Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lionel Richie, Commodores|
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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Together again, at length
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 01/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of Lionel Richie and the Commodores better brace themselves for a long listening experience. This CD contains 32 songs, most of them above the normal length, spanning from the 1974 Commodores album "Machine Gun" to the 2001 Lionel Richie album "Renaissance".
Here are some examples:
All Night Long - 6:22
Do It To Me - 6:05
Sweet Love - 6:35
Three Times a Lady - 6:40
Still - 5:50
Just To Be Close to You - 6:24
Zoom - 7:05
Jesus Is Love - 6:05
All Lionel Richie's familiar songs are there, except perhaps "Se La" which is a notable omission, but the album also includes some less popular tracks such as "My Destiny" and "Love Oh Love" from Back to Front (1992). Most of the Commodores old favorites are included, and the `70s tracks will have you looking for your disco shoes.
This one is worth adding to your collection if you're a fan of these performers.
Amanda Richards, January 20, 2006
He Still Has Endless Love
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 01/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is always amazing to me, when a older artist has a much better feeling for great pop music these days. That has been the case so many great acts within the past few years like Rod Stewart, Sting and Elton John. Nevertheless, when it still is the showcase of artists and love ballads, Lionel Richie remains supreme. Throughout the 70's as a member of The Commodores, and in the 80's on his own, he has been a dominant force as a composer and a influential singer/songwriter. Although his career fizzled down in the 90's and today, his older tracks are still as popular then as they are now.
Lionel Richie & The Commodores Gold, is a double album reflection of Lionel's days on his own and as the prime writer and performer from The Commodores. The album delivers well at showcasing Lionel and his vast variety of some of the best Motown songs around then and now. The collection delivers a lot of great pop songs like standards Endless Love with Diana Ross, All Night Long, Dancing On The Ceiling, Penny Lover, the oscar-winning Say You Say Me from Whit Nights, and much more. The album also showcases Lionel's days with The Commodores well with classics the infamously irrestible Brick House, Three Times A Lady, Still, and Sail On and Easy. Although the album is mainly about Lionel, the album still does overshadow some great classic songs from The Commodores like their classic track Nightshift, and some great Lionel tracks like Time, and his recently relased single Just For You.
All in all, Lionel Richie & The Commodores happens to be a well conjured hits collection for die hard Lionel Richie fans, or anybody who doesn't own a Lionel Richie or Commodores record. I still loves those classic songs, and if you do, truly do, Lionel Richie & The Commodores Gold sail on and get this collection.
Album Cover: B-
Overall: B 1/2+"
Finally a collection with all the major hits
Da Man | Pekin, IL | 04/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Universal's recent "Gold" collection has been wonderful, providing artists like Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer and Cher with the best US collections they have ever seen, the recent Lionel Richie/Commodores "Gold" provides no exception.
Unlike "Back To Front" and "The Definitive Collection", Gold provides some of Lionel's big hits that were inexplicitly missing before, such as "My Love" (top 5 hit), "Lady You Bring Me Up" (top 10), "Oh No" (top 5), "Love Will Conquer All" (top 10), "Don't Wanna Lose You" (top 10 AC hit and top 40 pop hit) and "Brick House", possibly Lionel's most famous composition. It's great to get the album versions of these songs.
There are a few missing hits, like "Just For You" and "Se La", but beggers can't be choosers. It would've been nice to have the huge Commodores hit "Nightshift" here as well, but since that song was after Lionel had left, the exclusion is understandable. All in all, this is finally the definitive Lionel hits collection
You can get this cd for only a couple bucks more than Back To Front and The Definitive Collection, and the few $$ more is totally worth it."