Trying (and failing) to look as cool as @lionelrichie
in this pose for Can’t Slow Down #turntabletuesday
This album must belong to @andy_torbet
, it I must’ve bought it for him (same difference, I suppose) because he LOVES a bit of Lionel. As do I, now we’ve been properly introduced.
Can’t Slow Down is classic 80s Lionel, and features All Night Long, Stuck on You, and one of the most ridiculously beautiful and haunting ballads ever written - Hello.
There are no words for how much I love this song, from its beautifully simple synth intro (which I once played as a solo on the clarinet in my school orchestra 😬) to its lyrics that succinctly tell a universal story of loss, to Lionel’s breathtaking voice. It’s just insane, how much he can put into a few little words. .
This is Mr Richie’s most successful album in terms of record sales (over 20 million) and it scooped up Album of the Year at the Grammys in 1985. What an incredible album, and the production is something else. I know what I’ll be listening to over breakfast tomorrow! Xx