05/12/2015

Luther Vandross "Songs" (1994) - Smooth Soul / Contemporary R&B -



Label : Epic Records


01 - Love The One You're With** (Stephen Stills)
02 - Killing Me Softly* (Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox)
03 - Endless Love* (Lionel Richie)
04 - Evergreen* (Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams)
05 - Reflections** (Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland)
06 - Hello* (Lionel Richie)
07 - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now** (Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead)
08 - Always And Forever** (Rod Temperton)
09 - Going In Circles* (Jerry Peters & Anita Poree)
10 - Since You've Been Gone** (Teddy White & Aretha Franklin)
11 - All The Woman I Need* (Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore)
12 - What The World Needs Now** (Burt Bacharach & Hal David)
13 - The Impossible Dream* (Mitch Leigh & Joe Darian)


Produced by Walter Afanasieff
Co-Produced by Luther Vandross
"Endless Love" Produced & Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Music Recorded by Dana Jan Chappelle
Luther's Vocals Recorded by Paul Brown
Background Vocals Recorded by Dana Jon Chappelle & Paul Brown
The LSO Orchestra Recorded by Hayden Bendall
*Mixed by Mick Guzauski
**Mixed by Dana Jon Chappelle
Assistant Engineers : Bill Leonard, Jay Militscher, Neill Perry, Gus Garces, Andy Smith, Mike Scott, David Gleesan, Kyle Bess, Mike Reiter, Craig Brock, Chris Ludwinski & Ken Matcke
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
Production Coordinators : Barbara Stout & Marsha Burns
Orchestra Contractor for The LSO : Isobel Griffiths
Vocal Contractors : Fonzi Thornton & Phillip Ingram
"Endless Love" :
Luther Vandross' Vocals Recorded by Paul Brown
Mariah Carey' Vocals Recorded by Jay Healy & Dana Jon Chappelle
Orchestra Recorded by Dana Jon Chappelle at The Hit Factory
Strings Contracted by Emile Charlap
Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC ; The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA & Right TrackStudios, NYC
The LSO Orchestra Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
Mixed at The Plant Recording Studios, Sausalito, CA ; The Hit Factory, NYC & Sony Music Studios, NYC


01 - Love The One You're With

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synth, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Hammond B3 Organ
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Lisa Fischer, Tawatha Agee, Paulette McWilliams, Brenda White-King, Phillip Ingram, Phil Perry, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Lynn Gayle & Alex Brown
The Phil Choir Directed by Patrick Henderson
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Background Vocals Arranged by Luther Vandross & Walter Afanasieff

02 - Killing Me Softly

Dan Shea : Keyboards, Synth, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming
Walter Afanasieff : Piano, Synthesizer, Synclav & Acoustic Guitar
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Luther Vandross, Lisa Fischer, Tawatha Agee & Paulette McWilliams
Arranged by Dan Shea
Background Vocals Arranged by Luther Vandross

03 - Endless Love

Duet with Mariah Carey
Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synclav & Acoustic Guitars
Dann Huff : Guitars & Nylon Guitar Solo
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock

04 - Evergreen

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synclav & Acoustic Guitars
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
The London Symphony Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock

05 - Reflections

Dan Shea : Keyboards, Synth, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming
Walter Afanasieff : Hammond B-3 Organ & Additional Programming
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Lisa Fischer, Brenda White-King, Tawatha Agee & Paulette McWilliams

06 - Hello

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synclav & Acoustic Guitars
Dan Shea : Keyboards & Programming
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Dan Shea
Orchestral Arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock & Walter Afanasieff

07 - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming
Dan Shea : Keyboards & Programming
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Phillip Ingram, Phil Perry, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis, Fonzi Thornton, Cindy Mizelle, Paulette McWilliams, Tawatha Agee & Robin Clark
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Dan Shea
Background Vocals Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Luther Vandross
Samples From "Beats, Breaks & Scratches" by King

08 - Always And Forever

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Hammond B-3 Organ
Dan Shea : Keyboards & Programming
Dann Huff : Guitars
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Tower Of Power Section :
Greg Adams : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Lee Thornberg : Trumpet, Trombone & Flugelhorn
Emilio Castillo : Tenor Saxophone
Brandon Fields : Tenor Saxophone
Stephen 'Doc' Kupka : Baritone Saxophone
Background vocals by :
Phillip Ingram, Phil Perry, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Lynn Davis & Alex Brown
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Dan Shea
Horn Arrangements by Greg Adams

09 - Going In Circles

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Hammond B-3 Organ
Dan Shea : Keyboards, Synth, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming 
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Tower Of Power Section :
Greg Adams : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Lee Thornberg : Trumpet, Trombone & Flugelhorn
Emilio Castillo : Tenor Saxophone
David Mann : Tenor Saxophone
Stephen 'Doc' Kupka : Baritone Saxophone
Background vocals by :
Phillip Ingram, Phil Perry, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis, Fonzi Thornton, Paulette McWilliams, Tawatha Agee, Robin Clark & Cindy Mizelle
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Dan Shea
Horn Arrangements by Greg Adams

10 - Since You've Been Gone

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synth, Bass Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synth Horns, Hammond B-3 Organ
Dan Shea : Keyboards & Programming
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Cissy Houston, Paulette McWilliams, Cindy Mizelle, Darlene Love & Tawatha Agee
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Background Vocals Arranged by Cissy Houston & Luther Vandross

11 - All The Woman I Need

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synclav & Acoustic Guitars
Dann Huff : Guitars & Nylon Guitar Solo
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Phillip Ingram, Phil Perry, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Lynn Davis & Alex Brown
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
The London Symphony Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock

12 - What The World Needs Now

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synclav & Acoustic Guitars
Dann Huff : Guitars & Nylon Guitar Solo
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by Luther Vandross
The London Symphony Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock
Background Vocals Arranged by Luther Vandross

13 - The Impossible Dream

Walter Afanasieff : Keyboards, Synths, Bass, Drum & Rhythm Programming, Synclav & Acoustic Guitars
Dann Huff : Guitars & Nylon Guitar Solo
Gary Cirimelli : MacIntosh, Digital & Synthesizer Programming
Ren Klyce : Digital Programming
Background vocals by :
Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Paulette McWilliams, Tawatha Agee, Kevin Clark, Kevin Owens & Phillip Ballou
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
The London Symphony Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock
Orchestral Arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock & Walter Afanasieff