Lionel Richie.’s ‘Can’t Slow Down’

Lionel Richie.’s ‘Can’t Slow Down’ is his second solo album released on October 11, 1983 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.Can’T Slow Down (David Cochrane, Lionel Richie) – 04:43 . 2.All Night Long (All Night) (Lionel Richie) – 06:25 . 3.Penny Lover (Brenda Harvey Richie, Lionel Richie) – 05:35 . 4.Stuck On You (Lionel Richie) – 03:15 . 5.Love Will Find A Way (Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie) – 06:16 . 6.The Only One (David Foster, Lionel Richie) – 04:24 . 7.Running With The Night (Lionel Richie, Cynthia Weil) – 06:02 . 8.Hello (Lionel Richie) – 04:11

Musicians : Lionel Richie – Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals . Brian Banks – Synthesizer Programming . Thomas Dolby – Synthesizers And Cmi Programming . Michael Boddicker – Synthesizer, Vocoder . Sonny Burke – Keyboards, Fender Rhodes . Joe Chemay – Bass . David Cochrane – Synthesizer, Guitar, Background Vocals, Vocoder, Synthesizer Bass, Synthesizer Programming . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Nathan East – Bass . David Foster – Bass, Keyboards . John Hobbs – Piano, Fender Rhodes . Mitch Holder – Guitar . Darryl Jones – Guitar . Abraham Laboriel – Bass . Paul Leim – Drums . Steve Lukather – Guitar . Anthony Marinelli – Synthesizer Programming . Tim May – Acoustic Guitar . Greg Phillinganes – Synthesizer, Vocals . Jeff Porcaro – Drums . Carlos Rios – Guitar . John “J.R.” Robinson – Drums . Louie Shelton – Guitar . Fred Tackett – Acoustic Guitar . Jerry Hey – Trumpet, Horn Arrangement . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Gary Grant – Trumpet . Bill Reichenbach – Trombone . Charlie Loper – Trombone . Dr. Lloyd Byro Greig – Vocals . Melinda Chatman – Sound Effects, Vocals . Richard Marx – Vocals, Background Vocals . James Anthony Carmichael – Vocals, Background Vocals . Suzanne Stanford – Vocals . Deborah Joyce Richie – Vocals . Kin Vassy – Vocals . Diane Burt – Vocals . Janice Marie Johnson – Vocals . Deborah Thomas – Background Vocals . Jeanette Hawes – Vocals, Background Vocals . Calvin Harris – Background Vocals, Chant . Brenda Harvey Richie – Vocals

Production : Produced By James Anthony Carmichael, Lionel Richie . Jim Cassell – Engineer . Terry Christian – Engineer . Jane Clark – Engineer . Steve Crimmel – Engineer . David Egerton – Engineer . Mark Ettel – Engineer . Larry Ferguson – Engineer . Humberto Gatica – Engineer, Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Calvin Harris – Engineer, Mixing . Fred Law – Mixing . Karen Siegel – Mixing

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Recorded March–September 1983.

Released On October 11, 1983 By Motown.

Lionel Richie.

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BBC
A masterclass in polished soul balladry. It further established Lionel Richie as the go-to ballad singer for millionsand, unlike many other records made in the mid-80s, is still very listenable. […]

PopMatters
I’m ashamed at just how much I’m enjoying the Deluxe Edition of Lionel Richie‘s Can’t Slow Down. While the music on it is slick, commercialand overly sentimental, it’s still catchy as hell and executed with an incredible amount of artistry. […]

allmusic
He doesn’t swing for the fences like Michael did in 1982; he makes safe bets, which is more in his character. But safe bets do pay offand with Can’t Slow Down Richie reaped enormous dividends, earning not just his biggest hit, but his best album. […]

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