Any Love (album)

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Any Love
Luther Vandross - Any Love - album cover.jpg
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released September 20, 1988
Recorded 1987–1988 at
A&M Studios
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Right Track Recording
(New York City, New York)
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 47:37
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross chronology
Give Me the Reason
(1986)
Any Love
(1988)
The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B−[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Any Love is the sixth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). 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 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album also features a cover of Major Harris' hit single "Love Won't Let Me Wait".

In 1990, French pianist Alex Bugnon covered the title track on his album Head Over Heels.[6]

Smooth jazz guitarist Norman Brown also covered the song on the After the Storm album in 1994.

Also, the song "The Second Time Around" is a re-recording of a song featured on Vandross's band Luther's 1976 album of the same name.


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Wonder"   Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr. 5:12
2. "She Won't Talk to Me"   Vandross, Hubert Eaves III 4:37
3. "I Know You Want To"   Vandross, David Gamson, Porter Carroll, Jr. 4:30
4. "Come Back"   Vandross, Gamson 4:16
5. "Any Love"   Vandross, Marcus Miller 5:05
6. "Love Won't Let Me Wait"   Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli 7:19
7. "Are You Gonna Love Me"   Vandross, Miller 5:10
8. "For You to Love"   Vandross, Miller 5:39
9. "The Second Time Around"   Vandross 6:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums Chart 35
UK Albums Chart 3
U.S. Billboard 200 9
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
US Billboard 200 52

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Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ "Head Over Heels overview". Allmusic.com. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Luther Vandross – Any Love". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Any Love in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Any Love". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH