Nov 112012
 

from 24 STRINGS AND A DRUMMER

written by David Foster, Jack Blades, Tom Keane & Michael Landau

To celebrate in style their first thirty years in the music business, veteran AOR kings, Night Ranger just released a new live album entitled “24 Strings And A Drummer.”  This extremely pleasant CD/DVD package, recorded in California last spring, gives fans a great chance to rediscover the group’s melodic-rock songbook in an “unplugged” setting.

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Nov 042012
 

from ALONG COMES A WOMAN (single)

written by Robert Lamm, Bill Champlin & Deborah Neal

David Foster’s triumphant collaboration with Chicago in the eighties is mostly remembered for timeless ballads like “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “You’re The Inspiration” and “Hard Habit To Break.” Surely, those songs shaped up the adult contemporary sound of that era but those three Chicago albums also included lesser-known, up-tempo tracks that were absolute ear candies.

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Oct 282012
 

from CHARICE

written by David Foster, Claude Kelly & Emanuel Kiriakou

May 2010 saw the release of Charice’s first international album. Her self-titled record debuted at #8 on Billboard’s 200 and sold about  43.000 copies on its first week.

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Oct 212012
 

from TAKIN’ IT EASY

written by Dash Crofts & Jim Seals

Soft rock kings Seals & Crofts released a string of successful albums in the Seventies that included popular songs like “Diamond Girl,” “Get Closer” and their timeless hit, “Summer Breeze.” Dash Crofts and Jim Seals delivered a catchy, pop/rock sound with smooth atmospheres that was influenced from time to time by country music, rock and even jazz/fusion.

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Oct 142012
 

from THE NATURAL

written by Randy Newman

Randy Newman is an Academy Award and Grammy winning, American singer/songwriter better known for satirical, controversial songs like “Short People” and “I Love L.A.” but also for tender, heart wrenching gems like “Marie,” “Just One Smile,” “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today,” “Same Girl” and “Sail Away.” Newman’s material has been covered by a who’s who of artists including Nina Simone, Aaron Neville, Dusty Springfield, Judy Collins, Chris Botti, Neil Diamond, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Etta James and Joe Cocker who brought “You Can Leave Your Hat On” to the top of the charts in 1986.

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Oct 072012
 

from FOR YOU, FOR LOVE/HELP IS ON THE WAY (single)

written by David Foster, Alan Gorrie & Hamish Stuart

David Foster often mentioned that he wasn’t satisfied by the Average White Band’s album “Shine” that he produced in 1980. In his recent memoir, “Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping Charts & Winning Grammys” the music-maker even recollected a meeting he had with Quincy Jones when they were listening to the album while Foster was making up excuses to justify what he felt were some faults of the recording.

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Sep 302012
 

from SEAL : THE ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH DAVID FOSTER

written by Sam Cooke

A gorgeous rendition of  Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” was the first single off Seal’s 2008 “Soul” album. Produced and arranged by David Foster, “Soul” was a collection of some of the most important classics of the black music of the sixties and the seventies that quickly became an international hit.

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