After 36 Years, "Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz" Will Be Released

News   After 36 Years, "Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz" Will Be Released
"Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz," which was originally scheduled for release in 1979 — following the 1978 film "The Wiz," which cast Ross as Dorothy — will finally be available for purchase later this month.

According to, the recording will be available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets beginning Nov. 27. Tracks include "Ease On Down the Road," "Wonder Wonder Why," "You Can't Win," "The Feeling We Once Had," "A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice)," "Believe in Yourself," "Be a Lion," "Home" and more.

Motown Universal has remastered the original tracks, and the new CD is being produced by Andrew Skurow, George Solomon and Harry Weinger. The original recording was produced by Ross and Grammy winner Lee Holdridge, who told, "I remember doing the tracks for her. As was so common at that time, we did rhythm tracks first and then she came in and put her voice down. I had pleasant conversations with her, and she was a joy to work with. But there was some craziness going on between her and the record company, she wasn’t happy about a lot of things, and she was in a terrible mood when we recorded those songs."

The Diana Ross recording will arrive just a week before NBC's The Wiz Live, which will be broadcast Dec. 3.

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