Release Date: 08 December 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling 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.
Dancing On The Ceiling (1985) completed Richie’s 1980s chart-success trifecta with Carmichael by his side in the co-producer’s chair, achieving quadruple-platinum status while also supplying another slew of major hits. The title track’s colourful, kinetic video contains an homage to Fred Astaire’s iconic ceiling-dancing moves in 1951’s Royal Wedding. “Love Will Conquer All” marked Richie’s tenth appearance at the top of the Adult Contemporary chart. And the #1 ballad “Say You, Say Me”, originally written for White Nights, a Cold War thriller starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines, won Richie a well-deserved Academy Award® for Best Original Song.
Dancing On The Ceiling is also certified triple-Platinum in Canada, double-Platinum in the U.K., and double-Gold in France.
Dancing On The Ceiling
Deep River Woman
Love Will Conquer All
Tonight Will Be Alright
Say You, Say Me
Night Train (Smooth Alligator) [vinyl bonus track]