Louder Than Words

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the greatest-hits collection Back to Front disappeared without a trace in 1992, Lionel Richie spent four years making Louder Than Words, his first album for Mercury Records. Although there are some slight attempts to incorporate new jack and hip-hop influences into Richie's sound, Louder Than Words relies on his trademark balladeering, which remains his forte. All of the weak moments on Louder Than Words are ill-advised forays into rap -- to put it bluntly, he can rap about as well as Snoop Dogg can sing. Although the ballads aren't as strong as his late-'70s and early-'80s standards, they are nevertheless pleasant, which makes the record a worthwhile ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the greatest-hits collection Back to Front disappeared without a trace in 1992, Lionel Richie spent four years making Louder Than Words, his first album for Mercury Records. Although there are some slight attempts to incorporate new jack and hip-hop influences into Richie's sound, Louder Than Words relies on his trademark balladeering, which remains his forte. All of the weak moments on Louder Than Words are ill-advised forays into rap -- to put it bluntly, he can rap about as well as Snoop Dogg can sing. Although the ballads aren't as strong as his late-'70s and early-'80s standards, they are nevertheless pleasant, which makes the record a worthwhile purchase for fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • UPC: 731453224025
  • Catalog Number: 532240

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Piece of Love (4:02)
  2. 2 Still in Love (4:31)
  3. 3 I Wanna Take You Down (4:59)
  4. 4 Can't Get over You (4:32)
  5. 5 Change (5:00)
  6. 6 Nothing Else Matters (4:32)
  7. 7 Ordinary Girl (4:59)
  8. 8 Say I Do (4:59)
  9. 9 Paradise (4:59)
  10. 10 Don't Wanna Lose You (4:57)
  11. 11 Lovers at First Sight (6:56)
  12. 12 Climbing (6:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lionel Richie Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Keyboards, Background Vocals
Peter Gabriel Background Vocals
Robert Palmer Guitar
Omar Hakim Drums
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Michael Thompson Guitar
Sekou Bunch Bass Guitar
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
George Bohannon Trombone, French Horn
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
James Anthony Carmichael Conductor, Keyboards
David Cochrane Synthesizer, Guitar, Saxophone
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Chris "Daddy" Dave Drums
Jon "JD" Dickson French Horn
Nathan East Bass Guitar
Brandon Fields Saxophone
Michael Fisher Percussion
Daniel Fornero Trumpet
Simon Franglen Synthesizer
Claude Gaudette Synthesizer
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Kim Hutchcroft Saxophone
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Marva King Background Vocals
Ricky Lawson Drums
Warren Leuning Trumpet
Steve Lukather Guitar
Andy Martin Trombone
Timothy May Guitar
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
David Paich Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Mike Scott Guitar
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Lloyd Tolbert Bass, Keyboards
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Jimmy Wright Keyboards
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Marilyn L. Johnson French Horn
William Ross Synthesizer
Randy Jackson Bass Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Charlie Davis Trumpet
Tony Hightower Background Vocals
Sammy Crumbley Background Vocals
Jason Sylvain Background Vocals
Marla Winston Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ron Jackson Background Vocals
John Barnes Synthesizer
David Duke French Horn
Donald Waldrop Tuba
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
Babyface drum programming
Lionel Richie Arranger, Producer
Jeremy Lubbock Arranger
David Foster Producer
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger, Producer
Milton Chan Engineer
David Cochrane Arranger, drum programming
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Producer, Contributor
Marva King Arranger
Fred Law Engineer
Terry Lewis Producer, Contributor
Barney Perkins Engineer
Steve Porcaro Programming
Alexander Richbourg drum programming
Tony Smith Programming, drum programming
Lloyd Tolbert drum programming
Jeff Taylor Engineer, drum programming
John Jessel Engineer
Calvin Harris Engineer
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