It's telling that Richard Marx broke into the music business singing backup vocals for Lionel Richie and writing songs with Kenny Rogers and Chicago, for he kept to the straightforward, middle-of-the-road approach of those acts once he became a recording … see full wiki
But the guy knew how to write and perform a hit song. He was very good at doing that and this "Greatest Hits" album serves up all of his biggest songs. Much like Bryan Adams, Marx took a lot of heat for being "uncool" but somehow managed to make quite a few pennies off of the listening audience. I'm proud to say that not only do I own this particular album but I also bought "Repeat Offender" when it came out.
For those of you who want to skip over all of the albums and get straight to the good stuff, "Greatest Hits" is a perfect purchase. It includes solid rockers like "Don't Mean Nothing" and "Satisfied," but Marx really shines on his ballads. My personal favorites include "Angelia" and the ballad to beat all ballads, "Right Here Waiting." Other big tunes on here include "Endless Summer Nights," "Hazard," "Hold On To The Nights," and the soul-tinged "The Way She Loves Me." Also included here is the powerful "Children of the Night."
If you enjoy light rock and strong ballads, Richard Marx' "Greatest Hits" is the album for you. It's a wonderful album to put on when you're trying to get your ladyfriend in the mood, or if you just need to relax a little.
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