Surrender [Expanded Edition] [CD]

  • Artist: Diana Ross
  • SKU: 17435535
  • Release Date: 12/09/2008
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    A Pleasure To Give In

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    It has been several decades since my brother sold my original vinyl copy of this album. I've since forgiven him, but I had forgotten how good Ms. Ross and Ashford & Simpson were together. Every tune of the original eleven track release was on point. I like them on all, but I do have favorites: "Remember Me"; "And If You See Him"; "Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometimes)?"; "A Simple Thing Like Cry"; "Did You Read The Morning Paper?"; "I'll Settle For You"; and my most favorite "All The Befores". The first time I heard it I felt it was the best song on the album and the musical direction I had hoped Ashford & Simpson would take Ms. Ross. I would play it over and over again disregarding the wear and tear on my original vinyl copy back in the early 1970's. This is an overlooked -should have been- classic song, that could stand up to anything being released by the Divas of today. The production, arrangement, and musical accompaniment to Diana's sensitive interpretation of the gut wrenching lyrics is superb (supreme). The instrumental outro is simply gorgeous! This could have been the beginning of a string of hits comparable to the string of hits by Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Some bonus tracks that should not be overlooked are: "Baby I'll Come"; "Remember Me" Valerie Simpson demo vocal; and "Reach Out I'll Be There" alternate vocal. Both versions showcases Ashford & Simpson's producing talents to successfully reimagine a Holland-Dozier-Holland hit originally recorded by the Four Tops. I like the alternate vocal just a little bit more.

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