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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Between 1981 and 1987, former Commodores frontman Lionel Richie emerged as one of the decade's most successful solo artists with a string of inescapable, chart-topping singles that included classics such as "Hello," "All Night Long," and "Truly." Since then, however, with the exception of a modest comeback with 1996's Louder than Words, Richie has yet to recapture the pop and R&B chart success he once enjoyed. But as the title of his seventh solo disc suggests, Renaissance marks the rebirth of the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter's stalled career. By employing the talents of current hit-making R&B and dance music producers such as Rodney Jerkins ...
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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Between 1981 and 1987, former Commodores frontman Lionel Richie emerged as one of the decade's most successful solo artists with a string of inescapable, chart-topping singles that included classics such as "Hello," "All Night Long," and "Truly." Since then, however, with the exception of a modest comeback with 1996's Louder than Words, Richie has yet to recapture the pop and R&B chart success he once enjoyed. But as the title of his seventh solo disc suggests, Renaissance marks the rebirth of the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter's stalled career. By employing the talents of current hit-making R&B and dance music producers such as Rodney Jerkins Brandy, Spice Girls and Brian Rawling Enrique Iglesias, Cher, Richie ushers his sound into the new millennium with street-credible style. From the Latin-flavored "Cinderella" to the acoustic-guitar-driven ballad "Tonight," Richie's lush vocals sound as vibrant as they did in the '80s. The disc's party-inspiring first single, "Angel," is likely to work makeover wonders for the music veteran's career, just as the ubiquitous dance hit "Believe" did for Cher's in '99. Since it was released internationally in late 2000, Renaissance has been certified platinum in Germany. And the new-and-improved Richie seems poised to get back to where he belongs -- atop the U.S. charts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 731454808521
  • Catalog Number: 548085
  • Sales rank: 234,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Angel (4:15)
  2. 2 Cinderella (3:42)
  3. 3 Tender Heart (4:28)
  4. 4 Dance the Night Away (5:08)
  5. 5 Tonight (4:31)
  6. 6 How Long (3:55)
  7. 7 Don't You Ever Go Away (4:13)
  8. 8 Wasted Time (4:07)
  9. 9 Piece of My Heart (4:15)
  10. 10 It May Be the Water (4:56)
  11. 11 Here Is My Heart (4:03)
  12. 12 Don't Stop the Music (4:27)
  13. 13 Angel (6:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lionel Richie Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Tracie Ackerman Background Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Winston Blissett Bass
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Jonathan Clark Guitar
Luis Conte Percussion
Ronnie Garrett Bass
Demetrius Harvey Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Skyler Jett Background Vocals
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Ricky Minor Bass
Dean Parks Guitar
Barry Paul Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Peters Piano
Claytoven Richardson Background Vocals
Daryl Simmons Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mark Taylor Keyboards
Lloyd Tolbert Keyboards
Joe Wolfe Drums, Keyboards
Walter Afanasieff Synthesizer, Keyboards
Robyn Smith Conductor
Adam Phillips Guitar, Electric Guitar
Gerald Cox Background Vocals
Andy Blackwood Background Vocals
Conesha Monet Background Vocals
Dorian Daniels Bass, Keyboards
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lionel Richie Composer, Producer
Ralph Sutton Engineer
Tony Williams drum programming
Charles Veal String Conductor
David Gleeson Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Thom "TK" Kidd Engineer
Nathaniel Kunkel Engineer
Skip Miller Executive Producer
Jerry Peters String Arrangements
Brian Rawling Producer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Daryl Simmons Producer
Mark Taylor Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Lloyd Tolbert Programming, Producer
Joe Wolfe Producer, Percussion Programming
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer
David Frazer Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Programming, Producer
Robyn Smith String Arrangements
Paul Foley Engineer
Fred Jenkins III Producer
LaShawn Daniels Composer
Greg Bieck Programming, Digital Editing, Vocal Engineer, MIDI Programming
Island Brothers Programming, Remixing, Instrumentation
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III Composer
Dirk Vanoucek Engineer
Paul Barry Composer
Ethan Mates Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Richie is still the GREATEST

    I have always loved Lionel Richie's music. This is the BEST album yet. The song ''How Long'' really touches me - what a beautiful, haunting melody!!!!!! I had to rush right out and buy the CD. Now I'm already learning this tune on the guitar - This entire CD is just wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best Richie has ever recorded.

    this is the best Lionell Richie album I have ever herd. He has still got the stills to write love songs that have a beet.It just proves that Richie is still popular with people from another generation.

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