Renaissance (Lionel Richie album)

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Renaissance
Studio album by Lionel Richie
Released October 16, 2000
Genre Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Label Island
Producer Lionel Richie (exec.), Walter Afanasieff, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Brian Rawling, Daryl Simmons, Mark Taylor, Lloyd Tolbert, Joe Wolfe
Lionel Richie chronology
Time
(1998)
Renaissance
(2000)
Encore
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (48/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Billboard (favorable)[3]
Entertainment Weekly C[4]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[5][1]
Wall of Sound (40/100)[6]

Renaissance is Lionel Richie's sixth studio album, which was released on October 16, 2000. Bonus tracks on international albums include "Shout It To The World", "Just Can't Say Goodbye", and "Angel (Boogieman Extended Remix)." "Tonight" was produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Angel" — 4:15
  2. "Cinderella" — 3:42
  3. "Tender Heart" — 4:28
  4. "Dance The Night Away" — 5:08
  5. "Tonight" — 4:31
  6. "How Long" — 3:55
  7. "Don't You Ever Go Away" — 4:13
  8. "Wasted Time" — 4:07
  9. "Piece Of my Heart" — 4:15
  10. "It May Be The Water" — 4:56
  11. "Here Is my Heart" — 4:03
  12. "Don't Stop The Music" — 4:13

There's also a second version of Renaissance available. On the alternate edition, the track "Don't You Ever Go Away" is replaced by "I Forgot," giving the CD the following track listing:

  1. "Angel (Metro Mix-Album Version)" - 4:17
  2. "I Forgot (Album Version)" - 4:58
  3. "Cinderella" - 3:42
  4. "Tender Heart" - 4:28
  5. "Dance The Night Away" - 5:08
  6. "Tonight" - 4:31
  7. "How Long" - 3:55
  8. "Wasted Time" - 4:07
  9. "Piece Of My Heart" 4:15
  10. "It May Be The Water" - 4:56
  11. "Here Is My Heart" - 4:03
  12. "Don't Stop The Music" - 4:13

Although there is a track 'swap' on this edition of Renaissance, the only indication of the alternate track listing, is on the CD artwork itself. All other artwork associated with this edition either shows the original track listings - or gives the track by track breakdown information only.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 5
Belgian Albums Chart[7] 30
Danish Albums Chart[7] 26
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 10
French Albums Chart[7] 36
German Albums Chart[8] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 24
Polish Albums Chart[9] 16
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 45
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 6
UK Albums Chart 10
U.S. Billboard 200 62

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