Just Go

Just Go

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by Lionel Richie
     
 

2006's Coming Home was Lionel Richie's most commercially successful release since 1986's Dancing on the Ceiling. It was the first time since then that one of the singer's albums peaked within the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Much of its success could be attributed to "I Call It Love," a collaboration with See more details below

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2006's Coming Home was Lionel Richie's most commercially successful release since 1986's Dancing on the Ceiling. It was the first time since then that one of the singer's albums peaked within the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Much of its success could be attributed to "I Call It Love," a collaboration with StarGate. So, on Just Go, Richie's fourth studio set of the 2000s, he continues to work with StarGate and adds some of their hitmaking contemporaries, namely Akon and the duo of Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna's "Umbrella," Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," the-Dream's own hits). The two Akon collaborations are dominated by Akon, who co-writes, co-produces, and gets co-performance credits on both. Even on "Nothing Left to Give," the album's festive, anthemic, percussion-stuffed song à la "All Night Long" -- there has been one on nearly every Richie album since Can't Slow Down on -- Akon unsurprisingly writes a lead that could have been voiced by him, from its cadence to the melodically restricted hook. Nash and Stewart are less heavy-handed on their four songs, tending to meet Richie half way with a soothing, modern frame work. In these songs, as well as the five featuring StarGate's input, Richie is much more at home. Introducing a 60-year-old artist to a younger audience with new material is asking for a lot, but Richie's devoted fanbase will find plenty to like. Just Go, slightly more so than Coming Home, tends to be a happy (and comforting) medium between Richie's familiar approach and contemporary R&B.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602517827455
catalogNumber:
5003299
Rank:
130283

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Richie   Primary Artist
David Foster   Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Nathan East   Bass
Taj Jackson   Background Vocals
Kuk Harrell   Background Vocals
Espen Lind   Guitar
John Ewbank   Piano,Background Vocals
Angela Fisher   Choir Director
Trijntje Oosterhuis   Guest Appearance
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Janet Adderley   Children's Choirmaster
Tor Erik Hermanson   Various
Arnold VanDongen   Acoustic Guitar
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Guest Appearance
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Various
Martin K   Keyboards
Nando Eweg   Percussion,Synthesizer Pads
Xander Hubrecht   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Boudewijn Hugas   Bass
Ingrid Simons   Background Vocals
Janet Adderly   Choir Director
Jochem van der Saag   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

John Austin   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Danny D   Management
David Loeffler   Management
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Michael Simmons   Engineer
William Ross   Arranger,String Arrangements
Kuk Harrell   Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Producer,Audio Production
Stargate   Audio Production
John Ewbank   Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Drew FitzGerald   Art Direction
C. Stewart   Composer
Dirk Vanoucek   Engineer
Tor Erik Hermanson   Instrumentation
Tom Bakker   String Arrangements
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer,Producer
Ne-Yo   Producer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Gina Zimmitti   String Contractor
Giorgio Tuinfort   Producer,Audio Production
Martin K   Producer
Tim Blacksmith   Management
Josh Gudwin   Engineer
Sean K.   Programming,Producer
Nando Eweg   Producer,Engineer
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Sound Design
J. Bunton   Composer
S. Smith   Composer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer

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