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The Definitive Collection
Lionel Richie
The Definitive Collection
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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Includes the Commodores classics \Three Times a Lady


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All Artists: Lionel Richie
Title: The Definitive Collection
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown
Release Date: 2/4/2003
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Vocal Pop, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 044006814025


Product Description
Includes the Commodores classics \Three Times a Lady

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CD Reviews

Time to cross the Pond
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 12/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great album for Lionel Richie fans, and for all you people who were partying seriously through the eighties. It's got the songs that made you grab that special someone and head for that one single, special tile on the dance floor, where you remained swaying together for the entire slow session.

Hands up if you remember dancing to "Say You, Say Me", "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", "Endless Love", "Stuck on You" and "Hello".

Alright, now put your hands down before you ruin your circulation, remember you're getting on in age, old-timer.

However, before you rush off and buy this, maybe you should have a look at the UK version of this album, which consists of two discs packed with music. Here's the list:

Disc: 1
1. All Night Long
2. Say You, Say Me
3. My Destiny
4. Running With The Night
5. Dancing On The Ceiling
6. Don't Stop The Music
7. Love Oh Love
8. Ballerina Girl
9. My Love
10. Love Will Conquer All
11. Do It To Me
12. Cinderella
13. Tender Heart
14. Don't Wanna Lose You
15. Closest Thing To Heaven
16. I Forgot
17. Angel
18. To Love A Woman

Disc: 2
1. Three Times A Lady
2. Easy
3. Endless Love
4. Hello
5. Still
6. Sail On
7. Stuck On You
8. You Are
9. Truly
10. Just To Be Close To You
11. Sweet Love
12. Penny Lover
13. Oh No
14. Lady (You Bring Me Up)
15. Wonderland
16. Machine Gun
17. Brickhouse
18. Too Hot To Trot
19. Flying High
20. Zoom

It's available at, and at a great price too.

Get the full story - cross the pond for the REAL collection.

Amanda Richards, December 10, 2004"
His Best Compilation
T. C Lane | Marina, CA USA | 02/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Lionel's 3rd compilation following Back To Front (1992) and Truly-The Love Songs (1997). 12 of Back To Front's songs are on this 20 track collection. If you own Truly, than 12 of its songs are also on this CD. But Definitive Collection digs a little big deeper than those other two. It adds "Dancing on the Ceiling" and "You Are", both Top 5 solo hits that weren't on the other CD's. Some might wonder why 5 Commodores songs are included when 2 Top 10 solo hits: "My Love" and "Love Will Conquer All" are not here, but my only complaint with this strategy is that they left off Lionel's first ballad hit with the Commodores: 1975's "Sweet Love". The 2 new songs are good and don't sound out of place on this collection. The liner notes are 2003-up-to-date with a lot of looking back from Richie himself. This is Lionel's best and best-sounding compilation. SPECIAL NOTE: the initial versions of this CD included a 5 track bonus CD. The track listings are: Commoders - Zoom (long version alternate mix), Commoderes - Oh No (original version), Lionel- Can't Slow Down (different take on title track from album), Lionel- Lady (1998 version of Kenny Rogers' #1 hit that Richie wrote), and Commodores - Brick House (original version)."
Definitely most "Definitive" Lionel Richie Collection
B-MAN | Earth, occasionally. Until I get bored. | 02/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best Lionel Richie collection available to date. The Definitive Collection consists of 25 tracks (5 song bonus disc included): 8 songs from the Commodores and 17 by Lionel Richie. The previous hits collection, 1992's single disc "Back to Front" is completely covered here, minus "My Destiny" and "Love, Oh Love". Also the 1997 compilation, "Love Songs", is all here except for "Love will conquer all" and the Commodores hit "Sweet Love". Its hard to quibble with the exclusion of "Sweet Love" and most anything by the Commodores considering the several extensive anthologies and hits albums available by that group. The problem is the Commodores' love songs sang by Richie are considered by many as Lionel Richie songs, hence the reason the biggest ones are in this collection. The collection is not chronological, starting off with Richie's "Hello" from '83 followed by the Commodores' "Just to be close to you" circa '76, but it still works because the theme and mood of the songs are similar. Two new songs finish off the main disc: "To love a woman" (with Enrique Iglesias) and "Goodbye". The 5 track bonus disc includes three more from the Commodores: an unreleased alternate mix of "Zoom","Oh No", and a hidden track #5 - a classic from the Commodores (can you guess what it is?) and two more from Richie: early working version of "Can't Slow Down" and "Lady", which many people probably think Kenny Rogers wrote. The Definitive Collection should please any fan, casual or not, and its the best way to get all the essential Lionel Richie tracks in a single reasonably priced CD.Warning: Track 15 may actually make you want to try to dance on your ceiling, but I wouldn't advise it. It didn't work either time I tried it. I got hurt."