“The Wiz” era (1977-1978)

The Wiz

1/Original track listing from the album released on September 18, 1978 (recorded in 1977)

1. “Main Title (Overture, Part One)” Instrumental 2:36
2. “Overture (Part Two)” Instrumental 1:57
3. “The Feeling That We Had” Theresa Merritt and Chorus 3:26
4. “Can I Go On?” Quincy Jones, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson Diana Ross 1:56
5. “Glinda’s Theme” Instrumental 1:10
6. “He’s the Wizard” Thelma Carpenter and Chorus 4:09
7. “Soon As I Get Home / Home” Diana Ross 4:04
8. “You Can’t Win” Michael Jackson 3:14
9. “Ease on Down the Road #1” Diana Ross and Michael Jackson 3:55
10. “What Would I Do If I Could Feel?” Nipsey Russell 2:18
11. “Slide Some Oil to Me” Nipsey Russell 2:51
12. “Ease on Down the Road #2” Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell 1:31
13. “I’m a Mean Ole Lion” Ted Ross 2:24
14. “Ease on Down the Road #3” Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross 1:26
15. “Poppy Girls Theme” Anthony Jackson Instrumental 3:27
16. “Be a Lion” Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross 4:04
17. “End of the Yellow Brick Road” Instrumental 1:01
18. “Emerald City Sequence” (music: Jones, lyrics: Smalls) Chorus 6:44
19. “So You Wanted to See the Wizard” Richard Pryor – (spoken dialogue) 2:46
20. “Is This What Feeling Gets? (Dorothy’s Theme)” (music: Jones, lyrics: Ashford & Simpson) Diana Ross – (vocal version not used in film) 3:21
21. “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News” Mabel King and Chorus 3:03
22. “Everybody Rejoice / A Brand New Day” Luther Vandross Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross 7:49
23. “Believe in Yourself (Dorothy)” Diana Ross 2:55
24. “The Good Witch Glinda” Instrumental 1:09
25. “Believe in Yourself (Reprise)” Lena Horne 2:15
26. “Home (Finale)” Diana Ross 4:03
2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

 

Previous era : Goin Places

Following era : Destiny

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