Feb 242008
 

From RUDE AWAKENING
Written by Bruce Miller

In 1974 Skylark disbanded and David Foster immediately began his career as a top studio keyboard player in L.A. During those first years he played on albums by Lynyrd Skynard, Keith Moon of the Who and George Harrison. In 1975 he was given the chance to co-produce Bruce Miller’s “Rude Awakening.” Miller was a Canadian singer/songwriter whose folk/rock music was following the footsteps of acts like the Eagles, Poco and Jackson Browne. Continue reading »

Feb 172008
 

From ALWAYS YOU (asian edition)
Written by David Foster, Linda Thompson & James Ingram

“I Believe in Love” is a magnificent ballad that James Ingram co-wrote with David Foster and Linda Thompson in 1993. It was recorded that year by Ingram as a beautiful duet with Hong Kong superstar Sally Yeh and produced by Keith Thomas. Unfortunately, the song didn’t make the international version of Ingram’s new album “Always You,” and was only included as a bonus track on the Asian edition. Continue reading »

Feb 102008
 

From THE BOX
Written by David Foster, Robert Lamm & Richard Marx

If you’re seeking a comprehensive look at Chicago’s long and successful career, “The Box” released in 2003 by Rhino Records is the perfect tool. It includes 5 cds and one dvd that showcase the amazing string of Top 40 and Adult Contemporary hits the band has amassed in 35+ years. There are also three songs that come from the 1993 unreleased album “Stone Of Sisyphus.” Continue reading »

Feb 032008
 

From I WON’T BREAK YOUR HEART
Written by Bill Champlin & Billy Katt

Through the years many Japanese artists went to L.A. to work with top-notch west coast producers, arrangers and session players to give more substance and weight to their albums. The end results were mixed and not always first class especially when the compositions and/or the singer weren’t up to the amazing level of the musicians involved. Hiromi Iwasaki’s 1984 release, “I Won’t Break Your Heart” luckily belongs to the first league of this kind of albums. Continue reading »