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NEVER KNEW LOVE

from SONGS FROM THE MOSTLY HITS & THE MRS. TOUR

Written by David Foster & Clint Black

 

Lily Pearl Black is the daughter of country superstar Clint Black and famous actress and singer Lisa Hartman.

HAVE A HEART

from HAVE A HEART (single) 

Written by Aldo Nova, Billy Steinberg & Ralph McCarthy

 

“Have A Heart” was a dramatic power ballad recorded by Céline Dion for her 1990 first English language studio album Unison. Co-written by Aldo Nova, Billy Steinberg and Ralph McCarthy, noted songwriters, and produced by David Foster, “Have A Heart” was the fifth and last Canada single off the record. “Have A Heart” reached #26 on Canada’s Top Singles and #4 on Canada’s Adult Contemporary charts.

JINGLE BELL ROCK

from CHRISTMAS SONGS

Written by Joseph Beal & James Boothe

 

David Foster wears the undisputed “King of Christmas Music” crown. In the new millennium, Foster was the producer on successful seasonal albums for the likes of Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Sir Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Mary J. Blige and many more.

MY CONFESSION

from CLOSER

 Written by Richard Page

 

Josh Groban’s sophomore cd, Closer, was released in November 2003. That record skyrocketed to the top of the international charts, selling millions and collecting awards worldwide. David Foster, the architect behind Groban’s debut album, was back in the producer’s seat. With his expertise and superior skills, Foster provided the young singing phenom another masterpiece. Closer, like its predecessor, was a well-balanced mix of adult pop material with a palette of arrangements going from adult contemporary to Latin to operatic. The breakthrough hit was the Irish-flavored “You Raise Me Up.” This quickly became Groban’s signature song and has already been featured on this page in a past review. Currently, rediscover a lesser-known gem from Closer titled, “My Confession.”

TWO DOORS DOWN

from HERE YOU COME AGAIN

 Written by Dolly Parton

 

Dolly Parton’s 1977 platinum album, Here You Come Again, started a musical evolution. The legendary country singer/songwriter reached pop radios and audiences with remarkable success. Yet, Here You Come Again would take the music world by storm. This album was produced by Gary Klein of Barbra Streisand fame and arranged by Steely Dan alumni and supreme guitarist, Dean Parks. An impressive number of A-list session players were recruited, including drummer Ed Greene, Toto bassist David Hungate, Jay Graydon on guitar and Foster who played all the keyboards and synths. The title track and first single, “Here You Come Again,” was an out-of-the-box hit and became  a multi-format smash on both the Country and Pop charts. A review of that hit single with Foster’s prominent keyboard work can be found in the archives.