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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 artist in his own right--not that there's anything wrong with that. A dependable hitmaker throughout the late '80s and early '90s, Marx scored with rockers ("Don't Mean Nothing," "Should've Known Better"), and ballads ("Right Here Waiting," "Endless Summer Nights") alike.Greatest Hitscollects those songs as well as the lion's share of his high-end chart action--of which there was plenty, proving that a devotion to craft sometimes pays off better than fickle inspiration.--Daniel Durchholz
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Label:  Capitol
ArtistRichard Marx
Release Date:  November 4, 1997
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review by . March 19, 2007
posted in Music Matters
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 …
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