1983 Diana Ross – Ross

Ross is a 1983 album by American singer Diana Ross, her third released on the RCA label. It was released shortly before Ross gave a pair of free concerts in New York’s Central Park. The album reached #32 on the US charts, #14 on the US R&B charts and #44 in the UK. It has never been reissued as a digital download. The album’s highest international chart position was in Sweden, where it reached #7.

Five of the eight tracks were produced by Gary Katz, two by Ray Parker Jr and one by Ross. The album’s first single, “Pieces of Ice”, peaked at #31 on the US charts. Subsequent singles “Up Front” (US R&B #60, UK #79) and “Let’s Go Up” (US #77) were also minor hits. “Up Front” was remixed by Jolley & Swain for its European release. The album’s final US sales were slightly higher than 250,000 copies

Tracks

1  That’s How You Start Over (Ed Sanford, Michael McDonald) 4:09
2  Love Will Make It Right (Donald Fagen) 4:44
3  You Do It ( Deborah Allen, Eddie Struzick, Rafe Van Hoy) 4:29
Pieces Of Ice (John Capek, Marc Jordan) 4:56
Let’s Go Up (Franne Golde, Peters Ivers) 4:01
6  Love Or Loneliness (Ray Parker Jr) 4:17
7  Up Front (Ray Parker Jr) 3:57
8  Girls (Bill Wray, Marc Jordan, Diana Ross) 4:00

Musicians

1 That’s How You Start Over

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Michael McDonald
Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Sherlie Matthews
Background Vocals Michael McDonald


2 Love Will Make It Right

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Donald Fagen


3 You Do It

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Guitar Larry Carlton
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Organ Julian Marshall
Synthesizer David Paich
Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Sherlie Matthews


4 Pieces Of Ice

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Guitar Joe Walsh
Guitar Larry Carlton
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Flute Jim Horn
Sax Jim Horn
Trumpet Jerry Hey


5 Let’s Go Up

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer David Paich
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Sherlie Matthews


6 Love Or Loneliness

Percussion Ollie E. Brown
Background Vocals Alex Brown
Background Vocals Anita Sherman
Guitar Randy Hall
Percussion Ollie E. Brown
Background Vocals Alex Brown
Background Vocals Anita Sherman
Background Vocals Arnell Carmichael
Background Vocals James Dean Nicholas
Background Vocals Valerie Jones


8 Girls

Bass Neil Jason
Drums Yogi Horton
Guitar (solo) Bob Kulick
Guitar Gale, Eric
Guitar Jeff Mironov
Fender Rhodes Rob Mounsey
Piano Ray Chew

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Katz
Producer – Ray Parker Jr (Tracks 6, 7)
Producer – Diana Ross (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 1)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Jerry Hey (Track 5)
Arranged By – Ray Parker Jr (Track 6, 7)
Engineer – Daniel Lazerus
Engineer (Additional Overdubs) – Andy Hoffman
Engineer (Assistant) – Eddie Osario, Michael Morongell, Robin Laine
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Christopher, Steve Halquist, Steve Rinkoff (Track 6)
Engineer (Vocals) – Andy Hoffman (Track 6)
Engineer – Larry Alexander (Track 8)
Engineer – Ray Parker Jr (Tracks 6, 7)
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Ray Parker Jr (Tracks 6, 7)

Design (Cover Design) – Ria Lewerke
Design (Reissue Package) – Roger Williams
Photography By (Cover) – Uwe Ommer

Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – Funky Town Grooves
Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment