Ultimate Luther Vandross - (Import CD)
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- Contemporary R&B
- Mono / Stereo
- The Ultimate Luther Vandross 
Luther Vandross had so many hits throughout the 1980s and '90s, and--more importantly--was such an influential R&B stylist, that any attempt to sum him up on a single-disc compilation is somewhat futile. Still, 2006's ULTIMATE LUTHER VANDROSS, which modified the track list of the 2001 collection of the same name, does an admirable job of capturing the artist's achievement.
Naturally, the set includes the singer's biggest hits, including "Here and Now," "The Power of Love/Love Power," and "Don't Want to Be a Fool," among many others, but this version of ULTIMATE has the jump on the earlier version with its inclusion of songs from Vandross's highly successful 2003 release DANCE WITH MY FATHER, including the dramatically moving title track and his duet with Beyonce on "The Closer I Get to You." A duet with Mariah Carey and two previously unreleased tracks ("Shine" and "Got You Home") round out the package.
- Country of Origin
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Luther Vandross
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Shine
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Got You Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Never Too Much
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Your Secret Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] House Is Not a Home, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Take You Out
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Power of Love / Love Power, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Here and Now
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Superstar/ Until You Come Back to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I'd Rather
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Give Me the Reason
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Think About You
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Buy Me a Rose
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Dance With My Father
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Closer I Get to You, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Wait For Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Any Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Endless Love
- Studio / Live
Q (p.156) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is genius lay in his extraordinary voice: smooth, soulful and oozing a defiantly non-sexual courtly romance."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 -- 'So Amazing' and 'Give Me The Reason' were the most soulful things you were going to get in the late '80s....A fantastic reminder of a fascinating artist who left us too early."
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