So Amazing: An All Star Tribute to Luther Vandross Need proof that Luther Vandross was a true singer's singer? Legends (Elton, Stevie) and young guns (Usher, Beyoncé) alike eulogize the late R&B great by… 2005-09-20 Various Artists R&B
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So Amazing: An All Star Tribute to Luther Vandross (2005)

Luther Vandross | A TRUE 'STAR' Vandross was So Amazing
Image credit: Luther Vandross: Glenn A. Baker/Redferns/Retna
A TRUE 'STAR' Vandross was So Amazing

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: R&B

Need proof that Luther Vandross was a true singer's singer? Legends (Elton, Stevie) and young guns (Usher, Beyoncé) alike eulogize the late R&B great by covering his most beloved records on So Amazing: An All Star Tribute to Luther Vandross. If only the renditions were as good as the intentions: Aretha is downright shaky, and Donna Summer sinks ''Power of Love'' into Eurotrash hell. All could learn from John Legend, whose sumptuous ''Love Won't Let Me Wait'' feels like a reverent, old-soul embrace.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints
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