Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 (Remastered) Luther Vandross
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- 1Never Too Much04:03
- 2Here And Now07:40
- 3Take You Out04:50
- 4Love Won't Let Me Wait07:31
- 6Stop To Love05:17
- 7If Only For One Night05:58
- 9I'd Rather05:31
- 10A House Is Not a Home10:18
- 11Glow Of Love05:44
Info for Live Radio City Music Hall 2003 (Remastered)
"Live Radio City Music Hall 2003" is a live album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 2003 and recorded live at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall in early February 2003, two months before Vandross' hospitalization for a serious stroke. This concert would also be the last of Luther Vandross' career.
"Recorded two months before his hospitalization for a serious stroke, Live 2003 at Radio City Music Hall is a welcome addition to the Luther Vandross' discography with absolutely no foreshadowing of the devastating event. Those who have only been exposed to his smooth croon on record are in for a treat. The cool pillow talk of his studio recordings is performed perfectly here, but live Vandross adds improvisational twists, stunning vocal theatrics, and some of the most entertaining banter with an audience ever heard. Absolutely effervescent (he declares at least half the songs "my favorite") the singer wins over the audience right away and it just keeps building from there. The band is tight, with Nat Adderley Jr. as leader and on keyboards, but vocals are the thing. You can always count on Vandross to have the best background singers, and here his interaction with them surpasses anything on his studio albums (their playful exchange on "Creepin'" is unbelievable). A slower "Here and Now" is monolithic and the 13 minutes of "Superstar" fly by like it was nothing. Going back to his days in the group Change for "Glow of Love" is a nice nod to the hardcore fans and a perfect, shimmering, disco closer. The keyboards could sure use an update from their '80s presets and Vandross' visual references don't come off so well on a mere CD, but these are small complaints. If there ever was an argument that you can own every one of his studio albums and still only know half the story, this proves it." (David Jeffries, AMG)
Luther Vandross, vocals
Phil Hamilton, guitar
Nat Adderley, Jr., keyboards
Skip Anderson, keyboards
Byron Miller, bass
Ivan Hampden, drums
Roger Squitero, percussion
Arturo Tappin, soprano saxophone
Brenda White-King, backing vocals
Cindy Mizelle, backing vocals
Kevin Owens, backing vocals
Pat Lacy, backing vocals
Valerie Pinkston, backing vocals
Recorded on February 11th & 12th, 2003 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Produced by Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr., Fonzi Thornton
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