• Luther Vandross - Power Of Love
    (Epic Records  1991  4680121)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1

    Sleeve & Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    (there are 1 or 2 surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He later became a lead singer of the group Change, which released its gold-certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner/RFC Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981.

    His hit songs include "Never Too Much", "Here and Now", "Any Love", "Power of Love/Love Power", "I Can Make It Better" and "For You to Love". Many of his songs were covers of original music by other artists such as "If This World Were Mine" (duet with Cheryl Lynn), "Since I Lost My Baby", "Superstar", "I (Who Have Nothing)" and "Always and Forever". Duets such as "The Closer I Get to You" with Beyoncé, "Endless Love" with Mariah Carey and "The Best Things in Life Are Free" with Janet Jackson were all hit songs in his career.

    During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before his death, "Dance with My Father".

    Power of Love is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Luther Vandross, released in North America by Epic on April 26, 1991, following the critical and commercial success of his sixth album Any Love (1988). Power of Lovereceived critical acclaim from most critics, earning Vandross a number of awards and accolades including two American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. It reached number seven on the US Billboard 200 album chart, while topping the Top R&B Albums chart for five nonconsecutive weeks. On the latter chart, it was Vandross's last number one for twelve years until Dance with My Father was released. The album was later certified double platinum by the RIAA.

    Track listing

    No. Title Writer(s) Length
    1. "She Doesn't Mind" Luther Vandross, Reed Vertelney 4:05
    2. "Power of Love/Love Power" Vandross, Marcus Miller, Teddy Vann 6:42
    3. "I'm Gonna Start Today" Vandross, Miller 6:12
    4. "The Rush" Vandross, Miller 6:45
    5. "I Want the Night to Stay" Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr. 5:26
    6. "Don't Want to Be a Fool" Vandross, Miller 4:34
    7. "I Can Tell You That" Vandross, Hubert Eaves III 5:25
    8. "Sometimes It's Only Love" Vandross, Skip Anderson 4:54
    9. "Emotional Love" Vandross, Eaves 3:53
    10. "I (Who Have Nothing)" (Duet with Martha Wash) Carlo Donida, Mogol, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 7:26

    Personnel

    Technical

    • Produced by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller
    • Engineered and Mixed by Ray Bardani
    • Recorded by Fred Bova, Brian Cowieson, Carrie McConkey, Michael Morongell and Shelly Yakus.
    • Recording Assistants – Martin Brumbach, Mark Harder, Robert Hart, John Herman, Rob Jaczko, Chad Munsey, Brian Schueble and Rich Travali.
    • Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc (Hollywood, California).
    • Production Coordinator – Marsha Burns
    • Art Direction and Design – George Corsillo
    • Photography – Matthew Rolston
    • Management – Billy Bass, Marsha Burns and Shep Gordon at Alive Enterprises, Inc.
    • Personal Assistants – Hutaff Lennon and Elijah Reeder

    Performers and musicians

    • Luther Vandross – lead and backing vocals, vocal arrangements (1, 2, 3, 5)
    • Jason Miles – synthesizer sound programming
    • Marcus Miller – keyboards (1-4, 6), synthesizer programming (1-4, 6, 8), rhythm arrangements (1-4, 6), bass guitar (2, 3, 4, 6, 10), backing vocals (2), additional keyboards (7, 8, 9)
    • Reed Vertelney – synthesizer programming (1)
    • Nat Adderley, Jr. – acoustic piano (2), keyboards (5, 10), synthesizer programming (5, 10), rhythm and string arrangements (5, 10)
    • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards (7, 9), synthesizer programming (7, 9), rhythm arrangements (7, 9)
    • John "Skip" Anderson – keyboards (8), synthesizer programming (8), rhythm arrangements (8)
    • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar (2, 3, 5, 6, 9)
    • Paulinho da Costa – wind chimes (2, 6), percussion (5, 8, 10)
    • Kirk Whalum – saxophone solo (10)
    • Joe Soldo – string contractor (5)
    • Alfred Brown – string contractor (10)
    • Tawatha Agee – backing vocals (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
    • Lisa Fischer – backing vocals (1, 2)
    • Cissy Houston – backing vocals (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
    • Darlene Love – backing vocals (1, 2, 9)
    • Paulette McWilliams – backing vocals (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9)
    • Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals (1, 2, 5), vocal contractor (all tracks)
    • Brenda White King – backing vocals (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
    • Genobia Jeter – backing vocals (2, 9)
    • Pat Joyner – backing vocals (2)
    • Kevin Owens – backing vocals (2)
    • Tamira C. Sanders – backing vocals (2)
    • Cindy Mizelle – backing vocals (5, 6)
    • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals (9)
    • Martha Wash – lead and backing vocals (10)

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    LUTHER VANDROSS - POWER OF LOVE LP - Nr MINT A1/B1 1991 FUNK SOUL POP

    • Product Code: 4680121
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