Luther Vandross

Greatest Hits [1999]

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Luther Vandross' 1999 Greatest Hits may not be as generous as 1989's The Best of Luther Vandross, which contained 20 tracks on two discs, but it's a good, concise, 14-track collection that includes many of his very best songs. There is a lot of overlap with Best Of -- it shares no less than nine tracks with that collection -- but it also has such-'90s hits as "Don't Want to Be a Fool" and "Power of Love / Love Power." It is a tight, single-disc collection, which may make it preferable to some listeners. However, Best Of does cover Vandross' prime period better, and since Greatest Hits covers much of that same territory while missing several big-'90s hits, it isn't quite all it could be. Essentially, it's for casual fans who want all the big hits on one disc -- serious listeners will want to stick with Best Of.

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