Jan 282018
 

from GROUP HUG
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & B.J. Cook

 

Since 1985, The CompanY has been one of Asia’s premiere vocal groups. They have released a string of interesting records showcasing their remarkable vocal harmonies strongly influenced by music giants including Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and The Fifth Dimension.

In 2008 The CompanY, Sweet Plantado, Annie Quintos, Cecile Bautista, Jay Marquez and Moy Ortiz released their new cd entitled Group Hug. That album was a tribute to some of their favorite musical acts delivered with the support of renowned arranger/conductor Gerard Salonga, the younger brother of Filipino singer/actress star Lea Salonga, and his impressive, Manila-based symphony orchestra called FILharmoniKa.

In the tracklist, Group Hug presented a killer version of the classic Airplay ballad, “Should We Carry On.” Co-written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Foster’s first wife B.J. Cook, “Should We Carry On” was the song that secured Airplay a recording contract with RCA. The CompanY reworked that bittersweet tune adding great orchestral work by Mr. Salonga to back-up the group’s flawless vocal performances. The CompanY’s harmonies took that glorious melody up a notch, giving it an elegant, modern feel that’s total ear-candy. Take a look in the archives to read about and listen to the original Airplay version. Group Hug presented other goodies like an inventive, big-band rendition of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” and a great cover of the gorgeous, “Walk In Love” written by David Batteau and popularized by Manhattan Transfer in 1978. The CompanY has performed live several times with Man-Tran and on YouTube there’s a video of the two groups singing together another Foster/Graydon gem titled “Smile Again.


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All Vocals: The CompanY (Sweet Plantado, Annie Quintos, Cecile Bautista, Jay Marquez, Moy Ortiz

Featuring The FILharmoniKa Orchestra

Produced by Moy Ortiz and Gerard Salonga


Lyrics

Then the time has come to pass
Every day is like one before
How I wanted it to last
There’s nothing in this world I wanted more
Should we carry on
Maybe the thrill is gone
I’d like to know for sure
Why should we carry on
Could both of us be wrong
We’re standing much too close inside each other’s lives to see
…that love has passed us by
Let me ease down from your dream
Dreaming now’s the easy thing to do
Left me somewhere in between
Living with and living without you

Should we carry on
Maybe the thrill is gone
I’d like to know for sure
Why should we carry on
Could both of us be wrong
We’re standing much too close inside each other’s lives to see
…that love has passed us by (repeat fadeout)