Renaissance (Lionel Richie album)

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Lionel Richie Renaissance.jpg
Studio album by Lionel Richie
Released October 16, 2000
Genre Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Label Island
Producer Walter Afanasieff, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Skip Miller (exec.), Brian Rawling, Daryl Simmons, Mark Taylor, Lloyd Tolbert, Joe Wolfe
Lionel Richie chronology
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 the sixth studio album by Lionel Richie, released on October 16, 2000. Bonus tracks on international copies 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]

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Angel" (Metro mix album version) Lionel Richie, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor Brian Rawling, Taylor 4:15
2. "Cinderella" Richie, Joe Wolfe Richie, Wolfe 3:42
3. "Tender Heart" Richie, Barry, Billy Lawrie Rawling, Taylor 4:28
4. "Dance the Night Away" Richie, Walter Afanasieff Afanasieff 5:08
5. "Tonight" Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Richie, LaShawn Daniels Jerkins, Daniels[a] 4:31
6. "How Long" Richie Richie, Wolfe 3:55
7. "Don't You Ever Go Away" Richie, Lloyd Tolbert Richie, Tolbert 4:13
8. "Wasted Time" Jerkins III, Daniels, Richie, Harvey Mason, Jr. Jerkins III, Daniels[a] 4:07
9. "Piece of My Heart" Richie, Wolfe Richie, Wolfe 4:15
10. "It May Be the Water" Richie, Daryl Simmons Simmons 4:56
11. "Here Is My Heart" Richie, Barry, Taylor Rawling, Taylor 4:03
12. "Don't Stop the Music" Richie, Barry, Taylor Rawling, Taylor 4:13
  • ^[a] signifies a vocal producer
  • ^[b] signifies a remixer

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.


Chart (2000) Peak
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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