Celebrating the extraordinary artistry and impact of legendary superstar Luther Vandross, J, Epic, and Legacy Records will join in the release of The Ultimate Luther Vandross on August 22. A first-of-its-kind, career-spanning collection, the 18-track album is drawn from the multi-talented singer/songwriter and producer's recordings for both J Records and Epic Records.

The CD will include two previously unissued cuts, "Shine" (produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis), the first single from the album and "Got You Home." "Shine" is already being blasted on the airwaves as radio stations across the country have jumped the gun and added it prior to its official impact date of June 19th. The overwhelming response from radio programmers includes comments from "it's the hottest adult song of the year" to "it's another great record from Luther!"

The "Ultimate Luther Vandross" features all of Luther's chart topping singles including the Grammy-winning No. 1 pop/R&B smash, "Dance With My Father," the title track for Luther's 2003 platinum-plus J Records album; 1989's Grammy-winning Epic hit, "Here And Now" and "Endless Love," Luther's 1994 million-selling duet with Mariah Carey. The CD also includes J hits "Take You Out" and "I'd Rather" and Epic '80s and '90s singles, "Never Too Much," "Give Me The Reason," "Any Love" and "Power Of Love/Love Power."

The powerhouse album also reprises such Vandross classics as "A House Is Not A Home," "Wait For Love" and "Superstar/Until You Come Back To Me" alongside key album cuts such as Luther's 2003 duet with Beyonce, the cover of the Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway classic "The Closer I Get To You," "Buy Me A Rose" and "Think About You," all taken from Luther's last studio album.

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