Never Let Me Go (Luther Vandross album)

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Never Let Me Go
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released May 26, 1993 (US)
Recorded A&M Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Right Track Recording
(New York City)
The Hit Factory
(New York City)
The Village
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, soul, adult contemporary
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross chronology
Power of Love
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go is the eighth studio album (ninth overall) by American R&B recording artist Luther Vandross, released on May 26, 1993 in North America by Epic. It was his first studio album not to chart at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The title track was originally recorded by Johnny Ace. The album became his third consecutive top-ten album on the Billboard 200, peaking at number six. Vandross' cover of The Bee Gees' hit, "How Deep Is Your Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 36th Grammy Awards in March 1994. Additionally, album cuts "Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)" and "Heaven Knows" received nominations in the Best R&B Song category.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (neither)[5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)"   Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller 4:43
2. "Heaven Knows"   Vandross, Reed Vertelney 5:00
3. "Love Me Again"   Vandross, Miller 6:07
4. "Can't Be Doin' That Now"   Vandross, Vertelney, Alan Scott 4:47
5. "Too Far Down"   Vandross, Miller 6:14
6. "Love Is On the Way (Real Love)"   Vandross, Miller 4:41
7. "Hustle"   Vandross, Miller 5:45
8. "Emotion Eyes"   Vandross, Hubert Eaves III 4:56
9. "Lady, Lady"   Vandross, Miller 5:34
10. "How Deep Is Your Love/Love Don't Love Nobody (Instrumental interlude medley)"   Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Charles Simmons, Joseph Scott Jr, Joseph Jefferson 3:12
11. "Never Let Me Go" (Johnny Ace cover) Joseph Scott Jr. 4:29


Chart (1993) Peak position
UK Albums Chart 11
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3