Commodores Live

The Commodores - Live! (1977/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 31, 2017
The Commodores - Live! (1977/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Commodores - Live! (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 73:15 minutes | 3,24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After hearing this album I can see why they are so popular. Everyone gets involved at a live concert, but I've never heard a band and an audience enjoy the time quite so much. Lionel Richie is exceptional in the role of getting the fans participating, and the band seems to feed off the enthusiasm. It really sounds like a concert that even every member of the band must have went away from saying that they loved every minute of it. 'Brick House' in particular is simply a classic fans/band get together that stands out in any era. A number of the classics are on the album, such as 'Easy' (another great sing along) and 'Just To Be Close To You'.

The Commodores - Live! (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at May 17, 2013
The Commodores - Live! (2005)

The Commodores - Live! (2005)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 000 Kbps. 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: R&B | Label: Zyx | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 23 Aug 2005 | Runtime: 95 min. | 4,19 GB (DVD5)

Renowned for the R&B hits "Just to Be Close to You," "Easy," and "Brickhouse," to name but a few, Commodores were one of the top bands during their long tenure at Motown. The group is credited with seven number one songs and a host of other Top Ten hits on the Billboard charts, and their vast catalog includes more than 50 albums. The members of Commodores, all of whom attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, came together as a result of two groups disbanding: the Mystics and the Jays. Initially formed to simply play music as a pastime and to meet girls, the lineup consisted of William King (trumpet), Thomas McClary (guitar), Ronald LaPread (bass), Walter "Clyde" Orange (drums), Lionel Richie (saxophone), and Milan Williams (keyboards).

Lionel Richie - Live In Paris (2007)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Oct. 7, 2014
Lionel Richie - Live In Paris (2007)

Lionel Richie - Live In Paris (2007)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 515 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock | Label: Universal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 Sep 2007 | Runtime: 127 min. | 5,74 GB (DVD9)

After leaving the Commodores, Lionel Richie became one of the most successful male solo artists of the '80s, arguably eclipsed during his 1981-1987 heyday only by Michael Jackson and Prince. Richie dominated the pop charts during that period with an incredible run of 13 consecutive Top Ten hits, five of them number ones. As his popularity skyrocketed, Richie moved further away from his R&B origins and concentrated more on adult contemporary balladry, which had been one of his strengths even as part of the Commodores.

The Commodores - Commodores 13 (1983) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 23, 2018
The Commodores - Commodores 13 (1983) {Motown}

The Commodores - Commodores 13 (1983) {Motown}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 261MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

For the Commodores, losing Lionel Richie in 1982 was a lot like L.T.D. losing Jeffrey Osborne and Rose Royce losing Gwen Dickey – it was a severe blow, although not a fatal one. In fact, the Commodores had a few major hits after Richie's departure, including 'Nightshift' (a number one R&B/number three pop smash) in 1984 and 'Goin' to the Bank' in 1986. Released in 1983, Commodores 13 was the band's first post-Richie album as well as its first album without producer James Carmichael (who had been working with the Commodores since 1974). This LP came out around the same time as Richie's second solo album, Can't Slow Down, which sold over eight million copies in the U.S. alone. Commodores 13 didn't do nearly that well, although it's a generally decent, if uneven, record that had a number 20 R&B hit in 'Only You.'

The Commodores - Movin' On (1975) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 22, 2018
The Commodores - Movin' On (1975) {Motown}

The Commodores - Movin' On (1975) {Motown}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 205MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard Funk, Soul

R&B purists have often argued that the Commodores did their most essential work before 1977. It was in 1977 that they crossed over to the pop/adult contemporary audience in a major way with "Easy," and subsequent hits like 1978's "Three Times a Lady" and 1979's "Still" (both of which reached number one on Billboard's pop singles charts) certainly weren't the work of R&B snobs. Of course, Lionel Richie never claimed to be an R&B purist, although it is safe to say that the Commodores were still a hardcore funk/soul band when their third album, Movin' On, came out in 1975. From an R&B standpoint (as opposed to a pop or adult contemporary standpoint), this is one of their most essential releases.

The Commodores - The Commodores (1977) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 24, 2018
The Commodores - The Commodores (1977) {Motown}

The Commodores - The Commodores (1977) {Motown}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 230MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Funk, Soul

The year was 1977 - and this was the album that turned the Commodores into certifiable superstars in the crossover and commercial market. Not that they weren't popular before - they had a huge R&B following, consistently amazing albums, and some pop music success, but nothing like it was after this album was released. 1977 was the year that the group embarked upon a massive nationwide tour, and their audience grew and grew to monumental proportions. This album was flying off the shelves in the music stores. Three of the songs from it that would go on to be classics were responsible for that. Ad campaigns, movie and TV roles for the funk sextet from Alabama followed as a result.

Commodores - In The Pocket (1981) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 26, 2018
Commodores - In The Pocket (1981) {Motown}

Commodores - In The Pocket (1981) {Motown}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

In 1980 and 1981, many people in the music world suspected that Lionel Richie would soon be leaving the Commodores to pursue a solo career – and sure enough, he officially became a full-time solo artist in 1982. In the Pocket, released in 1981, turned out to be his final album with the group. Not surprisingly, Richie dominates the album, singing lead on everything from adult contemporary ballads like "Lucy" and "Oh No" (a number four pop/number five R&B smash) to the sophisticated funk of "Why You Wanna Try Me" and the Top Five R&B favorite "Lady (You Bring Me Up)." Walter Orange and Thomas McClary also contribute some lead vocals, but the album's best-known songs are the ones that feature Richie.

Commodores - Natural High (1978) {Motown Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 25, 2018
Commodores - Natural High (1978) {Motown Japan}

Commodores - Natural High (1978) {Motown Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 287MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

The Commodores are the premier R&B-pop group of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Natural High is their sixth studio recording and includes one of the most recognizable songs of the era, “Three Times A Lady.” The pivotal outing also includes the soulful standouts “X-Rated Movie,” “Such A Woman,” and “I Like What You Do.” Natural High reached #3 on the Billboard 200.

Commodores - Caught In The Act (1975) {Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 25, 2018
Commodores - Caught In The Act (1975) {Motown}

Commodores - Caught In The Act (1975) {Motown}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 247MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Early funk from The Commodores - a group that spent so much time sleeping later, it's hard to believe they could be so funky early on! There's plenty of that bass-heavy style that would later dominate many Motown combos at the end of the 70s - but the group's really in control of the groove on this one, without any of the cliches that such bassery could lead them into. Lionel Ritchie contributed one nice smooth soul number, «This Is Your Life», and the rest of the album includes «Let's Do It Right», «Wide Open», «The Bump», «Look What You've Done To Me», and the pop funk classic «Slippery When Wet».

Commodores - Midnight Magic (1979) {Motown Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 25, 2018
Commodores - Midnight Magic (1979) {Motown Japan}

Commodores - Midnight Magic (1979) {Motown Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 298MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

When the Commodores' seventh studio album, Midnight Magic, came out in 1979, one could safely assume that the LP would contain at least one adult contemporary ballad. And sure enough, Midnight Magic contains the ballad "Still," which was a number one pop hit (as well as a number one R&B hit) and became a staple on adult contemporary radio. The sappy ballad (which features Lionel Richie) wasn't without its detractors, who felt that the Commodores had become too much of a slick crossover act. But even if "Still" doesn't excite you, the rest of the album isn't bad. "Wonderland" (a number 21 R&B hit) is an enjoyable R&B slow jam, and fans of sophisticated funk (as opposed to hardcore funk) should appreciate "You're Special," "Gettin' It," and the disco-minded title song.