1991 Diana Ross – The Force Behind The Power

Ross, Diana 1991The Force Behind the Power is a 1991 album, released by Diana Ross on the Motown label. Its first single, “When You Tell Me That You Love Me” became an international hit, reaching #2 in the U.K., #4 in The Netherlands, #4 in Zimbabwe and #6 in Norway as well as making the Top 40 R&B and Adult Contemporary charts in the United States.

In the UK the album certified platinum for sales exceeding 300,000 copies.It yielded five UK top 40 hits, including “One Shining Moment” (UK #10), “If We Hold on Together” (#11), “Heart (Don’t change my mind)” (#31, also another top 10 single in Zimbabwe) and the title track (#27). “You’re Gonna Love it” reached #24 on the US dance charts as well as charting just outside the top 10 (11) in Zimbabwe, and “Battlefield” became a top 40 it in Poland.

The album also went Gold in Japan and various European territories.

“If We Hold on Together” was from Don Bluth’s 1988 animated adventure film The Land Before Time. It rose to prominence after released as a single worldwide in 1989 (most prominently in Japan in 1990, after it was used as the theme song for the TBS drama Omoide ni Kawaru Made). It reached #1 on the Japanese International single charts for 12 contiguous weeks making it the biggest selling record by a foreign artist; and in total, sold over 465,000 copies.

The international edition of The Force Behind the Power has two additional tracks, “No Matter What You Do,” a Top 5 R&B duet with Al B. Sure!, as well as “You And I”.

The album was successful enough internationally that Ross’ “Here and Now” World Tour lasted nearly 2 years.Often hitting markets twice.

Tracks

1   Change Of Heart (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle)) 4:01
When You Tell Me That You Love Me (John Bettis, Albert Hammond) 4:13
3  I Live On A Battlefield (Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe) 3:37
4  Blame It On The Sun (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) 3:54
5  You’re Gonna Love It (Cydney Davis, Lloyd Tolbert) 5:11
6  Heavy Weather (Michael Sembello) 5:01
7  The Force Behind The Power (Stevie Wonder) 4:40
8   Heart (Don’t Change My Mind) (Robbie Buchanan, Diane Warren) 4:19
9  Waiting In The Wings (Andy Hill, Pete Sinfield) 4:51
10  You And I (Dormer, Goldo, Vigil) 4:09
11  One Shining Moment (Vaneese Thomas) 4:48
12  If We Hold On Together (Cydney Davis, Lloyd Tolbert) 4:13
13  No Matter What You Do (Brown, West) 5:13

Musicians

1 Change Of Heart

GuitarCarlos Rios
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsMarva King


2 When You Tell Me That You Love Me

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Carter


3 I Live On A Battlefield

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
HarmonicaWarren Ham
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Carter


4 Blame It On The Sun

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Carter


5 You’re Gonna Love It

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarCarlos Rios
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsMarva King
Background VocalsValerie Carter


6 Heavy Weather

GuitarCarlos Rios
KeyboardsJames Anthony Carmichael
HarmonicaWarren Ham
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsMarva King


7 The Force Behind The Power

Background VocalsAndrae Crouch Choir


8 Heart (Don’t Change My Mind)

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxJohn Helliwell
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Carter


9 Waiting In The Wings

GuitarCarlos Rios
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsMarva King


11 One Shining Moment

BassLarry Klein
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Carter


12 If We Hold On Together

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsGuy Moon
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Carter

Liner Notes

Producer – James Anthony Carmichael, Peter Asher
Arranged By – James Anthony Carmichael, Lloyd Tolbert
Arranged By (Synclavier), Programmed By (Synclavier) – John Barnes
Conductor, Arranged By (Orchestra, Backing Vocals) – David Campbell
Engineer (Assistant) – Andrew Scheps, Bryant Arnett, Darren Godwin, Gil Morales, Ken Lauber , Mark Hagen, Mike Harlow, Nathaniel Kunkel
Leader (Orchestra) – Gavyn Wright
Recorded By – Calvin Harris, Jack Rouben
Recorded By, Mixed By – Frank Wolf

Mastered By – Chris Bellman
Mixed By – Calvin Harris