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The Best of Luther Vandross (CD)

By: Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross Artist Snapshot:

The multi-talented Luther Vandross first earned recognition when a song he wrote was included in the musical THE WIZ in the early '70s, but it was his golden voice that made him one of the most sought-after session vocalists in the business. His significant contributions to David Bowie's Philly Soul-inspired YOUNG AMERICANS led to his first solo work in 1976, and subsequently, he has dwelt in the rarefied land of the platinum record as an R&B singing star with armloads of Grammys. Vandross has also been an in-demand record producer, and has sung duets with icons of soul ranging from Aretha Franklin to Mariah Carey. In 2003, Vandross went into a coma following a stroke, but learned to sing again after extensive rehabilitation. His death in 2005 robbed the world of one of its most soulful voices.

Track Listing

DISC 1 for The Best of Luther Vandross (CD) Album By Luther Vandross
1   Searching
2   The Glow of Love
3   Never Too Much
4   If This World Were Mine
5   A House Is Not a Home
6   Bad Boy/Having a Party
7   Since I Lost My Baby
8   Promise Me
9   'Til My Baby Comes Home
10   If Only for One Night/Creepin'
DISC 2 for The Best of Luther Vandross (CD) Album By Luther Vandross
1   Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
2   Stop to Love
3   So Amazing
4   There's Nothing Better Than Love
5   Give Me the Reason
6   Any Love
7   I Really Didn't Mean It
8   Love Won't Let Me Wait
9   Treat You Right

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The classiest of R&B''s lover men, Luther Vandross eschews the sweaty soul intensity of his predecessors for a silky-smooth sound that achieves its romantic aims nonetheless. In the hands of a lesser artist, Vandross''s narrow focus on love songs would seem restrictive, but he somehow finds endlessly entertaining ways of conveying simple messages like "I love you," "I miss you," and "Why did you leave me?" The Best of Love is just that--a 20-song retrospective that clocks Vandross''s brilliant career through its first decade, including such gems as his gorgeous reworking of the Bacharach-David chestnut "A House Is Not a Home," Smokey Robinson''s "Since I Lost My Baby," and his own early hit "Never Too Much." Vandross was a staple on the R&B charts throughout the ''80s, but the set culminates with "Here and Now," his 1989 crossover smash. Since then, Luther has belonged to everyone; this set shows it should have been that way all along. --Daniel Durchholz

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