Live At Caesars Palace
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||Overture||Diana Ross||0:49||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Don't Rain On My Parade||Diana Ross||2:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Big Mable Murphy||Diana Ross||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)||Diana Ross||6:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Supremes Medley: Stop In the Name of Love / My World Is Empty Without You / Baby Love / I Hear a Symphony||Diana Ross||5:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ain't No Mountain High Enough||Diana Ross||4:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Corner of the Sky||Diana Ross||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bein' Green||Diana Ross||2:49||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||I Loves You Porgy||Diana Ross||1:36||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Lady Sings the Blues Medley||Diana Ross||7:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Lady Is a Tramp||Diana Ross||2:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Man (Mom Homme)||Diana Ross||4:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
An entertaining, lavish, and sometimes a bit pretentious concert album from Diana Ross. It was the first album that really presented how a typical Ross live performance sounded, and that proved both complimentary and negative. The staged conversations, often awkward monologues, and rough pacing were balanced by some excellent performances, and the album was produced well enough to keep her voice at the core of the sound. It's not an essential purchase, but it's worth getting if it turns up in an oldies collection.
OMG! Found at Last!!!
Memories of rewinding that audiocassette to learn the words to "Corner of the Sky" and "Bein' Green" come back in a flood. I wanted to see Pippin on Broadway and buy a ticket to the Muppet Movie just to know what Miss Ross was singing about culturally--knowing inside my soul what the songs were about on a personal and more intimate level. In love with "Lady Sings the Blues", I thought the medley was flawless. The only disappointment to me was the Supremes Medley without Flo, Mary, and Cindy. Now if I can just find the "Farewell" album from 1970....
A good buy for Ross completists.
This album isn't an essential purchase, but for Ross completists, this is a bargain. This long out-of-print CD sells for up to $100 or more on eBay, su buying it here for $9.99 is a real bargain. This live album is historical inasmuch as it presents Ross in an early solo concert post-Supremes. In fact, this is the first and only complete Ross live album to have been released to date. Back in the day when this album was first released on vinyl, I wondered about many of the song selections. Ross kept many of her former Supremes concert songs in her solo act, including The Lady is a Tramp and My Man, not to mention the Supremes medley. But she also added some unusual song choices such as I Loves Ya Porgy and Big Mable Murphy. Only with the recent release of the BLUE album (recorded in 1972 and hidden in the vaults until it's release in 2006), do we begin to understand why such songs appeared in her concert performances around this time. Ross added these songs to her repertoire because she had worked so hard on recording them for the Blue album which was not released at that time. (Big Mable Murphy doesn't appear on the BLUE album, but it may have been recorded around this same timeframe and subsequently locked away in the Motown vaults.) Now we understand the significance of these songs appearing on this concert album. Since it is unknown when this album may again be commercially released on CD or in any other format, this is a good opportunity to purchase this album at a reasonable price on iTunes. Only a true Ross fanatic would pay $100+ for this on eBay when you can have the same album here for $9.99. Ross fanatics and eBay buyers set the price for these things, but iTunes makes this music available for the less fanatical of the Ross fans and the casual listener, and all for a reasonable price. Bottom line: Grab this one from iTunes while you can, it's a bargain compared to eBay prices!
It was great to see this album on itunes. It is a classic. I was hoping to find the live double album "An evening with Diana Ross" which was recorded in the late 70's, which was a better live recording. There is always hope that itunes will release it soon.
Born: March 26, 1944 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s