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THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE

from ALL THE WAY…A DECADE OF SONG

Written by Ewan MacCall

“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is an evergreen written by the late UK singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl (1915-1989). Born James Henry Miller, MacCall wrote the now-classic love song in 1957 for folk singer Peggy Seeger, his long-time companion who eventually became his wife twenty years later. In 1972, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” was recorded by legendary soul singer Roberta Flack.

IT WILL BE ALRIGHT

from IT WILL BE ALRIGHT/BIX (single)

Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Allee Willis

To round off 2021, here’s a review of Airplay’s “It Will Be Alright.”

Airplay was the pop/rock group that David Foster and pal Jay Graydon formed at the end of the seventies with singer Tommy Funderburk. As most Foster fans already know, Airplay’s seminal 1980 self-titled album is considered one of the milestones of the West Coast music scene of those years.

 

GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST

from CHRISTMAS IS HERE!

Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson. Additional Lyrics by Amy Grant

Pentatonix is an American acappella group that includes vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee.

Their first appearance was on the TV show The Sing-Off. The group won in 2012 and Pentatonix’s unique acappella style took the music world by storm. They had a series of successful records featuring their very personal renditions of many pop classics. Pentatonix also released a string of Christmas cds presenting covers of seasonal evergreens delivered with their rare acappella style.

A MOMENT/YOU AND I ARE SO IN LOVE

from ATTITUDES

Written by Attitudes/B.J. Cook & Eric Mercury

At the dawn of 1975, the great George Harrison (1943-2001) was about to start the recording of his new album Extra Texture (Read All About It). He decided to follow the advice of legendary drummer Jim Keltner who suggested David Foster’s name as a smart addition to the album’s line-up. The former Beatle immediately called Foster and asked him to join them for those sessions. As a result, Foster and Keltner apperared on several tracks of the album along with a young bass player named Paul Stallworth.

I’M GUILTY

from HEARTLIGHT

Music by Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager

Moved and motivated by Stephen Spielberg’s 1982 classic movie, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Neil Diamond’s fifteenth studio album, Heartlight, was released in August of 1982. Heartlight included a string of adult contemporary goodies with the archetypal, sophisticated pop sound of the eighties. The record was co-written and co-produced by the veteran singing star with the great Burt Bacharach and supreme lyricist and Bacharach’s then-wife, Carole Bayer Sager. Heartlight resulted in another platinum seller for Diamond.