No ten-track compilation could possibly come close to providing the most casual Luther Vandross fan with what she or he needs. That said, S.O.U.L. -- part of an extensive line from Sony Music Special Products -- is a relatively cheap disc that does offer a decent sampling of Vandross' hits across three decades, from 1981's "Never Too Much" to 2003's "Dance with My Father." Other essentials, such as "Give Me the Reason," "A House Is Not a Home," "Power of Love/Love Power," are included, but this is a mere fraction of the singer's excellent output. This doesn't even cover his number ones.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman