Feb 122012
 

from I’LL TAKE ROMANCE

written David Foster & Linda Thompson

Veteran singer and music-maker, Steve Tyrell is one of the most successful jazz/pop crooners of the past twenty years. This Grammy winning artist started his career as music producer and songwriter for big names like Blood, Sweat & Tears, B.J. Thomas, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Rod Stewart. Tyrell made his debut as jazz singer in 1999 with “A New Standard,” a collection that included covers of a dozen standards.

Through the years several records followed always showcasing Tyrell’s unique voice performing some of the brighter gems of the American songbook. One of his best works was “Back To Bacharach,” released in 2008 that’s absolutely one of the best tributes ever made to the artistry of Burt Bacharach. Recently Tyrell has released a new record entitled “I’ll Take Romance.” Again, the singer carefully picked a number of evergreens from different eras and gave them his own jazzy spin. Among the best tracks on the album are classics like “At Last,” “All Of You” and “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons but Tyrell handles perfectly also modern classics like “Don’t Know Much” by Barry Mann, Tom Snow and Cynthia Weil and David Foster’s “A Love That Will Last.” Originally sung by Foster’s protegee, Renee Olstead on her 2004, critically acclaimed, debut album, “A Love That Will Last” is a gorgeous ballad with lyrics by Foster’s ex-wife, Linda Thompson. Tyrell’s version is jazzed up with a nice R&B feel. The singer’s performance oozes class and style supported by stellar players like Bob Mann on guitar who produced the album with Tyrell and  Quinn Johnson who played some mean piano on this track.


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Lead Vocals: Steve Tyrell
Piano: Quinn Johnson
Guitar: Bob Mann
Darryl Tookes: Background Vocals

Arranged by Bob Mann
Produced by Steve Tyrell & Bob Mann


Lyric

I want a little something more
Don’t want the middle or the one before
I don’t desire a complicated past
I want a love that will last

Say that you love me, say I’m the one
Don’t kiss and hug me and then try to run
I don’t do drama, my tears don’t fall fast
I want a love that will last

I don’t want a just a memory
Give me forever
Don’t even think about saying good-bye
‘Cuz I just want one love to be enough
And remain in my heart till I die

So call me romantic, oh, I guess that’s so
There’s something more that you ought to know
I’ll never leave you so don’t even ask
I want a love that will last forever
I want a love that will last

I don’t want a just a memory
Give me forever
Don’t even think about saying good-bye
‘Cuz I just want one love to be enough
And remain in my heart till I die

So there’s just a little more that I need
I wanna share all the air that you breathe
I’m not the kinda girl to complicate the past
I want a love that will last forever
I want a love that will last always

I just want a love that will last
I want a love that will last