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Luther VandrossForever, For Always, For Love

Label:Epic – FE 38235
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Disco

Tracklist

A1Bad Boy / Having A Party
Arranged By [Vocals]Luther Vandross
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
PercussionRalph Mac Donald*
SynthesizerEd Walsh
Written-By [Bad Boy]Sam Cooke
Written-By [Having A Party]Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
5:16
A2You're The Sweetest One
Arranged By [Rhythm]Marcus Miller
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]Paul Riser
Arranged By [Vocals]Luther Vandross
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
PercussionRalph Mac Donald*
4:47
A3Since I Lost My Baby
Arranged By [Rhythm]Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.*
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]Paul Riser
Arranged By [Vocals]Luther Vandross
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
5:28
A4Forever, For Always, For Love
Arranged By [Rhythm]Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.*
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]Paul Riser
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
Soloist, FluteLawrence Feldman
Written-ByLuther Vandross
6:24
B1Better Love
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]Paul Riser
Arranged By [Vocals]Luther Vandross
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
Written-By, Arranged By [Rhythm]Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.*
6:26
B2Promise Me
Arranged By [Rhythm]Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.*
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]L. Leon Pendarvis, Jr.*
Arranged By [Vocals], Lead Vocals, Backing VocalsLuther Vandross
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Written-ByLuther Vandross
4:40
B3She Loves Me Back
Arranged By [Rhythm]Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.*
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]L. Leon Pendarvis, Jr.*
Arranged By [Vocals]Luther Vandross
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsNat Adderley, Jr.*
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Written-ByLuther Vandross
6:10
B4Once You Know How
Arranged By [Strings & Horns]L. Leon Pendarvis, Jr.*
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsBuddy Williams
Electric PianoNat Adderley, Jr.*
GuitarDoc Powell
Written-By, Piano [Acoustic], Arranged By [Rhythm & Vocals]Luther Vandross
4:36
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Credits

Notes

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA pressing, as indicated by "G" etched in the side B runout.

Produced for Vandross Ltd.
Recorded and mixed for M.H.B. Production, Inc.
Mastered at Sterling Sound Studios, New York, NY
Production Coordination Sephra Herman
Recorded at Mediasound, New York
Thanks Gordon Elliott, Susan Planer, Hank Meyer, Suzanne Buckley
Village Recorder, Los Angeles (Thanks Kathy Konop)
Record Plant, Los Angeles (Thanks Rose Mann)
Luther's wardrobe designed and executed by Hutaff Lennon, Jr.
Special thanks to: Larkin Arnold, Cheryl Lynn, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore
My fabulous arrangers: Nat Adderley, Jr., Marcus Miller, Paul Riser, Leon Pandarvis, Jr.
The best singers who happen to be my closest friends: (even Bruce Wallace & Hutaff Lennon can hum a mean tune) Shep Gordon, Daniel Markus, Bert Padell, Jimmy Woods, Sephra Herman, Michael Brauer
The great staff of personalities at Epic/CBS Records & once again the warmest & most emotionally reassuring family a guy can love - Mary Ida, Pat Ann, Anthony, Vaneisa, Ramone, Debra, Seveda, Tonia, Parise, Charece, Tamira, Avalon, & Welcome To The World, Klerese
Paulinho da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records Inc.
Phillip Ballou appears courtesy of Handshake Records.
Fonzi Thornton appears courtesy of RCA Records.
℗ 1982 CBS Inc.

Runouts are etched, except for "STERLING" which is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643823517
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7464-38235-1
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in side B runout): G
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): AL 38235
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): BL 38235
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout variant 1): AL 38235-1B STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout variant 1): BL. 38235 G2A C.B.S. GA. CB A1 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout variant 2): G I AL 38235-1E A9 STERLING Ⓗ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout variant 2): G I BL 38235-1E C8 STERLING Ⓗ

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Forever, For Always, For Love (LP, Album)EpicEPC 25013Europe1982
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Forever, For Always, For Love (LP, Album)EpicELPS 4349New Zealand1982
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Forever, For Always, For Love (LP, Album)EpicEPC 4606971Europe1982
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Forever, For Always, For Love (LP, Album, Stereo)EpicFE 38235Canada1982
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Forever, For Always, For Love (LP, Album)Epic, EpicFE 38235, ELPS 4349Australia1982

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  • umberto1's avatar
    umberto1
    why did the UK copies of this Album have a different title?
    • JohnnyTurbo's avatar
      JohnnyTurbo
      This LP is worth buying just for the dancefloor boogie track, "You're The Sweetest One". Essential Luther Vandross.

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