The Night I Fell in Love (album)

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The Night I Fell in Love
Luther Vandross - The Night I Fell in Love.jpg
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released March 8, 1985
Recorded 1984–1985
Studio AIR Studios Montserrat
(Montserrat)
Media Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
Minot Sound
(White Plains, New York)
The Power Station
(New York City, New York)
Westlake Recording Studios
(West Hollywood, California)
Genre R&B, soul, adult contemporary, quiet storm
Length 41:29
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross chronology
Busy Body
(1983)
The Night I Fell in Love
(1985)
Give Me the Reason
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B+[4]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[5]

The Night I Fell in Love is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Luther Vandross, released by Epic in March 1985. In 1986, Vandross garnered a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and two American Music Awards, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. The first single "'Til My Baby Comes Home" is notable for featuring Billy Preston on organ.

The Night I Fell in Love reached number nineteen on the US Billboard 200 album chart and topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, it was ranked #93 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s.[6] The album was later be certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "'Til My Baby Comes Home" Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller 5:31
2. "The Night I Fell in Love" Vandross, Miller 6:06
3. "If Only for One Night" Brenda Russell 4:15
4. "Creepin'" Stevie Wonder 4:04
5. "It's Over Now" Vandross, Miller 6:09
6. "Wait for Love" Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr. 5:16
7. "My Sensitivity (Gets in the Way)" Vandross 4:10
8. "Other Side of the World" Vandross, Adderley 5:58

Personnel[7][edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums Chart 25
UK Albums Chart 19
U.S. Billboard 200 19
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Position
US Billboard 200 45

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Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

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

References[edit]

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  6. ^ The Editors (1989-11-16). "The 100 Best Albums of the 1980's". Rolling Stone (565). 
  7. ^ Personnel at allmusic
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – The Night I Fell in Love". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH