Nov 222009
 

From TODO Y NADA

Written by David Foster, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Castillo

During his fantastic career, David Foster has collaborated with some of the most important names in the Latin market like Julio Iglesias, Luis Miguel and Alejandro Sanz. This came about due to Foster’s immense reputation as a producer/songwriter and his successful partnership with Humberto Gatica.

The Chilean-born engineer/producer scored huge success working with acts like Gloria Estefan, La Ley, Myriam Hernandez, Cafe Quijano and David Cavazos with Foster often lending a hand to write or play stuff on their records. One of those albums was Ricardo Montaner’s “Todo Y Nada.”

Released in 2005, “Todo Y Nada” included an intense song, “Vida Eterna,” co-written by Foster with Montaner and produced by Gatica. The song showcases Foster’s delicate piano playing that paints a subtle tapestry while he accompanies the singer. Montaner’s lyrics for the song are deeply influenced by religion and his vocal performance is touching and extremely effective. The remainder of “Todo Y Nada” presents mostly ballads like “Hablan,” “Grito De Dolor” and the hit single “Cuando A Mi Lado Estas” mixed with a few up-tempo Latin numbers including “Tengo Verano” and “Mal De Amor.” In 2006, “Todo Y Nada” also scored a couple of Latin Grammy nominations for Best Male Pop Vocal Album and Song Of The Year for “Cuando A Mi Lado Estas.”


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Lead Vocals: Ricardo Montaner
Piano: David Foster
Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks & Michael Landau
Bass: Nathan East
Keyboards: Jochem van der Saag
Backing Vocals: Kenny O’Brien

Produced by Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Si tu existes, yo te hice, te pensé antes de nacer.
Si tu vives a mi vera, no te faltará la abundad,
Ni a tus padres, ni a tus hijos, ni nación.
Tengo siembra y cosecha, solo…

Deja que te guié mi palabra,
Tengo mi reino de regalo y salvación de humanidad.
Deja que te guié mi palabra,
Tengo mi reino de regalo y salvación de humanidad.
Yo tengo más, tengo gracia y gloria al que me siga

Y vida eterna.

Si tu amas, si tu adoras, el amor ya lo inventé
Si no llegas a la hora de mi rapto esperaré.
Si te impones en hacer tu voluntad
Si no encuentras a quien dar tu carga.

Deja que te guié mi palabra,
Tengo mi reino de regalo y salvación de humanidad.
Deja que te guié mi palabra,
Tengo mi reino de regalo y salvación de humanidad.
Yo tengo más, tengo gracia y gloria al que me siga

Y vida eterna.

Deja que te guié mi palabra,
Tengo mi reino de regalo y salvación de humanidad.
Yo tengo más, tengo gracia y gloria al que me siga,
Deja que te guié mi palabra.
Tengo mi reino de regalo y salvación de humanidad,
Yo tengo más, tengo gracia y gloria al que me siga
Y vida eterna.