Release Date: 08 December 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|Lionel Richie Self Titled Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP + Download
Hello, is it great music you’re looking for? This trio of Lionel Richie vinyl releases will fuel your listening passion all night long (all night).
Motown and USM are proud to bring you the release of three historic albums on vinyl from one of the most successful solo artists in Pop/R&B crossover history, Lionel Richie, on 8th December.
This mega-platinum album triple-play — 1982’s Lionel Richie, 1983’s Can’t Slow Down, and 1985’s Dancing On The Ceiling — sealed the recent Kennedy Center Honoree’s legacy as one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the modern era, in the wake of his 1982 departure from the line-up of one of Motown’s biggest artists of the Seventies, the Commodores.
Lionel Richie’s singular blend of songwriting artistry and catchy, singalong hooks has long defied genre-labelling, propelling his mass appeal to fans of R&B, soul, pop and country alike, and leading to his amassing more than 100 million album sales to date.
Lionel Richie (1982) is the U.S. quadruple-Platinum release that announced Richie was more than capable of connecting with millions of fans both new and old with his name appearing alone on the marquee. Alongside co-producer James Anthony Carmichael, whom he had previously worked with while in the Commodores, Richie crafted the template for his Eighties success via the emotional weight behind the chart-topping ballad “Truly”, the upbeat horn-driven accents on the chorus of “You Are”, and the overall vocal panache on “My Love”, which also featured background vocals from a favoured collaborator, Kenny Rogers. (Richie wrote Rogers’s massive 1980 #1 crossover hit, “Lady”).
The album also certified quadruple-platinum in Canada and Platinum in the U.K.
Serves You Right
Round And Round
You Mean More To Me
Just Put Some Love In Your Heart