Commodores - The Very Best of the Commodores

Commodores - The Very Best of the Commodores
Styles: Funk, Quiet Storm
Genre: R&B
Album: The Very Best of the Commodores
Release Date: 1995
Artist: Commodores
Duration: 01:14:53

For a spell during the '80s, it seemed like many forgot that Lionel Richie wasn't always a solo artist, but began as a member of the Commodores. The group of six Alabama college chums would go on to become one of the world's leading funk and R&B artists of the '70s, and their penchant for heartwarming ballads only broadened their fan base. With countless compilations of the group surfacing over the years, 1995's The Very Best of the Commodores is a fine choice for a single-disc set, doing a fine job of collecting all the hits and a few best-known album tracks. Weighing in at a hefty 20 tracks, all facets of the band are covered -- a funk band that could give the big guns a run for their money ("Machine Gun," "Brick House," "The Zoo [The Human Zoo]"), more laid-back fare ("Zoom," "Nightshift"), and perhaps what the band would become most well-known for -- tender ballads that showcased Richie ("Easy," "Sweet Love," "Three Times a Lady," "Oh No"). There are other more extensive Commodores collections on the market (2001's Anthology), but for a succinct collection that manages to include all the hits, The Very Best of the Commodores is "it."

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Easy / Lionel RichieCommodores4:22
Three Times a Lady / Lionel RichieCommodores3:38
Nightshift / Franne Golde / Dennis Lambert / Walter OrangeCommodores4:24
Brick House / William King / Ronald LaPread / Thomas McClary / Walter Orange / Lionel Richie / Milan WilliamsCommodores3:35
Machine Gun / Milan WilliamsCommodores2:42
Zoom / Ronald LaPread / Lionel RichieCommodores4:22
Old-Fashion Love / Milan WilliamsCommodores3:25
Sail On / Lionel RichieCommodores3:58
Lady (You Bring Me Up) / Harold Hudson / Shirley King / William KingCommodores4:04
Oh No / Lionel RichieCommodores3:03
Too Hot Ta Trot / William King / Ronald LaPread / Thomas McClary / Walter Orange / Lionel Richie / Milan WilliamsCommodores3:33
The Zoo (The Human Zoo) / Gloria Jones / Pam SawyerCommodores3:08
Still / Lionel RichieCommodores3:46
Sweet Love / Lionel RichieCommodores3:29
Janet / Bobby Caldwell / Paul Fox / Franne GoldeCommodores3:43
Flying High / Thomas McClary / Lionel RichieCommodores3:55
Only You / Milan WilliamsCommodores4:29
Animal Instinct / Martin PageCommodores4:06
Just to Be Close to You / Lionel RichieCommodores3:23
Wonderland / Milan WilliamsCommodores3:48

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