Ruben Studdard: Unconditional Love
2014 release, the first album in two years from the American Idol winner. Along with beautiful standards, Unconditional Love features original tunes, one of which, 'Meant To Be', was produced by 16 time Grammy winning producer and Verve Records Chairman David Foster, one of several producers on the album. Unconditional Love is filled with some of the most romantic songs Studdard has ever recorded including "My Love" by Paul McCartney and Wings, The Carpenters classic, "They Long To Be (Close To You)" which includes Stevie Wonder on harmonica and Bonnie Raitt's poignant, "I Can't Make You Love Me". Additional tracks include a steamy version of Teddy Pendegrass' "Close The Door" which was produced by singer Eric Benet who also produced Studdard's breathtaking version of the Boz Scaggs hit "Love, Look What You've Done To Me". The album also contains a soaring duet with Lalah Hathaway of "With You I'm Born Again" which was originally recorded by Syreeta Wright and Billy Preston.