Mar 102019
 

from ST. ELMO’S FIRE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, Steve Kipner & Peter Beckett

The original soundtrack of the 1985 “brat pack” hit movie, St. Elmo’s Fire, was touted as one of the most successful music scores of David Foster’s career. Foster composed the music for the now-classic movie. Foster also co-wrote and produced the entire soundtrack. St. Elmo’s Fire peaked at #21 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and was eventually certified platinum in the US.

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Feb 242019
 

from NIAGARA FALLS (single)
Written by Bobby Caldwell & Steve Kipner

Released in 1986, Chicago 18 saw the veteran supergroup going back in the studio with David Foster. This time it was to help Chicago bear the loss of Peter Cetera who left to go solo in July of 1985, right after the huge success of Chicago 17. Facing such a tough   circumstance, Foster and the group did a remarkable job introducing new vocalist and bassist, Jason Scheff. Chicago 18 immediately achieved a couple of solid hit singles with “Will You Still Love Me” and “If She Would Have Been Faithful.” 

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Feb 102019
 

from SHINE
Written by David Foster, Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball & Steve Ferrone

Around 1980, David Foster was enlisted to produce Average White Band’s new album. Despite some turmoil that led the Scottish funksters to leave Atlantic Records in the middle of those sessions to join Arista Records, the group, under Foster’s direction, still managed to deliver a brilliant musical endeavor. To the ears, Shine sounds like a successful blend between the band’s original funk/soul, Earth, Wind & Fire’s sophisticated music and The Doobie Brothers’ soulful pop.Shine presents a string of total knock-outs with energizing funk numbers, elegant ballads and catchy mid-tempos.

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Jan 272019
 

from LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE
Written by Albert Hammond & Carole Bayer Sager

In the fall of 1997, French/Canadian songbird Celine Dion was the world’s biggest pop star at the time of the release of her cd, Let’s Talk About Love. Let’s Talk About Love included the iconic “My Heart Will Go On,” the now-classic theme of the blockbuster movie Titanic, and high profile duets with Barbra Streisand on “Tell Him,” the late, Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) on “I Hate You Then I Love You” and The Bee Gees on “Immortality.” Continue reading »

Jan 132019
 

from PRIMITIVE
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager & Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond’s career was one of the longest and most successful in modern pop music. Between the late seventies and the early eighties, Diamond reigned as the king of American adult pop. During that timeframe, Diamond scored an astounding string of hits with adult contemporary staples like his duet of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” with Barbra Streisand, “September Morn,” “Love On The Rocks” and “Heartlight.”

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Dec 302018
 

from LOVE LIGHTS THE WORLD
Written by David Foster & Janet Gretzky

In the spring of 1994, David Foster starred in a couple of Japanese concerts in Tokyo and Osaka to celebrate his glorious career. Those shows featured Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson, Japanese music star Anri, Color Me Badd, Jay Graydon and the late Warren Wiebe (1953-1998). Their performances of Foster’s most famous repertoire were backed by an all-star band directed by Foster who also performed on piano with Lee Sklar playing bass, Michael Thompson strumming his guitar, Chester Thompson on drums, the Jerry Hey horns and William Ross conducting the orchestra. Those special concerts resulted in a 90 minute TV special aired on Japanese TV.

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Dec 232018
 

from MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY
Written by Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore

“Merry Christmas, Baby” was a soul/r&b holiday standard supposedly written around 1947 by the late pianist and singer Charles Brown (1922-1999). Brown was a member of Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers who recorded the original version of the song. Eventually it was Johnny Moore (1906-1969), not Brown for unexplained reasons, who was credited for writing “Merry Christmas, Baby” with fellow songwriter Lou Baxter.

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