Louder Than Words (album)

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Louder Than Words
Studio album by Lionel Richie
Released April 16, 1996
Genre Pop, new jack swing
Length 1:07:05
Label Mercury
Producer Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie chronology
Back to Front
(1992)
Louder Than Words
(1996)
Truly: The Love Songs
(1997)

Louder Than Words is Lionel Richie's fourth studio album, released on April 16, 1996. It also marked the first time he released a studio album of new material in ten years. In 1992 he released just three new tracks on his compilation album Back to Front. Louder Than Words debuted at #33 on the Billboard 200 with a disappointing sales of 28,000 copies,[1] and only peaked at #28.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars link
Robert Christgau (neither) link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Piece of Love" - 4:04
  2. "Still in Love" - 4:33
  3. "I Wanna Take You Down" - 5:01
  4. "Can't Get Over You" - 4:33
  5. "Change" - 5:01
  6. "Nothing Else Matters" - 4:34
  7. "Ordinary Girl" - 5:01
  8. "Say I Do" - 5:01
  9. "Paradise" - 5:02
  10. "Don't Wanna Lose You" - 5:01
  11. "Now You're Gone" - 5:43
  12. "Lovers at First Sight" - 6:59
  13. "Climbing" - 6:26

The Italian issues include a bonus track, "Amo, T'Amo, Ti Amo" (the Italian version of "Still in Love"). Also worth noting, some issues of Louder Than Words omit the track, "Now You're Gone".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.". Los Angeles Times. April 25, 1996. Retrieved March 1, 2012.