Epic publish Luther Vandross’ fifth album : ‘Give Me the Reason’ co-produced with Marcus Miller (1986)

Luther Vandross ‘Give Me the Reason’ is his fifth studio album released on September 19, 1986 By Epic.

Track Listing : 1.Stop To Love (Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.) – 05:19 . 2.See Me (Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller) – 05:29 . 3.I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love) (Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller) – 04:45 . 4.So Amazing (Luther Vandross) – 03:41 . 5.Give Me The Reason (Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.) – 04:45 . 6.There’S Nothing Better Than Love (Luther Vandross, Skip Anderson) – 04:42 . 7.I Really Didn’T Mean It (Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller) – 05:43 . 8.Because It’S Really Love (Luther Vandross) – 06:13 . 9.Anyone Who Had A Heart (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 05:45


Matthew Rolston

Musicians : Luther Vandross – Vocals . Marcus Miller – Bass, Synthesizer . Gregory Hines – Duet On (6) . Kirk Whalum – Saxophone . Paulinho Da Costa – Congas, Percussion . Yogi Horton – Drums . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar . Jason Miles – Programming, Synthesizer . Doc Powell – Guitar . Ira Siegel – Guitar . Wayne Warnecke – Synthesizer, Programming . Myrna Smith-Schilling – Soprano (Vocal) . Paulette Mcwilliams – Alto (Vocals) . Cheryl Lynn – Soprano (Vocal) . Cissy Houston – Soprano (Vocal) . Lisa Fischer – Soprano (Vocal) . Alfa Anderson – Soprano (Vocal) . Ava Cherry – Alto (Vocals) . Michelle Cobbs – Alto (Vocals) . Charlotte Crossley – Vocals . David Lasley – Vocals . Kevin Owens – Vocals . Fonzi Thornton – Vocals

Production : Produced By Marcus Miller . Skip Anderson, Marcus Miller, Paul Riser . Ray Bardani – Engineer, Mixing . Greg Calbi – Mastering . Joseph M. Palmaccio – Mastering

Arrangements : Skip Anderson, Marcus Miller, Paul Riser

Package : Brian Chin – Liner Notes . George Corsillo – Art Direction . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Matthew Rolston asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded 1985–1986 At Air Studios Montserrat (Montserrat); Minot Sound(White Plains, New York); Westlake Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California).

Released On September 19, 1986 By Epic.

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Robert Christgau
Alas, he’s also such a great singer he doesn’t have to. But not such a great singer he can interest simple pop fans in his own songs. B […]

Rolling Stone
Part crooner, part diva — drawing on Johnny Mathis and Lou Rawls but inspired by Dionne Warwick and Diana Ross — Vandross delivers love songs in a manner that’s both cool and hot, both delicate and robust. […]

MH1000 @ RateYourMusic
This album has a real ’80s patina to it, but he has a great smooth soul voice that’s like being wrapped in cotton wool, so who cares about the patina. […]

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