a brand new day

a brand new day

very rare- A BRAND NEW DAY- Diana Ross live @ Gelredome Stadium-

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DIANA ROSS headlined the 2009 edition of the "Symphonica In Rosso" festival ( HOLLAND ) at Gelredome stadium in Arrnhem; she was the one and only singer to SELLING OUT two consecutive nights ( 40.000 people for every night ). Ross was asked to perform a third night, but, had to decline.Gelredome ( the stadium of Arnhem , in Holland), with its retractable roof as well as a convertible pitch, the stadium regularly hosts concerts. " A Brand New Day", from the movie " THE WIZ " ( 1978 ),was released as a single in some continental European countries and it peaked at #1 in THE NETHERLANDS ( where the single sold over 173.000 copies ) and # 1 in BELGIUM . Originally, "A Brand New Day" is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, written by American R&B singer--songwriter Luther Vandross. (In 1976 Vandross recorded a version of the song for his album Luther, on Cotillion records.) In the play, the song is sung to celebrate because Dorothy has killed Evilene, the tyrannical wicked witch of the West. Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow sing the song with the newly freed Winkies, who were ruled and enslaved by Evilene. It was later featured in the 1978 film version, sung by cast members Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross (credited as The Wiz Stars). Given the all-Black cast of The Wiz, the song's many references to freedom and new possibilities, (especially as sung by African American characters who had just been freed from enslavement) certainly invoked the struggles and history of Blacks in America. In the onscreen version of the song, Nipsey Russell can even be heard exclaiming "Free at last!"—a reference to Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King. (His impromptu addition to the song is not heard on the soundtrack album version, instead replaced by sung vocals by Diana Ross.)