1982 Cheryl Lynn – Instant Love

Instant Love is a 1982 album by American singer Cheryl Lynn, released on Columbia Records. Luther Vandross produced the album and also performed a duet with Lynn on “If This World Were Mine”, a cover of the original recording by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The arrangements were by Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller and Nat Adderley, Jr. The album peaked at #7 on the R&B album charts and #133 on The Billboard 200.

Coming off of his success with Aretha Franklin’s “Jump to It,” Cheryl and Luther delivered the title cut as a first single, but it only reached #16 on the R&B charts. The two artists did however make an impact with their duet on a remake of the Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell classic “If This World Were Mine” which became the biggest hit (#4 R&B) off of this album. A third single, “Look Before You Leap”, stalled out at #77 on the R&B charts.

Tracks

1  Instant Love (Luther Vandross; Marcus Miller) 05:11
2  Sleep Walkin’ (Luther Vandross; Marcus Miller) 06:25
3  Day After Day (Tawatha Agee) 04:35
4  Look Before You Leap (David Batteau; Michael Sembello) 04:03
5  Say You’ll Be Mine (Kevin Robinson; Tawatha Agee) 05:07
6  I Just Wanna Be Your Fantasy (Cheryl Lynn; Cherry George Smith III) 04:05
7  Believe In Me (Nickolas Ashford; Valerie Simpson) 03:21
If This World Were Mine (Marvin Gaye) 05:35

Musicians

1 Instant Love

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarSteve Love
KeyboardsNat Adderley Jr
SynthesizerMarcus Miller
PercussionSteve Kroon
Background VocalsBrenda White
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsMichelle Cobbs
Background VocalsPhillip Ballou
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
VocalsCheryl Lynn


2 Sleep Walkin’

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarSteve Love
SynthesizerMarcus Miller
Background VocalsBrenda White
Background VocalsMichelle Cobbs
Background VocalsPhillip Ballou
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
VocalsCheryl Lynn


3 Day After Day

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael McGloiry
KeyboardsNat Adderley Jr
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsCheryl Lynn


4 Look Before You Leap

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Sembello
KeyboardsNat Adderley Jr
VocalsCheryl Lynn


5 Say You’ll Be Mine

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael McGloiry
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsCheryl Lynn


6 I Just Wanna Be Your Fantasy

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael McGloiry
KeyboardsNat Adderley Jr
SynthesizerEd Walsh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBrenda White
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
VocalsCheryl Lynn


7 Believe In Me

PianoNat Adderley Jr
VocalsCheryl Lynn


8 If This World Were Mine

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsNat Adderley Jr
PercussionCrusher Bennett
VocalsLuther Vandross
VocalsCheryl Lynn

Liner Notes

Producer – Luther Vandross
Producer (Executive) – Larkin Arnold
Arranged By – Luther Vandross(Tracks 1, 6, 8)
Arranged By – Marcus Miller (Tracks 1, 6)
Arranged By – Nat Adderley Jr (Tracks 4, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Paul Riser (Track 5)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Nat Adderley Jr (Tracks 3, 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Paul Riser (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
Contractor (Horns, Strings) – Sephra Herman
Coordinator – Hank Meyer, Sephra Herman
Engineer (Additional) – Carl Beatty, Doug Epstein
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy Hoffman, Bobby Gordon, Don Brewer, Harry Spiridakis, John Hanlon
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Michael H Brauer
Recorded By – Michael H Brauer

Photography By – Welden Andersen

Mastered At Sterling Sound, New York
Mixed At Media Sound Studios, New York
Recorded At Media Sound Studios, New York
Recorded At Village Recorders, Los Angeles
Phonographic Copyright CBS Inc
Copyright CBS Inc