The Force Behind the Power is the eighteenth studio album by American singer Diana Ross, released on September 10, by Motown Records. The album reached No. 11 on the UK Albums chart. Singles. The album spun off five hit singles in the UK - most successfully "When Genre: New jack swing, R&B. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Force Behind The Power on Discogs/5(10). The Force Behind The Power: 7: Heart (Don't Change My Mind) See more tracks * Items below may differ depending on the release. No Vinyl+CDR Listed For Sale: diana ross the force behind the power.
Perhaps, if she has done the previous song on all her TV appearances, the public would have requested it more? If it had been put out there— that song would have hit! Yes, Diana sounds comfortable. I totally understand why they went in this smooth MOR direction. And it works very successfully on that level. And the title track. Finally Stevie is producing Diana! This should be wonderful — one of the landmark recordings of her career.
It was great to see her have hit after hit single off it four UK top 40s — her most ever from one album. I think playing safe was probably her best option,and it certainly paid off.
Her voice entered a new phase — warmer, richer and her singing sounds effortless on these songs- and that is what they are — SONGS, with great lyrics and melody. I believe almost every track could have been a hit single, with the possible exception of You and I, and I just loved her concerts around this period too.
BTW there were 5 UK top 40 hits on this not 4. Paul I believe this album was the one that made it possible for her to extend her career to infinity with it no longer being an issue whether her homeland were buying her or not.
She belonged to the world, and her career was no longer defined by her success in the States. Sure it would be wonderful if she could have one more US top 10 hit, and it must be frustrating for her, but the fact is she remains a successful selling artist all over western Europe to Japan and the far east. Diana Ross - The Force Behind The Power (Vinyl where more evident than on the next album TMH!!!! The ultimate album for me!!!! After the mids her pop career was steadily on the decline in the US while in the rest of the world she was still seen as a huge superstar — with a huge hit single every now and again to prove it.
I think what was going on is exactly …. What I do celebrate now is …. Diana,s done amazingly well. What a legend. Very sexy in a cougarish kinda way! In the mid 90s, pretty much everything they released went to 1, and their collaboration with Mariah Carey became the longest-running 1 in history. Diana Ross seems a natural to have recorded with the group, and I think their voices would have blended well.
Pairing Diana with some of the young hot Motown acts of the day could have introduced her to a whole new audience. Plus of course she was doing better than she had for years everywhere else with her new MOR sound. Its downright nauseating at times! Them woodwinds on the hook?
Sorry Paul, I dont hear this setting the charts on fire. MAYBE with a remix. Such a huge hit overseas. I loved this song as a 15 year old and now I rarely listen to it. Again the production that guitar solo! That vocal is truly mesmerizing. So much better than the record. Dont get me wrong- the song selection on this album is impeccable and Diana for the most part sounds phenomenal. But the production sinks this. Or at least to pinpoint more clearly what is it I find so uninspiring about the thing.
Especially the Peter Asher tracks. Those sappy backing vocals and the suffocating politeness of everything. But that production. It drains all the blood out of it.
She might as well be singing about having her nails done. Not at all. But here the sheer beigeness of the production kills the record for me. It brings some much needed energy to the record and works much better sequenced earlier as on the international CD version.
BUT the genius is there. That staccato backing vocal arrangement from the Andrae Crouch Choir is quite amazing. And Diana sounds more engaged those ad-libs on the outro here than any other track on the record. The production keeps me from loving them. It feels like they were tacked Album) even if the former was also produced by Asher- it was over 3 years old at the time. I wonder what this album wouldve sounded like with a slightly more Quiet Storm edge instead of MOR mundaneness is that a word?
Very interesting points brought up so far. I agree both with those who love the album, as well as with those who are more critical towards it, altough I lean more on the side of those who love it. Regarding the MOR sound and that sound being the main factor bringing down the whole project, I think it is half-way true since that was the premise of the album.
Could be my favorite song on the album actually and definitely one my faves of hers. I love it and though the production is dated, there is something unique about it. I like it, but not going crazy over it.
Perfect song. Overall, this album is Diana Ross at her most accessible and was a great way to kick the s. And of course it was a big hit commercially. Ironically everywhere except America. How great would Diana have been in that kind of setting? Stateside it either bombed or was a critical and commercial success.
I really blame Motown- it was not the same company by the time Diana came back. What she wanted to go back to them for I cannot fathom unless there were no other offers - They have all but trashed her sales career in America- the very company she helped build.
The same thing happened with Working Overtime- Her post Oscar interview with Barbara Waters where she spoke of the new album and new Motown contract was so highly publicized and received top ratings on the tv network, but next day or during that week following the appearance- NO album available!!! Sorry for my rant- but I get so frustrated.
But it was 4 whole years later, an eternity in the music world. Had an album of the same caliber as TMH came out in instead of WOthe story may be very different now.
That was the last time Motown put its full promotional muscle behind a Diana release, and the last time one of her releases garnered her heavy publicity. Yes, she suffered from bad press from Mary and J. By the time TMH finally arrived, it was just too late. Everyone except her hardcore fans had moved on. Thank you. She really mis -managed her image which translated into a a lack of respect for her as a person. I recall thinking Diana took the high road when the Mary Wilson book came out. BUT looking back … I think Diana should have come out swinging and fought back—- I think her image after that book really suffered.
And people buy music from people they like!!!!! I do think at this stage Diana needed safe …. I agree with you and Paul, Tony. Diana did need to get back to basics. This album just comes off as too much of one side. For those who love Diana just doing sedate pop ballads, this is great.
But for anyone wanting some spice with it, theyre left out in the cold. Thanks Tony! Never seen this before. She is amazing. Once again, proof of her power and skill as a vocalist. People who write her off have no idea what she is capable of. Love it!!! I can see her pride! Another thought on this album — does it strike anyone odd that Diana would cover a song strongly associated with Barbra Streisand?
Who knows. I would listen to the Diana Funny Girl album over and over. It was magic to me. Her voice blew me away. The tone and suppleness of her voice on that album help shape ans sophisticate my tastes an a young boy. One of her best albums- without a doubt. Even then I knew it was a rare find. Your comments about Randy Terriblenelli are spot on, I doubt if he ever let the truth get in the way of his gossip!
Certainly the most underrated. Do you remember what else she played Wayne? As for the radio shows there were six hour long shows broadcast in around the release of Every Day is a New Day. I taped them but passed them on long ago. They were interesting though. But of course back in the world we live in none of these type of Diana moments get repeated, her humour, her real thoughts, because it is so much easier for media types to keep on repeating crap about her, whether it be true or total fabrication.
Thanks for that Wayne — sounds brilliant. Perhaps being an Australian fan and a kid of the Eighties maybe my take on these more recent releases is a bit different. It was those RCA and second round Motown releases that resonated with me as a fan. It is a big world as someone previously stated and I think the lack of big hits in the white bread US pop charts is more a reflection of its narrow field of vision rather than a reflection of the product.
Markets known to remain more loyal to artists that continually deliver as is the case with Diana. As I learn more about those albums I have loved forever, or those that I am trying to better know. Most often by those folks I respect the most! I think because Miss Ross had such a hugely successful career on the pop charts fromeverything that came after was unfaily judged in the United States, and held against that high standard.
And this is sought of my point, Diana Ross - The Force Behind The Power (Vinyl standard are we holding Miss Ross to other than her own. But her career hardly stopped cold at with a slow down in top ten hits as your fabulous blog is testemant. I cannot think of one major female artist that has had the consistent run of commercial hits across the decades as Miss Ross this is seperate from legacy or overall sales although Diana holds both in spades.
Streisand as an example is not a singles artist, having I think two or three top 10 chart toppers through her entire career, but whose legacy as a recording artist is pretty much set in stone. Aretha, Patti, Gladys, Tina artists we look to as torch bearers have neither had consistent successes with their work. Battlefield is one the best up-tunes Ross has done since going solo. And it is perhaps the only post-Supremes song to actually capture that sound.
Production on all songs in this collection is sleek. Of course in Poland certain things take time and I had to wait about two years for this album to appear in my private collection. Asher as a producer is known for his bombastic tricks but they work in Miss Ross favour.
Her voice is so subtle and elegant. This is really exciting! Its truly a wonderful album. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Nov 26, · Label: Parlophone - WPCR • Series: Forever Young (3) • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Synth-pop, Garage House Diana Ross - The Force Behind The Power (, CD) | Discogs5/5(1). Shop 65 records for sale for album The force behind the power by Diana Ross on CDandLP in Vinyl and CD format. On her first album of the '90s, Diana Ross attempted to keep up with the times, adding light New Jack beats and synthesized urban contemporary arrangements. It may have been a good idea in theory, but The Force Behind the Power fails in practice. Most of the music sounds too carefully considered, and Ross never quite sounds comfortable with the new sonic surface.
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Ross is a studio album/compilation released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown label. The album was a mixture of older tunes Ross recorded and newer recordings, side A consisting of four tracks recorded in and Side B of material recorded between the years and , but remixed and/or extended by Motown in-house producer Russ Terrana specifically for the Ross album. Buy a CD or Vinyl record and get 90 days free Amazon Music Unlimited DIANA ROSS The Force Behind The Power ( UK 4-track CD including the Edit Version Supremes Medley Youre Gonna Love It - Groovy Radio Edit and Reach Out And Touch - Live picture sleeve in slim jewel case CDEM) This is my favourite studio album by the lovely Diana /5(35).
Jun 24, · 1. Change Of Heart: As perfect a pop record as anything Diana Ross had recorded in years, “Change Of Heart” sets the tone for The Force Behind The Power with a classy production and sterling vocal performance by the singer. It’s no surprise that the composition is a brilliant slice of easygoing adult pop, considering it was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, the men behind .
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Aug 19, · On the occasion of Muhammad Ali's fiftieth birthday, Diana Ross and the New York Boys Choir performed this inspirational Stevie Wonder tune. The television s.
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