Diana Ross

Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs

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A Diana Ross box set could have been a wonderful experience. Ross had a long streak of success, running from the Supremes to the middle of the '80s, when the hits simply trailed off. Most of those hits were for Motown -- only her early-'80s hits were recorded for RCA -- which means that there would have been no licensing trouble and the box could have featured everything. And, to a certain extent, the four-disc set Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs does feature everything, from the Supremes chart-toppers to solo smashes. The problem is, it runs too long, and the remastering and packaging are surprisingly lackluster. Certainly, hardcore fans could make it through the entire set, but less dedicated fans -- the kind who simply wants a comprehensive collection of hits -- will have trouble making it through the last disc, which consists of nothing but recent, post-hitmaking years recordings. Also, hardcore fans will probably be upset by the lack of rarities on Forever Diana, since they will own most everything on the box. So, it's a set that's sporadically enjoyable and will not truly please anyone. A missed opportunity.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:40 Spotify
2 2:27
3 2:36
4 2:37
5 2:43 Amazon
6 2:53
7 2:57
8 2:11 Spotify
9 2:45 Amazon
10 2:09 Amazon
11 2:44 Amazon
12 2:36 Amazon
13 2:54 Amazon
14 2:54 Amazon
15 2:46 Amazon
16 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:51 Amazon
18 2:53 Amazon
19 2:40 Amazon
20 3:20 Amazon
21 2:58 Amazon
22 3:08
23 3:44 SpotifyAmazon
24 3:01 Amazon
25 3:25 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:01 Spotify
2 3:30
3 3:30 Spotify
4 5:23 Amazon
5 2:52 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:44 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:21 Amazon
8 2:22
9 2:44 Amazon
10 3:28 Spotify
11 8:21 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
13
feat: Marvin Gaye
3:09 Spotify
14 2:55 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:45 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:36 SpotifyAmazon
18 4:01 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:48 Spotify
20 4:05 Amazon
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