Mar 012015
 

 from THE CLOSEST THING TO HEAVEN (single)

Written by Diane Warren

When you find a song written by the hit-making pen of Diane Warren, crafted by super-producer David Foster and delivered by the legendary voice of Lionel Richie, good chances are that you are thrown into an elegant adult contemporary heaven. This was the case with “The Closest Thing To Heaven,” a sweet ballad included on the former Commodores singer’s 1998 cd “Time.” “The Closest Thing To Heaven” was a love song that reaffirmed Warren ’s uncommon ability to pair a gorgeous, catchy melody with an irresistible hook that was stuck in your mind the moment you hear it for the first time.

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Jul 112010
 

from YES WE CAN: VOICES OF A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

written by Lionel Richie

“Eternity” is an intense composition by R&B legend Lionel Richie. This inspirational anthem is produced by David Foster with Jochem van der Saag and released in 2008 as part of a compilation album entitled “Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement.”
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Apr 262009
 

From LOUDER THAN WORDS
Written by Lionel Richie

“Louder Than Words,” released in 1996, was Lionel Richie’s comeback album after a long period of inactivity due to personal issues. The veteran pop/r&b superstar who wrote and sang  evergreens like “Hello,” “All Night Long” and “Endless Love” gave audiences an interesting new album that was sheer evidence that his talent was still intact. Continue reading »

Jul 172005
 

From TIME
Written by David Foster, Lionel Richie & Diane Warren

“Time,” released in the summer of 1998, was Lionel Richie’s attempt to update his trademark sound for the nineties. The result was quite satisfying. He opened this album with an elegant, light funk offering called “Zoomin’,” co-written with his old partner James Anthony Carmichael. Continue reading »

Jun 152003
 

From CAN’T SLOW DOWN
Written by David Foster & Lionel Richie

When David Foster and Lionel Richie both won the “Producer Of The Year” award, tied, at the 1985 Grammys, sure they were no strangers to each other. Continue reading »