May 052019
 

from WALLS
Written by Carole Bayer Sager, Jonas Myrin & Jay Landers

Barbra Streisand’s 36th studio album, Walls, saw the light of day in November 2018. It was another hit for the legendary songbird, peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #6 on the UK albums charts. Walls presented mostly original tunes co-written by killer tunesmiths like Carole Bayer Sager, John Shanks, Walter Afanasieff, Desmond Child and Steve Dorff. The production was mainly handled by Afanasieff with selected tracks crafted by Child, Shanks and David Foster, who came out of his hiatus to work on the new song “Better Angels.” 

Continue reading »
Apr 212019
 

from INK
Written by David Foster, Peter Allen & Carole Bayer Sager

Too often, Livingston Taylor is remembered as James Taylor’s younger brother, but he is a fine singer/songwriter in his own right. From the early seventies to this day, Liv Taylor has released a long string of albums including a few quality pop releases including “3-Way Mirror” in 1978 and “Man’s Best Friend” in 1980. They showcase his noteworthy songwriting style including a luxurious musical scenario that could rival the platinum-certified albums of his superstar brother.

Continue reading »
Apr 072019
 

from ALONG THE RED LEDGE
Written by John Oates

Daryl Hall & John Oates’ Along The Red Ledge was one of David Foster’s critically acclaimed productions of the late seventies. Released in August of 1978, Along The Red Ledge presented an eclectic mix of original material from blue-eyed soul to experimental rock and sophisticated pop.

Continue reading »
Mar 242019
 

from TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (single)
Written by Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart is a real superstar in the history of rock music. His trademark raspy voice brought music staples to the top of the charts including “Sailing,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “Hot Legs,” “Young Turks” and “Maggie May.”

Continue reading »
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.

Continue reading »
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.” 

Continue reading »
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.

Continue reading »