Nov 062011
 

from THIRTY THREE & 1/3

written by George Harrison

David Foster’s first work with legendary former Beatle George Harrison was in 1975 for the album “Extra Texture—Read All About It.” Foster played on several tracks of that record and wrote the string arrangements.  That same year, Harrison also signed Foster’s all-star band Attitudes to his Dark Horse Records label. The up’n’coming keyboardist was subsequently enlisted to play on Harrison ’s follow-up record, “Thirty-Three & 1/3.”
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Oct 302011
 

from SWEET SUMMER MUSIC/IF WE WANT TO (single)

written by David Foster, Danny Kortchmar, Jim Keltner & Paul Stallworth

In 1976, David Foster’s pop/rock quartet, Attitudes, went back into the studio to work on their sophomore album eventually entitled, “Good News.” Again, their new record was released on George Harrison’s label, Dark Horse Records with special guests like Ringo Starr, Booker T. Jones, Jay Graydon and the Tower Of Power horns. “Good News” was another effective mix of pop, soul and rock that was of particular interest for the stellar instrumental performances by the band members Foster, Jim Keltner, Paul Stallworth and Danny Kortchmar.
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Oct 232011
 

from THE JOHN DUNBAR THEME/DANCES WITH WOLVES (single)

written by John Barry

The late John Barry was the genius behind some of the best music ever writer for movies.
His unforgettable work on many James Bond’s blockbusters like “Goldfinger” and “A View To A Kill”, the multitude of soundtracks for hit movies like “Midnight Cowboy,” “Out Of Africa,” “The Cotton Club” and “The Lion In Winter” place him among the most successful film composers in history. Continue reading »

Oct 162011
 

from NIGHT MUSIC/HEARTSTRINGS (single)

written by David Foster

On the course of his spectacular career, David Foster always had a special knack for writing effective and catchy instrumental tunes. We all remember his 1985 hit, “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire,” or “Winter Games,” the theme of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Another instrumental masterpiece, “Night Music,” was included on the soundtrack of the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John movie “Two Of A Kind.” Continue reading »

Oct 092011
 

from COMMITMENT

written by Seal, David Foster & Mark Summerlin

After the big success of “Soul,” UK superstar Seal and super-producer David Foster reunited in 2010 for the follow-up album that was eventually titled “Commitment.” This new release included ten original songs co-written by Seal with just one cover, “You Get Me.” Seal’s fantastic voice dominates the scene here while Foster’s production is top notch. Continue reading »

Oct 022011
 

from HE WHO RIDES THE TIGER

written by Bernie Taupin & Dennis Tufano

Bernie Taupin is internationally renowned as Elton John’s lyricist on evergreens like “Rocket Man,” “ Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ,” “Your Song,” “Daniel,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Candle In The Wind” plus many others. Taupin also wrote lyrics for hits by Jefferson Starship, Heart and Alice Cooper.  Continue reading »

Sep 252011
 

from 25 OR 6 TO 4

written by Robert Lamm & James Pankow

“25 Or 6 To 4” is one of Chicago’s trademark songs. It was originally released in 1970 on the super-group’s second album and was written by the band’s keyboard player, Robert Lam. “25 Or 6 To 4” is an amazing rock anthem that perfectly showcases Chicago’s blend of rock and jazz thanks to Terry Kath’s amazing guitar, Peter Cetera’s powerful tenor and Chicago’s trademark in-your-face horns. Continue reading »