Nov 042018
 

from THE BEST OF ME
Written by David Foster & Paul Gordon

“Love At Second Sight” was a powerful love song that David Foster composed in the early eighties with the help of renowned lyricist, Paul Gordon. Gordon’s lyrics embellished other Foster melodies including James Ingram’s “Whatever We Imagine” and Olivia Newton-John’s “Shaking You.” Gordon scored a few hits on the charts; the most notable being “Next Time I Fall,” co-written with Bobby Caldwell and a 1986 #1 hit for Peter Cetera and Amy Grant.

The Hitman produced “Love At Second Sight” for legendary pop/soul diva, Dionne Warwick, who included it on her hit 1985 Friends album. What was lesser known to music fans was that “Love At Second Sight” was originally recorded in 1983 by Foster for his first solo album, The Best Of Me. That record was aimed at the Japanese market and showcased Foster’s blossoming talents as composer, arranger and keyboard player. He performed most of the backing tracks himself with only minimum help by some of his gifted friends. Experience Jay Graydon’s guitar on a track, Tom Keane’s fender Rhodes on another while Jeremy Lubbock can be heard co-arranged the project.
“Love At Second Sight” was one of those magnificent Foster melodies of the eighties when he basically molded the adult contemporary genre. The trademark piano, keyboards and synths gave the song the nudge it needed, from the delicate intro to the powerful instrumental bridge. Foster delivered one of his rare lead vocals paired with the sweet voice of Canadian singer, Vicki Moss. Their quality vocal blend was enhanced by the stellar vocal support of the great Richard Page of Mr. Mister fame. Page stole the show on the song’s refrain.
“Love At Second Sight” wasn’t as popular as other Foster classics of that era, but the goods were all there and the ear-candy result was guaranteed. If interested, the past review of Ms. Warwick’s version of the song may be found here.


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Lead Vocals: David Foster & Vicki Moss
Piano, Keyboards & Synthesizers: David Foster
Backing Vocals: Richard Page

Arranged by David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock
Produced by David Foster & Taka Nanri


Lyrics

If we learn to pace ourselves
It won’t seem so dramatic, it won’t be so unclear
Cause if we learn to pace ourselves
The ghost up in the attic might just disappear
You may not agree but it could happen here
And in the morning I think we’re gonna laugh somehow
At what we are afraid of now
Cause in the morning we’ll know better than tonight
If it’s gonna end up love at second sight
And if we learn to trust our hearts
And disregard the voices leading us away
And we can make a better start
We have all the choices, we have all the say
And you might not agree but you can’t walk away
Cause in the morning I think we’re gonna laugh somehow
At what we are afraid of now
Cause in the morning we’ll know better than tonight
If it’s gonna end up love
Of course we both have our doubts
Let me hold you until we find out
Though we don’t have a clue
For we thought it’s me and you
In the morning I think we’re gonna laugh somehow
At what we are afraid of now
Cause in the morning we’ll know better than tonight
If it’s gonna end up love at second sight
Love at second sight