2003/09/05 (Fri)
Luther Live Album Due Next Month

現在療養中のR&Bシンガー、ルーサー・ヴァンドロスのライヴアルバムが10月14日にアメリカで発売されることになった。タイトルは、 『ライヴ・アット・レイディオ・シティー・ホール2003』 。今年2月14日にニューヨークのレイディオ・シティー・ホールで行われたライヴの模様を録音したもの。ここで、ルーサーは、「ヒア・アンド・ナウ」「アイド・ラザー」「ネヴァー・トゥ・マッチ」「ストップ・トゥ・ラヴ」などを披露している。


またルーサーの健康状態は、特に顕著な変化はないが、一生懸命リハビリに精を出しているようだ。ルーサーの最新作 『ダンス・ウィズ・マイ・ファーザー』 は現在120万枚を売っている。


Edited By Jonathan Cohen. September 03, 2003, 3:15 PM ET

Vandross Live Album Due Next Month

As R&B star Luther Vandross continues to recover from a debilitating April stroke, J Records will on Oct. 14 release "Live at Radio City Music Hall 2003," chronicling a Feb. 14 performance at the legendary New York venue. The concert found Vandross performing his biggest hits, including "Here and Now," "I'd Rather," "Never Too Much," "Stop To Love" and "Superstar."

Vandross' longtime musical director Nat Adderley, Jr., produced the album. "All of us involved are doing our best to make Luther proud of his first live album," he said. "It hasn't been easy on many levels to do it without him. Nevertheless I have to say that everyone is really going to love this album and that it is turning out amazing. It sounds like Luther is right there in the room, a real wow and a must have for anyone who loves him."

As for Vandross' condition, his spokesperson tells there are "no big breakthroughs at this time but Luther is working hard in therapy and we hope to be able to report more good news soon."

Vandross' latest J studio album, "Dance With My Father," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.