Silk Electric (1982)

THE DIANA ROSS PROJECT

“Right or wrong, I will stand up like a tree, happy or sad, good or bad, I Am Me…”

Diana Ross must have been in a really good place emotionally in 1982; she’d just scored the biggest single of her career (“Endless Love” with Lionel Richie) and her first album as an RCA Records artist — Why Do Fools Fall In Love — was a platinum-selling hit featuring two top 10 singles.  More importantly, she’d executive produced the album herself and co-written one of the songs, finally allowing herself the creative control that she’d clearly been craving for quite some time.  The fact that the album was a success had to be major validation for the singer, and probably inspired her to go even further in terms of artistic experimentation for her next album.

And that brings us to Silk Electric, which is again produced by Miss Ross and this time features…

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