Greatest Hits

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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
Though he began his musical career as a backup singer, commercial jingle man, and session artist, Luther Vandross has long since been regarded as a master of love ballads. His nuanced vocals surge, then relent, twirling and softly flitting between notes as Luther travels pathways of romance, introspection, and bliss. GREATEST HITS is a pared-down follow-up to the 1989 two-disc set BEST OF LUTHER VANDROSS…THE BEST OF LOVE, with several worthwhile tracks that were not included in that defining collection. Highlights include the crossover pop smash "Power of Love/Love Power," from 1991's POWER OF LOVE, and a remake of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Love the One You're With"...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
Though he began his musical career as a backup singer, commercial jingle man, and session artist, Luther Vandross has long since been regarded as a master of love ballads. His nuanced vocals surge, then relent, twirling and softly flitting between notes as Luther travels pathways of romance, introspection, and bliss. GREATEST HITS is a pared-down follow-up to the 1989 two-disc set BEST OF LUTHER VANDROSS…THE BEST OF LOVE, with several worthwhile tracks that were not included in that defining collection. Highlights include the crossover pop smash "Power of Love/Love Power," from 1991's POWER OF LOVE, and a remake of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Love the One You're With" from 1994's SONGS, juiced up with a gospel choir and spirited organ to lend a reverent, down-home feel. "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye," a melancholy duet with Dionne Warwick from 1983's BUSY BODY, finds beauty in a breakup. But unquestionably, the collection's strength comes from Luther's dance-floor packers "Never Too Much", the quintessential wedding song "Here and Now," and the nine-minute-plus update of the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me That's What I'm Gonna Do." This is vintage Luther -- the man with the voice that touches and caresses with soulful grace.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Luther Vandross' 1999 Greatest Hits may not be as generous as 1989's The Best of Luther Vandross, which contained 20 tracks on two discs, but it's a good, concise, 14-track collection that includes many of his very best songs. There is a lot of overlap with Best Of -- it shares no less than nine tracks with that collection -- but it also has such-'90s hits as "Don't Want to Be a Fool" and "Power of Love / Love Power." It is a tight, single-disc collection, which may make it preferable to some listeners. However, Best Of does cover Vandross' prime period better, and since Greatest Hits covers much of that same territory while missing several big-'90s hits, it isn't quite all it could be. Essentially, it's for casual fans who want all the big hits on one disc -- serious listeners will want to stick with Best Of.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646606827
  • Catalog Number: 66068
  • Sales rank: 21,087

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luther Vandross Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Dionne Warwick Track Performer
Gregory Hines Track Performer
Technical Credits
Leon Russell Composer
Luther Vandross Composer, Producer
Bonnie Bramlett Composer
Terry Steele Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Hal David Composer
Marcus Miller Producer
Clarence Paul Composer
Jacques Fred Petrus Producer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Walter Afanasieff Producer
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Morris Broadnax Composer
David L. Elliott Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lost in Luther!!

    When I listen to Luther, I get lost in his voice and find myself alone in a magical world with just him and I. His voice transports you to another place that you hope to not return from, or for at least a little while. You can forget about your problems and worries for a while and not too many artists have that special God given gift.If I could I would give him 10 stars. There will never be another Luther...I will miss him...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NO ONE COMPARES TO LUTHER

    LUTHER VANDROSS IS THE MOST ACCOMPLESHED, ENTERTAINERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY. HIS VOICE SPEAKES FOR ITSELF.THE MUSIC PUTS ''CHILLS'' UP AND DOWN MY SPINE.WHEN EVER LUTHER CUTS AN ALBUM IT IS ALWAYS PLATINUM. THE YOUNG ARTESTS TODAY FOLLOW HIS FOOTSTEPS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sugar & Spice

    I best describe this CD by thinking of a great cup of coffee. By adding cream and sugar, it's goooood to the last drop! Each song delivers a message we can relate too somewhere in our lives.

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    Posted March 9, 2009

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