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Format: CD
Sku: 60603438
UPC: 696998916722
UPC 14: 00696998916722
Release Date: 6/10/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Any Love ~ Luther Vandross
2. So Amazing ~ Luther Vandross
3. Wait For Love ~ Luther Vandross
4. Power Of Love / Love Power ~ Luther Vandross
5. For You To Love ~ Luther Vandross
6. I (Who Have Nothing) ~ Luther Vandross
7. Anyone Who Had A Heart ~ Luther Vandross
8. House Is Not A Home, A ~ Luther Vandross
9. Never Too Much ~ Luther Vandross
10. Since I Lost My Baby ~ Luther Vandross
11. Stop To Love ~ Luther Vandross
12. It's Over Now ~ Luther Vandross
13. Your Secret Love ~ Luther Vandross
14. Superstar ~ Luther Vandross
15. Here And Now ~ Luther Vandross
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Knocks Me Off My Feet ~ Luther Vandross
2. Goin' Out Of My Head ~ Luther Vandross
3. If Only For One Night ~ Luther Vandross
4. Creepin' ~ Luther Vandross
5. She's So Good To Me ~ Luther Vandross
6. Give Me The Reason ~ Luther Vandross
7. She Loves Me Back ~ Luther Vandross
8. Night I Fell In Love, The ~ Luther Vandross
9. If This World Were Mine ~ Luther Vandross
10. Don't Want To Be A Fool ~ Luther Vandross
11. There's Nothing Better Than Love ~ Luther Vandross
12. How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye ~ Luther Vandross
13. Love The One You're With ~ Luther Vandross
14. Endless Love ~ Luther Vandross
15. I Want The Night To Stay ~ Luther Vandross

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Luther Vandross, Martha Wash, Cheryl Lynn, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey (vocals); Doc Powell, Georg Wadenius, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar);
Muze PNote Nat Adderley, Jr. (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Marcus Miller (keyboards, synthesizer, bass, background vocals); John "Skip" Anderson (synthesizer, programming); Anthony Jackson, Tinker Barfield (bass); Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams (drums); Steve Croon (bongos, congas); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion, chimes); Bashiri Johnson, Michael White (percussion); Jason Miles (programming); Fonzi Thornton, Phil Perry, Phillip Ingram, Ava Cherry, Cissy Houston, Lisa Fisher, Darlene Love, Tawatha Agee (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers: Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley, Jr., Walter Afanasieff.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Leo Sacks, Ray Bardani.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1982 & 1996. Includes liner notes by OJ Lima.
Muze PNote This is part of the "Essential Collection" series.
Muze PNote Personnel: Luther Vandross (vocals); Cheryl Lynn, Sybil Thomas, Cindy Mizelle, Cissy Houston, Brenda White-King, Darlene Love, Charlotte Crossley, David Lasley, Tamira C. Sanders, Fonzi Thornton, Genobia Jeter, Phillip Ballou, Gregory Hines , Pat Joyner, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Lisa Fischer, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis , Alfa Anderson, Mariah Carey, Martha Wash, Patti Austin, Paulette McWilliams, Phillip Ingram, Ava Cherry, Tawatha Agee, Yvonne Lewis, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (vocals); Doc Powell, Georg "Jojje" Wadenius, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Nat Adderley, Jr. (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Marcus Miller (keyboards, synthesizer); Ed Walsh, Skip Anderson (synthesizer); Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams (drums); Steve Kroon (congas, bongos); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion, wind chime); Errol Crusher Bennett, Michael White , Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Dana Jon Chappelle; Michael Brauer; Ray Bardani.
Muze PNote Photographers: Matthew Rolston; Norman Jean Roy.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Luther Vandross; Skip Anderson; Leon Pendarvis; Marcus Miller; Nat Adderley, Jr.; Paul Riser; Walter Afanasieff.
Muze PNote This collection documents the two-decades-plus recording career of R&B icon Luther Vandross. Even before he started putting out records under his own name, he was a first-call session singer (he's the one who created and sang the chorus hook on David Bowie's "Young Americans," for just one example). Throughout the '80s and the '90s, he was (both commercially and aesthetically) one of the most consistently successful R&B singer/songwriter/producers. This healthy two-disc selection of highlights from the impressive Vandross catalogue moves deftly from heartfelt ballads ("A House is Not a Home") to percolating, poppy numbers ("Never Too Much"), spotlighting the man's mellifluous voice and tasteful phrasing at each turn. This is quite clearly the definitive career summary for this deeply influential R&B titan.

Engineer: Dana Jon Chappelle; Michael Brauer; Ray Bardani

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mariah Carey
Muze Guest Artist Michael White
Muze Guest Artist Dionne Warwick
Muze Guest Artist Marcus Miller
Muze Guest Artist Martha Wash
Muze Guest Artist Cheryl Lynn
Muze Guest Artist Paulinho DaCosta
Muze Guest Artist Paul Jackson, Jr.
Muze Guest Artist Patti Austin

Artist Overview

The multi-talented Luther Vandross first earned recognition when a song he wrote was included in the musical THE WIZ in the early '70s, but it was his golden voice that made him one of the most sought-after session vocalists in the business. His significant contributions to David Bowie's Philly Soul-inspired YOUNG AMERICANS led to his first solo work in 1976, and subsequently, he has dwelt in the rarefied land of the platinum record as an R&B singing star with armloads of Grammys. Vandross has also been an in-demand record producer, and has sung duets with icons of soul ranging from Aretha Franklin to Mariah Carey. In 2003, Vandross went into a coma following a stroke, but learned to sing again after extensive rehabilitation. His death in 2005 robbed the world of one of its most soulful voices.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Dance
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Quincy Jones-Millenniu
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs Of The 80's
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of The 90's
Muze Music Compilations 80's Pop Hits
Muze Music Compilations 90s Pop Hits Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Totally R&b
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 80s
Muze Music Compilations Collection
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate 90's
Muze Music Compilations Timeless Soul Ballads
Muze Music Compilations Wdas Classic Soul Hits:vol 10
Muze Music Compilations Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Muze Music Compilations Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs 3
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Movie Songs
Muze Music Compilations Platinum R b Party
Muze Music Compilations Modern Bride Presents The Wedding Alb
Muze Music Compilations Men Of Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Easy 80S
Muze Music Compilations Think Like A Man:music/film (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:luther Vandross
Muze Music Compilations So Amazing:all Star Tribute To Luther
Muze Music Compilations Dangerously In Love
Muze Music Compilations From Q With Love
Muze Music Compilations Between The Sheets:volume 1

Associated Artists and Works

Franklin, Aretha
New York City Band
Duets ~ Sinatra, Frank
Duets [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ~ Sinatra, Frank
Forever, For Always, For Luther ~ Various Artists
A Smooth Jazz Tribute to Luther Vandross ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/10/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 89167
Music Label Name Label : Epic/Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00696998916722

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