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The Essential Luther Vandross [2-CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Luther Vandross left behind a career rich with soulful ballad after ballad that made him one of the most successful R&B and adult contemporary performers of the '80s -- his catalog of uptempo numbers was so consistently high in quality that few colleagues could measure up. So it would only seem appropriate that Sony would give a facelift to the excellent 2003 Essential collection, packaging it with a DVD collection of live performances, duets, and promotional videos as well as a touching tribute to Vandross from his closest friends and fellow musicians. It's a wonderful and probably the most thorough summary of a man whose career and life were tragically cut short all...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Luther Vandross left behind a career rich with soulful ballad after ballad that made him one of the most successful R&B and adult contemporary performers of the '80s -- his catalog of uptempo numbers was so consistently high in quality that few colleagues could measure up. So it would only seem appropriate that Sony would give a facelift to the excellent 2003 Essential collection, packaging it with a DVD collection of live performances, duets, and promotional videos as well as a touching tribute to Vandross from his closest friends and fellow musicians. It's a wonderful and probably the most thorough summary of a man whose career and life were tragically cut short all too soon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828769648727
  • Catalog Number: 96487

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Any Love (5:02)
  2. 2 So Amazing (3:42)
  3. 3 Wait for Love (5:17)
  4. 4 Power of Love/Love Power (4:20)
  5. 5 For You to Love (5:36)
  6. 6 I (Who Have Nothing) - Martha Wash (7:27)
  7. 7 Anyone Who Had a Heart (5:44)
  8. 8 A House Is Not a Home (7:07)
  9. 9 Never Too Much (3:50)
  10. 10 Since I Lost My Baby (5:28)
  11. 11 Stop to Love (4:22)
  12. 12 It's Over Now (6:07)
  13. 13 Your Secret Love (4:12)
  14. 14 Superstar (5:39)
  15. 15 Here and Now (5:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Knocks Me Off My Feet (3:44)
  2. 2 Goin' Out of My Head (5:16)
  3. 3 If Only for One Night (4:15)
  4. 4 Creepin' (4:03)
  5. 5 She's So Good to Me (5:39)
  6. 6 Give Me the Reason (4:45)
  7. 7 She Loves Me Back (6:09)
  8. 8 The Night I Fell in Love (6:06)
  9. 9 If This World Were Mine (3:59)
  10. 10 Don't Want to Be a Fool (4:36)
  11. 11 There's Nothing Better Than Love (4:43)
  12. 12 How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (3:26)
  13. 13 Love the One You're With (5:04)
  14. 14 Endless Love - Mariah Carey (4:19)
  15. 15 I Want the Night to Stay (5:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Don't Want to Be a Fool
  2. 2 Your Secret Love
  3. 3 Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)
  4. 4 I Can Make It Better
  5. 5 Stop to Love
  6. 6 Here and Now
  7. 7 Always and Forever
  8. 8 It's Over Now
  9. 9 She Won't Talk to Me
  10. 10 Never Too Much
  11. 11 There's Nothing Better Than Love
  12. 12 Power of Love/Love Power
  13. 13 Endless Love - Mariah Carey
  14. 14 Love the One You're With
  15. 15 Superstar
  16. 16 Dear Friends
  17. 17 The Making of "Songs"/Medley: Hello/The Impossible Dream
  18. 18 A House Is Not a Home
  19. 19 Biography
  20. 20 Discography
  21. 21 Photo Gallery
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luther Vandross Primary Artist, Vocals
Patti Austin Vocals
Cheryl Lynn Vocals
David Lasley Vocals
Phil Perry Vocals
Ava Cherry Vocals
Robin Clark Vocals
Darlene Love Vocals
Lisa Fischer Vocals
Kevin Owens Vocals
Tawatha Agee Vocals
Skip Anderson Synthesizer
Phillip Ballou Vocals
Eluriel Tinker Barfield Bass
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Errol Crusher Bennett Percussion
Johnny Britt Vocals
Alex Brown Vocals
Cissy Houston Vocals
Michelle Cobbs Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Conga, Wind Chimes
Charlotte Crossley Vocals
Lynn Davis Vocals
Jim Gilstrap Vocals
Ivan Hampden drum overdubs
Doc Powell Guitar
Yogi Horton Drums
Phillip Ingram Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Anthony Jackson Bass
Brenda White-King Vocals
Steve Kroon Bongos, Conga
Yvonne Lewis Vocals
Paulette McWilliams Vocals
Marcus Miller Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Cindy Mizelle Vocals
Myrna Smith-Schilling Vocals
Sybil Thomas Vocals
Fonzi Thornton Vocals
Ed Walsh Synthesizer
Michael White Percussion
Buddy Williams Drums
Alfa Anderson Vocals
Genobia Jeter Vocals
Nat Adderley Jr. Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Pat Joyner Vocals
Tamira C. Sanders Vocals
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius Guitar
Technical Credits
Lionel Richie Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Luther Vandross Arranger, Composer, Producer
Nat Adderley Composer
Bonnie Bramlett Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Skip Anderson Arranger, Composer
Ray Bardani Engineer
Michael Brauer Engineer
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Marcus Miller Arranger, Composer, Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Leon Pendarvis Arranger
Paul Riser Arranger
B. Russell Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Nat Adderley Jr. Arranger, Composer, Producer
Carlo Donida Composer
Mogol Audio 2 Composer
Linda Chang Packaging Manager
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