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    the physical package felt so cheap. yes the...

    the physical package felt so cheap. yes the vinyl felt thin, the jacket itself felt flimsy. and the totally lazy approach to the back cover graphics were such a letdown.

    one of the most...
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    i think the Baby album could have worked. it's...

    i think the Baby album could have worked. it's beautifully produced and performed. and the personal story element makes it so relatable and human. especially since Diana already had a strong...
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    to stall out at 14 or so is a crime with this...

    to stall out at 14 or so is a crime with this album. it absolutely should have gone top 10

    it ran for 36 weeks on the charts which isn't too bad. that's longer than Touch Me In The Morning and...
  4. here's a discussion point - was Popcorn the best...

    here's a discussion point - was Popcorn the best option for a single?

    IWAG and Never Again were already released. so the other options could have been:

    Because I love him
    Too hot
    the boy...
  5. nice!! did you stay through the storm? details...

    nice!! did you stay through the storm? details please :)
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    another thing to consider is Aug 79 was when that...

    another thing to consider is Aug 79 was when that Disco Sucks riot occurred in the White Sox stadium. there was a definite growing backlash to disco at this point and I've always wondered if that...
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    i agree. I just don't think It's My House was a...

    i agree. I just don't think It's My House was a great follow up to The Boss. out of all of the tracks on the album, this is the one i'd mark as "least favorite" but keep in mind i like it. just...
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    i wonder if there might be some alt vocals like...

    i wonder if there might be some alt vocals like what they did with Baby It's Me. and didn't someone mention there's a 12" version of Once In The Morning?

    seems like with Boss and diana 80 there...
  9. the Copa 65 set list could almost be considered...

    the Copa 65 set list could almost be considered pandering to this "white" supper club crowd. but you have to remember that motown wasn't in a position to dictate the types of songs. of course they...
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    agree that it would have still been a weak track....

    agree that it would have still been a weak track. but better at least

    I Can Never Recover is the strongest dance track left in the can and frankly one of the strongest non-Ivey Woodford track...
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    hahaha - yes i was FAR too generous in labeling...

    hahaha - yes i was FAR too generous in labeling them as hits lolol

    but she recorded One Love In My Lifetime around this time and some others too.

    my theory is still that she just didn't get...
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    back to the original topic of the thread, Can We...

    back to the original topic of the thread, Can We Love Again is a very strong song and should have been included in the album. i do think it would have benefited from a few tweaks. the chorus lyrics...
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    no! how cool! that would have been great to...

    no! how cool! that would have been great to hear. yes i agree that the MSC lineup was really hot. They do so much incredible 3-part harmony on their songs and this was YEARS before auto tune and...
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    but she recorded other disco hits with Hal after...

    but she recorded other disco hits with Hal after LH - Lovin, What you gave me and for once in my life. all of those were recorded after Hangover
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    it is an excellent song. hell the whole damn...

    it is an excellent song. hell the whole damn album is nothing but perfection. yes it is a disco album and it's a dated sound. but so is the motown sound from the 60s, the philly sound from the mid...
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    that's also a much stronger concert than Diana's...

    that's also a much stronger concert than Diana's CP show

    in theory, Diana Ross Live In Central Park could have/should have been a mega hit album. she had more hits than practically any other...
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    The first half of This Is Why could have been a...

    The first half of This Is Why could have been a solid song. had Scherrie done the lead, IMO, it would have had more spark. Mary's vocals are just too heavy and mellow. Imagine if she was lead on...
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    lol i mean i can't imagine her actually saying...

    lol i mean i can't imagine her actually saying "no" to Don't Leave Me and having said "yes" to Fire Don't Burn, Sweet Summertime Lovin, What You Gave Me and many many more lol
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    exactly. it's not that she sounds bad [[like on...

    exactly. it's not that she sounds bad [[like on Greatest Hits Live released in early 90s). but she doesn't sound spectacular. and the real gem here was the craziness with the storm and audio only...
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    i agree with you that these songs are strong. ...

    i agree with you that these songs are strong. but a totally different sound. i think there's something here to work with and could have been an interesting concept

    after the gorgeous TMITM...
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    oh i would have offered to take him to dinner to...

    oh i would have offered to take him to dinner to extend the conversation!!! fascinating!!
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    oh i think it's a mess. 30 years later its fine...

    oh i think it's a mess. 30 years later its fine enough but no way would it have been a quality album. Day 1 is fine enough but you have the whole mess of the weather. without the visual of her on...
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    out of all of the content recorded for Sup 75,...

    out of all of the content recorded for Sup 75, the material by Ivey and Woodford are hands down superior to pretty much anything recorded at the time. They simply should have been given full reigns...
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    i love Thelma's version and the heavy gospel...

    i love Thelma's version and the heavy gospel sound of it. I think Diana would have done an excellent job with it but it would have been totally different.

    My guess is that she just didn't get...
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    if the duet albums were removed, you really don't...

    if the duet albums were removed, you really don't exactly have lots of gaps without an lp except fall/holiday of 71.

    RO was released in spring 70
    NW fall 70
    Touch late spring 71
    FJ was early...
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