Release Date: 08 December 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 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.
Can’t Slow Down (1983) continued the Richie juggernaut, ultimately achieving Diamond status in the U.S. by selling more than 10 million copies. Again co-produced with Carmichael, Can’t Slow Down’s first #1 single, “All Night Long (All Night)”, broadened Richie’s appeal with an undeniable Caribbean-flavored hook, while the heartfelt chart-topping piano ballad “Hello” also benefitted from an iconic video directed by Bob Giraldi. The infectiously grooving “Running With The Night” also sported an electrifying guitar solo by Toto’s Steve Lukather. Meanwhile, “Stuck On You” spotlighted the artist’s emerging country leanings that eventually peaked with his platinum-selling 2012 offering, Tuskegee.
Can’t Slow Down was #1 in U.S., U.K., Australia, Netherlands & New Zealand, and is also certified Diamond in Canada, triple-Platinum in the U.K., Platinum in Finland & Hong Kong, as well as Gold in France & Germany.
Can't Slow Down
All Night Long (All Night)
Stuck on You
Love Will Find a Way
The Only One
Running with the Night