Mar 262017

from HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY (single)

written by David Foster & Peter Cetera

Chicago’s “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” was one of the turning points in David Foster’s career. The super-producer had already co-written big hits including “After The Love Is Gone” for Earth, Wind & Fire, “Got To Be Real” for Cheryl Lynn and Boz Scaggs’ “Love, Look What You’ve Done To Me.” Foster really hit the jackpot on this heaven-sent collaboration with former Chicago front-man Peter Cetera in May 1982. The blonde tenor was in his prime as a singer/songwriter and instantly clicked with Foster.

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Mar 192017


written by Seal & Gus Isidore

“I asked David [Foster] to produce Commitment because, quite simply, he’s the most incredible person I’ve worked with in the studio for a very long time. He’s one of a kind. I don’t think there’s an arranger and producer anywhere on the planet who can do what he does.”

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Mar 122017


written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Steve Kipner

“Nothing You Can Do About It” was one of the pinnacles of David Foster’s songwriting career. The Hitman co-wrote the music of this milestone pop song around the end of the seventies with his pal Jay Graydon. Steve Kipner provided the positive lyrical content. Graydon produced a fantastic version of this tune for Manhattan Transfer’s 1979 Extensions album, although the definitive take of “Nothing You Can Do About It” belongs to the legendary, quality pop sounds of Foster’s and Graydon’s Airplay. It wasn’t easy to challenge such a glorious recording in terms of arrangement and execution, yet in 1982, singer/songwriter Leslie Smith re-worked “Nothing You Can Do About it” with great results for his solo album, Heartache.

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Mar 052017

from HOW YOU GONNA SEE ME NOW (single)

written by Alice Cooper, Bernie Taupin & Dick Wagner

“How You Gonna See Me Now” was the lead single from Alice Cooper’s From The Inside album. Co-written by the rock star with guitarist Dick Wagner and Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin, this intense ballad became a solid hit by reaching #12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in late 1978. David Foster added his polished feel to the slick arrangement and production by giving the song an out-of-the-box radio-friendly appeal. “How You Gonna See Me Now” was one of the first major hits that Foster produced and a review can be found here in the archives.

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