Part of the Playlist series, this compilation offers an enjoyable journey through Diana Ross's extensive career and flows together well (aside from the duet with Julio Iglesias which seems a bit out of place).
No single-disc collection is ever going to cover everything Ms Ross has released over the many decades she has been around. For the casual consumer, this CD will be perfectly sufficient. For the devoted fan, there will be issues with what has, and hasn't, been included. From that second standpoint, I would like to have seen at least one rare 12" version on here to make it a 'must have' for the fans as well. Still to be released on CD are the 12" versions of Work That Body, Muscles, Chain Reaction and Pieces of Ice, among others. The 12" of Swept Away was included on a German compilation but has still not been on a Diana Ross compilation or reissue yet. I think that adding the 12" of Muscles (which does seem like it needs to be longer when played on this disc) and/or the 12" of Chain Reaction (a massive UK smash hit, which also feels like it needs to be longer when heard on this disc) would have been the best choice(s) for lifting this release beyond good into something special. The total running time of 67 minutes 11 seconds does mean there was space for a couple of longer mixes.
However what we do get works well as a compilation, especially at this low price. Sound quality is generally very good.