Feb 272011
 

from LACE

written by Cathy Majeski & John Scott Sherrill

Lace was a female Contemporary Country trio that released their self-titled debut album in 1999 for David Foster’s 143 Records. Foster was instrumental in the group’s start and produced three songs on their album. The group included three talented singers – Beverly Mahood, Corbi Dyann and Giselle.

Both Mahood and Giselle were Canadians and that country embraced Lace’s music and made their album a Top Twenty success on the Country charts. The album also spawned a couple of successful Top Ten singles like “I Want A Man” and “Kiss ‘Em All.” Lace was nominated at the Canadian Juno Awards as “Best Country Group or Duo.”

The album’s strong points are the group’s delicious vocal harmonies and the tasteful musical background by some of the best names in the biz like John Robinson, Nathan East, Dean Parks, Paul Leim and David Hungate. Other producers involved were country super producer Chris Farren and Foster’s old partner Humberto Gatica. Foster’s touch gave a Pop/Adult  Contemporary polish to modern Country tunes like “I Cry Real Tears” which was co-written by Linda Thompson and the magnificent ballad, “Swept Away” that has echoes of Foster’s work with The Corrs. Another Foster-produced highlight is the cover of Sarah McLachlan’s classic hit “Angel.”

In 2000, Dyann left the group and Canadian Stacey Lee replaced her. The group disbanded soon after with Mahood starting a successful career as singer/songwriter.


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Vocals: Beverley Mahood, Giselle, Corbi Dyann
Keyboards: David Foster
Drums: John Robinson
Bass: Nathan East
Guitar: Dean Parks

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

We spent all night down by the riverside
Laughin’ at nothing and talking too much
And the moonlight was so bright in your eyes
Before I knew it, I was falling in love

It was too cold to swim so we just lay there
On the bank, ’til the break of day
And though we never went in the water
Oh darling, we were swept away

And the river rolled and the night got cold
But you held me close and you warmed my soul

And we spent all night down by the riverside
Wonderin’ how it happened so fast
And it sure did take us by surprise
When that morning sun it came up at last

It was too cold to swim so we just lay there
On the bank, ’til the break of day
And though we never went in the water
Deep down, we were swept away

And the river rolled and the night got cold
But you held me closed and you warmed my soul
And we spent all night down by the riverside

Oooh baby

It was too cold to swim so we just lay there
On the bank, ’til the break of day
And though we never went in the water
Oh darling, we were swept away
Though we never went in the water
We were swept away

We were swept away