SONG OF THE WEEK http://www.fozfan.com A site dedicated to David Foster Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:02:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 ROLLER COASTER http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/28/roller-coaster/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/28/roller-coaster/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:57:17 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4988 [...]]]>  From LOOPIFIED

Written by Justin Bieber, Joshua Gudwin, Rodney Jenkins & Julian Swirsky

Dirty Loops is a phenomenal power trio from Sweden that stars singer/keyboardist Jonah Nilsson, bassist Henrik Linder and drummer Aron Mellergardh. This combo of virtuoso musicians first stepped into the spotlight around 2011. They broadcasted a bunch of videos on YouTube of their spectacular funk/jazz renditions of hit songs by the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Dance/pop hits including Justin Bieber’s “Baby” or Spears’ “Circus” were reinvented by the young trio with a fresh blend of funk, pop and dance delivered with jazzy chords and top-notch instrumental performances. Forever shining is Nilsson’s powerful voice with echoes of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

Those fantastic performances started a huge word of mouth among music lovers and pro musicians worldwide. As a consequence of this overwhelming support, the group’s manager, Andreas Carlsson, decided to bring Dirty Loops to the US in 2012 and look for a recording deal. Carlsson was a very successful music-maker in his own right having produced and co-written hits for big names including NSync, Backstreet Boys and Westlife. Carlsson worked his contacts and the trio had the chance to meet music giants including Nathan East, David Paich, Brian McKnight and Jay Graydon. Another music legend, Verve Records’ president David Foster, was interested in Dirty Loops’ superior talent and invited the guys to showcase for him. The direct result was Dirty Loops signing a deal with Verve Records. Eventually, Foster invited the trio to join his “David Foster & Friends” 2012 Asian tour alongside superstars including Chaka Khan, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Paul Young.

Right after that successful tour, Dirty Loops started working on their debut cd. Loopified saw the light of day in the Spring of 2014. This collection presented a string of originals written by the group with Carlsson plus a couple of selected covers. Loopified was an adventurous melting pot where powerful funk/jazz influenced by Level 42 and Jamiroquai meets some pop/dance atmospheres a la Bruno Mars. The result was catchy material delivered with intricate arrangements,  jazz-drenched chords, infectious refrains and superlative solos. Foster, together with Carlsson, served as executive producers of the project. They helped the guys with their trained ear and unique experience.

Loopified included catchy jams like the first single, “ Hit Me. ” A big hit in Japan , “Hit Me” was a funky tune that showcased the band’s talent. “Hit Me” led to some refined funk/dance goodies including “The Way She Walks” and “Lost In You.” Most of the tracks featured spectacular solos by the group’s members with Nilsson’s versatile voice sitting center stage.

The Song of the Week is a cover of the Justin Bieber hit, “Roller Coaster.” This harmless pop/dance ditty becomes a powerful funk/jazz jam after getting the Loops’ treatment. It’s a rhythmic tour de force with a fantastic job by Linder on bass, Mellergardh on drums and Nilsson giving his usual outstanding performances on keys and vocals. The icing on the cake were the horns from special guests the Jerry Hey Horns. They jazz up the atmosphere even more and deliver some in-your-face breaks that are nothing short of sublime. The smart addition of the horns beefs up this tune and serves as a reminder of the amazing artistry of Jerry Hey, one of the best horn arrangers ever. Kudos to Dirty Loops for their decision to use such a music legend.

Loopified was well received in Asia and Northern Europe . It also made Billboard’s Top 200 at #86 and was a top seller on the Jazz chart at #2. As great as it was, Loopified was just a first taste of Dirty Loops’ immense talent. What’s in store for this amazing trio with a deep conviction? They may become one of pop music’s next big things.


Listen


Dirty Loops:
Vocals & Keyboards: Jonah Nilsson
Bass: Henrik Linder
Drums: Aron Mellergardh
Trumpets: Gary Grant & Wayne Bergeron
Saxophone: Dan Higgins
Trombone: Bill Reichenbach
Horns Arranged by Jerry Hey

Produced by Dirty Loops
Executive Producers: Andreas Carlsson & David Foster


Lyrics

Come here
I don’t know what happened
Come here
I don’t know what happened

Where did they go?
Nights like this don’t happen anymore whoa
Oh babe
I need to know
Is it me and did I lose control? Yo voom voom (oh babe)
It’s slowin’ down

Lonely overseas
Only memories
Wish I had the key to your heart
People come and go
Baby, they don’t know
What we had before
What it felt before our eyes

Roller coaster, roller coaster
Spinning all around and around for a world baby
Roller coaster, roller coaster
For a minute we were up, but the next we were falling down

It’s been difficult (difficult, difficult)
I’m just happy there’s no fights no more (fights no more, fights no more)
But it’s nights like this that I never ever missed you more
If there’s a reason why this happens for, yeah

(But I can’t help I feel like)

Lonely overseas
Only memories
Wish I had the key to your heart
People come and go
Baby, they don’t know
What we had before
What it felt before our eyes

Roller coaster, roller coaster
Spinning all around and around for a world baby
Roller coaster, roller coaster
For a minute we were up, but the next we were falling down

(Bounce)
Lonely overseas
Only memories
Wish I had the key to your heart
People come and go
Baby, they don’t know
What we had before
What it felt before our eyes

Roller coaster, roller coaster
Spinning all around and around for a world baby
Roller coaster, roller coaster
For a minute we were up, but the next we were falling down

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FLIGHT OF THE SNOWBIRDS http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/21/flight-of-the-snowbirds-2/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/21/flight-of-the-snowbirds-2/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:26:19 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4976 [...]]]>  From RENDEZ-VOUS (LOVE LIGHTS THE WORLD)/FLIGHT OF THE SNOWBIRDS (single)

Written by David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock

Written around 1985, “Flight Of The Snowbirds” was a beautiful instrumental theme that David Foster co-wrote with his dear friend and fellow music-maker extraordinaire, Jeremy Lubbock. This evocative composition was first included on Foster’s 1986 self-titled album. The match of the song’s breezy melody with a complex rhythmic approach resulted in an amazing work of art. The track was built almost entirely on Foster’s inventive keyboards with some embellishment from Michael Landau on guitar. Sonically, “Flight Of The Snowbirds” was a true delight with its delicate intro that builds up to an intense crescendo.

The powerful atmosphere was highlighted by Foster’s unique craftsmanship and Humberto Gatica’s impeccable work in the control room. “Flight Of The Snowbirds” was inspired by Foster’s love for flying airplanes and Canada ’s own military aerobatic team, The Snowbirds.

In 1987, Foster used this gorgeous instrumental with newly written lyrics by his then girlfriend Linda Thompson and their friend, actor/songwriter Alan Thicke. This mash-up became the theme song for a big Canadian event called Rendez-Vous 87. A truly memorable, high-profile sporting event, Rendez-Vous 87 included a two game series between the National Hockey League’s best players and the former Soviet Union National Team plus an all-star music concert. The concert had some big names including Gordon Lightfoot, Crystal Gayle, Paul Anka and David Foster who performed this new song titled “Rendez-Vous (Love Lights The World)” together with the legendary Alexandrov Red Army Chorus. Foster even sang a rare lead vocal duet on this number with one of the choir’s lead singers. “Rendez-Vous” (Love Lights The World)” was recorded in the studio and released as a single backed up by Foster’s original instrumental, “Flight Of The Snowbirds.” The vocal version was a rare, wanted item for Foster’s completists and it had an important meaning at the dawn of the perestroika. Yet, “Rendez-Vous” (Love Lights The World)” wasn’t as effective when compared to the masterful power of Foster’s original instrumental. “Rendez-Vous (Love Lights The World)” was eventually issued on a 1992 compilation cd titled The Alexandrov Red Army Chorus And Dance Ensemble Vol. 2.


Listen


Keyboards & Synthesizers: David Foster
Guitars: Michael Landau
Drum Overdubs: Tris Imboden
Arranged by David Foster

Produced by Humberto Gatica & David Foster


Lyrics

No Lyrics

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LATELY I http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/14/lately-i/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/14/lately-i/#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:31:48 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4969 [...]]]>  From KEEP THE FAITH

Written by Diane Warren & Steven “Stevie J” Jordan

Faith Evans is a talented r&b singer/songwriter who was a prominent figure in the Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ circle of the nineties. Ms. Evans released three platinum albums between 1995 and 2001 for Combs’ Bad Boy Records. The second of those successful releases was Keep The Faith. Released in 1998, this cd went all the way to #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. Supervised by Combs and mostly co-written by Evans, Keep The Faith included a string of dance floor hits along with a beautiful ballad entitled “Lately I.”

“Lately I” was co-written by the legendary Diane Warren and noted R&B music-maker, Stevie J. plus co-produced by The Hitman, David Foster. Foster was red-hot at the end of the nineties because of his massive hits for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and many others, so he was the right choice to enhance the hit potential of “Lately I.” Oddly enough, Foster only produced Ms. Evans’ vocals for the song while the instrumental part was handled by co-writer Stevie J. Ms. Warren’s lyrics were touching and bittersweet and the singer, under Foster’s masterful guidance, gives a superb performance. Ms. Evans demonstrated great vocal ability and her heartfelt vocals are both aching and beautiful. Musically, the song is catchy like every Diane Warren ballad. Warren ‘s songs convey power and intensity yet the instrumental production was a tad lacking. The instrumentals do not have the lush grandeur of Foster’s previous trademark production gems for Ms. Warren including Celine Dion’s“Because You Loved Me” and Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart.” In November 1999, “Lately I” was the final single released from Keep The Faith. Though a whole year had passed since the parent cd was released, “Lately I” only became a minor hit on the R&B Singles chart at #78.


Listen


Lead & Backing Vocals: Faith Evans
All Instruments: Stevie “Stevie J” Jordan
Additional Piano & Strings: Mike Mason

Vocal Arrangement by Faith Evans

Produced by David Foster
Co-Produced by Steven “Stevie J” Jordan
Additional Production by Mike Mason


Lyrics

Lately I don’t wanna see the morning sun
Lately I, I’m not much good to anyone
Lately I don’t laugh the way I used to do, no
Lately I’ve been cryin’
Lately I’ve been missing you

Lately I don’t wanna hear my favorite song
Lately I, I’m finding it hard to carry on
Lately everything I see is painted blue, oh
Baby I’ve been dyin’
Baby I’ve been missing you, oh

Lately I don’t know why I ever let you go
But I want you back
I need you back
Without you it’s all wrong
Baby, make it right
Bring your love back to my life
Cuz nothing’s been the same since you’ve been gone

Lately I don’t feel like talking to my friends
Lately I, I feel like this pain will never end
I don’t want to go the places we went to, no, no, no
I don’t feel like smiling
Baby I’m just missing you , oh oh oh

Oh baby
I want you back
I need you back
Without you it’s all wrong
Baby, make it right
Bring your sweet love back to my life
Cuz I’m just not the same since you’ve been gone, oh whoa

Lately I don’t wanna see the morning sun
Lately I, I’m not much good to anyone
Lately I don’t laugh the way I used to do, no, no no no
Lately I’ve been cryin’
Baby, I’ve been dyin’, oh yeah
Save me from this pain I’m going through
Lately I’ve been cryin’
Lately I’ve been missing, missing you

You

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LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/07/lets-make-some-noise/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/06/07/lets-make-some-noise/#comments Sun, 07 Jun 2015 20:09:39 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4958 [...]]]>  From THE COMPLETION BACKWARD PRINCIPLE

Written by David Foster & The Tubes

Every time The Completion Backward Principle or Outside Inside from the early eighties are listen to, you can see what superior musical value these recordings really had. Recorded by The Tubes and produced by David Foster, these albums epitomized the decade and what real music was all about. The benefit of having Foster in the control room gave the San Francisco rockers a more focused balance to their unique blend of pop/rock and new wave.

Their lyrics were considered different and eccentric compared to the usual stuff you found on Top 40 back in those days. Foster’s catchy approach to the material made some of those songs true anthems and irresistible for radio programmers and music lovers alike. Found in the archives, we have reviewed some of the group’s biggest hits from those albums including “Talk To Ya Later,” “She’s A Beauty” and “Don’t Want to Wait Anymore.” We have also looked at various fantastic album tracks like “Amnesia,” “Tip Of My Tongue” and “The Monkey Time.”

This week, focus is on another gem from The Completion Backward Principle entitled “Let’s Make Some Noise.” Co-written by Foster and The Tubes, “Let’s Make Some Noise” was a danceable rocker with a smart new wave twist that perfectly married Foster’s radio-friendly style with the group’s trademark atmospheres. This song can be seen as an evolution of Foster’s work with soul icons like Earth, Wind & Fire and Average White Band. The tune featured a sumptuous funky beat, top notch vocal harmonies performed by the great Bill Champlin and a refrain that’s total ear candy. Check out the amazing work on keyboards by Foster with group members Mike Cotten and Vince Welnick. The adventurous sounds of “Let’s Make Some Noise” underscored how Foster was at the top of his game. His work with The Tubes pushed the envelope to achieve an exciting, powerful sound that was quite far from Foster’s comfort zone.

The one regret The Tubes could have today was that they didn’t record a third album with Foster. There’s a good chance that such a release would have become that group’s Chicago 17, with more hits and platinum-plus sales and we would have been telling a very different story. Instead, the band decided to go back to Todd Rundgren for Love Bomb, their next album that didn’t go anywhere. The Tubes’ main man, Fee Waybill, did record his solo debut, Read My Lips, with Foster in 1984. It was poorly promoted by the label, but it honestly lacked the group’s eclectic musicianship. As good as it was, it didn’t match the heights of the previous two efforts by the group under Foster’s masterful production.


Listen


Lead & Backing Vocals: Fee Waybill
Synthesizers: David Foster & Mike Cotten
Keyboards: David Foster & Vince Welnick
Drums: Prairie Prince
Guitar & Backing Vocals: Bill Spooner & Roger Steen
Bass: Rick Anderson

Background Vocals: Bill Champlin, Bobby Kimball,
Produced by David Foster


Lyrics

There you sit, waiting for someone
But is that perfect stranger gonna come?
It’s a lonely world out there when you’re all alone

Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight, tonight
Let’s make some noise

Cut through your walls, don’t act so dumb
We ain’t gonna quit ’til we have some fun
You and I could make that party scene

Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight, tonight
Let’s make some noise

Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise

Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise

Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight, tonight
Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)

Let’s make noise tonight
Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight, tonight

Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight

Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise
Let’s make some noise

Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight, tonight

Let’s make some noise
(Let’s make some noise)
Let’s make noise tonight
Let’s make noise tonight, tonight

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LAST FLIGHT OUT http://www.fozfan.com/2015/05/31/last-flight-out/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/05/31/last-flight-out/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 18:26:59 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4951 [...]]]>  From LAST FLIGHT OUT/I WILL RESCUE YOU (single)

Written by Alexandra Talomaa

At the dawn of the new millennium, David Foster scored a successful collaboration with male vocal quintet Plus One. Nate Cole, Gabe Combs, Nathan Walters, Jeremy Mhire and Jason Perry were the skilled members of the boy band that musically followed in the footsteps of giant sellers like ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys. Their hallmark was the inspirational lyrics that brought them an immediate following on the Contemporary Christian Music market.

Their debut cd, The Promise, was partially produced by Foster. The Promise went straight to #1 on the CCM chart and was eventually certified gold. Plus One released a string of singles from the cd that became chart toppers on CCM charts. A couple of those singles, “God Is In This Place” and “Last Flight Out,” were Foster productions. “God Is In This Place” was reviewed here a few years ago and you can find the article by clicking here.

“Last Flight Out” was written by Alexandra Talomaa, a talented songwriter of the Max Martin circle who wrote songs for acts like Backstreet Boys and Westlife. Alexandra delivered a beautiful melody with a catchy refrain while Foster added his finesse on his Foster signature sound with soaring harmonies and a dramatic crescendo. Here’s a little excerpt from a very favorable review of the song from the fall 2000 Billboard article:

‘Plus One is signed to David Foster’s imprint 143 Records and this track was co-produced by the maestro, which should give you an idea of just how affecting the dreamy love song is…. this is the kind of song that launches careers.’

Plus One didn’t exactly turn out as predicted, but the rich musicality and the sentimental power of “Last Flight Out” remains strong a good fifteen years later. This song was also a big hit in the Philippines and still gets radio airplay in that country.

Plus One continued working with Foster on a 2002 Christmas project. Together, they also released an evocative version of “America The Beautiful.” The group eventually lost a couple of key members and broke up since they never matched the noteworthy success of their debut cd. Recently, Plus One has reformed with original members Walters, Combs and Perry. Last year, they released a new single entitled “My All” that can be downloaded at their official website.


Listen


All Vocals: Plus One ( Nate Cole, Gabe Combs, Nathan Walters, Jeremy Mhire and Jason Perry)

Arranged by David Foster
Produced by David Foster, Chris Farren & Felipe Elgueta


Lyrics

i’m so scared that you will see
all the weakness inside of me
i’m so scared of letting go
that the pain i’ve hid will show

i know you want to hear me speak
but im afraid that if i start to
i’ll never stop

chorus:
i want you to know
u belong in my life
i love the hope i see in your eyes
for you i would fly
at least i would try
for you i’ll take
the last flight out

i’m afraid that you will leave
as my secrets have been revealed
in my dreams you’ll always stay
every breathing moment from now

i know you want to hear me speak
but im afraid that if i start to
i’ll never stop

chorus

i cannot hold back the truth no more
i let you wait too long (wait too long)
although its hard and scares me so
a life without you scares me more

scares me more
scares me more
scares me more

oh… (na na na.. na na na na.. na na na na na..)
the last flight out…
for you i would fly (na na na.. na na na na.. na na na na na..)
at least i would try
for you i’ll take
the last flight out

chorus:
i want you to know u belong in my life (u belong in my life)
i love the hope i see in your eyes (i love the hope.. isee in your eyes, baby)
for you i would fly (for you i would fly)
at least i would try (at least i would try)
for u i’ll take… (for you i would take)
the last flight out

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GET IT UP FOR LOVE http://www.fozfan.com/2015/05/24/get-it-up-for-love/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/05/24/get-it-up-for-love/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:56:31 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4945 [...]]]>  From SEPARATE OCEANS

Written by Ned Doheny

Edward ‘Ned’ Doheny is a gifted singer/songwriter with an irresistible, blue-eyed soul music vein. In the seventies, Doheny wrote or co-wrote some absolute gems released on a couple of influential albums called Hard Candy and Prone. These pivotal songs included “A Love Of Your Own,” “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” and “Get It Up For Love.” Both Hard Candy and Prone were produced by the legendary Steve Cropper and his touches to the elegant, catchy material plus the deluxe value of the musicianship were on the same wavelength as Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees.

The main difference was that the Scaggs record sold millions while Doheny’s albums became well-kept secrets. Thankfully, time has been kind to Doheny. His brighter gems were eventually covered by major artists including Average White Band, David Cassidy, Tata Vega, George Benson and Melissa Manchester. Those renditions brought Doheny’s elegant pop to a broader audience, but his music recently saw a resurgence in the UK, parts of Europe and Asia. “Get It Up From Love” and “To Prove My Love” were embraced by the most refined deejays and affirmed themselves as two of the most loved rare groove numbers around.

“Get It Up For Love” got a few covers including one by Ben E. King with the Average White Band and a high charged hit disco rendition by Tata Vega. Both covers of the song were released in the late seventies, but, as good as they were, they didn’t match the subtle, elegant level of Doheny’s original. Doheny’s “Get It Up For Love” was a fantastic mix of acoustic pop and smooth soul with a jazzy atmosphere that resulted in a refined cross between Jackson Browne and Bill Withers. David Foster was one of the main collaborators on both of Doheny’s albums. Foster played his infamous keyboards on most of the tracks. His impeccable keyboard playing added an adventurous, jazzy spin to “Get It Up For Love.” Although the spotlight was on Doheny’s personal voice and his acoustic guitar playing, the song also featured the legendary Tower Of Power horns. That jam and so much more can be rediscovered now on a special compilation cd released by UK label Numero Group entitled Separate Oceans. Presenting selected moments from Doheny’s great albums, Separate Oceans has many interesting demos and rare tracks including a demo version of “Get It Up For Love.” It is a welcome opportunity to hear one of the most talented singers/songwriters of the seventies SoCal scene. Please listen and appreciate Doheny’s unique style where pop, soul, country and jazz meet with glorious results.


Listen


Lead Vocals & Guitars: Ned Doheny
Bass : Dennis Parker
Keyboards : David Foster
Additional Piano : Jimmy Calire
Drums : Gary Mallaber
Percussion : Victor Feldman
Horns : Tower Of Power Horn Section (Arranged by Greg Adams)
Background vocals : Ned Doheny, Rosemary Butler, Fleming Williams & Brooks Hunnicutt
Horns arranged by Greg Adams

Produced by Steve Cropper


Lyrics

It’s a tricky situation
Hard to say just what the outcome will be
If you saw the riddle you can save your soul
Chase love’s shadows till the river’s running cold

Hey babe, get it up, get it up for love
Get it up, get it up for love, babe
Get it up, get it up for love

There’s a longing in the people
No one knows just when the heartaches will cease
You can free and tell her, you can stay and fight
You can stand in line and scream, “Hey, it’s just my
right”

Hey babe, get it up, get it up for love
Get it up, get it up for love, babe
Get it up, get it up for love

So, a smile, another fallin’ star
[Incomprehensible]
So until we find
Just put your hand in mine, oh yeah

It’s a tricky situation
Heaven knows just where the struggle must end
If it takes forever, I’d got the time above
I won’t desert you when the tables have turned

Hey babe, get it up, get it up for love
Get it up, get it up for love, babe
Get it up, get it up for love

Get it up, get it up for love, babe
Get it up, get it up for love
All the way for love, get it up all the way
Get it up all the way

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GIRA CON ME QUESTA NOTTE http://www.fozfan.com/2015/05/17/gira-con-me-questa-notte/ http://www.fozfan.com/2015/05/17/gira-con-me-questa-notte/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 19:13:01 +0000 http://www.fozfan.com/?p=4940 [...]]]>  From JOSH GROBAN

Written by David Foster, Walter Afanasieff & Lucio Quarantotto

The fall 2001 release of Josh Groban was the introduction of the Los Angeles-born baritone to the music world. David Foster crafted the now-classic release that beautifully showcased Groban’s terrific vocal talent. Yet, Warner Bros., the owner’s of the Reprise label that Josh Groban was on, showed hesitation to sign the future superstar. Warner was unsure that the young Groban’s voice and music style would become winners on the charts and radio.

Eventually, Groban and Foster put Warner’s doubts to rest by selling over four million copies of Josh Groban in the US alone and releasing adult contemporary classics like To Where You Are and You’re Still You that have blossomed into radio mainstays. Foster’s superior art of the arrangement brought to life instrumental landscapes that let the young singer fly high with one stunning vocal performance after another.

One of the most treasured tracks from Josh Groban was “Gira Con Me Questa Notte.” Co-written and co-produced by Foster with music-maker giant Walter Afanasieff, “Gira Con Me Questa Notte” is an opera-influenced number whose elegant melody falls in a special place where the classical and pop worlds collide. The result is a masterpiece. Groban’s gorgeous, operatic voice was powered by the strength of the music that was fueled by an evocative refrain and commanding orchestral arrangement written by William Ross. A special mention goes to the beautiful lyrics penned by the late Lucio Quarantotto who also co-wrote the Andrea Bocelli classic “Con Te Partirò.” The beauty of “Gira Con Me” is further evidence of the magic that was created by Groban under Foster’s masterful guidance. Their work on Josh Groban gave the future superstar his big break and the start of a fantastic history of success. The music included on the album transcends time and stands as one of the cornerstones of the super-producer’s magnificent career.


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Lead Vocals: Josh Groban
Keyboards: Walter Afanasieff
Backing Vocals: Efrat Ben-Zur
Programming: Felipe Elgueta, Greg Bieck & Robert Conley
Orchestral Arrangement by William Ross

Produced & Arranged By David Foster & Walter Afanasieff


Lyrics

Il mondo gira con me questa notte
Piccoli passi che faccio con te
Seguo il tuo cuore e seguo la luna
così nascosta lontana da me

Il mondo gira con noi questa notte
Ah!, esistesse lontano da qui
Un posto dove scoprire il mio cuore
Sapere se lui può amare ti o no

E girerà e girerà
Il cuore mio, assieme a te
E girerà la terra
Girerà la mia vita
E un giorno lui sì, sì capirà

Sei tu che giri con me questa notte
Sei tu che giri lontana da qui
Ma sì io so che tu sei la mia luna
Qualcosa mostri qualcosa no

Ci sono strade azzurre nel cielo
Ci sono occhi e il cielo è già li
Sì questo credo che siano le stelle
Ah se potessi fermarmi così

E girerà e girerà
Il cuore mio, lontan da te
E girerà la terra
Girerà la mia vita
E un giorno lui sì, sì capirà

Cuore, già lontano
Sì tu sei la luna
Potessi scoprirlo nel cielo

E girerà, e girerà
Si girerá, il cuore mio
Girerá la terra
Girerá la mia vita
E un giorno lui sì, sì capirà
Un giorno lui sì, ti capirà

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