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Let the Sunshine In (album)

Let the Sunshine In
Studio album by Diana Ross & the Supremes
Released May 26, 1969
Recorded 1966 ("What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"), 1967 ("Let the Music Play"), 19681969
Genre Pop/soul
Length 34 min.
Label Motown
MS 689
Producer Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, William Weatherspoon, Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology
TCB
(1968)
Let the Sunshine In
(1969)
Together
(1969)
Singles from Let the Sunshine In
  1. "I'm Livin' in Shame"
    Released: January 6, 1969
  2. "The Composer"
    Released: March 27, 1969
  3. "No Matter What Sign You Are"
    Released: May 9, 1969
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Let the Sunshine In is the sixteenth studio album by Diana Ross & the Supremes recorded and released by Motown in 1969. 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). Though the album was released when the group consisted of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Cindy Birdsong, original founding member Florence Ballard (whom Birdsong replaced) appears on two songs. 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 by Ballard who was fired 2 years prior to the release of this album in 1967. The other track, "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," was recorded by the Supremes in 1966. According to Motown data this album sold over 625,000 copies in the USA.[1]

Contents

  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
  • Chart History 3
    • Album 3.1
    • Singles 3.2
  • References 4

Track listing

  1. "The Composer"
  2. "Everyday People"
  3. "No Matter What Sign You Are"
  4. "Hey, Western Union Man"
  5. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"
  6. "I'm Livin' in Shame"
  7. Medley: "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)"
  8. "Let the Music Play"
  9. "With a Child's Heart"
  10. "Discover Me (And You'll Discover Love)"
  11. "Will This Be the Day"
  12. "I'm So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)"

Personnel

Chart History

Album

Name Chart (1969) Peak
position
Let the Sunshine In U.S. Billboard 200 24
U.S. Billboard R&B Albums Chart 7

Singles

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F


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