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Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2014
As the ultimate Luther fan, I bought this book in hardback when it was first published. Seeing that it was revised and "expanded" I bought it again for my e-reader. Wish I hadn't. There is nothing new here. Just spectulation and a lot of innuendos. What was the point of having it revealed that Mr. Vandross told a friend he was in the life? If he was deeply closeted and wished to stay there, why try to out him in his death? I find this version of the book very disrespectful to his memory. So what if he was demanding and a perfectionist. He left a great body of work behind. It was his artistic vision he wanted others to see and share in. I took from the book he went through a lot of personal pain. A shame he could never find the joy he brought to so many. This version states on his Christmas album it included The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire). This was not on This is Christmas album. This was on the album A Special Christmas 2 with several other artists. The song was produced by Quincy Jones. Came out years before Luther's 1995 Christmas album. Minor detail, but should have been checked just the same. Wish Mr. Craig Seymour would e-mail me would love to talk to him.
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