Ultimate Luther Vandross
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The Ultimate Luther Vandross is a single disc reflection of Luther's golden voice that span his near 25 year career of great classic songs. Although there have been numerous greatest hits records of Luther's music that have been released and well-recognized like the 2003 Essential Luther Vandross within the past several years, this one gears itself as a re-introduction of his career to a younger generation who is more into acts like Beyonce', and Kelly Clarkson. Nevertheless, the collection does feature a lot of great songs like Power Of Love, his first hit A House Is Not A Home, the Grammy-winning Dance With My Father, Take You Out, and the well-rendered duets of Endless Love with Mariah Carey, and Closer I Get To You with Beyonce' Knowles to name a few. The album also includes a couple of never before released tracks Luther recorded prior to his death, such as the James Brown sampled R&B track Shine.Read more ›
As for the 2 previously unreleased songs, the results are mixed! 'Shine', which samples Chic's 'My Forbidden Lover', is an uptempto track that benefits from Luther's smooth vocals (plus stellar production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis..this track is a winner!). 'Got You Home', which is an INFERIOR version of the 2001 hit 'Take You Out', should've stayed in the vaults of J-Records! It has a demo quality about it, and was recorded during the sessions for 'Luther Vandross' (2001, J Records). The song lacks a true identity, was probably cast aside when the superior 'Take You Out' was included on the 2001 CD.
My verdict...'The Ultimate Luther Vandross' is great for new fans or for anybody who doesn't have a single CD in their collection by the legend. Longtime fans don't need this CD, but I'd recommend getting the track 'Shine' as opposed to buying the entire CD. If you already have the Grammy Award winning 'Dance With My Father' CD, consider adding 'Shine' as a cool bonus track.
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I love this album because of its great price and because most of the songs of this collection contain memories of myself with the women who bore my children during the 1990s and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Burton Rider64
How could anybody be disappointed with the sound of Luther Vandross voice? Lovely! Any time of year, all year! Im very pleased with this purchase.Published 5 months ago by marlana panek