Oct 262014
 

 from MEASURE OF A MAN

written by Don Dubose & Joseph Richards

“Nobody Knows” is a wonderful ballad that was released by r&b singer Tony Rich on his 1996 debut album “Words.” This song became a worldwide pop/r&b hit and sold over one million copies in the US alone. Later that year, “Nobody Knows” also triumphed on the country charts by reaching #1 for four weeks with a beautiful cover by the late, talented singer Kevin Sharp. “Nobody Knows” belongs to the elite of catchy songs that were recorded for a specific music genre yet crossed over with great success to another music style with perfectly crafted renditions by different singers.

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Oct 192014
 

 from TRACKS OF MY YEARS

written by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher

In 1985, David Foster and Bryan Adams first collaborated on the famous charity song, “Tears Are Not Enough.” These two Canadian treasures would later touch base when Adams sang on Foster’s 1991 ” River Of Love ” cd and when Adams and Barbra Streisand sang together on the 1996 “I Finally Found Someone,” a duet produced by Foster. Fast forward to a couple of years ago. Foster approached the legendary rocker with a project he thought would be perfect for his friend. The idea was to record a bunch of covers of hits from the sixties and the seventies, songs that Adams loved back in his teenage years.

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Oct 122014
 

 from NO BOUNDS

written by David Foster

The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics brought us “Winter Games,” one of David Foster’s most famous compositions and an enthralling instrumental theme. That year, “Winter Games” became a hit in Canada , a #28 Adult Contemporary hit in the US and a minor entry on Billboard’s Hot 100 at #85. “Winter Games” has a catchy, rousing atmosphere that caught the attention of famed arranger/band leader Chris Walden.

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Oct 052014
 

 from THE FAMILY MAN OST

written by Diane Warren

Edwin McCain is an American pop/rock singer/songwriter and guitar player. Around the end of the nineties, McCain, scored two solid Top 40/Adult Contemporary hit singles with “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More.” Both songs were produced by Matt Serletic and were intense power ballads with rock overtones. “I’ll Be” was written by the singer while “I Could Not Ask For More” was delivered by supreme tunesmith Diane Warren. “I Could Not Ask For More” was also included on the soundtrack of the 1999 Kevin Costner movie, “Message In A Bottle.”

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Sep 282014
 

 from SKYLARK

written by David Foster & Leah Felder

This week, we look back at Renee Olstead’s sophomore release, “Skylark.” Again, the young pop-jazz singer/actress teamed up with the legendary David Foster who masterfully produced her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut cd in 2004. The birth of “Skylark” was a bit troubled. Foster and Olstead started the sessions around the end of 2005 and worked hard for a couple years on the project. Together, they recorded many standards and original songs, but saw several changes to the tracklist before it met the approval of Reprise Records who finally released the cd on January 27, 2009.

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Sep 212014
 

 

from PASTICHE
written by Rupert Holmes

Released at the dawn of 1978, “Pastiche” was The Manhattan Transfer’s fourth album and the third released with founder Tim Hauser plus Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Massé. “Pastiche” included The Man-Tran’s definitive vocalized version of “Four Brothers,” a Jimmy Giuffre jazz classic that quickly became a fixture in the group’s concert repertoire. Even though “Pastiche” was a mild entry on Billboard’s Top 200 at #66, it reached the top ten in the UK, thus becoming the highest charting release by the virtuoso vocal quartet in that market to this day.

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Sep 142014
 

 

from WORLD FALLING DOWN
written by Richard Kerr & Gary Osborne

“World Falling Down” was Peter Cetera’s fourth solo album and released in July 1992. The pop/rock collection was mostly produced by UK music-maker Andy Hill with a couple of tracks being handled by Cetera’s old pal David Foster. “World Falling Down” was the former Chicago singer’s last commercially relevant release with three singles in the Top Five of the Adult Contemporary chart and minor hits on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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