On this day in music history: April 26, 1991 – “Power Of Love”, the seventh studio album by Luther Vandross is released. Produced by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller, it is recorded at A&M Studios and The Village in Los Angeles, CA, Right Track Recording and The Hit Factory in New York City from mid 1990 – March 1991. Vandross’ first new studio album in three years, it will spin off three singles including “Power Of Love/Love Power” (#1 R&B, #4 Pop), and “Don’t Want To Be A Fool” (#4 R&B, #9 Pop). “Power” will win him two Grammys including Best R&B Song. “Power” will spend 5 weeks (non-consecutive) at #1 on the Billboard R&B album chart and peak at #7 on the Top 200.
The album that officially signified The End Of The Classic Luther Era a.k.a. When Luther Went Pop. I’m glad he started to regain his classic era form with his last three albums before he passed away.