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RADIOSCOPE REWIND: Luther Vandross Talks About His 11th Studio Album ‘Your Secret Love’ in 1996 / Listen

Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love

*In the fall of 1996, Luther Vandross released his 11th studio album “Your Secret Love,” a collection of tracks that the then-45-year-old saw as a creative rebirth.

After his holiday album “This is Christmas” in ’95 and the covers album “Songs” in ’94, “Your Secret Love,” Vandross said, “feels like I’m starting over again.” The title track would go on to win a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album, his last for Epic Records after a 15-year run, also included the second single “I Can Make it Better” co-written by his frequent collaborator Marcus Miller, and the track “Whether or Not the World Gets Better,” a duet with another member of his squad, singer Lisa Fischer.

Salt-n- Pepa’s DJ, Spinderella, delivered bars for the track “I Can’t Wait No Longer (Let’s Do This),” and Vandross takes for a spin Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet” and “Goin’ Out of My Head” by  Little Anthony & the Imperials.

“As a one-album thing, an assemblage of material to comprise, one album of this album is it. From song to song, you never want to miss anything. It’s a musical story,” Vandross said of “Your Secret Love.”

Listen to the RadioScope segment on Luther Vandross and his “new’ album “Your Secret Love,” which originally aired the weekend of Oct 5, 1996.

 

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