Luther Vandross Essential

Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988/2009) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 5, 2018
Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988/2009) [Official Digital Download]

Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988/2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 47:55 minutes | 566 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On his sixth album in seven years, Luther Vandross sounds a bit fed up. As the most powerful and popular balladeer of the Eighties, he has doggedly defended romantic bliss, or at least the hope for it. Any Love might mark the end of that cycle, however, as some doubts start to creep in.

Luther Vandross - Never Let Me Go (1993) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 5, 2018
Luther Vandross - Never Let Me Go (1993) [Official Digital Download]

Luther Vandross - Never Let Me Go (1993)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 55:26 minutes | 617 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Never Let Me Go, like most Luther Vandross albums, is a flawless display of technique blessed with exquisite singing, well-crafted arrangements and a mix that has been tweaked to perfection. Unfortunately, the end result is more soporific than soulful meaning that all Vandross ends up with is the quiet-storm equivalent of elevator music.
Luther Vandross - Power Of Love (1991) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Luther Vandross - Power Of Love (1991)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:26 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In the seven albums (eight, counting a 1989 best-of package) that he has released in the last decade, Luther Vandross has established himself as Smokey Robinson's successor in building a personalized pop-soul loveland around beautiful singing. Because his extraordinarily rich voice, which straddles the line between tenor and baritone, is much more operatic than Robinson's, the environment he creates around himself is more luxurious. It is a lavishly appointed, secular cathedral of soft lights and sweet music in which he presides as a high priest of romance while his ever-present female backup singers serve as ceremonial acolytes.
Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father (2003) [Official Digital Download]

Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:25 minutes | 764 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After more than two decades as the most celebrated soul balladeer in American soul, Luther Vandross isn't about to change a winning formula, and Dance With My Father is another faultless, high-gloss collection of love songs to follow his 2001 Luther Vandross release. 'I must admit I get so emotional', he sings early on, and proceeds to demonstrate the fact over a dozen tracks that contain no surprises, but will keep his considerable following more than satisfied.

Luther Vandross - Songs (1994/2012) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 3, 2018
Luther Vandross - Songs (1994/2012) [Official Digital Download]

Luther Vandross - Songs (1994/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:40 minutes | 710 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The attempt to translate R&B achievement into pop success often involves a cruel irony: The most compelling features of black music are often compromised by artists' crossover ambitions. Fortunately, recent albums by Luther Vandross and Anita Baker, two standard-bearers of contemporary black pop, offer ample evidence that even as you venture from home base, you can keep the fire that defined your appeal.
Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love (1982) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love (1982)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:48 minutes | 869 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The most gifted male pop-soul singer of his generation, Luther Vandross has broken away from the macho chest-beating of the likes of Teddy Pendergrass by crooning instead of roaring at moments of high passion. Forever, for Always, for Love, his second solo album, hits emotional peaks when the singer is choking back his feelings in broken, soft-spoken phrases that transform intense sexuality into pure emotion.

Luther Vandross - Busy Body (1983) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 2, 2018
Luther Vandross - Busy Body (1983) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Luther Vandross - Busy Body (1983)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:26 minutes | 894 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The apex of Luther Vandross’ collaboration with producer and bassist Marcus Miller, Vandross’ third album Busy Body positively leaps out of the speakers with the synthetic stabs of opener I Wanted Your Love. One of his best dancefloor numbers, it is probably the only example in Vandross’ solo catalogue of him sounding at the cutting edge, with its New York club swagger.
Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason (1986) [Official Digital Download]

Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason (1986)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 46:38 minutes | 546 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

For black pop music, this is an exhilarating, unsettling time. Never before have so many black performers been so successful in the world of mainstream pop. Not only have such sure bets as Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston scored big, but there have also been breakthroughs by such wild cards as Run-D.M.C., Sade and Anita Baker acts that would have had difficulty cracking even the black Top Ten a few years back. The pop charts may be hype heaven, but for many black acts, they're the promised land. After Thriller and Purple Rain, making the journey to pop stardom has been easier, and the rewards (ask Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson) have gone through the roof. But when black artists trim their sound to catch the prevailing wind and sail off for the mainstream without a backward glance, they leave behind a residue of distrust and anger.

Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 22, 2017
Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988)

Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 294 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Pop | Epic EPC #462908 2

Any Love is the sixth studio album by American soul singer Luther Vandross. It was released on September 20, 1988. It reached the top position on the R&B Album charts that year for two weeks. At the 1989 Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male" and its title track was nominated for "Best R&B Song". Also, "She Won't Talk to Me" received a nomination for "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male" in 1990. The album was certified platinum. The album also features a cover of Major Harris' hit single "Love Won't Let Me Wait".

Luther Vandross - The Essential Luther Vandross (2003)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 25, 2016
Luther Vandross - The Essential Luther Vandross (2003)

Luther Vandross - The Essential Luther Vandross (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.1 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Epic | Catalog Number: 513353 2

The 1989 release The Best of Luther Vandross captures Vandross at the peak of his powers, chronicling the '80s, when he reigned as the premier soul crooner of his time. That remains the definitive portrait of Vandross at his creative pinnacle, but 2003's The Essential Luther Vandross extends its reach much further, stopping when Vandross left Epic in 1996. So, it becomes a summary of his time at the label, and it's a thorough one; it may not be sequenced chronologically, but it hits all the big songs.