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Perhaps Ms. Ross's most indispensable solo work, the 1980 Diana hooks her up with the Chic organization and eight good to really, really great songs for a disc that glows with rhythm and good feeling. The Boss herself has ... more »
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Perhaps Ms. Ross's most indispensable solo work, the 1980 Diana hooks her up with the Chic organization and eight good to really, really great songs for a disc that glows with rhythm and good feeling. The Boss herself has rarely sounded finer, as Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers seem to anticipate just what she can do vocally and aim the music at the bull's-eye. One bets that Debbie Harry wished she'd gotten hold of the sassy "Give Up" for her own Edwards/Rodgers-helmed KooKoo. --Rickey Wright
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Best chic album nile and bernard never made
Sherance M. Brothers | Jasper, Alabama United States | 02/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this features coming out and upside down both sampled by mc lyte and puffy whose career really blew up by samplinbg diana but still tyhis is a good cd and the songs are still popular today discolovers should have no fear at that. special props to nile rodgers, and bernard edwards for writing and producing this material this could have been chic's biggest lp if they did the vocals."
One Of The Best Albums Of 1980
World Champion | Bridgeport, Ct. United States | 06/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Actually the title of this album should've been "CHIC featuring Diana Ross" since it is a Chic album with their own Background vocals, strings, etc. Written, Arranged and Produced by The Great Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers, the founders of Chic. The only difference is Diana is singing lead instead of Luci Martin or Alfa Anderson. Anyway, I recently heard this album for the first time in 26 years, only this time on CD and the sound blew me away!!!!! The songs sound just as fresh as they did back then. Every track in addition to "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out" is a potential hit especially "Have Fun Again". Bernard's Bass playing is really kicking on that cut! I love it! Overall this album is a must-listen for any person who appreciates R&B music just as it was during the last year of the "Party Hardy Era" that was from 1977-1980."
Glen Zimmerman | Lindenwold, New Jersey | 11/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though she had been recording solo albums for ten years up to this point, this album is almost certainly Diana Ross's best solo effort. It spawned the huge hits "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out", and the great shoulda-been "Give Up", which is probably the most chug-thumping, bass-heavy party jam she's ever made."