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The Best of Lionel Richie: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection) CD
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The 2003 Best Of Lionel Richie, is part of Universal's Millennium Collection. This collection is used by making budget CD's for people who want the best in a artist, but can't afford the cost. The songs here are believe it or not, ranged very poorly on this album. Still, there are songs that are very strong and assertive like Say You, Say Me, You Are, and Hello, and there are songs that are worth dancing to like Dancing On The Ceiling and All Night Long.
Unfortunately, there are so many good songs here that were just missing from this collection. I mean, how in the world could you make a Greatest Hits collection for Lionel Richie's music, without having Endless Love, his hit duet with Diana Ross, or other good songs like Running With The Night, Truly, Love Will Conquer All, or his latest hits like Angel, and To Love A Woman. I mean to say that it is just awful.
Look, if you want to buy this Lionel Richie collection, you're making a big mistake. Personally, I suggest you purchase Lionel Richie's Definitive Collection, which was released back in February. That one has a lot more love on it, than this one will ever carry.
So why isn't it possible to have a Lionel Richie collection without throwing in Commodores tracks?
There's a just-fine Commodores Millennium collection already out there. We don't need to drop several of Lionel's best solo hits to pad it with tracks that didn't fit on the first CD.
And since the tracklist is missing, here it is:
1. You Are
2. My Love
3. All Night Long (All Night)
5. Say You, Say Me
6. Dancing On The Ceiling
7. Deep River Woman
9. Zoom - Commodores
10. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - Commodores
11. Jesus Is Love - Commodores
Missing without excuse: Running with the Night, Stuck On You, Penny Lover, Ballerina Girl, and of course, Endless Love.
Spend the extra coupla bux & get the Definitive Collection, which, among solo Richie tracks, excludes only the Alabama-collaboration "Deep River Woman". If they'd dropped the 5 Commodore tracks on that CD, there'd be room for it too.
The 2007 re-release of Lionel Richie: 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection, now in recycled packaging, showcases 11 of Lionel's tracks from his solo era and with The Commodores. The collection doesn't really deliver being a definitive must buy, as much as it tries to gear towards those who haven't heard a Lionel Richie song before. The collection does include some classics like Say You, Say Me, his 1983 smash All Night Long, Hello, and Lady (You Bring me Up). Sadly, though the collection does overlook a lot of Lionel's great songs like Endless Love, his classic duet with Diana Ross, Running With The Night. On top of that, a lot of Commodores classics weren't highlighted here wither like Easy or Brick House.
All in all, I was a bit dissapointed with the 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection on Lionel Richie. It really doesn't measure up with other hits albums. Instead, if you're new to Lionel Richie's music, I really recommend you buy the 2003 Definitive Collection. It is a much better album, at the exact same price. As for this collection, it doesn't feel easy like Sunday Morning.
Album Cover: B
Overall: C 1/2-
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Excellent CD... Item was new, arrived fast. Thank you.
His music is fantastic. If you love 70's, 80's. Motown or Jazz I think you will enjoy his music!
I forgot how much I like Lionel Richie. So many good songs, wonderful voice.Published 2 months ago by plaw in Pgh
Mellow and rich is the voice of Lionel. Everyone needs to revisit the sounds of an era of great music and messages.Published 3 months ago by Larry G