The 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lionel Richie

The 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lionel Richie

by Lionel Richie

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Overview

Eight months after Motown/UTV released the excellent Definitive Collection, the first truly comprehensive Lionel Richie collection, they released another solid Richie comp by giving him an entry in their 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series. While this is not nearly as exhaustive as Definitive, it does contain many of the basics -- namely "You Are," "All Night Long (All Night)," "Hello," "Say You, Say Me," "Dancing on the Ceiling" -- as well as three Commodores tracks ("Zoom," "Lady [You Bring Me Up]," "Jesus Is Love") that were not on Definitive, along with the fine solo hit "My Love," which was the one track not on the previous compilation that really should have been included. There are a lot of songs that should have made the cut if this was going to be a truly representative, excellent 11-track recap of his solo career -- "Running With the Night," "Endless Love," "Truly," and "Penny Lover," to begin with -- and the Commodores tracks on Definitive fit the soft rock vibe of his solo career better than those featured here, but this isn't bad for a budget-line compilation, since it's an enjoyable, concise sampler.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602498607497
catalogNumber: 000109902
Rank: 21022

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Richie   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Alabama   Background Vocals
Theodore Gentry   Group Member
Kenny Rogers   Background Vocals
Randy Owen   Group Member
Kin Vassy   Background Vocals
Terry Williams   Background Vocals
Jeff Cook   Group Member

Technical Credits

Commodores   Arranger,Producer
Lionel Richie   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Shirley King   Composer
Ray Brown   Horn Arrangements
James Anthony Carmichael   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Mike Frenchik   Composer
Harold Hudson   Composer
Ronald LaPread   Composer
Carlos Rios   Composer
Joe Wolfe   Composer,Producer
William King   Composer
Steven Ivory   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Alan Silfen   Cover Photo
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Brenda Harvey-Richie   Composer

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