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Motown/UMe Announces Diana Ross Remix Collection ‘Supertonic’

The Motown/UMe album will be available digitally on 29 May, with CD and crystal-clear vinyl editions on 26 June.

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Diana Ross Supertonic album

Diana Ross will celebrate the spectacular success of Eric Kupper’s remixes of her classic songs with the Supertonic collection. The Motown/UMe album will be available digitally on 29 May, with CD and crystal-clear vinyl editions to follow on 26 June.

Supertonic is produced by Diana Ross and features Kupper’s remixes, with executive remix production & marketing By Brad LaBeau Co + Peter Nelson for Pro-Motion. All of the remixes have been created from original multi-track masters in the vaults of Motown Records.

In March, Diana Ross created history when ‘Love Hangover 2020’ topped Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs Chart. It became her fourth consecutive No. 1 remix with a song that was a No. 1 dance hit in its original version. Kupper’s 2020 mix of the 1976 smash is available today (17) as the first single from Supertonic.

The unprecedented fourth chart-topping achievement followed the history-making success of ‘The Boss 2019.’ This topped the same Billboard chart during the 40th anniversary of the original version leading that survey, becoming Ms. Ross’ then third consecutive No. 1 Dance Club Songs Chart hit.

‘Love Hangover 2020,’ the new mix of the classic written by Pam Sawyer and Marilyn McLeod, hit the top five on that Billboard chart in just two months and peaked at No. 1. The original, produced by Hal Davis, topped Billboard’s Hot 100, R&B and Dance Club Play charts simultaneously in the week ending 15 May 151976.

Ashford & Simpson revisited

As well as ‘Love Hangover 2020,’ Supertonic also features the three remixes that went No. 1 dance during a 15-month period: ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down’ and ‘The Boss.’ The remix of Ashford & Simpson’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain…’ hit the top in January 2018. An edited version appeared on Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection. The original was a pop and R&B No. 1 in 1970.

Kupper’s ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down 2018’ mashup took just eight weeks to reach the dance chart pinnacle. Both songs were written and produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards and were No. 1 simultaneously on the same chart in 1980. ‘Upside Down’ also went No. 1 pop and R&B.

‘The Boss 2019’ was a dance No. 1 in April 2019, 40 years after the Ashford & Simpson-produced original did the same. Ms. Ross has now had a total eight No. 1 hits on Dance Club Songs.

Boss remixes

Also on Supertonic are remixes of two more tracks from the album The Boss, tracks from which were collectively listed as No. 1 dance hit. They are an uptempo ‘No One Gets The Prize’ and a Latin-flavoured version of ‘It’s My House.’ The 1970 top 20 hit ‘Remember Me’ is given a new R&B treatment, gets a smart R&B feel and both 1971’s ‘Surrender’ and the 1973 No. 1 ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ get Kupper’s remix treatment.

29 May also sees the digital release of Supertonic: Instrumental Mixes, featuring instrumental versions of all the tracks on the Supertonic album.

Supertonic is released on 29 May. Scroll down for the tracklisting, and pre-order it here.

DIANA ROSS SUPERTONIC [CD/DIGITAL]
SUPERTONIC: INSTRUMENTAL MIXES [DIGITAL]

CD/DIGITAL

1. I’m Coming Out / Upside Down 3:07*
2. Love Hangover 3:45
3. The Boss 3:38
4. Surrender 3:06
5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 4:05
6. No One Gets The Prize 5:20
7. It’s My House 4:40
8. Touch Me in the Morning 4:18
9. Remember Me 3:40

*Running time is longer for this track on the digital-only instrumental album.

DIANA ROSS SUPERTONIC [LP]
LP (CRYSTAL-CLEAR VINYL)

Side One
1. I’m Coming Out / Upside Down 3:07
2. Love Hangover 3:45
3. The Boss 3:38
4. Surrender 3:06
5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 4:05

Side Two
1. No One Gets The Prize 5:20
2. It’s My House 4:40
3. Touch Me in the Morning 4:18
4. Remember Me 3:40

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  1. Marcus

    June 2, 2020 at 11:57 am

    These remixes are so poorly made. What has been added is mechanic and repetitive percussion which takes away the soul and groove from these wonderful songs. Listen instead to remixes made by The Reflex or Dmitri from Paris. They understand the music and respect the original instrumentation.
    I am so disappointed of these amateurish mixes.

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