Everything Is Everything: Expanded Edition by Diana Ross on CD
Everything Is Everything, Diana Ross's 1970 sophomore solo album, is finally available on CD. Released even as her debut solo album was still on the charts, EIE featured productions by Deke Richards, the leader of the Corporation team responsible for the Jackson 5 hits. The album didn't produce a major hit along the lines of Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Ross's big smash that year, but I'm Still Waiting became a U.K. No. 1. I Love You (Call Me), a cover of Aretha Franklin's hit, was nominated for a Grammyr (it lost to Aretha herself). The complete, fascinating story is all here in this beautiful, expanded edition that includes seven bonus tracks from the Motown vault. Among the stunning bonus tracks are unreleased covers of the Beatles Something and the Oscarrnominated song What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life, alternate lyrics to Ain't No Sad Song, a remix of Come Together plus the hit U.K. remix of I'm Still Waiting. In the booklet, Deke himself tells fascinating stories of the album's genesis. Why, even as Ashford & Simpson were cutting the tracks that became the hits, Berry Gordy asked him to make this album. How, months after the album's release, the U.K. embraced I'm Still Waiting. How the longest title in Diana's repertoire came to be. How Deke wished to get Burt Bacharach to write a song for Diana, and what resulted instead. What happened to the bonus tracks and where in all this fits Motown's west coast guru Hal Davis. Featuring stunning never-before seen photos, detailed annotations, digitally remastered audio, and never-before heard studio chatter, this collection is a must-add for every Diana Ross fan.