The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love

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The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love
Greatest hits album by Luther Vandross
Released October 4, 1989
Recorded 1979–1989
Genre R&B, soul
Length 117:19
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Jacques Fred Petrus
Luther Vandross chronology
Any Love
(1988)
The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love
(1989)
Power of Love
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars link
Robert Christgau A− link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love is the first compilation album (seventh overall) by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in September 1989 (see 1989 in music). It contains two previously unreleased songs, "Here and Now"—which became Vandross' first top ten hit and won the Grammy Award for "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male" in 1991—and the 1990 US #5 R&B single "Treat You Right".

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Searching" (Change featuring Luther Vandross) Mauro Malavasi, Paul Slade 8:02
2. "The Glow of Love" (Change featuring Luther Vandross) Wayne Garfield, David Romani, Malavasi 6:12
3. "Never Too Much"   Luther Vandross 3:52
4. "If This World Were Mine" (with Cheryl Lynn) Marvin Gaye 5:24
5. "A House Is Not a Home"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 7:09
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Bad Boy/Having a Party"   Vandross, Marcus Miller, Sam Cooke 5:19
7. "Since I Lost My Baby"   Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore 5:23
8. "Promise Me"   Vandross 4:42
9. "'Til My Baby Comes Home"   Vandross, Miller 5:34
10. "If Only for One Night/Creepin'"   Brenda Russell, Stevie Wonder 8:20
Side Three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"   Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett, Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder 9:18
12. "Stop to Love"   Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr. 5:09
13. "So Amazing"   Vandross 3:43
14. "There's Nothing Better Than Love" (with Gregory Hines) Vandross, Skip Anderson 4:44
15. "Give Me the Reason"   Vandross, Adderley 4:45
Side Four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
16. "Any Love"   Vandross, Miller 5:03
17. "I Really Didn't Mean It"   Vandross, Miller 5:43
18. "Love Won't Let Me Wait"   Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli 7:20
19. "Treat You Right"   Vandross, Miller 6:37
20. "Here and Now"   David L. Elliott, Terry Steele 5:23

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 9
U.S. Billboard 200 26
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2