Luther Vandross: Celebrating an Iconic Legacy with the Re-Release of "This Close To You

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/6/2024, 3:43 p.m.
Luther Vandross fans rejoice! A momentous occasion is upon us as the legendary artist's second album, "This Close To You," …

Luther Vandross fans rejoice! A momentous occasion is upon us as the legendary artist's second album, "This Close To You," is slated for re-release on June 7th, nearly 50 years after its original debut in 1977. Timed perfectly during Black Music Month, this historic event commemorates Vandross's enduring impact on the music industry and his profound influence on generations of listeners.

Recorded with his group Luther, "This Close To You" has remained commercially elusive for decades, heightening the anticipation surrounding its re-release. The album showcases Vandross's unparalleled vocal prowess and soulful artistry, featuring timeless tracks like “Don’t Wanna Be A Fool” and “This Is For Real” that continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.

Track Listing:

1. This Is For Real

2. A Lover’s Change

3. Don’t Take The Time

4. Jealousy Is In Me

5. I’m Not Satisfied

6. This Close To You

7. Don’t Wanna Be A Fool

8. Come Back To Love

9. Follow My Love

*Bonus Tracks – CD/Digital Only*

10. Can’t Get Enough Good Loving

11. Come Back To Love (Instrumental)

12. Don’t Wanna Be A Fool (Instrumental)

Previously unavailable in digital or CD format, "This Close To You" will now be accessible in various physical formats, including vinyl, CD, and digital download. This re-release not only satisfies the cravings of loyal fans but also introduces Vandross's timeless music to a new generation of listeners, ensuring his legacy endures for years to come.

Adding to the excitement, the highly-anticipated documentary "Luther: Never Too Much" has been acquired by CNN/OWN and is set to premiere in January 2025. This intimate portrayal of Luther Vandross's life and career promises rare insights, personal anecdotes, and exclusive interviews, offering fans a deeper understanding of the man behind the music.

For more information about Luther Vandross and updates on the re-release of "This Close To You," visit Join the conversation on social media by following @luthervandross on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Luther Vandross:

Luther Vandross was more than just a singer; he was a pioneer whose artistry transcended generations. From his breakthrough solo debut with "Never Too Much" to his chart-topping albums and Grammy-winning hits, Vandross's impact on the music industry is immeasurable. With a voice that captured the essence of soul and a passion that touched the hearts of millions, he remains a timeless icon whose music continues to inspire and uplift.

About Primary Wave Music:

Primary Wave Music is the premier independent publisher of iconic and legendary music, representing some of the most influential artists and catalogs in music history. With an extensive roster that includes Luther Vandross, Bob Marley, Prince, Whitney Houston, and more, Primary Wave Music is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacies of music's greatest talents. Through innovative marketing campaigns and strategic partnerships, Primary Wave Music ensures that timeless music continues to impact and inspire audiences worldwide.