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ALL THAT MY HEART CAN HOLD

from DAVID FOSTER
Written by David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock

Late last month, world-class arranger Jeremy Lubbock passed away (June 4, 1931 to January 29, 2021). Mr. Lubbock was born in England and moved to Los Angeles in the late seventies.  He was unanimously recognized as one of the best arrangers in the history of popular music. Mr. Lubbock would work alongside heavyweights including Quincy Jones, Pat Metheny, Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell and, of course, David Foster.

STAY WITH ME

from LISA DALBELLO
Music by Lisa Dalbello

David Foster started making his transition from top session ace to record producer around 1977. Foster helmed albums by teen-pop act, The Keane Brothers, singer/songwriter Danny Peck and vocalist Lisa Dalbello. Of those three records, the one that most prominently presented the seeds of Foster’s impressive talents as an arranger and producer was Dalbello’s self-titled release.

LET YOUR FEELINGS SHOW

from I AM
Written by Maurice White, David Foster & Allee Willis

“‘Let Your Feelings Show’ was my first attempt to write a real ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ song. I ‘borrowed’ the key elements from many of their songs to finally arrive at those chords and tempo. Maurice, of course, helped so much [by] adding his wizard touches to make it immediately sound like an Earth, Wind & Fire classic. I also played keyboards on it like I did for all the compositions I co-wrote for them.”

FORGIVE A FOOL IN LOVE

from ERIC MERCURY
Written by Eric Mercury & William D. Smith

FORGIVE A FOOL IN LOVE

In the mid-seventies, David Foster was starting his career in LA as a high-profile session player. Among the dozens of studio dates he played, there was a pretty good soul/R&B project for Eric Mercury. Mercury was a fellow Canadian musician who, like Foster, relocated to California in the early seventies.

THE FIRST NOEL

from NOEL
Traditional

To celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, go back to Josh Groban’s masterpiece, Noel. Released in the fall of 2007 and fully produced by David Foster, Noel skyrockets to the top of the charts and becomes one of the most successful Christmas albums of all time.