This Close to You is the second studio album by American recording artist group Luther, released on March 23, 1977. It is the follow-up to the groups self-titled debut album Luther. Luther Vandross performs the lead vocals on majority of the album, also as writer and producer. This Close to You was the group’s final album, and by 1980 Vandross signed a solo deal with Epic Records, leading to the release of his debut album Never Too Much in 1981. After achieving R&B/pop music success, Vandross bought back the rights to both Luther and This Close to You albums preventing a later re-issue after the record label dropped the group due to low sales.