Luther Vandross - Love, Luther  (4 x CD's)
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is noted for his sweet and soulful vocals. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, Stevie Wonder, and Donna Summer. He later became a lead singer of the group Change, which released its Gold-certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner/RFC Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981. His hit songs include "Never Too Much", "Here and Now", "Any Love", "Power of Love/Love Power", "I Can Make It Better" and "For You to Love". Many of his songs were covers of original music by other artists such as "If This World Were Mine" (duet with Cheryl Lynn), "Since I Lost My Baby", "Superstar", "I (Who Have Nothing)" and "Always and Forever". Duets such as "The Closer I Get to You" with Beyoncé, "Endless Love" with Mariah Carey and "The Best Things in Life Are Free" with Janet Jackson were all hit songs in his career. During his career, Vandross sold over 40 million records worldwide, having eleven consecutive Platinum albums a record achieved by a R&B artist at the time and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before his death, "Dance with My Father". (Wikipedia)
Love, Luther is a 2007 four CD box set, chronicling the musical career highlights of Luther Vandrss. The first career-spanning celebration of the amazing artist who has sold over 40 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards and garnered 15 platinum and multi-platinum albums. From his early work as a jingle-singer and sessions with the ground-breaking studio group Change to his superstar collaborations, his voice and vision redefined the art of popular singing. 56 stunning songs on four CD's featuring three previously unreleased tracks and two previously unreleased demos. Also contains hard-to-find twelve-inch single mixes, live performances and other surprises. (Amazon)
Luther is one of those singers that just leave you singing along and remembering those days. This set is absolutely wonderful.
01 Luther Vandross Ready for Love (Demo) 2:51
02 Luther Vandross If You Can't Dance (Demo) 2:27
03 Luther Vandross Meet Luther Vandross (Promotional single) 1:47
04 Change The Glow of Love 6:11
05 Luther Vandross Never Too Much (Extended Version) 5:40
06 Luther Vandross Don't You Know That? 4:02
07 Luther Vandross A House Is Not a Home 7:07
08 Luther Vandross Bad Boy / Having a Party 5:17
09 Luther Vandross Since I Lost My Baby 5:28
10 Luther Vandross She Loves Me Back 6:09
11 Luther Vandross &Dolores Hall Who's Gonna Make It Easier for Me 3:20
12 Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn If This World Were Mine 5:24
13 Luther Vandross & Dionne Warwick How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye 3:26
14 Luther Vandross Superstar / Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (Album Mix) 9:18
01 Luther Vandross If Only for One Night 4:16
02 Luther Vandross Creepin’ 4:04
03 Luther Vandross Wait for Love 5:18
04 Luther Vandross ’til My Baby Comes Home 5:32
05 Luther Vandross It’s Over Now 6:08
06 Luther Vandross The Night I Fell in Love 6:06
07 Luther Vandross There’s Only You 4:54
08 Luther Vandross Anyone Who Had a Heart 5:58
09 Luther Vandross So Amazing 3:57
10 Luther Vandross Give Me the Reason 4:46
11 Luther Vandross Stop to Love 5:11
12 Luther Vandross & Gregory Hines There’s Nothing Better Than Love 4:43
13 Luther Vandross So Amazing 3:42
14 Luther Vandross For You to Love 5:38
15 Luther Vandross Here and Now 5:23
01 Luther Vandross Love the One You’re With 5:04
02 Luther Vandross Funky Music (Is a Part of Me) 3:33
03 Charme Georgy Porgy 7:28
04 Luther Vandross Power of Love / Love Power 6:43
05 Luther Vandross Don’t Want to Be a Fool 4:36
06 Luther Vandross I Want the Night to Stay 5:27
07 Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey Endless Love 4:19
08 Luther Vandross Any Love 5:02
09 Luther Vandross Knocks Me Off My Feet 3:46
10 Luther Vandross Your Secret Love 4:13
11 Luther Vandross Never Let Me Go 4:31
12 Luther Vandross Can Heaven Wait 5:37
13 Luther Vandross & Beyoncé The Closer I Get to You 6:26
01 Luther Vandross Isn’t There Someone 4:42
02 Luther Vandross Dance With My Father 4:27
03 Luther Vandross Take You Out 3:27
04 Luther Vandross I’d Rather 4:52
05 Luther Vandross Buy Me a Rose 3:49
06 Luther Vandross Shine 4:52
07 Luther Vandross Got You Home 3:39
08 Aretha Franklin Jump to It 6:40
09 Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie Hot Butterfly 8:22
10 Luther Vandross Searching (Live at Wembley Arena, London) 4:37
11 Luther Vandross Always and Forever (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London) 5:04
12 Luther Vandross Medley, The Windows of the World / What the World Needs Now (live at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York) 6:02
13 Luther Vandross & Frank Sinatra The Lady Is a Tramp 3:24
14 Luther Vandross A House Is Not a Home (Live at radio City Music Hall, New York / alternate mix) 10:30
It’s the channelling again….Listening to David Bowie (I listen to a lot of Bowie…a lot!) the other night especially “Young Americans” which led to digging out “The Night I Fell In Love” LP and some Change 12”Singles…Yes the Luther Vandross connection!!!!ReplyDelete
The connection being: Luther performed as a backing singer on “Young Americans” album as well as co-writer for “Fascination” (originally adapted from his song "Funky Music")
It’s a world full of surprises.
Unfortunately Luther passed (2005) far too early after a stroke at the age of 54.
That happens a lot to me.
Lately if I think of a friend or an activity. I receive a call from that person or am invited to an activity I thought about... Spooky.
This is a nice box set too.
"Spooky" Indeed......Ive been listening to 80's George Benson and Bill Nelson.Delete
I wonder if that links with what you have planned next!!!?
"Dance with my father" has a place in the heart for everyone who has lost their dad.ReplyDelete
A beautiful track , lemonflag.Delete
Back when I was A Child...
This looks a nice set BB, that old, old video of "A House ..." I hope is in this set (that version) because 'that' version is killer :) ThanksReplyDelete
That track is very moving.