Apr 032011
 

from HITMAN RETURNS

written by Diane Warren (Unbreak My Heart), Seal (Crazy), Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer (On The Radio)

David Foster’s CD/DVD “Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends” was just released in March 2011 and is the magnificent follow-up to 2008’s wildly successful “Hitman: David Foster & Friends” CD/DVD. The first “Hitman” was a huge PBS hit and was broadcasted hundreds of times with great ratings.

We can easily predict that the new “Hitman Returns” will follow the same happy destiny.

Again, Foster has created a perfect show made of wonderful music performed by a spectacular cast that includes legends like Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins,  Seal, Natalie Cole, EWF plus some of today’s biggest superstars like Martina McBride, Neyo and Lara Fabian. He also included some of the best up and coming talents like Charice, Ruben Studdard and newcomer Jachie Evancho. Every detail is perfect, the arrangements are sublime and the executions top notch. The house band for the event presents some of the best players in the world like John Robinson on drums, Nathan East on Bass and Dean Parks on guitar. The bulk of the track list is made of songs that Foster has either co-written, produced or played on during his incredible career like Loggins’ “Heart To Heart,” Khan’s “Through The Fire,” EWF’s “In The Stone” or Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver.” There are also special duets like a medley of hits sung by Donna Summer and Seal. Under Foster’s incredible guidance, the two singers start with a rendition of Toni Braxton’s mega hit, “Unbreak My Heart,” but eventually start a great dance jam singing Seal’s hit “Crazy” and Summer’s evergreen, “Last Dance.” Honestly, just this medley would be worth the price of “Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends.”

Other highlights are a heartfelt homage to the late Michael Jackson by Neyo and Charice on “Earth Song”, a breathtaking cover of Michael Bublè’s “Home” by Studdard and another special duet by Seal and Michael Bolton on a medley of “When A Man Loves A Woman” and “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” We thought that the first “Hitman” show was a once in a lifetime event, but Foster proved that lightning does strike twice. “Hitman Returns” is more sheer evidence of his unmatched talent and positive energy. Check it out!


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Lead Vocals: Seal & Donna Summer
Piano: David Foster
Electric Guitars: Dean Parks & Tariq Akoni
Bass: Nathan East
Drums: John Robinson
Percussion: Rafael Padilla
Keyboards: Mo Pleasure & Boh Cooper
Sax: Gary Bias
Trumpet: Robert Burns
Trombone: Reggie Young
Backing Vocals: Nita Whitaker, Amy Keys & Judith Hill

Produced & Arranged by David Foster
Co-Produced by Jochem van der Saag


Lyrics

Don’t leave me in all this pain
Don’t leave me out in the rain
Come back and bring back my smile
Come and take these tears away
I need your arms to hold me now
The night are so unkind
Bring back those nights when I held you beside me

Un-break my heart
Say you’ll me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry these tears
I cried so many nights
Un-break my heart
My heart

Take back that sad word good-bye
Bring back the joy to my life
Don’t leave me here with these tears
Come and kiss that pain away
I can’t forget the day you left
Time is so unkind
And life is so cruel without you here beside me

Un-break my heart
Say you’ll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry these tears
I cried so many nights
Un-break my heart
My heart

Don’t leave me in all this pain
Don’t leave me out in the rain
Bring back the nights when I held you beside me

Un-break my heart
Say you’ll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry that tears
I cried so many, many nights
Un-break my

Un-break my heart
Come back and say you love me
Un-break my heart
Sweet darlin’
Without you I just can’t go on
Can’t go on….
CRAZY

In a church,by the face,
He talks about the people going under.

Only child know…

A man decides after seventy years,
That what he goes there for, is to unlock the door.
While those around him criticize and sleep…
And through a fractal on a breaking wall,
I see you my friend, and touch your face again.
Miracles will happen as we trip.

But we’re never gonna survive, unless…
We get a little crazy
No we’re never gonna survive, unless…
We are a little…

Cray…cray…cray…

…Crazy yellow people walking through my head.
One of them’s got a gun, to shoot the other one.
And yet together they were friends at school
Ohh, get it, get it, get it, get it no no!

If all were there when we first took the pill,
Then maybe, then maybe, then maybe, then maybe…
Miracles will happen as we speak.

But we’re never gonna survive unless…
We get a little crazy.
No we’re never gonna survive unless…
We are a little…
Crazy…
No no, never survive, unless we get a little… bit…

Oh, a little bit…
Oh, a little bit…

Oh…
Oh…

Amanda decides to go along after seventeen years…

Oh darlin…
In a sky full of people, only some want to fly,
Isn’t that crazy?
In a world full of people, only some want to fly,
Isn’t that crazy?
Crazy…
In a heaven of people there’s only some want to fly,
Ain’t that crazy?
Oh babe… Oh darlin…
In a world full of people there’s only some want to fly,
Isn’t that crazy?
Isn’t that crazy… Isn’t that crazy… Isn’t that crazy…

Ohh…
But we’re never gonna survive unless, we get a little crazy.. crazy..
No we’re never gonna to survive unless we are a little… crazy..
But we’re never gonna survive unless, we get a little crazy.. crazy..
No we’re never gonna to survive unless, we are a little.. crazy..
No no, never survive unless, we get a little bit…

And then you see things
The size
Of which you’ve never known before

They’ll break it

Someday…

Only child know….

Them things
The size
Of which you’ve never known before

Someday…
Someway…
Someday…
Someway…
Someday…
Someway…
Someday…

ON THE RADIO

Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio
and they told the world just how you felt
it must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
they never said your name
but I knew just who they meant.

Oh, I was so surprised and shocked, and I wondered too
if by change you heard it for yourself
I never told a soul just how I’ve been feeling about you
but they said it really loud
they said it on the air
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh now, now

Don’t it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song
things are not the same since we broke up last June
the only thing that I wanna hear is that you love me still
and that you think you’ll be comin’ home real soon
whoa oh yeah yeah
and it made me feel proud when I heard you say
you couldn’t find the words to say it yourself
and now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel
’cause they said it really loud
they said it on the air
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio

If you think that love isn’t found on the radio
well tune right in you made find the love you lost
’cause now I’m sitting here with the man I sent away long ago
it sounded really loud they said it really loud
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio whoa oh oh
on the radio, radio, radio (fade)