This CD is an excellent collection of Luther's best tracks spanning his career. True, the tracklisting is similar to the 'greatest hits' album, but if you don't have this then 'The Essential' is the one to get. As well as incorporating all of the old classics it also includes some more recent remixes of your favourite tracks, adding enough depth to really make it the 'Essential' CD of Luther Vandross. This is the perfect CD for any occasion and has proved to be excellent background music (along with George Benson's new album) for dinner parties/barbeque's etc! If you're going to buy a CD by Luther Vandross, make it this one. It really is 'Essential'!