From NIGHT SHIFT
Written by David Foster, Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
This song marks the marriage of Burt Bacharach’s classic songwriting style with the quality pop sounds of “Airplay”. It is clear that the author of “Alfie” and “The Look Of Love” was one of the main influences for Foster and Graydon and that their pop sensibility is directly linked to his heritage. That said, it is no surprise this composition sounds like a perfect example of pop music that can be “easy” and accessible yet being highly sophisticated in its arrangement. Al Jarreau’s voice rides high on the wings of Foster and Bacharach’s melody. You can listen to Foster and Graydon providing the right setting with their trademark time changes, rhythm guitar and fender rhodes carpets with the sweet strings and jazzy horn breaks adding colors to the background.
This song was included in the soundtrack of the movie “Night Shift”, released in 1982, which also includes the very first version of “That’s What Friends Are For”, Dionne Warwick’s #1 hit, here sung by Rod Stewart and other nice songs, mostly co-written by Bacharach and Bayer Sager, performed by The Pointer Sisters, Quarterflash and Rufus with Chaka Khan.
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Lead Vocals: Al Jarreau
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitars: Jay Graydon
Background Vocals: Richard Page & Steve George
Produced and Arranged by David Foster & Jay Graydon