Sep 252016
 

from ST. ELMO’S FIRE
Written by David Foster & Richard Marx

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In the early eighties, a very young but skilled Richard Marx began working as an assistant at David Foster’s Chartmaker Studios. Marx co-wrote some staples with the Hitman including “The Best Of Me,” recorded by Foster as a duet with Olivia Newton-John plus the Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes and James Ingram hit, “What About Me?.”
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Sep 182016
 

from AMERICA
Written by Paul Simon

Closer was released in November 2003 and was Josh Groban’s sophomore cd. After a couple of months in the Top Ten, it zoomed at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 at the dawn of 2004. Produced by David Foster, that milestone cd eventually sold over six million copies in the US alone. That triumphant chart performance led to a high-profile tour that sent the young singer all over the US to perform at sold-out venues. His tour was captured on Groban’s next cd/dvd entitled Live At The Greek. Recorded at Los Angeles’ infamous Greek Theater, Live At The Greek delivered top ratings when broadcasted on the PBS “Great Performances” series, became an out-of-the-box best-seller and was certified six-times platinum.
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Sep 112016
 

from UNISON
Written by David Foster, Glen Ballard & Clif Magness

Throughout the eighties, the God-given talent of Celine Dion built a huge buzz between Canada and other francophone countries. During that time, the Quebecoise songbird released a series of albums and singles in French that had very good chart resonance, mostly in her homeland. After an extremely promising start, the dawn of the nineties brought Unison, Ms. Dion’s introduction to international audiences. Released in April of 1990, Unison was completely sung in English and saw the young artist collaborating with David Foster.
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Sep 042016
 

from FRIENDS IN LOVE
Written by Jim Andron & Candy Parton

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In the spring of 1982, legendary pop/soul diva Dionne Warwick released her new album for Arista Records entitled Friends In Love. Produced by renowned Jay Graydon, Friends In Love was a stunning example of the most refined adult pop delivered with all the genius tricks that made other Graydon productions, including Al Jarreau’s Breaking Away and Manhattan Transfer’s Mecca For Moderns, milestones of quality pop. Unlike those aforementioned classics, Friends In Love fell victim of an absurd boycott by the record label. The album eventually sold only 200,000 copies and hit the wall at #87 on Billboard’s Top 200.
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Aug 282016
 

from FOR OUR CHILDREN
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For Our Children is a various artists compilation released in 1991 to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The not-for-profit organization is founded by the late Elizabeth Glaser (November 11, 1947 to December 3, 1994), wife of actor Paul Glaser, and is devoted to the prevention and elimination of pediatric HIV infection and pediatric AIDS through various programs of research, prevention, care and treatment.
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Aug 212016
 

from BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD (single)
Written by David Foster & Boz Scaggs

Middle Man was the 1980 release by blue-eyed soul legend, Boz Scaggs. Even the cover showed the top-notch level of sophistication in the included music. After Scaggs’ previous partnership with David Paich on the 1976 Silk Degrees and Michael Omartian on the 1977 Down Two Then Left, Middle Man was David Foster’s turn to co-write the bulk of the album with the Ohio-born singer/songwriter.
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Aug 142016
 

from OPEN ROAD
Written by Amy Powers, Larry Loftin & Mattias Gustafsson

Open Road was the debut solo cd of former Take That member Gary Barlow. Released in 1997 under the executive production of music industry legend Clive Davis, Open Road reached #1 on the UK charts, was certified platinum in the UK and charted in about twenty countries by selling over two million copies internationally.
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