
Love Hangover
Your Love Is So Good For Me
The Boss
Upside Down
I`m Coming Out
It`s My Turn
One Love In My Lifetime
Gettin` Ready For Love
Surrender
No One Gets The Prizee
Endless Love
If We Hold On Together

You can order it on import from Amazon.com: The Supremes (click here), Diana Ross (click here).

Published August 29, 2009/Updated September 4, 2009

Diana with Symphony Orchestra in the Netherlands

SYMPHONICA IN ROSSO 2009

It is with great honour and pleasure to announce the legendary

DIANA ROSS

will be headlining this years' edition of the succesful concertseries Symphonica in Rosso. Following concerts in previous years by Dutch artists Marco Borsato and Paul de Leeuw and Lionel Richie, the global entertainment icon will be performing her worldwide hits together with the 40-piece Symphonica in Rosso-orchestra at the most spectacular music event in The Netherlands. The 4th edition of Symphonica in Rosso will commence on October 16 and 17 (a third night added - October 18) and promises to be, thanks to the collaboration of superstar Diana Ross, the highlight of the 2009' musical year. Tickets for Symhonica in Rosso will go on sale on May 18 at 10:00 am via symphonicainrosso.nl, topticketline.nl, Free Record Shop and 0900-3005000 (€ 0,45 p.m.).

Diana Ross has an enormous number of international chart topping hits such as The Boss, Baby Love, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Chain Reaction, Why do Fools Fall in Love, Love Hangover and I'm Coming Out, besides the many Supremes-classics to which all generation continue to sing along to. Millions of fans have seen her unique performances voiced all over the globe. Talented entertainer Diana Ross now has specially chosen for a unique, once in a lifetime performance, this years' edition of Symphonica in Rosso. It will be a show to which one can dance, but in which romantic sing-along ballads also will be performed. Fans are expected from all over Europe at this international acknowledged event to share in the performance of one of the world's greatest concerts artists and vocalists.

I must say I'm really looking forward to sharing this experience in the Netherlands. I've always had a special place in my heart for the Dutch audiences, they've always given me a wonderful welcome. We're planning to perform all those songs that the Dutch audience really want to hear, in what I see as being one of the biggest productions imaginable.! I can already feel the excitement!', Miss Ross said from the US.

It is with great pride that Symphonica in Rosso welcomes the spirit and aura of Diana Ross to the most precious music event in the Netherlands. The first three editions of Symphonica in Rosso attracted more than 600.000 visitors during 19 sold-out evenings at the Gelredome-stadium. Symphonica in Rosso is a –according to worldwide standards- gigantic production. A team of more than 550 people work on these spectacular shows and at certain times, more than 100 people have been performing simultaneously on the enormous stage. Combining the biggest names in the music industry, a gigantic stage, special sound- and lightning effects, impressive videographics and the red theme, together with an audience dressed in red, make Symphonica in Rosso a yearly event not to be missed.

The legendary Diana Ross is one of the most successful female artists of all-time, a musical treasure whose songs have, for decades, inspired romance, happiness and joy. She has had countless hit songs: in the USA alone, Diana Ross has scored 18 Billboard-number-one-hits with The Supremes, as a solo artist, and with classic duets such as Endless Love recorded with Lionel Richie. Diana Ross crosses musical borders with exhilarating ease - pop, disco, soul, and jazz, constantly reaching out to find new ways to inspire and enthral her audiences. Miss Ross has achieved a truly global iconic status: she has performed at historical events the world over, at the Olympics, at inaugurations for Presidents, during the Superbowl, at Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies. She has inspired many of the female artists who have followed her, such as Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. As America's Kennedy Center observed when they honoured her in 2007: "Gladness has informed all of Diana Ross' body of work. This lady doesn't just sing the blues. She sings pure joy".

It is a joy that is certain to be shared by countless of thousands of people when Diana Ross joins Symphonica in Rosso this coming October.

(Thanks to Jim Hoogendorp for the translation.)

Published May 14, 2009

A Conversation with Diana Ross

Tickets are still available for the Brinker International Forum featuring Diana Ross at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts tomorrow, April 28. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

Published April 27, 2009

Two "new" VINYL albums

The Back to Black vinyl re-release series includes one Diana Ross title (the 1970 solo debut album Diana Ross) and one The Supremes title (I Hear A Symphony). So far available in Europe, both titles can be ordered from Amazon UK: Click here for Diana Ross, and here for I Hear A Symphony (links will open in new windows).

Published April 16, 2009

Dick's Diana Ross Website

Just to let you know, Dick's excellent Diana Ross website has moved. The new URL is http://raketler.angelfire.com/
The old site is still online, but it will not be updated and it will eventually be closed down. It's good to have Mr. Ketler back on the web!

Published March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Diana!

Today, March 26, is Diana's birthday. She is 65 years young, and as beautiful as ever! Thank You, Diana, for the songs, the shows, the movies and everything else you've given us! Here's to many, many more years of happiness!

Published March 26, 2009

The Supremes Classic Albums Set

As many of you know, the Motown 50 website is listing several upcoming The Supremes set. According to that site the first set, Classic Albums Volume 1 (1962-1965), is scheduled for March 2009. I contacted Hip-O Select about the release date, and here's the deal: All the listed (Diana Ross &) The Supremes sets will be released, but the release schedule posted on the Motown 50 website is not correct. Expect the first Supremes set to be released cirka June (and that's only a qualified guess). But patience is a virtue, and we all know that the Hip-O Select Motown catalogue releases is well worth the wait!

Published March 23, 2009

The Supremes back on the Billboard Chart

This is from the Billboard Chart Beat column (March 19):
"Concurrently, a $1.99 deal of the day at Amazon's MP3 store last week for Diana Ross & the Supremes' The Definitive Collection brings the 2008 album onto the Billboard 200 for the first time. Entering at No. 142, it's the iconic group's 37th charted set."

Published March 20, 2009

RCA Years

Diana Ross Greatest Hits - The RCA Years is re-released in the USA on April 7 by Sony Special Products. You may pre-order from Amazon.com here (link will open in new window).

Published February 27, 2009

Hallmark CD

When picking up that Valentine's Day card for your special one at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store (they actually have a card that plays The Supremes' "Baby Love"!), why not check out their Heart & Soul CD - a Motown compilation available there for a limited time only. It's part of the Motown 50th Anniversary, and contains "Stop! In The Name of Love", "Endless Love" and other classic Motown love songs - perfect for February 14 (and for the rest of the year as well)! More info is found here (link will open in new window).

Published February 10, 2009

No Royal Albert Hall DVD

The Diana Ross Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD that was supposed to be released in February has been indefinitely postponed. According to sources it has not been removed from further consideration, but it will not see release before Winter 2009.

Published February 4, 2009

More Collections...

Classic Diana Ross and Classic Diana Ross & The Supremes has been re-released on the Spectrum label in the UK, sporting new sleeve art (but the same essays as previous edition). See the diana-web.com Discography for more info.

Published January 10, 2009

Love Songs

To be released January 27, here's the cover art and track listing for the new Supremes compilation.

1. Stop! In The Name Of Love
2. Whisper You Love Me Boy
3. I'm In Love Again
4. Honey Boy
5. Everything Is Good About You
6. I Hear A Symphony
7. Love Is In Our Hearts
8. Lover
9. The Music That Makes Me Dance
10. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
11. Let The Music Play
12. Someday We'll Be Together

Great to see a track ("The Music That Makes Me Dance") from Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl on it! Let's hope this means the entire album will be included on the upcoming Supremes Classic Albums releases.

Pre-order from Amazon.com (click here, link will open in new window).

Published January 7, 2009

Pictures from Diana's appearance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Diana seemed to enjoy herself at the gala, where she performed a medley of hits, including I'm Coming Out, Stop! In The Name Of Love, Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Theme From Mahogany and If We Hold On Together. She also did her version of I Will Survive, and the evening ended with Reach Out And Touch. It had been reported just hours before the concert that Miss Ross performance was in danger, because she had experienced trouble with her vocal cords, but luckily enough she could go through with the show.

Published December 12, 2008

Diana Ross at Nobel Prize dinner

Diana Ross is in Norway at the moment for the Nobel Peace Prize festivities. Yesterday she was escorted by her two sons to the gala dinner, and tonight (December 11) she will headline the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The concert will be broadcasted live in many countries, please check your local TV listings.

Published December 11, 2008

Upcoming Diana Ross/Supremes Releases - Royal Albert Hall concert on DVD!

Look out - 2009 will bring us plenty of Diana Ross and Supremes releases, as Motown is celebrating its 50th anniversary. More to be added, but confirmed is:

Diana Ross Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD (February 2009)
The Supremes Love Songs Compilation CD (January 2009)
The Supremes Classic Albums Volume 1 Three CD Set (April 2009)
The Supremes Classic Albums Volume 2 Three CD Set (November 2009)

There will also be several various artists compilations that will include Diana Ross, and a couple of 70's Supremes sets. More releases will be added. And don't forget Surrender Expanded Edition, released December 9, 2008 (see below for details).

Published December 3, 2008

Surrender Expanded Edition Update

Surrender

The expanded and remastered edition of the 1971 album Surrender is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. It will ship on December 9. If you can't wait, the digital download is already available. The CD and download contains the same tracks, although some sites list only the original 11 tracks. The complete track listing is:

1. Surrender (w/extended fade)
2. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
3. Remember Me
4. And If You See Him
5. Reach Out I'll Be There
6. Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)
7. A Simple Thing Like Cry
8. Did You Read The Morning Paper (w/extended fade)
9. I'll Settle For You
10. I'm A Winner
11. All The Befores
12. I'm Still Waiting
13. Baby, I'll Come (previously unreleased)
14. Remember Me ("Diana!" TV Special version)
15. Reach Out I'll Be There (alternate vocal take)
16. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You (alternate vocal take)
17. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (alternate vocal take)
18. Remember Me (alternate vocal take that first appeared on the 2-CD compilation "The Motown Anthology")
19. Surrender (alternate vocal take)
20. Remember Me (Valerie Simpson's original version from her 1971 "Exposed" LP)

To pre-order the CD from Amazon, click here.
To order the digital download from Amazon, click here (USA only).

Published November 15, 2008

Diana Ross to Perform at CES Monster Party

Monster Cable will celebrate its 30th anniversary in January with a concert, at International CES, featuring legendary entertainer Diana Ross.

The company's Head Monster, Noel Lee, announced the concert at the CES Unveiled event here Tuesday. It will take place Friday, Jan. 9 at the Paris Ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Monster has customarily hosted a concert at CES each year; multiple Grammy winner Mary J. Blige performed at the 2008 event.

Published November 12, 2008 - source: http://www.dealerscope.com/article/head-monster-host-diana-ross-its-annual-ces-concert-head-monster-noel-lee-announced-400575_1.html

Vanity Fair Celebrates Motown

Vanity Fair Magazine is celebrating Motown's 50th Anniversary in its December issue. The article features interviews with Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and other Motown "monarchs", and there is a photo portfolio by Annie Leibovitz. Diana Ross apparently declined offers of being interviewed and/or photographed. The article is found here (link will open in new window).

Published November 5, 2008

Record Exec Jheryl Busby Has Passed Away

Mr. Jheryl Busby was CEO at Motown at the time of Diana's return to the label. More info is found here (link will open in new window).

Published November 5, 2008

Diana Ross in Palm Springs

Diana Ross will headline the McCallum Theatre’s 21st anniversary gala concert Dec. 3 at the McCallum.
Jackie Lee Houston and Harold Matzner will Co-Chair the event. Proceeds will benefit McCallum Theatre programs including arts education activities that serve more than 37,200 Coachella Valley schoolchildren.

The concert will start at 8 p.m., preceded by cocktails and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at one of four mid-valley restaurants — Cuistot, Jillian’s, Le St. Germain or Wally’s Desert Turtle.

Sponsorships are $750, including dinner, one orchestra seat to the concert, and listing in the event program.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday. 11-10, at the McCallum box office, 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA, or by calling the Special Event Department at 346-6505, Ext 126 or 133.

Tickets are not available on the Internet.

(Published November 5, 2008 - source http://www.mydesert.com/article/20081104/LIFESTYLES01/81104025/1263/update)

Surrender Expanded Edition Digital Download

The expanded edition of Surrender is now available as a digital download from Amazon.com. Please notice that only US customers will be able to buy this download. The CD edition is expected to be released in December at the latest. Update: The CD edition will be released (in the USA) on December 9.

Click here to buy the Surrender digital download.

(Published November 1, 2008)

Surrender Expanded Edition - track listing

Thanks to diana-web.com message board member Steve, here's the track listing for the upcoming Surrender Expanded Edition (exact release date TBA):

1. Surrender (w/extended fade)
2. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
3. Remember Me
4. And If You See Him
5. Reach Out I'll Be There
6. Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)
7. A Simple Thing Like Cry
8. Did You Read The Morning Paper (w/extended fade)
9. I'll Settle For You
10. I'm A Winner
11. All The Befores
12. I'm Still Waiting (tacked on for the U.K. market)
13. Baby, I'll Come
14. Remember Me (this is the version that she performed on her first TV special, "Diana!" in April 1971)
15. Reach Out I'll Be There (alternate vocal take)
16. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You (alternate vocal take)
17. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (alternate vocal take)
18. Remember Me (alternate vocal take that first appeared on the 2-CD compilation "The Motown Anthology")
19. Surrender (alternate vocal take)
20. Remember Me (Valerie Simpson's original version from her 1971 "Exposed" LP. All Diana did was record a new vocal over the original instrumental track.)

It's great to see that the previously unreleased Baby, I'll Come is on there! More info soon.

(Published October 30, 2008)

It's official - Diana to headline Nobel Peace Prize Award Concert

It's now confirmed that Diana Ross will headline the Nobel Peace Prize Award Concert held in Oslo, Norway on December 11. The following is from Associated Press:

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Diana Ross will headline artists performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honor of the 2008 laureate, Finnish peace mediator Martti Ahtisaari, organizers said Thursday.

The show's hosts, generally Hollywood superstars, are to be announced next week. Last year's show was hosted by Uma Thurman and Kevin Spacey.

The list for the Dec. 11 concert also includes Canadian singer Feist, American country singer Dierks Bentley, Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas, Nigerian star Seun Kuti, and Norway's popular singer-songwriter Marit Larsen.

"The Nobel Committee is thrilled to welcome such an impressive array of mindful and talented artists to help us spread the message of peace around the world," said Geir Lundestad, nonvoting secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. "It promises to be a spectacular evening and we encourage everyone to tune in and join us."

Ross was married to a Norwegian, the late Norwegian millionaire Arne Naess Jr., from 1985 until their divorce in 2000. They had two children. Naess died in a mountain climbing accident in 2004.

The concert is held a day after the Dec. 10 Nobel awards ceremony.

Former Finnish President Ahtisaari won the prize for his peace efforts on several continents over several decades.

(Published October 17, 2008)

New 10 CD Box - Motown: The Complete No. 1's

There's a new 10 disc, 191-song boxed set to be released on December 8 to celebrate Motown's 50th Anniversary. The boxed set will include several Supremes and Diana Ross tracks (including Take Me Higher, which was a U.S. Dance Chart no. 1 in 1995). Buy it from Amazon.com (link will open in new window).

(Published October 15, 2008)

Diana To Perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Diana Ross will be one of two or three artists appearing at the Nobel Peace Prize concert held December 11 in Oslo, Norway. This according to fan site dianaross.de. More on this as soon as I hear anything.

(Published October 6, 2008)

Christmas/No. 1 Duo

Motown/Universal re-releases The Best Of The Supremes - 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection and The No. 1's as a Christmas & Hits Duos package on October 21. (There will by similar two cd sets released by The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and other artists as well.) Nothing new, just two old CD's in a new package. Pre-order from Amazon here (click here, link will open in new window).

(Published October 6, 2008)

The Definitive Collection

Yes, yet another compilation. The Definitive Collection focuses on the group's hit-making run from 1963, until Ross's departure from the group in 1969. It's not to be confused with the Motown/RCA Definitive Collection (with Diana Ross solo material) released a couple of years ago. This new collection was released September 23 on the Motown label.

Full track listing:

1. Where Did Our Love Go
2. Baby Love
3. Come See About Me
4. Stop! In The Name Of Love
5. Back In My Arms Again
6. Nothing But Heartaches
7. I Hear A Symphony
8. My World Is Empty Without You
9. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
10. You Can't Hurry Love
11. You Keep Me Hangin' On
12. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
13. Happening, The
14. Reflections
15. Love Child
16. I'm Livin' In Shame
17. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
18. Someday We'll Be Together

Buy it from Amazon.com (click here, link will open in new window).

(Published October 1, 2008)

Rumours...

I don't often report rumours here on Diana-web.com, but here's an exception to the rule. It is said that Diana is ready to release an all new album in 2009. Some fans speculate that it will have to do with the Motown 50th anniversary, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see (and hear)! It is also reported that Diana Ross and other (former/current) Motown stars will grace the December or January issue of Vanity Fair. And in 2009 we can expect the "ultimate" Motown documentary, produced by Berry Gordy and Suzanne de Passe, as well as many other Motown related compilations and happenings. Check back here for more on that as it happens.

Also, dianaross.de fansite has listed a December 11 concert in Oslo, Norway. That would be the first public Diana concert in Scandinavia for several years, so let's hope it's for real this time! (Update: Turns out it's not a concert, but an appearance at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony.)

(Published September 22, 2008)

Vote for Diana!

Please vote now for the Diana Ross songs you want to be included on the upcoming Motown 50th Anniversary CD. As diana-web.com message board member Steven says: "A compilation that ignored Diana solo material would be a travesty!"

Click here to vote (link will open in new window).

(Published September 17, 2008)

The Billboard Hot Hundred of All Times

Billboard Magazine is celebrating its 50th anniversary and have recently compiled the definitive list of the Hot 100's top 100 artists, based on all charting titles from August 1958 through July 2008. Diana Ross is represented both as a solo artist (at number 25) and as a part of The Supremes (at number 14)! Not only is both entries impressive on their own, but combined that makes her truly one of the most successful pop stars in the USA ever. And forever!

For the complete list, click here (link will open in new window).

(Published September 16, 2008)

Diana at the Segerstrom Hall

Diana Ross will be visiting the Orange County Performing Arts Center where she will make her first public performance at the Segerstrom Hall in a December 7 concert. Tickets are $56 – $96 and they will be available starting October 12. More info here (link will open in new window).

(Published September 11, 2008)

The Boss Re-released

FYI, there is a limited pressing of The Boss available in Japan. It was released on August 20 as a "priced-down re-issue", and contains nothing new (not even the two 12" versions available on the US re-release from 1999). There is also a Japanese low-budget DVD re-release of the movie The Wiz available (released August 7), once again containing nothing new.

(Published September 10, 2008)

Surrender Expanded Edition

Just wanted you all to know that the expanded edition of Surrender, Diana's third solo album, is still scheduled for release, although slightly later than first expected. Hip-O Select says a release date is imminent, and I will of course let you know as soon as I hear anything.

(Published September 8, 2008)

Diana - Queen of Motown

Ian Phillips biography on Diana, mentioned earlier here on diana-web.com, is now scheduled to be published in 2009. The new title is Diana - Queen of Motown, and it will include a foreword by longtime Motown fan and expert, Sharon Davis.

(Published September 8, 2008)

Motown 50

Universal is launching a year-long celebration of Motown Records, which will include events, branded merchendise and several new CD's and DVD's. Be on the look-out for Diana Ross Playlist Your Way on August 5 (pictured above, pre-order from Amazon by clicking here, will open in new window), Diana Ross & The Supremes Defenitive Collection in September, Diana Ross & The Supremes Love Songs in January, 2009, as well as a Diana Ross compilation DVD and a follow up to the Supremes Reflection DVD from 2006 (not sure yet if this is Supremes or 70's Supremes though), both to be released in February, 2009. Track listings and more as soon as I get them (track listing for the hits only compilation, Playlist Your Way, below).

1. I'm Coming Out
2. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
3. Touch Me In the Morning
4. Boss, The
5. Remember Me
6. Good Morning Heartache
7. Love Hangover
8. It's My Turn
9. My Mistake (Was To Love You)
10. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
11. Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
12. Upside Down

Visit the Motown 50 website (click here, will launch in new window).

(Published June 30, 2008, updated July 6, July 24)

The Story of The Supremes

As many of you know, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, U.K., is running a The Story of The Supremes exhibition, based on Mary Wilson's collection of performance costumes. The exhibition opened in May and will end its run on October 19, and it is well worth visiting! The museum is offering some memorabilia in its shop, which is also available on-line (click here, will open in new window).

A new compilation CD and accompanying book was also released, and these will be available from Amazon and other retailers on July 15 (CD) and September 17 (book). Dates given are for the US market, in the UK the book is already available, and the CD will be released on July 7. For more info, click below:

UK: Book
UK: CD
USA: Book
USA: CD

To visit the Victoria and Albert Museum page on The Supremes, click here.

(Published June 27, 2008)

New Book

Diana Ross in Central Park - A 25th Anniversary Retrospective, that's the name of a new book by J.W. Law. It will be published on July 21, to the day 25 years after Diana's superb and dramatic Central Park concert, and you can pre-order it on Amazon.com now.

(Published June 27, 2008)

Everything Is Everything in the UK

The expanded CD edition of "Everything Is Everything" is now available in the UK. For more info click here (Amazon UK, opens in new window).

(Published June 27, 2008)

Surrender

"Surrender" is due for an expanded edition late this summer, according to Hip-O Select. "Surrender", originally released in 1971, included great songs written (for the most part) and produced by Ashford and Simpson. It was re-named "I'm Still Waiting" in the UK (and had that track added to the track listing) since that song was a number one hit at the time of the album release. The songs on this album covers a broad variety of feelings, such as love, desperation, resignation and happiness, and it's truly a classic Motown gem (and a personally favorite of mine)! This expanded edition will include bonus tracks, and I'll list them here as soon as I receive any news.

This is great news for us Diana fans! Let's hope other albums will follow - "Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform 'Funny Girl'" would be great. An expanded edition of "Baby It's Me" would be most appreciated, and why not a CD release of "G.I.T. on Broadway"? Discuss this and more on the diana-web.com Message Board!

(Published May 7, 2008)

Playlist Plus

A new Supremes three CD compilation is to be released in the U.S. on April 29. Track list (which I don't expect to include anything previously unreleased) to follow. Pre-order from Amazon, click here.

Update

Here is the track list:

CD 1

1. When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
2. A Breathtaking Guy
3. Where Did Our Love Go
4. Baby Love
5. Ask Any Girl
6. Come See About Me
7. Stop! In The Name Of Love
8. Back In My Arms Again
9. Nothing But Heartaches
10. Beach Ball
11. (Ain't That) Good News
12. (What A) Wonderful World
13. I Hear A Symphony

CD 2

1. My World Is Empty Without You
2. Everything Is Good About You
3. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
4. You Can't Hurry Love
5. Take Me Where You Go
6. You Keep Me Hangin' On
7. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
8. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
9. Going Down For The Third Time
10. The Happening
11. All I Know About You
12. Reflections
13. In And Out Of Love
14. I Guess I'll Always Love You

CD 3

1. Forever Came Today
2. Some Things You Never Get Used To
3. You've Been So Wonderful To Me
4. Love Child
5. Honey Bee (Keep On Stinging Me)
6. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
7. I'm Livin' In Shame
8. I'll Try Something New
9. The Composer
10. How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone
11. No Matter What Sign You Are
12. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
13. Someday We'll Be Together

(Published April 16, 2008 - thanks to Jeffrey, updated April 28, 2008)

Let The Music Play in Europe

Just a note to let you know that Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-1969 (see below) now is available to order from Amazon UK. Good for those in Europe who can't order directly from Hip-O.

(Published April 10, 2008 - thanks to Steven)

Everything Is Everything Expanded Edition

Hip-O Select is releasing Everything Is Everything, Diana's second solo album, on an expanded CD edition on April 18, 2008. Available on CD for the first time in the US (and previously only released on CD in Europe and Japan back in 1994, and now very hard to find), this edition includes 7 bonus tracks, detailed annotations, previously unseen photos and more. The complete track listing:

Original Album + Bonus Tracks. Tracks 12-17 previously unreleased
1. My Place
2. Ain't No Sad Song
3. Everything Is Everything
4. Baby It's Love
5. I'm Still Waiting
6. Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo
7. Come Together
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. I Love You (Call Me)
10. How About You
11. (They Long To Be) Close To You
12. Wish I Knew
13. What Are You Doing
14. Something
15. Ain't No Sad Song - alternate lyrics
16. Baby It's Love - alternate vocal
17. Come Together - 1982 "Revelations" remix
18. I'm Still Waiting - 1990 Phil Chill remix

Available April 18 from Hip-O Select (click here), and a few days later from The Soul Music Store (they ship worldwide) (click here).

(Published April 8, 2008)

Happy Birthday!

All the best wishes to Ms. Ross on her 64th birthday.

(Published March 26, 2008)

New Supremes CD with Previously Unreleased Songs!

The press release and the track-listing from Hip-O:

THE SUPREMES:
Motown Lost & Found


Hip-OSelect uncovers more than 40 Supremes gems from deep in the Motown vault…

REALLY? FINALLY?
Yes.
The Supremes—Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard (and, later, Cindy Birdsong)—were the beacon of a decade; with 12 No. 1 hits and many more top 40 smashes, they are the most successful female group of all-time. More than 40 years later their sound and look remain timeless. And for the fans, especially the fans, there is never enough Supremes music.
Let The Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-1969 brings to light many of the unreleased tracks Supremes lovers have been waiting for, with cuts from their earliest Motown days right through their final sessions together. It’s the latest installment in the “Motown Lost & Found Series,” joining previous vault-busting collections by Four Tops, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the Temptations, the Miracles and Marvin Gaye. Here’s more, from the booklet’s introduction by Andrew Skurow, the set’s producer:
“Long before music’s digital age, fans had tried, with great tenacity, to find virtually every Supremes song ever recorded. They (we!) made lists of desired bounty; traded cassettes, acetates, reels and pictures... With respect to the fans’ devotion and expertise, we say now, Friends, lose that 10th-generation cassette. Here’s a trip into the original treasure trove.
“[While] it’s certainly not the first time Motown has dipped into the vaults to satisfy the fans’ thirst for Supreme sounds, this Lost & Found collection is a rare opportunity to hear more of what got stopped, for one reason or another, at the Quality Control door… Let The Music Play is the ultimate overview of the vault rarities—a wonderful reminder of why the Supremes remain the greatest female group of all time.”
At their first Motown session as a Detroit quartet in 1960, and Barbara Martin recorded Smokey Robinson’s “(You Can) Depend On Me,” the lead track on this collection. In quick succession over the next several months they were signed to the company and became a trio. This set includes further unreleased recordings from this period, most of them written by Motown founder Berry Gordy.
The Supremes recorded constantly, especially in their hit-making years. Discovered from that time are covers of “I Saw Him Standing There,” “Mickey's Monkey,” “MacArthur Park,” “It's Not Unusual” and more, plus extraordinary alternate versions of familiar hits, as well as several tracks that provide unique glimpses into Diana Ross’ working process. Included where available is unheard studio chatter from the girls and their producers.
To top off the collection, features extra-rare radio promos from the personal collection of disc jockey Scott Regan, who was a Motown company favorite. These wonderful artifacts have not been heard since they were broadcast on local Detroit radio in the mid-sixties.
Let The Music Play is packaged with a 32-page deluxe booklet including never-before-seen photos, detailed song annotations and a discography of the Supremes rare and unreleased catalog.
Finally.

Disc 1
1. You Can Depend On Me
2. Tears Of Sorrow (Motown version)
3. Because I Love Him
4. Hey Baby (version 1)
5. Too Hot
6. You're Gonna Come To Me (version 1)
7. You're Gonna Come To Me (version 2)
8. It Makes No Difference Now (alternate version)
9. Come On Boy (alternate version)
10. Just Call Me (stereo mix)
11. I Saw Him Standing There
12. Not Fade Away
13. Ooowee Baby (alternate Mix)
14. It's All Your Fault (version 1)
15. Hits Medley: Come See About Me/Baby Love/Stop! In The Name Of Love
16. Cupid (alternate extended mix)
17. Take Me Where You Go (version 3)
18. Back In My Arms Again (alternate vocal)
19. You Can't Hurry Love (alternate vocal)
20. Mickey's Monkey
21. Uptight (Everything's Alright) (alternate vocal)
22. It's Not Unusual
23. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
24. Come And Get These Memories (alternate mix)
25. I Can't Help Myself (alternate mix)
26. Let The Music Play (alternate vocal)

Disc 2
1. Don't Let True Love Die (extended version)
2. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
3. Every Time I Feel The Spirit
4. Believe In Me
5. The Beginning Of The End Of Love (stereo mix)
6. People (unedited version)
7. Over The Rainbow
8. Wish I Knew
9. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
10. I'll Set You Free (alternate vocal)
11. Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone
12. In The Evening Of Our Love
13. Love Child (alternate vocal)
14. Those Precious Memories
15. I'm Livin' In Shame (version 1)
16. MacArthur Park
17. You're Gonna Hear From Me
18. Canadian Sunset
19. Autumn Leaves
20. The Look Of Love
21. Someday We'll Be Together (alternate vocal)
22. BONUS: Scott Regan Promos

Limited edition, 5000 copies, released March 14, 2008.
Buy from Hip-O (please note that they don't ship to UK or EU).
Buy from The Soul Music Store (more expensive, but the ship worldwide).

(Published March 10, 2008)

Live in Petworth

For one night only, Diana Ross performs at her only UK outdoor concert in 2008 on July 11. Tickets available here.

(Published March 7, 2008)

Live in Liverpool

Diana appears at the Liverpool Echo Arena on July 12, 2008. Tickets available here.

(Published February 29, 2008)

Don't Forget...

(Published February 3, 2008)

Message to fans going to see the Brilliant Lecture Series featuring Diana Ross.

(Published January 5, revised January 11, 2008)

Radio Show Is Looking For YOU!

International Artist Debut Radio is planning a Diana Ross Tribute Show that will air in February 2008 featuring interviews with artists and fans that admire and love Diana Ross. The Co-founder and Co-host of IAD Radio, Mr. Eugene Ebner, says: "So many artists including myself have been touched by Diana and have followed their dreams because of Diana's example. Diana has made a positive difference in this world and has encouraged others to also make a positive difference."
IAD Radio is now encouraging artists and fans to contact them at contact@iadradio.com (website: www.iadradio.com) if they would like to be interviewed and be a part of this tribute show.

(Published December 11, 2007)

New Compilation CD

"Klassiker" ("Classics" in Swedish) is the title of a new low budget compilation CD released in Sweden.
The track listing:

1. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
2. Baby Love - The Supremes
3. Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
4. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
5. You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
6. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
7. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
8. Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross
9. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) Diana Ross
10. Love Hangover - Diana Ross
11. The Boss - Diana Ross
12. You Are Everything - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
13. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
14. Upside Down - Diana Ross
15. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes
16. Reflections - Diana Ross & The Supremes

(Published December 11, 2007)

Kennedy Center Honors

Ms. Ross looked stunning when she was inducted as a member of the 30th class of Kennedy Center honorees on Sunday, December 2. She received the honor for spreading "romance and joy throughout the world" with her voice. The four other recipients this year are Martin Scorsese, Brian Wilson, Steve Martin and Leon Fleisher. Their contributions to American culture won them a visit Sunday to the White House and recognition by President Bush, followed by an evening of celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The two-hour event will air Dec. 26 on CBS.

(Published December 3, 2007)

Fred Ross

Diana's father, Fred Earl Ross, passed away on Tuesday, November 20. He was 87 years old. Our thoughts are with the Ross family.

(Published November 21, 2007)

The Wiz 30th Anniversary Edition

The Wiz will be re-released on DVD on February 5, 2008. It will include a bonus CD, but there will be nothing new or previously unreleased on the CD or the DVD. The new cover of the DVD is pictured here, and it can be pre-ordered on Amazon. (Click here.)

(Published November 21, 2007)

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