The “Project” Turns 5!

Happy New Year!

Along with being the first day of 2017, today also marks the 5th anniversary of The Diana Ross Project.  I started writing track-by-track reviews of every Diana Ross album back in January of 2012 simply because it’s the kind of information I couldn’t find on the Internet. Everybody seemed to have an opinion about the singer’s voice, career, and persona, but very few had actually critically evaluated the singer’s work in a way that seemed meaningful or thorough.

So I started writing…with no idea that anybody would actually read the posts or comment on them.  I certainly didn’t expect to hear from fans in countries I’d never even heard of.  And I definitely didn’t expect to hear from people who’d actually worked with Miss Ross during her career.  All of it has been a sincere surprise, and I’m so grateful that this has become a little corner of the Internet where fans can have a respectful discussion about the work and career of Diana Ross.  Thank you for coming along for the ride.

Hopefully 2017 will bring new music for me to write about and for all of us to discuss — it sounds like we’ll be getting an Expanded Edition of The Supremes A’ Go-Go very soon, with a stellar alternate mix of Diana’s solo “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” included.  And, of course, we can all wish for something new from Miss Ross herself; if her recent shows with the NSO Pops at The Kennedy Center are any indication, her voice is in superb shape.  Watching clips of her performing songs like “It’s My Turn,” “If We Hold On Together,” and “The Best Years Of My Life” again was the perfect soothing end to a tumultuous 2016.

And, of course, if somehow, someday Miss Diana Ross gets any word about this website, I hope she knows how important she’s been in the lives of its writer and its readers.  Here’s to five more “best years” ahead!

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8 Responses to The “Project” Turns 5!

  1. Alexis Bryce says:

    Paul, Congratulations on five terrific years and thank you for your arduous work in reviewing the extraordinary body of work by the supremely divine Diana Ross! Her voice cast a spell on me as a small child in 1964 and I’ve been entranced by her ever since (How lucky I am to have been a part of her journey from the very beginning) . Keep up the good work and have a great 2017!

  2. David h says:

    Thank you for renewing our faith in music and helping me to rediscover Diana Ross.

  3. Pete Mowbray says:

    Hi Paul Pete Mowbray from U.K. Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work with this project. You make a lot of fans very happy with your effort and dedication. Congratulations for The “Project” turning 5

    All the best

    Pete

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Lee G says:

    Happy fifth anniversary! I wrote some track by track reviews in 1982…but scrapped them when I read your reviews…so much better! I always learn surprising things from you!…Thanks very much for your project!

  5. Hello Paul – Congrats & thank you for the dedication and hard work these past 5 years. Your ‘Project’ has been a refreshingly honest & respectful source of Rossmania. Am also hoping she releases new material very soon. We can all use the love now.

  6. david h says:

    forgot to say happy 5th anniversary.
    I know by now that you are aware of the 5 new tracks found on the Motown 1966 unreleased, ia m expecting a review in the meantime until we all get Go Go.

  7. benjaminblue says:

    Congratulations! Thank you! Your work has filled an important gap; a critical track-by-track analysis was long overdue. You have reaffirmed many positive reactions those familiar with Miss Ross have felt through the years, and you have acquainted those who didn’t experience the releases in real-time what a phenomenon Miss Ross was — and is!

  8. I now realise how there was so much content when I first found this site. I think I’ve said before I was laid up after an opporation during the latter part of 2012 and honestly thought you must have been writing for at least a year prior as I had so much to read and rediscover with each album entry…it still remains a delight every time there’s a new post. Congrats Paul!!

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