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Time
Lionel Richie
Time
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
Time glowingly demonstrates Lionel Richie's ability to write and sing socially relevant tracks. However, much of the luster from his mid-'80s heyday is woefully absent. Perhaps it's the album's darker thematic hue that rob...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Lionel Richie
Title: Time
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Mca Special Products
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Re-Release Date: 5/23/2006
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731455851823, 0731455851823, 731455851823

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Time glowingly demonstrates Lionel Richie's ability to write and sing socially relevant tracks. However, much of the luster from his mid-'80s heyday is woefully absent. Perhaps it's the album's darker thematic hue that robs the project of the once-familiar Richie magic. "Zoomin'" is a melancholy-laced track that addresses world problems, and "Everytime" bears a sobering timbre that explores relationships' more stark realities. Conversely, the title track rings with a warm pop melody of hope, while "Closest Thing to Heaven" boasts dreamy, feel-good lyrics. As usual, the artist's music deftly blurs the boundaries between pop, R&B, and country music, underscoring Richie's award-winning universal creative approach. Still, one comes away with a hungry feeling, as if Richie has yet to regain his stride following his lengthy self-imposed recording exile. --J.R. Reynolds

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CD Reviews

A Hidden Gem
L. HARRIS | Detroit, MI USA | 07/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a Lionel Richie fan for about 30 years or so. I was searching for something new and found this music that has been out for a number of years. I did not know of it till recently. Lionel doesn't get nearly enough airplay anymore. I loved listening to every song on Time. It was older than what I had hoped but, I was not disappointed that I purchased it unheard. If you love listening to Lionel, you'll enjoy it too."
I really like this one @}->---
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 07/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Lionel Richie is so talented. He's written countless hits and sings soulfully and smoothly. He's a classic artist and one of the best around.
This cd I still listen to often. It's got some upbeat songs and some great ballads. I especially love Lady (that he wrote but never sung until now - Kenny Rogers did that). Also is Stay, The Closest Thing To Heaven and Eveytime. While there were no major hits on this cd, it's still great (if not underrated) and I love it. It's for all Lionel fans and R&B fans alike."
Zoomin'...
Bete Noire | Vancouver, Canada | 11/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Without trying to recapture his past glories,Lionel Richie moves on with the...'Time'-a very solid effort showcasing a great singer/songwriter.Check out the groove in 'Zoomin',or the great guitar in the title track;he even reclaims 'Lady'making this record one of the most tasteful R&B releases of 1998."