Forever, for Always, for Love
|Forever, for Always, for Love|
Cover art by Lynn Goldsmith
|Studio album by Luther Vandross|
|Released||September 21, 1982|
|Studio||Media Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
The Record Plant
(Los Angeles, California)
(Los Angeles, California)
|Genre||R&B, soul, quiet storm|
|Luther Vandross chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Forever, for Always, for Love is the second studio album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released on September 21, 1982. It peaked in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 and was his second album to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart where it spent three weeks.
The hit "Since I Lost My Baby" was originally recorded by The Temptations in 1965, while the "Having a Party" part of the opening track was originally recorded by Sam Cooke in 1962. The album's opening track was heard during the opening credits of the 1990 film House Party. Rolling Stone Magazine gave the album a four-star rating, describing Vandross as "the most gifted male pop-soul singer of his generation".
In 2004, singer Lalah Hathaway covered the song "Forever, for Always, for Love" for the compilation album Forever, for Always, for Luther. She later included the song on her third album Outrun the Sky.
|1.||"Bad Boy/Having a Party"||Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Sam Cooke||5:16|
|2.||"You're the Sweetest One"||Vandross, Miller||4:46|
|3.||"Since I Lost My Baby"||Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore||5:28|
|4.||"Forever, For Always, For Love"||Vandross||6:23|
|5.||"Better Love"||Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.||6:26|
|7.||"She Loves Me Back"||Vandross||6:09|
|8.||"Once You Know How"||Vandross||4:35|
- Luther Vandross – vocals, backing vocals, vocal arrangements, acoustic piano on "Once You Know How"
- Doc Powell, Georg Wadenius guitar
- Marcus Miller – bass
- Nat Adderley, Jr. – keyboards, backing vocals
- Ed Walsh – synthesizer
- Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams – drums
- Paulinho da Costa, Ralph MacDonald, Sammy Figueroa – percussion
- Brenda White King, Fonzi Thornton, Paulette McWilliams, Phillip Ballou, Cissy Houston, Michelle Cobbs, Tawatha Agee, Yvonne Lewis, Norma Jean Wright – backing vocals
- Alan Rubin, Dave Bargeron, David Taylor, Gregory Williams, Jon Clarke, Jon Faddis, Lawrence Feldman, Lou Marini, Michael Brecker, Peter Gordon, Randy Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Tom Malone – horns
- Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, Frederick Buldrini, Gene Bianco, Guy Lumia, Harry Zaratzian, Helen Weiss, Homer Mensch, Jesse Levy, John Beal, Jonathan Abramowitz, Judy Geist, Julien Barber, Kermit Moore, Leo Kahn, Leo Kahn, Lewis Bagowitz, Lewis Eley, Louann Montesi, Margaret Ross, Marilyn Wright, Max Pollikoff, Ora Shiran, Richard Sortomme, Richard Young, Ron Carter, Sidney Kaufman, Sue Pray – strings
- Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis – string and horn arrangements
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs & Tapes||20|
|U.S. Billboard Top Black Albums||1|
|UK Albums Chart||23|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- "Forever, For Always, For Love". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly (1 January 1992). "The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll: The Definitive History of the Most Important Artists and Their Music". Random House. Retrieved 14 March 2017 – via Google Books.
- Luther Vandross – Forever For Always, For Love @Discogs.com Retrieved 7-4-2016.
- "British album certifications – Luther Vandross – Forever, for Always, for Love". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Forever, for Always, for Love in the search field and then press Enter.
- "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Forever, for Always, for Love". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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