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Let The Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In is a 1969 album by Diana Ross & the Supremes recorded and released by Motown.

It contains the hit single "I'm Livin' in Shame" (the sequel to 1968's number-one hit "Love Child"), "The Composer," a Smokey Robinson composition that peaked at #27 and "No Matter What Sign You Are," a single produced by Motown chief Berry Gordy that failed to crack to Top 30 (peaking at #31).

One track from this album, "Let The Music Play" was an outtake from the "I Hear A Symphony" album recording sessions and therefore features backing from one of the founding members Florence Ballard who was fired two years prior to the release of this album in 1967.

TracklistEdit

  • The Composer
  • Everyday People
  • No Matter What Sign You Are
  • Hey Western Union Man
  • What Becomes of The Brokenhearted
  • I'm Livin' In Shame
  • Medley: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
  • Let The Music Play
  • With A Child's Heart
  • With A Child's Heart
  • Discover Me (And You'll Discover Love)
  • Will This Be The Day
  • I'm So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)

PersonnelEdit

  • Diana Ross - Lead Vocals
  • Mary Wilson - Background Vocals
  • Florence Ballard - Background Vocals on "Let The Music Play"
  • Cindy Birdsong - Background Vocals
  • The Andantes - Background Vocals
  • The Funk Brothers - Instrumentation

Chart HistoryEdit

AlbumEdit

Name Chart (1969) Peak Position
Let The Sunshine In U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #24
U.S. Billboard R&B Albums Chart #7

SinglesEdit

Singles Chart (1969) Peak Position
I'm Livin' In Shame U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
U.S. Billboard R&B #8
U.K. Pop #14
The Composer U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #27
U.S. Billboard R&B #21
No Matter What Sign You Are U.S. Billboard Pop #31
U.S. Billboard R&B #17
U.K. Pop #37

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