The Essential Luther Vandross

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The Essential Luther Vandross
The Essential Luther Vandross album cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Luther Vandross
Released June 10, 2003 (US)
Genre R&B, soul
Label Epic, Legacy
Producer Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr., Walter Afanasieff, Ray Bardani (compilation producer), Marcus Miller, Leo Sacks (compilation producer)
Luther Vandross chronology
Dance with My Father
The Essential Luther Vandross
Live Radio City Music Hall 2003
Alternative cover
The Essential Plus cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Essential Luther Vandross is a greatest hits album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music).

Track listing[edit]

US edition[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Any Love"
  2. "So Amazing"
  3. "Wait for Love"
  4. "Power of Love/Love Power"
  5. "For You to Love"
  6. "I (Who Have Nothing)" (with Martha Wash)
  7. "Anyone Who Had a Heart"
  8. "A House Is Not a Home"
  9. "Never Too Much"
  10. "Since I Lost My Baby"
  11. "Stop to Love"
  12. "It's Over Now"
  13. "Your Secret Love"
  14. "Superstar"
  15. "Here and Now"
Disc two
  1. "Knocks Me Off My Feet"
  2. "Goin' Out of My Head"
  3. "If Only for One Night"
  4. "Creepin'"
  5. "She's So Good to Me"
  6. "Give Me the Reason"
  7. "She Loves Me Back"
  8. "The Night I Fell in Love"
  9. "If This World Were Mine" (with Cheryl Lynn)
  10. "Don't Want to Be a Fool"
  11. "There's Nothing Better Than Love" (with Gregory Hines)
  12. "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (with Dionne Warwick)
  13. "Love the One You're With"
  14. "Endless Love" (with Mariah Carey)
  15. "I Want the Night to Stay"

UK edition[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Searching" (with Change)
  2. "The Glow of Love" (with Change)
  3. "Never Too Much"
  4. "Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl)"
  5. "She's a Super Lady"
  6. "Give Me the Reason"
  7. "Stop to Love"
  8. "See Me"
  9. "I Really Didn't Mean It"
  10. "Any Love"
  11. "Here and Now"
  12. "Love the One You're With"
  13. "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" [Morales Remix]
  14. "I Gave It Up (When I Fell in Love)" [Marcus Miller Mix]
  15. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Dance Radio Mix]
Disc two
  1. "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
  2. "Always and Forever"
  3. "Endless Love" (with Mariah Carey)
  4. "She's So Good to Me"
  5. "So Amazing"
  6. "I Gave It Up (When I Fell in Love)"
  7. "Your Secret Love"
  8. "Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)"
  9. "Heaven Knows"
  10. "A House Is Not a Home"
  11. "Power of Love/Love Power"
  12. "My Sensitivity (Gets in the Way)"
  13. "The Night I Fell in Love"
  14. "Never Too Much"
  15. "Stop to Love" [Marcus Miller Mix]

Special editions[edit]

These bonus versions are special addendums to the US release.

2005 Essential Plus bonus DVD[edit]

Note: This DVD was originally released in 2004 as "From Luther with Love: The Videos."

  1. "Don't Want to Be a Fool"
  2. "Your Secret Love"
  3. "Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)"
  4. "I Can Make It Better"
  5. "Stop to Love"
  6. "Here and Now"
  7. "Always and Forever" (Live)
  8. "It's Over Now"
  9. "She Won't Talk to Me"
  10. "Never Too Much"
  11. "There's Nothing Better Than Love" (with Gregory Hines)
  12. "Power of Love/Love Power"
  13. "Endless Love" (Live) (with Mariah Carey)
  14. "Love the One You're With"
  15. "Superstar" (Live)
  16. Dear Friends
  17. The Making of "Songs"/Medley: "Hello"/"The Impossible Dream"
  18. "A House Is Not a Home" (Live)
  19. Biography
  20. Discography
  21. Photo Gallery

2008 Essential 3.0 bonus disc[edit]

  1. "My Sensitivity (Gets in the Way)" - 3:27
  2. "Are You Gonna Love Me" - 5:11
  3. "I'm Gonna Start Today" - 6:15
  4. "Love Me Again" - 6:08
  5. "Crazy Love" - 5:14
  6. "Love Don't Love You Anymore" - 5:14
  7. "Dance with My Father" - 4:25


Chart (2003) Peak
UK Albums Chart 18
U.S. Billboard 200 154
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 49