Sunday, April 19, 2009

Songs (Luther Vandross album)

Songs cover
Studio album by Luther Vandross
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1994 (U.S.)
GenreR&B, soul
ProducerWalter Afanasieff
Professional reviews

Luther Vandross chronology

Never Let Me Go


This Is Christmas


Songs the ninth studio album (tenth overall) by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released on September 27, 1994 (see 1994 in music) on Epic Records. It produced the singles "Endless Love", "Always and Forever", and "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". According to an interview both Luther and Mariah Carey had in Japan following their release of "Endless Love", there was mention that Carey had given advice as to what songs Vandross would cover in this album.[1][2]

Songs earned Vandross four nominations at the 1995 Grammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Love the One You're With", Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Endless Love", Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Always and Forever", and Best R&B Album.

[edit] Track listing

  1. "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills) (originally recorded by Stephen Stills) – 5:03

  2. "Killing Me Softly" (Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox) (originally recorded by Lori Lieberman) – 5:33

  3. "Endless Love" (with Mariah Carey) (Lionel Richie) (originally recorded by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie) – 4:20

  4. "Evergreen" (Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams) (originally recorded by Barbra Streisand) – 3:54

  5. "Reflections" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) (originally recorded by Diana Ross & the Supremes) – 3:21

  6. "Hello" (Richie) (originally recorded by Lionel Richie) – 4:44

  7. "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) (originally recorded by McFadden & Whitehead) – 4:53

  8. "Always and Forever" (Rod Temperton) (originally recorded by Heatwave) – 4:53

  9. "Going in Circles" (Anita Poree, Jerry Peters) (originally recorded by The Friends of Distinction) – 5:12

  10. "Since You've Been Gone" (Aretha Franklin, Teddy White) (originally recorded by Aretha Franklin) – 4:15

  11. "All the Woman I Need" (Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore) (originally recorded by Linda Clifford as "All the Man I Need") – 4:54

  12. "What the World Needs Now" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) (originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon) – 5:18

  13. "The Impossible Dream" (Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion) (originally recorded by Richard Kiley) – 5:16

[edit] Charts

Chart (1994)Peak

Austrian Albums Chart27
Dutch Albums Chart20
German Albums Chart24
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart5
Swedish Albums Chart48
Swiss Albums Chart20
UK Albums Chart1
U.S. Billboard 2005
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums2

Preceded by

From the Cradle by Eric Clapton
UK Albums Chart number-one album

October 1, 1994
Succeeded by

Monster by R.E.M.

[edit] References

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