Dec 092007
 

From POKEMON 2000 THE POWER OF ONE
Written by Mervyn Warren & Mark Chait

Donna Summer and David Foster first crossed paths in 1982 when Quincy Jones enlisted the Canadian musician to work on the singer’s self-titled album. For that project, Foster co-wrote and arranged two songs, “Livin’ in America” and “Love Is Just a Breath Away.” Fourteen years later, Foster produced “Whenever There Is Love,” a duet between the former disco queen and singer/songwriter Bruce Roberts who co-wrote this power ballad for the movie soundtrack of Sylvester Stallone’s “Daylight.”

Finally, at the dawn of the new millennium, Foster and Donna Summer got together again to work on the title track for the animated movie “Pokemon 2000 The Power of One” soundtrack. Again we’re talking about a grand ballad, this time co-written by former Take 6 member Mervyn Warren, but with a gospel feel that makes it a bit different and enjoyable. Foster’s trademark ingredients are here; his dramatic, keyboard-driven arrangement and the effective use of acoustic and electric guitars, courtesy of maestros Steve Lukather and Dean Parks, that enhance the singer’s powerful performance at the song’s climax. There’s also a good dance remix of “The Power of One” that went to #2 on Billboard’s dance chart.

Another Foster production entitled “One” found it way on the “Pokemon 2000 The Power of One” soundtrack. It’s performed by newcomer Denise Lara. “One” is another nice ballad that could easily attract Foster’s collectors.


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Lead Vocals: Donna Summer
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Steve Lukather
Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
Synthesizers Programming: Nathan DiGesare & Felipe Elgueta
Arranged by David Foster & Nathan DiGesare
Produced by David Foster
Co-produced by: Nathan DiGesare and Bruce Sudan


Lyrics

You must always remember

Life can be a challenge
Life can seem impossible
It’s never easy
When so much
Is on the line
But you can make a difference
With courage
You can set things right
A gift to dream
And make dreams real
Is yours and mine

The power of one
Begins with believing
It starts in the heart
Then flows through the soul
And changes the world
Imagine how life will be
When we stand in unity
Each of us holds the key
To the power of one

Each of us is chosen
There’s a mission just for you
Just look inside
You’d be surprised what you can do

The Power of one
Begins with believing
It starts in the heart
Then flows through the soul
And changes the world
Imagine how life will be
When we stand in unity
Each of us holds the key
To the power of one

One by one
We can make the world
A much better place

The power of one
Begins with believing
It start in the heart
Then flows through the soul
And changes the world
Imagine how life will be
When we stand in unity
Each of us holds a key
It’s inside of you and me
Each of us holds the key
To the power of one

The power of one