Lionel Richie – Louder Than Words (1996/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Lionel Richie – Louder Than Words (1996/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:01:00 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Motown

Released in 1996, Louder Than Words was Lionel Richie’s first album of new material in 10 years. Fans welcomed Richie back with enthusiasm; the album peaked at number 28 and sold over half-a-million copies in the US.

After the greatest-hits collection Back to Front disappeared without a trace in 1992, Lionel Richie spent four years making Louder Than Words, his first album for Mercury Records. Although there are some slight attempts to incorporate new jack and hip-hop influences into Richie’s sound, Louder Than Words relies on his trademark balladeering, which remains his forte. All of the weak moments on Louder Than Words are ill-advised forays into rap – to put it bluntly, he can rap about as well as Snoop Dogg can sing. Although the ballads aren’t as strong as his late-’70s and early-’80s standards, they are nevertheless pleasant, which makes the record a worthwhile purchase for fans.

01 – Piece Of Love
02 – Still In Love
03 – I Wanna Take You Down
04 – Can’t Get Over You
05 – Change
06 – Nothing Else Matters
07 – Ordinary Girl
08 – Say I Do
09 – Paradise
10 – Don’t Wanna Lose You
11 – Lovers At First Sight
12 – Climbing

Produced by Lionel Richie, David Foster.
Digitally Remastered.