Also available in a 3-pack with THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE and POWER OF LOVE.
Personnel: Luther Vandross, Gregory Hines (vocals); Doc Powell, Paul Jackson, Jr., Ira Siegel (guitar); Kirk Whalum (saxophone); Nat Adderly, Jr. (keyboards); Ed Walsh (synthesizer); Marcus Miller (bass, synthesizer, background vocals); Yogi Horton (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Jason Miles (programming); Cissy Houston, Myrna Smith-Schilling, Alfa Anderson, Lisa Fischer, Cheryl Lynn, Michelle Cobbs, Paulette McWilliams, Kevin Owens, DAvid Lasley, Fonzi Thornton (background vocals).
Producers: Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller.
Reissue Producer: Leo Sacks.
Recorded at Air Studios, Montserat, Minot Sound, White Plains, New York and Westlake Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Brian Chin.
Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Personnel: Luther Vandross (vocals); Marcus Miller (vocals, synthesizer); David Lasley, Fonzi Thornton, Kevin Owens (vocals); Cheryl Lynn, Cissy Houston, Lisa Fischer, Alfa Anderson (soprano); Doc Powell, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Nat Adderley, Jr. (keyboards, synthesizer); Jason Miles (synthesizer, programming); Yogi Horton (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ray Bardani.
Liner Note Author: Brian Chin .
Luther Vandross was riding high in the 1980s, dominating the R&B charts and slowly, but steadily, increasing his pop exposure. This was his fourth consecutive platinum smash and second straight double-platinum winner, but beyond that was a superbly sung, expressive triumph. "Stop To Love" and "Give Me The Reason" were beautifully produced, arranged, and performed numbers and huge R&B hits (the latter a chart topper), and deserved a better pop fate. ~ Ron Wynn