Ultimate Luther Vandross [2006]

Ultimate Luther Vandross [2006]

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A necessary addition to any fan's collection and a great introduction for listeners just discovering his effortlessly soulful vocals, The Ultimate Luther Vandross features all of the beloved R&B superstar's chart-toppers, including the Grammy-winning "Dance with My Father," the title track from his 2003 multi-platinum disc -- the last album Vandross recordedSee more details below

Overview

A necessary addition to any fan's collection and a great introduction for listeners just discovering his effortlessly soulful vocals, The Ultimate Luther Vandross features all of the beloved R&B superstar's chart-toppers, including the Grammy-winning "Dance with My Father," the title track from his 2003 multi-platinum disc -- the last album Vandross recorded before his untimely death in 2005. Among the many highlights are the wedding favorite "Here and Now," the post-disco classic "Never Too Much," the breathtaking "Endless Love" with Mariah Carey, and two previously unreleased tracks produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis -- the infectious "Shine" and the slow jam "Got You Home." Vandross's sound is timeless and with this satisfying sampler, this music legend lives on.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The replacement for an identically titled disc released just five years prior, the 2006 version of The Ultimate Luther Vandross swaps out some of the earlier cuts contained on the 2001 version in favor of later material, such as "Dance with My Father" and he and Beyoncé's version of "The Closer I Get to You." What's baffling is that it leaves out some major hits in favor of a pair of previously unreleased tracks (including the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced, Chic-sampling "Shine"), both of which are front-loaded in the sequence. So, bizarrely enough, the disc has a funny way of catering toward completists as well as slightly less serious fans who stopped buying Vandross albums after 1998's I Know. Though this is the best single-disc compilation available in the U.S. (as of 2006, at least), you really need something more extensive, such as Epic/Legacy's The Essential Luther Vandross

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969770023
catalogNumber:
97700
Rank:
14136

Tracks

  1. Shine
  2. Got You Home
  3. Never Too Much
  4. Take You Out
  5. Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
  6. Here and Now
  7. Dance With My Father
  8. A House Is Not a Home
  9. Give Me the Reason
  10. I'd Rather
  11. Any Love
  12. Power of Love/Love Power
  13. Think About You
  14. Wait for Love
  15. Your Secret Love
  16. The Closer I Get to You
  17. Buy Me a Rose
  18. Endless Love

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Vandross   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Jimmy Jam   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Lionel Richie   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Luther Vandross   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jeremy Lubbock   Orchestral Arrangements
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Terry Steele   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Reggie Lucas   Composer
Skip Anderson   Arranger
Hal David   Composer
Clive Davis   Executive Producer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
James Mtume   Composer
Richard Marx   Composer
Marcus Miller   Arranger,Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Clarence Paul   Composer
Leon Pendarvis   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Rideau   Engineer
Paul Riser   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Reed Vertelney   Arranger,Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Teddy Vann   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Nat Adderley   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Jason Rome   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Morris Broadnax   Composer
Shep Crawford   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Kwaku Alston   Cover Photo,Tray Card
Warryn Campbell   Composer,Producer,Vocal Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Harold Lilly   Composer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
James Porte   Arranger,Composer
Jim Funk   Composer
Erik Hickenlooper   Composer
Damon Elliott   Composer
Ian Cross   Engineer

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