Diana Ross – Why Do Fools Fall in Love 1981 (Expanded Edition 2004) New-CD $52.99

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Diana Ross – Why Do Fools Fall in Love 1981

Why Do Fools Fall in Love was the first album Ross recorded after leaving the Motown label, when she signed a $20 million deal with RCA. Originally, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were slated to produce the follow-up to the platinum Diana album. However, their schedules were filled with commitments to also produce Debbie Harry’s solo debut, Johnny Mathis and another Chic album. Ross had given her word to RCA president, Robert Summers to deliver an album for the 1981 holiday selling season.The album was the first to be produced by the singer herself, and it became her second RIAA-certified platinum album.[a] It was also certified gold in the UK and Canada. Ross embarked on a world tour in support of the album.The album was remastered and re-released on September 2, 2014 by Funky Town Grooves, with bonus material.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon, Morris Levy 2:53
2. “Sweet Surrender” Leonard Stack, Cheryl Christiansen 4:09
3. Mirror Mirror Michael Sembello, Dennis Matkosky 6:08
4. Endless Love Lionel Richie 4:56
5. “It’s Never Too Late” Dan Hartman 3:19
6. “Think I’m in Love” L. Cheryl Taylor 4:15
7. Sweet Nothings Ronnie Self, Dub Albritton 3:00
8. “Two Can Make It” Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow 3:24
9. “Work That Body” Diana Ross, Paul Jabara, Ray Chew 5:01

2014 Expanded Edition Bonus Tracks (Funky Town Grooves)

10. “Mirror Mirror” (7″ Mix) 3:59
11. “Mirror Mirror” (7″ Alternate Version) 4:06
12. “Work That Body” (7″ Mix) 3:34
13. “Work That Body” (12″ Mix) 6:31
14. “Work That Body” (Extended Remix) 6:22
15. “Endless Love” (Edited Version)

 

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Musicians

  • Diana Ross – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (1-4, 6-9)
  • Rob Mounsey – piano (1)
  • Ray ChewRhodes (1, 6), acoustic piano (2-5, 7, 8, 9), arrangements (2-5, 8, 9)
  • Pat Rebillot – acoustic piano (4)
  • Ed Walsh – synthesizer (4)
  • Leon Pendarvis – Rhodes (5, 7), arrangements (7)
  • Ron Frangipane – acoustic piano (6), synthesizer (6), arrangements (6)
  • Bob Kulick – guitar (1), electric guitar (3)
  • Eric Gale – electric guitar (1, 2, 5-8) rhythm guitar (3)
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar (1, 4-7, 9) rhythm guitar (3)
  • Neil Jason – bass guitar (1, 3-7, 9)
  • Francisco Centeno – bass guitar (2, 8)
  • Yogi Horton – drums (all tracks)
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion (1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  • George Young – tenor saxophone (1)
  • Don Brooks – harmonica (2)
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (7)
  • Bert DeCoteaux – horn and string arrangements (1)
  • Paul Riser – horn and string arrangements (2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
  • Randy Brecker – horn arrangements (3, 7)
  • Lamar Alsop – concertmaster (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
  • Lionel Richie – lead and backing vocals (4)
  • Margaret Dorn – backing vocals (5, 9)
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals (5, 9)
  • Millie Whiteside – backing vocals (5, 9)

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in
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