Personnel: Luther Vandross (vocals, background vocals); Marcus Miller (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer); Cheryl Lynn, Sybil Thomas, Cindy Mizelle, Cissy Houston, Brenda White-King, Darlene Love, Charlotte Crossley, David Lasley, Tamira C. Sanders, Fonzi Thornton, Genobia Jeter, Phillip Ballou, Pat Joyner, Jim Gilstrap, Johnny Britt, Lisa Fischer, Lynn Davis , Alfa Anderson, Patti Austin, Paulette McWilliams, Phillip Ingram, Ava Cherry, Tawatha Agee, Yvonne Lewis, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (vocals); Dean Parks, Doc Powell, Georg "Jojje" Wadenius, Jay Williams, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Skip Anderson (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming); Nat Adderley, Jr. (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Billy Preston (organ); Jimmy Jam (keyboards); Jason Miles (synthesizer); Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams (drums); Steve Kroon (congas, bongos); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion, wind chime); Errol Crusher Bennett, Sammy Figueroa, Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Bryan-Michael Cox, Jason Rome (programming); Richard Marx (keyboard programming, drum programming); Harold Lilly, Warryn Campbell (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Cheryl Lynn, Dionne Warwick, Dolores Hall, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Hines , Mariah Carey, Beyonc‚.
Audio Mixers: Ray Bardani; Manny Marroquin; Dana Jon Chappelle; Godfrey Diamond; Al Schmitt; Lewis Hahn; Matt Martin; Michael Brauer; Mick Guzauski; Peter Mokran.
Audio Remixer: Phil Ramone.
Liner Note Author: Ernest Hardy.
Recording information: Air Studios, Montserrat; Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY; The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY; The Royal Albert Hall, London, England; Wembley Arena, London, England.
Authors: Luther Vandross; Frank Sinatra; Dionne Warwick; Burt Bacharach; Mary Ida Vandross; Arif Mardin; Hal David.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Mary Ida Vandross; George Kalinsky; Matthew Rolston; John Bellissimo; Bill King ; Alberto Tolot; Kevin Westenberg; Brian Hagiwara; William Coupon; Norman Jean Roy; Steve Kroon.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Anthony Hinton; Theresa V. Reed; G. Diane Sumler; Christine Wiltshire.
Arrangers: Luther Vandross; Marcus Miller; Soulshock; Shep Crawford; Walter Afanasieff; Misha Segal; Nat Adderley, Jr.; Gregg Diamond ; Mauro Malavasi; Reed Vertelney; Richard Marx; Wade Marcus; Billy Byers.
This meaty box set is the last word on Luther Vandross. Across 56 songs on four CDs, LOVE, LUTHER spans the seminal R&B artist's entire career, from his earliest hits to his final and most successful album, DANCE WITH MY FATHER, released posthumously. All of Vandross's most essential hits are here, including "Here and Now," "The Power of Love/Love Power," "Endless Love" (with Mariah Carey), and "Dance with My Father," but it's the comprehensive sweep of the set that impresses. Vandross excelled not only as a passionate, skillful singer, but as a writer, arranger, and producer as well. LOVE, LUTHER showcases his mighty talent, and beautifully sums up the work of one of R&B's true giants.