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Hidden Gems

Luther Vandross

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88691968292
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Stevie Wonder(Harmonica),  Louie Vega (Little Louie Vega)(Producer),  Babyface(Producer),  Jimmy Jam(Producer),  Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez(Producer),  Luther Vandross(Producer),  Marcus Miller(Producer),  Nat Adderley, Jr.(Producer),  R Kelly(Producer),  Shep Crawford(Producer),  Terry Lewis(Producer),  Walter Afanasieff(Producer),  Alice Butts(Art Direction),  Alice Butts(Design),  Bobby Weinstein(Composer),  Carlo Donida(Composer),  David Gamson(Composer),  Denise Rich(Composer),  Erik Hickenlooper(Composer),  Fonzi Thornton(Composer),  Fonzi Thornton(Liner Notes),  Frank Harkins(Art Direction),  Giulio Rapetti(Composer),  James Harris(Composer),  Jeff James(Compilation Producer),  Jerry Leiber(Composer),  Jim Funk(Composer),  Joe Darion(Composer),  Junior Vasquez(Composer),  Kevin Westenberg(Photography),  Luther Vandross(Composer),  Mike Stoller(Composer),  Mitch Leigh(Composer),  Porter Carroll(Composer),  R Kelly(Composer),  Rex Rideout(Composer),  Shep Crawford(Composer),  Teddy Randazzo(Composer),  Terry Lewis(Composer),  Jim Parham(Project Director),  Tom Burleigh(Project Director),  Martha Wash(Duet),  Tom Ruff(Material)

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Three of the 15 songs on this Luther Vandross compilation qualify as hidden. Out of those three, one was released on the soundtrack to Hero (1992), another was pulled from the soundtrack to Money Train (1995), and the third track was a bonus cut on the Japanese edition of Luther Vandross (2001). They are not quite gems, but dedicated fans should be happy to have them in one spot. Out of the remaining dozen tracks, two come from gold-selling releases and ten were issued on albums that went platinum and double platinum. So, those are not exactly hidden or seldom heard, as a press release was crazy enough to claim. Hidden Gems is more like the missing fifth disc from the Love, Luther box set released in 2007. Between the releases, only two songs overlap, and this adds depth with not much filler, though it could have been more generous with '80s cuts and not so reliant upon relatively tepid '90s material. The liner notes, written by Vandross' longtime associate Fonzi Thornton, are a great touch. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track List   

  • 01. When You Call On Me (Baby That's When I Come Runnin')
  • 02. Once You Know How
  • 03. I Know You Want To
  • 04. Once Were Lovers
  • 05. You Stopped Loving Me
  • 06. The Impossible Dream
  • 07. Are You Using Me?
  • 08. Goin' Out Of My Head
  • 09. The Thrill I'm In
  • 10. Heart Of A Hero
  • 11. Buy Me A Rose
  • 12. I (Who Have Nothing)
  • 13. I'd Rather
  • 14. Like I'm Invisible
  • 15. You Really Started Something

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Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross was one of the most successful R&B artists of the 1980s and '90s. Not only did he score a series of multi-million-selling albums containing chart-topping hit singles and perform sold-out tours of the U.S. and around the world, but he also took charge of his music creatively, writing or co-writing most of his songs and arranging and producing his records. He also performed these fun

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