Greatest Hits [1999]

Greatest Hits [1999]

by Luther VandrossLuther Vandross


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646606827
catalogNumber: 66068
Rank: 5692

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Vandross   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   Composer
Morris Broadnax   Composer
David L. Elliott   Composer

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