Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

by Lionel Richie


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/1996
Label: Umvd Special Markets
UPC: 0731453224025
catalogNumber: 532240

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Richie   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Peter Gabriel   Background Vocals
Robert Palmer   Guitar
Omar Hakim   Drums
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Sekou Bunch   Bass Guitar
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
George Bohannon   Trombone,French Horn
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
James Anthony Carmichael   Conductor,Keyboards
David Cochrane   Synthesizer,Guitar,Saxophone
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Jon "JD" Dickson   French Horn
Nathan East   Bass Guitar
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Simon Franglen   Synthesizer
Claude Gaudette   Synthesizer
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Kim Hutchcroft   Saxophone
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Marva King   Background Vocals
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Warren Leuning   Trumpet
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Andy Martin   Trombone
Timothy May   Guitar
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
David Paich   Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Mike Scott   Guitar
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica
Lloyd Tolbert   Bass,Keyboards
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Jimmy Wright   Keyboards
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Marilyn L. Johnson   French Horn
William Ross   Synthesizer
Randy Jackson   Bass Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Charlie Davis   Trumpet
Tony Hightower   Background Vocals
Sammy Crumbley   Background Vocals
Jason Sylvain   Background Vocals
Marla Winston   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ron Jackson   Background Vocals
Chris Dave   Drums
John Barnes   Synthesizer
David Duke   French Horn
Donald Waldrop   Tuba
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Babyface   drum programming
Lionel Richie   Arranger,Producer
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
David Foster   Producer
James Anthony Carmichael   Arranger,Producer
Milton Chan   Engineer
David Cochrane   Arranger,drum programming
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Contributor
Marva King   Arranger
Fred Law   Engineer
Terry Lewis   Producer,Contributor
Barney Perkins   Engineer
Steve Porcaro   Programming
Alexander Richbourg   drum programming
Tony Smith   Programming,drum programming
Lloyd Tolbert   drum programming
Jeff Taylor   Engineer,drum programming
John Jessel   Engineer
Calvin Harris   Engineer

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