On May 22, 1980.

On May 22, 1980, “Motown” label released “Diana”, the tenth Diana Ross album. It was recorded December 1979-March 1980, at “Power Station”, and “Electric Lady” in New York City, “Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios” in Hollywood and was produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Diana Ross –lead vocals
  • Alfa Anderson –background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– background vocals
  • Luci Martin – background vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Tony Thompson– drums
  • Andy Barrett (Schwartz) –piano
  • Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Eddie Daniels –saxophone
  • Meco Monardo– trombone
  • Bob Milliken –trumpet
  • Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) –strings
  • Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Gene Orloff– conductor
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Ralph Osborn – engineer
  • Abdoulaye Soumare – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Lucy Laurie – assistant engineer
  • Peter Robbins – assistant engineer
  • Dennis King –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Upside Down
  2. Tenderness
  3. Friend to Friend
  4. I’m Coming Out
  5. Have Fun (Again)
  6. My Old Piano
  7. Now That You’re Gone
  8. Give Up

 

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