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Greatest Hits Best of, Import, Original recording remastered
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|1. Never Too Much|
|2. Don't Want To Be A Fool|
|3. Here And Now|
|4. Love The One You're With|
|5. Any Love|
|6. Superstar/Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)|
|7. A House Is Not A Home|
|8. Give Me The Reason|
|9. There's Nothing Better Than Love|
|11. So Amazing|
|12. Stop To Love|
|13. Power Of Love/Love Power|
|14. How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye|
From the dance floor to the boudoir, these are the sweet, tender hits that make men and women move, including Power of Love/Love Power; Here and Now; Stop to Love; Don't Want to Be a Fool; Any Love; There's Nothing Better Than Love (with Gregory Hines); Never Too Much; How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (with Dionne Warwick), and six more-nearly two hours of LV's finest!
The best-of-Luther thing has been done a couple of times before, but Greatest Hits lays it down well. The single-disc format means that one of your favorites might not be here, but among the well-chosen gems present are "Never Too Much," "A House Is Not a Home," "So Amazing," and "Any Love." Vandross, of course, was the reigning king of '80s R&B romance; while he was never as troubled as Marvin Gaye or as downright eccentric as Al Green, he did have that voice. Before hip-hop split the audience generationally, it was the favored accompaniment to seduction for many fans, whose number grew even greater when 1986's "Stop to Love" pushed him through the pop-crossover barrier once and for all. Greatest Hits summarizes the days when he ruled the world. --Rickey Wright
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The selections on here are rather decent however and are among some of his most popular songs of his career.
My favorite songs on here are Never Too Much, Give Me The Reason, Power Of Love, & So Amazing. The rest of this CD is enjoyable too.
However I have to complain about the excessive hits CDs that his record labels have put out over the years. Power Of Love, Here & Now, & Always & Forever are on so many CDs, both Greatest Hits as well as on various artists albums too. It diminishes the power that the songs on here have.
I just wish that Luthers works weren't so excessivly marketed on so many hits CDs because to me the punch that some of his best works had back in their day has been weakened.
I for one would have to say that it is best to just get all of Luther Vandross' parent albums but if you decide to get one of his hits collections I suggest getting this one. Leave the rest of his other hits CD alone except maybe his 1997 release with that contains The Best Things In Life Are Free, his 1992 duet with Janet Jackson & When You Call On Me/Baby That's When I Come Running because at least that album offers a rare song from Janet and the new(at the time) song.
Avoid The Ultimate Luther Vandross collection that was released last year because it offers nothing new. Just more of the same songs that the previous collections offered.
Luther's voice is unmatched and his gift of song is a spectacular treat to hear over and over again.
I must plug the song "Superstar" because of my great love for piano. Nat Adderly Jr's featured piano lead throughout the song makes me listen over and over again.
I am also a Gregory Hines fan, and the duet "There's Nothing Better Than Love" speaks for itself. (by the way Mr. Hines, I enjoyed your vocal, but you can dance for me ANYTIME!!)
NO ONE can sing Burt Bachrach's song "A House Is Not A Home" like Luther. The only other rendition that stands out is Joe Sample's piano interpretation from the "Invitation" CD of standards.
Luther, if I may borrow one of your earliest hits, a thousand ballads from you is "Never Too Much!"
Although it remains as a combination of his previous greatest hits albums, Best Of Volumes 1 & 2, the album still proves that he can pack a punch. The songs that are highlighted range from standards like Power Of Love / Love Power & Here And Now, to his dynamic duets with Dionne Warwick (How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye) and Gregory Hines (There's Nothing Better Than Love).
While many radio stations still prefer Teen Idols and Rap music, it is nice to hear a seductive escape from the Top 40 mayhem. With that thought in mind, Luther Vandross remains as one of those few artists worth escaping to.
Of course there are some songs that could have been left off of this CD, and others that should have been added, but overall, this is a pretty good CD, especially for a Luther fan. I would suggest this CD to fan of Luther as well as people who want to hear good music by one of the greatest singers of our time.
My only quibble is with the syrupy slick production on a number of the tracks.
Most recent customer reviews
Luther's voice just does it for me. Calms my nerves, relaxes my soul and adjusts my attitude!Published on Sept. 4 2003 by D. Tegtmeier
This a great cd to put on when you want to unwind. Luther has a great soulful voice.Published on June 28 2003