Renaissance On Reniassance , the soul slickster tries to get back on top with the help of superproducer Rodney Jerkins and by channeling Cher on the… Renaissance On Reniassance , the soul slickster tries to get back on top with the help of superproducer Rodney Jerkins and by channeling Cher on the… Lionel Richie R&B
Music Review

Renaissance

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Lionel Richie; Genre: R&B

On Reniassance, the soul slickster tries to get back on top with the help of superproducer Rodney Jerkins and by channeling Cher on the Eurodisco ''Angel.'' But the sappy lyrics indicate he hasn't ended his affair with romantic cliches, and the island rhythms of ''Cinderella'' call to mind Richie's own 1983 smash ''All Night Long.'' More a retread than a renaissance.

Originally posted Mar 23, 2001 Published in issue #588 Mar 23, 2001 Order article reprints
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