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Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" is a cover album released by Diana Ross & the Supremes.

The album contains songs from the Broadway musical "Funny Girl."

It was released on August 26, 1968 by Motown Records & was produced by Berry Gordy & Gil Askey.

Album BackgroundEdit

Motown Records had the group cover the songs from "Funny Girl" (several of which were supposed to appear on their shelved 1965 album "There's a Place For Us") to tie-in with the feature-film version of "Funny Girl."

TracklistEdit

  1. "Funny Girl"
  2. "If A Girl Isn't Pretty"
  3. "I Am Woman"
  4. "The Music That Makes Me Dance"
  5. "Don't Rain On My Parade"
  6. "People"
  7. "Cornet Man"
  8. "His Love Makes Me Beautiful"
  9. "Sadie, Sadie"
  10. "I'm The Greatest Star"

PersonnelEdit

  • Diana Ross - Lead vocals
  • Mary Wilson - Background vocals
  • Cindy Birdsong - Background vocals
  • The Andantes - Background vocals
  • Gil Askey - arranger

Chart PerformanceEdit

The album was unsuccessful and ranks as the lowest-charting of the Diana Ross-led Supremes albums.

Despite the commercial failure, fans celebrated the release of the album & the group performed a medley on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Album name Chart (1968) Peak position
"Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing & Perform Funny Girl" U.S. Billboard 200 #150

Critical ReceptionEdit

Despite the low performance of the album, it was praised by the composer, Jules Styne as one of the finest renditions of his score after the Broadway cast and movie soundtrack albums.

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