Sunday, 13 January 2019
Sometimes you find a picture so great that it alone determines a post. This picture of Diana Ross is such a picture.
Upside Down was on her 1980 album Diana, a record itself with a memorable picture on the sleeve.
Upside Down (and the rest of the album) was written and produced by Chic, and became a number one single in various countries (number two in the UK). Chic were at the top of their game in 1980. Diana Ross was looking to freshen up her sound for the new decade. Predictably there were clashes between Edwards and Rodgers on one side and Ross on the other, in the studio and afterwards. Diana had the album remixed to make her voice more prominent and Chic nearly removed their name from the production credit in response at their work being tampered with. They relented- the album went on to sell ten million copies worldwide which must have softened the blow.