Definitive Collection - (Import CD)
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- The Definitive Collection [Australia 2 CD]
The first pressings of THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION included a bonus disc featuring rare tracks.
Personnel includes: Lionel Richie (vocals); Diana Ross, Enrique Igelesias (vocals); Russ DeSalvo (guitar, synthesizer); Adam Philips, Cheili Minucci (guitar); Shane Keister (piano); Eric Kupper (keyboards); John Reade (bass); Patrick Carroll (electric bass, programming); Richie Jones (programming); Commodores.
Producers include: Lionel Richie, James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores, Mark Taylor, Ric Wake, Stewart Levine.
Compilation producers: Harry Weinger, Jeff Moskow.
Includes liner notes by Steven Ivory.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Russ Desalvo (guitar, synthesizer); Shane Keister (piano); Eric Kupper (keyboards); Patrick Carroll (electric bass, drum programming, percussion programming); Richie Jones (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: Dan Hetzel; Richie Jones.
Liner Note Author: Steven Ivory.
Recording information: Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Metrophonic Studios, England.
Photographer: Alan Silfen.
Arrangers: Gene Page; Rick Wake; Russ Desalvo; Commodores.
Although Lionel Richie was AWOL for most of the '90s, he's still a pop culture force to be reckoned with, and THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION ably supports this assertion. Between his work as a frontman for The Commodores, songwriter for other artists, and as a solo act, Richie became the only songwriter to score nine chart-toppers in nine consecutive years. Aside from Kenny Rogers' "Lady" and USA For Africa's "We Are The World," (co-written with Michael Jackson), all the other #1's are here: "Endless Love" (with Diana Ross), "Truly," "Hello," "All Night Long (All Night)," "Say You, Say Me," "Still" and "Three Times A Lady." That's not even counting the man's other Top 10 hits including further Commodores manna like "Easy" (later a hit remake for Faith No More). Throw in solo sides like the infectious "Dancing On the Ceiling" and the urgent "Running With The Night" and its easy to hear how Richie nonchalantly dominating the charts throughout the '80s. He brings things up-to-date with two new songs: the slow rolling Enrique Iglesias duet "To Love a Woman" and the piano ballad "Goodbye."
- Country of Origin
- Universal International
- Universal Distribution
- Lionel Richie
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hello
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Just to Be Close to You [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Easy [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Running with the Night [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Three Times a Lady [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Still [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] All Night Long (All Night) [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Endless Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Truly
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Penny Lover [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] You Are [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Sail On [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Stuck on You
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Say You, Say Me [from White Knights]
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Dancing on the Ceiling
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Do It to Me [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Ballerina Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Angel [Single Version]
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] To Love a Woman
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Goodbye - (previously unreleased)
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Dave Scheuer; Dug McGuirk; Joe Wolfe; Mark Taylor
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