Oct 162016

Written by Lisa Dal Bello & David Foster

For this week’s review, reminisce about Lisa Dal Bello’s song “Day Dream” from her 1977 debut album produced by a young and gifted David Foster. Lisa Dal Bello included some of Foster’s most soulful work to date including “Milk & Honey” and “(Don’t Want To) Stand In Your Way.” Continue reading »

Oct 092016

from LOVE IS ALIVE (single)
Written by Gary Wright

Released in July 1975, “Love Is Alive” was the first single from Gary Wright’s seminal album, The Dream Weaver. Although very interesting musically and fueled with a catchy melody, the song and album didn’t immediately click with American audiences so Wright and his record company, Warner Brothers, decided to go with the title-track as the second single.
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Oct 022016

Written by Diane Warren

In the eighties, Sheena Easton’s gorgeous voice graced the international music charts with hits including “Morning Train,” “The Lover In Me,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair),” “Strut” and “We’ve Got Tonight,” her classic duet with Kenny Rogers that David Foster produced in 1981.
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Sep 252016

Written by David Foster & Richard Marx


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

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

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

Written by Jim Andron & Candy Parton


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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