Oct 302005
 

From EXTRA TEXTURE: READ ALL ABOUT IT
Written by George Harrison

Released in 1975, “Extra Texture: Read All About It” is one of George Harrison’s most well crafted albums of his solo career. The former Beatle prepared a collection of lovely pop songs that had broad listener appeal. The driving beats of the first song and hit single, “You,” welcome the listener who’s quickly entrapped, song after song, by the pretty melodies and superior arrangements. Continue reading »

Oct 232005
 

From MY CHERIE
Written by Marsha Malamet, Allan Rich, David Lasley & Robin Lerner

Scottish songstress Sheena Easton was red-hot in the early eighties when she had a string of big hits like the theme of the James Bond movie, “For Your Eyes Only,” the David Foster produced duet with Kenny Rogers, “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Sugar Walls,” written and produced by Prince and “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair),” produced by Greg Mathieson. Continue reading »

Oct 162005
 

From BLAM
Written by David Foster & Harvey Mason

The Brothers Johnson’s 1978 platinum release, “Blam,” witnessed the first collaboration between Quincy Jones and David Foster. The veteran super-producer called Foster to co-write, play and arrange for the album. Jones was the master of the sophisticated funk/soul school. Continue reading »

Oct 092005
 

From ALL 4 ONE
Written by Frank J. Meyers & Gary Baker

“I Swear” was originally a 1994 chart topper for country superstar John Michael Montgomery. That same year, newcomers All 4 One worked on a remake of the song with David Foster that zoomed to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. “I Swear” kept the #1 spot for an astonishing 11 weeks, making it one of the most successful songs of the rock era. Continue reading »

Oct 022005
 

From FANTASY HOTEL
Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson

“If Not For Love” was a treasure first recorded in 1991 by David Foster and Warren Wiebe for the soundtrack of “One Good Cop,” starring Michael Keaton and Rene Russo. The beauty of its melody attracted producer Andre Fisher who, one year later, was producing the new album, “Fantasy Hotel,” by talented and versatile r&b/jazz singer Carl Anderson. Continue reading »