hen it comes to music, this nostalgic blogger knows that what is old can be new.
Until a little over two years ago the last time Diana Ross had a solo hit that went to #1 was in 1980 with “Upside Down.” Not that her incredible career needed any additional gold. But more chart-toppers were on the way.
Today (Friday) “Supertonic” featuring new remixes of nine classics by Ross is released on CD and crystal-clear vinyl. The collection was remixed by Eric Kupper, American DJ, producer, arranger, writer and remixer who has had tremendous success with his mixes of Ms. Ross’ work. All remixes are created from the original multi-tracks of the masters taken from the Motown vaults.
“Supertonic” includes four consecutive #1 hits. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” reached #1 in 2018, “I’m Coming Out/Upside Down” also reached #1 in 2018, “The Boss” in 2019, and the latest, “Love Hangover” in March of this year. All four topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart.
The original version of “Love Hangover” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Soul Singles and Hot Dance Club Play charts simultaneously in May 1976. The disco recording began with a slow, sultry intro.
“Things came out of my mouth that I didn’t even expect,” said Ross.
All remixes are created from the original multi-tracks of the masters taken from the Motown vaults.
Last December, Eric Kupper remixed Judy Garland’s “The Man Got Away” marking her first entry on the charts in 74 years. It peaked at #10 on Billboard’s dance chart.