Luther Vandross – It’s Over Now (1985)

“It’s Over Now” is a song by American recording artist Luther Vandross released in 1985 as the second single from his album The Night I Fell in Love. The single was a top-five hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart.

“It’s Over Now” was written and produced by Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller and mixed by Marcus Miller & Ray Bardani.

It’s Over Now (Dance Remix)                              5:29

It’s Over Now (Instrumental)                                3:58

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Luther Vandross ‎– I Really Didn’t Mean It (1986)

For almost 25 years, from 1981 to 2005, Luther dominated the American R&B music charts like no other artist before or since. In that span Luther released eight #1 R&B albums, seven #1 R&B singles and another five Top 20 R&B singles. He achieved crossover status with eight Billboard Top 10 albums, including reaching #1 with 2003’s Dance With My Father; and another five Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles.

From 1981 to 1996, Luther Vandross released 11 consecutive platinum/double platinum albums on CBS/Sony’s Epic Records label; and at the time of his passing in 2005, 13 of Luther’s 14 studio albums had gone Platinum or multi-platinum.

Luther’s success was not confined to the United States, with record sales of over 40 million worldwide since 1981, including four Top 10 UK albums (one #1). In March 1989, Luther Vandross was the first male artist to sell out 10 consecutive live shows at London’s Wembley Arena.

Overall, Luther received 31 Grammy Award nominations, winning eight times. Additionally, Luther won eight American Music Awards, including Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist seven times.

In 1986, Luther released the single “I Really Didn’t Mean It” from the album “Give Me The Reason”, the track was written and produced by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller with 12″ remixes by Bruce Miller and Marcus Miller, edited by Freddy Bastone.

I Really Didn’t Mean It (12″ Mix)                                    6:35

I Really Didn’t Mean It (7″ Mix)                                      3:59

I Really Didn’t Mean It (Dub Mix)                                   6:00

I Really Didn’t Mean It (A Cappella Mix)                         5:22

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Luther Vandross ‎– I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love (1986)

Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in demand background vocalist for several different artists including Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, and Donna Summer. He later became the lead singer of the group Change which released its certified gold debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much in 1981.

In 1986, Luther released his fifth studio album, “Give Me The Reason” . The album earned Vandross an American Music Award for “Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist” and a nomination for “Favorite Soul/R&B Album” in 1988, while the title track “Give Me the Reason” was nominated for “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male” and “Best R&B Song” in 1987. The album also included Vandross’ first top-20 pop hit, “Stop to Love.”

In the UK, one of the last singles to be released from the album was “I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love)”. The UK 12″ was notable for an outstanding Megamix by Les “Mix Doctor” Adams which includes some of my favorite Luther tracks including Never Too Much, I Wanted Your Love, For The Sweetness Of Your Love and I’ll Let You Slide.

A DMC Megamix by Les “Mix Doctor” Adams would also be released in 1986 which added Stop To Love and Give Me The Reason while Ben Liebrand would release his own Megamix in 1989.

I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love)                            4:44

She’s A Super Lady                                              5:08

Luther In Love – Megamix                                      9:34

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Luther Vandross ‎– She Won’t Talk To Me (1988)

Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. He won four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the track “Dance with My Father”,co-written with Richard Marx.

In 1988, Luther Vandross released his sixth studio album, titled “Any Love”. It reached the top position on the R&B Album charts that year for two weeks. At the 1989 Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male” and its title track was nominated for “Best R&B Song”. Also, “She Won’t Talk to Me” received a nomination for “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male” in 1990.

“She Won’t Talk To Me” was written by Vandross and Hubert Eaves III (D-Train, Mtume), produced by Marcus Miller and remixed by Keith Cohen for the 12″ release.

She Won’t Talk To Me (12″ Extended Version)       7:30

She Won’t Talk To Me (7″ Club)                            3:14

She Won’t Talk To Me (Acid House Dub)               6:28

She Won’t Talk To Me (Percapella)                       4:29

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