Personnel includes: Cheryl Lynn, Luther Vandross (vocals); Toto.
Producers include: Ray Parker Jr., Luther Vandross, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Includes liner notes by Scott Galoway.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Legacy Records' Rhythm & Soul series.
And now -- here's Got to Be Real: The Best of Cheryl Lynn! Fifteen tracks performed by one of the most explosive female singers in the rock genre. A Gong Show discoveree, Cheryl Lynn first hit with the thumping "It's Got to Be Real," a tune with a serious groove that flew up the charts. "Star Love" was just as exciting, and gave Lynn the perfect vehicle to display her awesome multi-octave range. You can bounce and dip to "Shake It Up Tonight," a rump-mover and Soul Train favorite. Her exciting duet with Luther Vandross, "If This World Were Mine," the old Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell song, is stunning; their powerful voices will blow you away. Lynn had it going on, she scored with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' strutting "Encore," a rouser with crown ambiance, and a staple of her live concerts. A singer's singer, Lynn's voice is an exciting, warm, compelling instrument. ~ Andrew Hamilton