Producers include: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jacques Fred Petrus, Mauro Malavasi, Timmy Allen.
Personnel: Luther Vandross (vocals); Paolo Granolio (guitar).
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: George Nazar.
Photographer: Jim Houghton.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Tanya Willoughby; Elizabeth Pavone; Jocelyn Shaw; Steve Woolard.
Arrangers: Paolo Gianolio; David Romani; Jimmy Jam; Mauro Malavasi; Terry Lewis.
Showcasing a youthful Luther Vandross prior to his solo jaunts, The Very Best of Change surveys the high points of the group's four-record career. This compilation does a very adequate job of chopping away at the filler found on each of its individual records and focuses not only on the hits, but the stronger album tracks that might have gone unnoticed. Early house music fans will find Change's attention to strong melodies and arrangements on par with many of its contemporaries (D Train, Aurra), but with a slightly sleeker R&B/Italo-disco edge. Fans of the group might find the notable absence of cult disco hit "Angel in My Pocket" irritating, but if you are only seeking out the hits then look no further than this compilation. ~ Rob Theakston