ChangeThe Glow Of Love

Label:RFC Records – RFC 3438, Warner Bros. Records – RFC 3438
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Los Angeles Pressing
Genre:Funk / Soul


A1A Lover's Holiday
Mixed By [A Jim Burgess Mix]Jim Burgess
Written-ByD. Romani*, T. Willoughby*
A2It's A Girl's Affair
Written-ByP. Gianolio*, W. Garfield*
A3Angel In My Pocket
Written-ByP. Gianolio*, T. Willoughby*
B1The Glow Of Love
Arranged ByMario Malavasi*
Composed ByDavid Romani*
Lead VocalsLuther Vandross
Written-ByD. Romani*, M. Malavasi*, W. Garfield*
Composed By, Arranged ByMario Malavasi*
Lead VocalsLuther Vandross
B3The End
Written-ByP. Gianolio*

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Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles pressing denoted by ✲ stamps in runouts.
Writing credits differ between cover and labels; most complete version used.

Produced for Little Macho Music Company, Inc., New York
Recorded at Fontoprint Studios, Bologna, Italy.
All vocals recorded & mixed at Power Station Studios, New York City.
'The Glow Of Love' & 'Searching' recorded and mixed at Media Sound Studios, New York City.
Mastered at Sterling Sound Inc., New York City.

℗ © 1980 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
® Made in U.S.A.

A1, A3, B2, B3: Little Macho Music Company, Inc.
A2, B1: Little Macho Music Company, Inc. / Ara Pesh Communications Unlimited, Inc.

Many Thanks to Luther Vandross & Jocelyn Shaw

Very Special Thanks to Ray Caviano, Vince Aletti & Bob Siegel

Luther Vandross courtesy of David Krevat/Ceilidh Productions, Inc.

This was also issued with a gold 'Promotional Copy' stamp on the cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23438-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992343817
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): RFC-1-3438-LW3 STERLING ✲ ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): RFC-2-3438-LW1 STERLING ✲ ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): RFC-1-3438-LW1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): RFC-2-3438-LW1 STERLING ✲ ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): RFC-1-3438-LW3 STERLING ✲ ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): RFC-2-3438-LW2 STERLING ✲ ✲

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The Glow Of Love (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, RFC RecordsWEA 99 107, RFC 3438Germany1980
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The Glow Of Love (LP, Album)Goody Music RecordsGOM 30010Italy1980
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The Glow Of Love (LP, Album)WEAK 99107UK1980
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The Glow Of Love (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, RFC RecordsWEA 99 107Netherlands1980
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The Glow Of Love (LP, Album)RFC Records, Warner Bros. RecordsXRFC 3438Canada1980



  • djmandrill's avatar
    This Malavasi production truly captured Luther Vandross early and as wonderful as his career took off after, in my view, Searching and The glow of Love, r 2 of the best dance compositions he was ever a part of. honorable mention: Luther's lead vocals on Bionic Boogie's "Hot Butterfly" which Chaka Khan made an R&B staple, and a early Luther lp, were he pinned the song, "Funky Music," which remains a serious underground dance classic.
    • vkubrick's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      Their best album. B side is magical. I can listen repeatedly again and again.
      "The End" reminds me Automat works and Zig Zag
      • Liveforthefunk's avatar
        Ohhhhh wow, just discovering this for myself. Luther is firing on all cylinders on "Searching". Picking this up!
        • Drawdel's avatar
          Another great record that could benefit a re-issue. Good vinyl copies especially, are now hard to come by.
          • Mellowiz's avatar
            Check out the last track on this album: "The End". Great cosmic disco track!
            • MONYSGOTVINYL's avatar
              Many Thanks to Luther Vandross {Never Too Much} & Jocelyn Shaw, A.K.A. Jocelyn Brown {Somebody Else's Guy}
              • REENO's avatar
                Great album, but I feel "Miracles" might be a bit stronger. And don't sleep on the albums after that either.
                Also--check out all the other Petrus productions: HIGH FASHION, ZINC, BB & Q, etc.
                • REENO's avatar
                  Fantastic album, and I cannot say anything that has already been said about it, HOWEVER, Why didn't Warner Bros. swap out the edited LP version for the FULL 8:21 version from the promo 12"?
                  • Mixi's avatar
                    Edited 5 years ago
                    Imho only ITALO DISCO connoisseurs are able to hear this influences and the feelings which came out of italy in the early 80ies. Malavasi, Romani and Gianolio did a great job and made DISCO great again! ;) ITALO DISCO ;)
                    • Risingson's avatar
                      One of the things that hurt me the most when I get older is seeing how I have been gathering all kind of musical tastes and influences, loving music more and more, but being the only one at that. I find it sad that most of the people that listen to this album are in one of two teams: the ones that love disco soul derived from Chic, and the ones that are fascinated by its proto italo leanings. Well, in my world of unicorns and rainbows I think that the best thing about Change is how both electro italo, italo disco and disco funk live together in the same tracks making this a very international affair that sounds everything but dated and never stops being as catchy as a Harry Warren melody. From "A lover's holiday" to "The End", a wonderful collection of songs. Though, yes, they win a lot when Luther Vandross is heard.


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