Nov 082015

Written by Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher

The We Love Disney franchise was started in 2013 by the legendary Walt Disney Company when they released the first compilation for the French market. That cd was an big hit and included some of the most loved Disney themes covered by a who’s who of French artists. The cd’s success brought the subsequent release of a We Love Disney project for Australia and a We Love Disney 2 for the francophone countries. With the obvious commercial potential of these all-star compilations, the “mouse company” joined forces with Verve Records in the United States to craft a We Love Disney for the international market featuring a slew of today’s hottest music stars. Who better than Verve Records’ president and producer extraordinaire, David Foster, to be in charge of this high-profile project.

Continue reading »

Nov 012015

From FLY AWAY – The Songs Of David Foster
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Steve Kipner

This week, the spotlight is again put on Fly Away – The Songs Of David Foster. This fantastic tribute cd was released in 2009 by Spanish independent label Contante & Sonante. It featured a series of famous Foster co-writes revisited by Tomi Malm, the ultra-talented Finnish music-maker. Malm had the help of a long list of world-class singers and musicians from many corners of the globe. Malm breathed new life into some trademark Foster pieces including “Whatever We Imagine,” “In The Stone,” “Through The Fire,” “Jojo” and “The Colour Of My Love.” He showcased his creative genius in the refined craft of the arrangements and the deluxe level of the production.

Continue reading »

Oct 252015

Written by Francis Lai Spanish Lyrics by Andy Williams

The special musical partnership between Italian superstar Andrea Bocelli and legendary super-producer David Foster started at the end of the nineties when the operatic tenor put his signature voice to Foster’s modern classic “The Prayer.” The two music icons built a strong friendship in the new millennium with Foster producing a string of wildly successful traditional pop works for Bocelli and appearing with Bocelli at several ensuing concert events broadcasted on television and eventually released on DVD. At the end of last year, they started working on the new Bocelli project that will be released internationally this week.

Continue reading »

Oct 182015

Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Cynthia Weil

Donald Lawrence is a talented American songwriter/producer/recording artist who has been successfully active in the gospel music field for the past twenty plus years. The Ohio-born music-maker initially developed a prestigious career as the leader of the famous gospel group, The Tri-City Singers. He eventually built a major career as a producer/songwriter for a plethora of important names including Stephanie Mills, Daryl Coley, Mary J. Blige, Coko, The Clark Sisters and Anita Wilson.

Continue reading »

Oct 112015

Written by Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager

Arnold George Dorsey was a veteran UK singer made famous worldwide by the stage name Engelbert Humperdinck. Humperdinck was one of the most loved singers in the traditional pop/easy listening field with achievements spanning more than five decades. Since the second half of the sixties, Humperdinck’s unique style has brought to the charts on both sides of the pond some unforgettable romantic hits including “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “Am I That Easy To Forget,” “A Man Without Love (Quando M’Innamoro)” and the Grammy nominated “After The Lovin’.” Humperdinck, with his signature vocals and sex symbol ways, was seen as the musical counterpart of UK superstar Sir Tom Jones.

Continue reading »

Oct 042015

Written by David Nichtern

“Midnight At The Oasis” was a 1974 hit single for American blues/rock singer Maria Muldaur. Written by noted songwriter David Nichtern, “Midnight At The Oasis” reached #6 on Billboard Hot 100. This single was eventually nominated at the 1975 Grammy Awards as “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year.” The best features of the song were Muldaur’s sensual vocal performance, its irresistible soft/rock appeal and, last but not least, the exotic, saucy lyrics.

Continue reading »

Sep 272015

Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Richard Baskin

David Foster with Peter Cetera co-wrote some giant Chicago hits like “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “You’re The Inspiration.” After the 1986 departure of Chicago ’s former lead singer/songwriter/bassist, their first top five hit was “Will You Still Love Me. ” Foster would co-pen this tune with his frequent collaborator Tom Keane. Back in the seventies, Keane was half of the successful teen duo, The Keane Brothers. Keane would go on to build a solid career in the eighties as a songwriter and producer by working with several music stars when he hooked up again with Foster.

Continue reading »