Just for You

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Pop superstar Lionel Richie pursued fresh directions with Just for You, resulting in his broadest-reaching effort to date. As he did for his last studio album, Renaissance, Richie journeyed to England to work with Paul Barry and Mark Taylor, the duo behind Cher's smash "Believe." Then he traveled to Miami to work with hot urban music producer 7 Aurelius, who's made hits with Mariah Carey, Ja Rule, and Ashanti. The disc also includes two tracks with Lenny Kravitz.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lionel Richie spent much of the '90s relatively quiet, and when he attempted a comeback toward the end of the decade, it didn't make many waves. ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Pop superstar Lionel Richie pursued fresh directions with Just for You, resulting in his broadest-reaching effort to date. As he did for his last studio album, Renaissance, Richie journeyed to England to work with Paul Barry and Mark Taylor, the duo behind Cher's smash "Believe." Then he traveled to Miami to work with hot urban music producer 7 Aurelius, who's made hits with Mariah Carey, Ja Rule, and Ashanti. The disc also includes two tracks with Lenny Kravitz.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lionel Richie spent much of the '90s relatively quiet, and when he attempted a comeback toward the end of the decade, it didn't make many waves. It wasn't until the early part of the 2000s that his profile increased considerably as his greatest-hits disc The Definitive Collection cracked the Top 20, he guest-judged on American Idol, and his daughter Nicole tramped around on the Fox reality show The Simple Life. All of this set the stage for Just for You, his 2004 return to adult contemporary soft rock. There are still gentle quiet storm overtones and subdued R&B beats on a few tracks, such as his duet with Daniel Bedingfield, "Do Ya," but the overall approach on this record is firmly within the polished, melodic soft rock that brought Richie to a massive crossover audience in the early '80s, only updated for contemporary radio. Just for You is a well-crafted record; if anything, it's a little too well crafted, sailing by on its sleek surfaces and carefully constructed songs, leaving it as nothing much more than a collection of romantic, mature mood music. It's effective romantic mood music, though, and after a few plays, a handful of the hooks begin to sink in, even if the songs themselves are never quite as memorable as his hits from the '80s. Nevertheless, this is one of the more appealing records Richie had made in quite some time, as it's both assured and unassuming, relaxed and tuneful. Unlike his '90s records, it's consistent, both in its quality of songs and its cohesive sound, and even if it's not a full-fledged comeback, it's a solid latter-day record that lives up to his legacy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602498623886
  • Catalog Number: 000256236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just for You (4:33)
  2. 2 I Still Believe (4:55)
  3. 3 Long Long Way to Go (4:22)
  4. 4 Just to Be With You Again (3:33)
  5. 5 Heaven (4:02)
  6. 6 She's Amazing (4:36)
  7. 7 Ball and Chain (3:17)
  8. 8 Time of Our Life (5:07)
  9. 9 Outrageous (4:30)
  10. 10 Road to Heaven (4:20)
  11. 11 Do Ya - Daniel Bedingfield (2:39)
  12. 12 In My Dreams (4:56)
  13. 13 One World (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lionel Richie Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Lenny Kravitz Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Shaker, fender rhodes
Robert Hart Background Vocals
Nicki Richards Background Vocals
Mark Russell Bass
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Derek Allen Group Member
Bashiri Johnson Percussion, Background Vocals
Curt Bisquera Drums
Chuckii Booker Piano, Strings, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes, Musical Direction, Group Member
Paul Bushnell Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Charles Fearing Guitar
Isobel Griffiths Strings
Brenda White-King Background Vocals
Curtis King Background Vocals
Eric Kupper Guitar, Keyboards
Trevor Lawrence Drums, Background Vocals
Lorraine McIntosh Background Vocals
Chieli Minucci Guitar
Craig Ross Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mark Smith Bass
Dino Soldo Group Member
Ren Swan Saxophone
Gavyn Wright Strings, Leader
Samantha Smith Background Vocals
Oscar Seaton Group Member
Daniel Thomas Choir Conductor
Richie Jones Drums
Darrett Adkins Cello
Adam Phillips Guitar
Takuya "Taku" Hirano Group Member
Paul Lequerica Background Vocals
Tom Jenkins Strings
Mark Taylor Strings
Seven Strings, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Dirk Vanoucek Group Member
Paul Barry Background Vocals
David Levita Guitar
Cliff Masterson Piano, Strings, Conductor
Rashu Aton Gong
John Dixson Guitar
Jeff Hanic Piano
Letter M Vocals, Background Vocals
Ben Mauro Group Member
Mark Cooper Smith Bass
Steve Price Strings
Donovan Blackwood Background Vocals
Marcella Araica Background Vocals
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lenny Kravitz Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Lionel Richie Composer, Producer
Bashiri Johnson Composer
Chuckii Booker Composer, Programming, Producer
Paul Bushnell Composer
Henry Hirsch Engineer
Tim Kelly Producer
Trevor Lawrence Composer
Lorraine McIntosh Vocal Coordinator
Bob Robinson Composer, Producer
Steve Robson Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Tony Shepperd Engineer
Ren Swan Engineer
Mark Taylor Composer
Troy Taylor Programming, Producer
Rick Wake Producer
Dan Hetzel Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Samantha Smith Vocal Coordinator
Dave Scheuer Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi Engineer
Richie Jones Producer
Cyrille Taillandier Digital Editing, Pro-Tools
Tim Producer
Michael Etchart Producer
Pablo Munguia Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Dave Bradley Producer
Mark Taylor Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Seven Programming, Instrumentation
Dirk Vanoucek Engineer, Sound Design
Paul Barry Composer
Daniel Bedingfield Composer, Producer, Duet
David Hart Composer
Tim Kelly Producer
Bill Airey Smith Digital Editing
Asif Ali Engineer
Paul Bishow Producer
Cliff Masterson Arranger
John Dixson Composer, Producer
Marcus Killian Engineer
Glen Markezi Engineer
Miredys Peguero Composer
David Bradley Composer
Steve Price Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He did it again and again

    My number one was and still is: Three times a lady, Thank God for " just for you", very long time without quality music,

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