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Ultimate Collection (back To Front) - Lionel Richie

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Genre: R&B & Soul - Pop R&B / Artist: Lionel Richie / Audio CD released 1999-06-18 at Motown

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      09.01.2008 19:58
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      Great easy listening CD packed full of good songs

      Well if it is an easy listening CD you are after then this is certainly the one to buy. I was bored listening to the same old CD's when driving so on a recent visit to family in Birmingham I decided to treat myself and this is what I bought.

      The Cd has 16 great songs, some are much more popular and widely known than others. The track list and a bit about each song is as follows:-

      1 - Do it to me - This song runs for 6.03 minutes and was produced by Stewart Levine. It is a mix of easy listening and a ballard. I was not very familiar with the title of the song but once I heard the song it remembered it. Not one of his more popular songs but still great listening.

      2 - My Destiny - This track runs for 4.49 minutes and was produced by Stewart Levine. Personal I fnd this unbeat son is one of his more popular numbers, may be not from the title but once the intorduction is heard you will be singing along. I do find that the chorus does repeat itself quite a few too many times in the song which I am not too keen onbut a great song.

      3 - Love, Oh Love - This track runs for 5.47 and was produced by Stewart Levine. I must confess that I had not heard this song before buying the CD but it is a plesant ballard to listen to. I have to say that this is not one of his better songs.

      4 - All Night Long - This track runs for 4.16 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie and James Anthony Carmicheal. The track is maybe one of his best known songs and the unbeat tempo makies for great easy listening. This song never fails to put a smile on my face.

      5 - Easy - This song runs for 4.15 minutes and was produced by James Anthony Carmichael and The Commodores. This ha to be one of the most famous songs by Lionel Ritchie and has seen may other artists do covers but never do justice to the original. Very meaningful song with great lyrics

      6 - Still - This song runs for 3.43 minutes and was produced by James Anthony Carmichealand the Commodores. Again this is another song I was not familiar with until buying this album but it is a great ballard with song great lyrics.

      7 - Endless Love - This song runs for 4.26 minutes and was produced by Lionel Richie. This song is a duet with Diana Ross and is a great bllard as the combining of these to very powerfull singers makes for great listening.

      8 - Running with the Night - This song runs for 4.07 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie and James Anthony Carmicheal.Another song which I was not very familiar with but this is a great easy listening pop song which shows the more upbeat side to Lionel Richie.

      9 - Dancing on the Ceiling - This track runs for 4.22 minutes and was produced by Lionel Richie and James Anthony Carmicheal. This is a very popular song which never fails to cheer me up. A very uptempo song with great lyrics.

      10 - Sail On - This track runs for 3.59 minutes and was produced by James Anthouny Carmicheal and the Commodores. Not one of his very popular songs but this is a great easy listening ballard/pop song which has a great tune and some good lyrics.

      11 - Hello - This track runs for 4.07 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie and James Anthony Carmicheal. This has got to be another very well known song by the singer which is a great ballard which everyone seems to know. The only downside to this song is when I hear it I am reminded of the dodgy video that he made to go with it!

      12 - Truly - This track runs for 3.19 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie and James Anthony Carmicheal. This is a very plesant ballard which has some very nice lyrics and a plesant tune.

      13 - Penny Lover - This track runs for 3.48 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie and James Anthony Carmicheal. There is an upbeat tempo on this track and it is half ballard and half pop song. I was not aware of this track until I purchased the album but I am slowly gettig to like it.

      14 - Stuck on You - This track runs for 3.10 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie an James Anthony Carmicheal. Both me and my husband are fans of this song and we both think the lyrics are great and very heartwarming.

      15 - Say you Say me - This track runs for 3.59 minutes and was produced by Lionel Ritchie and James Anthony Carmichael. An all time favourite of mine from Lionel Ritchie. This is a very widely known song and has a great tune which accompanies some very good lyrics.

      16 - Three Times a Lady - This track runs for 3.35 minutes and was produced by James Anthony Carmicheal and The Commodores. Thisis probably the most famous of his songs, in my opinion, which is a very moving ballard and a favourite for weddings.

      The Cd cover contains a grey background with a very nice picture of Lionel fron the chest up wearign black and has the title in white letters. The back of the CD is gold in colour and again hasa picture of lionel the same as the front cover picture but from the knees up on this one. There is also the standard track list and credits.

      The inside of the cover contains a great track list with all of the lyrics for each and every song. There is also some words from Lionel contained with him giving thanks to people for their support and help. Also there are song good photos of him in the booklet.

      I really enjoy this CD as it contains both solo tracks and also tracks from the Commodores. I purchased my copy from the supermarket for £5 but shop around as the price does vary from shop to shop.

      The CD was produced in 1992 by Mowtown Records Company L.P.

      I would highly recommend this for an easy listening CD.

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        10.05.2001 22:35

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        Whether you want to stay 'Still' or go 'Dancing on the ceiling,' this is a classic! - Advantages: Great voice, Good variation of songs, Flow from track 1 to the end - Disadvantages: Not for everyone

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        04.03.2001 03:07
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        When I was little my mum always played lionel richie so I suppose I grew to like through my mum. I have always thought he was good singer and I will admit that when I hear his songs I do sing along to them(I know Im sad). The album listing is as follows 1)Do it to me. 2)My destiny. 3)Love, oh love. 4)All night long. 5)Easy. 6)Still. 7)Endless love. 8)Running with the night. 9)Dancin' on the ceiling. 10)Sail on. 11)Hello. 12)Truly. 13)Penny lover. 14)Stuck on you. 15)Say you, say me. 16)Three times a lady I know lional richie has been out since the seventees as he released songs with the commadores but he has had a very succesful solo career and Im sure will continue to do so for a many years to come. The songs I like the most are all night long,still,endless love,sail on and hello. The albums he has brought out are lionel richie(1982),cant slow down(1983),dancing on the ceiling(1986),back to front(1992),louder than words(1996) and truly-the love songs(1997). Lionel richies songs are a mixture of music from love songs to songs that make you wanna dance.I would recommened buying this album to everyone.

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          26.02.2001 21:32
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          A lot of people of my generation (I'm in my late teens) might laugh at some of my CD collection. However, it has always been my philosophy that if it is decent music, I’m not going to let any prejudices I might have get in the way of my musical taste. So, I have a most wonderful Lionel Richie album in my collection. And to hell with what people say! I think my appreciation of Richie's music must stem, as with a lot of my older tastes, from my parents in some way, and of course, the radio listening of my youth. Of course, everyone knows the wonderful 'Hello', acclaimed as one of the great love songs of our time – and rightly so, with lines like "And in my dreams I've kissed your lips a thousand times", how could it be any other way? Other wonderful tracks include 'Running With The Night', 'Easy' and 'Stuck On You', but each and every track is every inch a classic. I think the reason why I rate this album over other ‘Best Of’s, other than the fact that it has all my favourite tracks on it, is that it not only has the best of Lionel Richie, but the best of his time with the Commodores too, so we get 'Three Times A Lady' and 'Easy' too, and this makes the album even better than it was before. There's even the beautiful duet with Diana Ross on 'Endless Love'. It's a complete album in every way. There's little more I can say about the album. Richie's vocal style is perfect, the instrumental work is superb, and the selection of tracks is astounding. What more could you ask for? This is a wonderful album – get it now!

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          20.09.2000 01:12
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          This CD is definitely one of Lionel Richie's best. This CD features all his very best work, there is not one track on this CD that is rubbish, and that is hard to say about a CD. Lionel actually wrote all the songs on this CD except Running with the Night and Dancing on the Ceiling. The songs on this CD are truly beautiful and enchanting, if you love love songs you will love this. The CD even features lyrics to every song on the CD, so you will be able to learn all his songs by heart. My favourite tracks on this CD are Hello and All Night Long. Here is a full list of the tracks, I'm sure you will recognise most of them. Number 1 Do It To Me Number 2 My Destiny. Number 3 Love Oh Love. Number 4 All Night Long. Number 5 Easy. Number 6 Still. Number 7 Endless Love. Number 8 Running With The Night. Number 9 Dancing On The Ceiling. Number 10 Sail On. Number 11 Hello. Number 12 Truly. Number 13 Penny Lover. Number 14 Stuck On You. Number 15 Say You Say Me. Number 16 Three Times A Lady. So there you have it, this is a marvellous CD, definitely one that should be in you collection. I give this CD 10/10 for Quality and Value.

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        Disc #1 Tracklisting
        1 Do It To Me
        2 My Destiny
        3 Love Oh Love
        4 All Night Long (All Night)
        5 Easy - Commodores
        6 Still - Commodores
        7 Endless Love - Lionel Richie, Diana Ross
        8 Running With The Night
        9 Dancing On The Ceiling
        10 Sail On - Commodores
        11 Hello
        12 Truly
        13 Penny Lover
        14 Stuck On You
        15 Say You Say Me
        16 Three Times A Lady - Commodores