And now -- here's Got to Be Real: The Best of Cheryl Lynn! Fifteen tracks performed by one of the most explosive female singers in the rock genre. A Gong Show discoveree, Cheryl Lynn first hit with the thumping "It's Got to Be Real," a tune with a serious groove that flew up the charts. "Star Love" was just as exciting, and gave Lynn the perfect vehicle to display her awesome multi-octave range. You can bounce and dip to "Shake It Up Tonight," a rump-mover and Soul Train favorite. Her exciting duet with Luther Vandross, "If This World Were Mine," the old Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell song, is stunning; their powerful voices will blow you away. Lynn had it going on, she scored with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' strutting "Encore," a rouser with crown ambiance, and a staple of her live concerts. A singer's singer, Lynn's voice is an exciting, warm, compelling instrument.
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AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton
feat: Luther Vandross