Diana Ross & the Supremes - Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"


Diana Ross & the Supremes - Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"

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Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"
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Studio album by Diana Ross & the Supremes
Released August 26, 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Pop, show tunes, R&B
Length N/A
Label

Motown MS 672 - U.S.

Tamla Motown STML 11088 - UK

Producer Berry Gordy and Gil Askey
Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology
Live at London's Talk of the Town
(1968)
Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"
(1968)
Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations
(1968)

 

  Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" is the thirteenth studio album released by Diana Ross & the Supremes on the Motown label, released in 1968. It is a cover album of songs from the Broadway musical Funny Girl. Motown had Ross and the Supremes cover the Funny Girl songs (several of which were to appear on their shelved 1965 album "There's a Place for Us") to tie-in with the September release of the feature-film version of the musical. The LP was not a success, and, with a Billboard 200 peak of 150, ranks as the lowest-charting of the Diana Ross-led Supremes albums. It managed to sell over 225,000 US copies, according to Motown data.

It was, however, praised by the composer, Jules Styne as one of the finest renditions of his score after the Broadway cast and movie soundtrack albums. Despite the commercial failure, fans celebrated the release, and the group performed a medley on the Ed Sullivan show .

Diana continued to perform "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "My Man" (equally associated with Lady Day), at her solo concerts throughout the 70s

As this release is one of the only albums in the Supremes catalog never to be issued on compact disc, it remains one of the most in demand, often illegally duplicated. It will be released as download only on April, 29th 2014. Besides the original ten songs, every album track has also been remixed for this collection to only include the voices of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong instead of the chorus on the original album. Additionally there a live versions of "I´m the Greatest Star" (an outtake from "T.C.B.") and "My Man (Mon Homme)" (live from Las Vegas).

 
 

Track listing

All songs written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. All tracks produced by Berry Gordy and Gil Askey

  1. "Funny Girl"
  2. "If a Girl Isn't Pretty"
  3. "I Am Woman"
  4. "The Music That Makes Me Dance"
  5. "Don't Rain on My Parade"
  6. "People"
  7. "Cornet Man"
  8. "His Love Makes Me Beautiful"
  9. "Sadie, Sadie"
  10. "I'm the Greatest Star"

Personnel

  • Diana Ross – lead vocals
  • Mary Wilson - background vocals
  • Cindy Birdsong – background vocals
  • The Andantes – background vocals
  • Various LA session singers - background vocals
  • Gil Askey – arranger

Chart History

Name Chart (1968) Peak
position
Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" U.S. Billboard 200 150

 

 

Diana Ross & the Supremes - Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"

UK Tamla Motown STML 11088 stereo (1968)

Album produced by Berry Gordy and Gil Askey.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The albums laminated flipback cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The albums original company inner sleeve is perfectly presented.

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