Apr 302017
 

from SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD

written by David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock & Paul Gordon

This week highlight was a little-known cover of David Foster’s called “Whatever We Imagine” sung by celebrated actress/singer Cybill Shepherd. Whatever We Imagine” was originally performed by r&b star James Ingram on his 1983 debut album, It’s Your Night, and this precious gem’s review can be found in the archives. The Hitman co-wrote the song with his longtime collaborator, Jeremy Lubbock and lyricist Paul Gordon. Produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Foster with Jerry Hey, “Whatever We Imagine” was a masterpiece song where a magnificent melody meets a spectacular execution by the cream of the crop.

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Apr 232017
 

from IN BLUE (SPECIAL EDITION)

written by Kostas Lazarides & Tricia Walker

“Looking In The Eyes Of Love” was a country song co-written by renowned songwriter Kostas Lazarides and singer/songwriter Tricia Walker. It was originally recorded in 1990 by female country star Patty Loveless on her On Down The Line cd. In 1997, the song was covered by famous bluegrass act Alison Krauss & Union Station. Released as a single from the group’s third cd, So Long, So Wrong, that song won the group a Grammy Award as Best Country Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocal. “Looking In The Eyes Of Love” was also recorded by popular Irish pop band, The Corrs.

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Apr 162017
 

from LET TOMORROW BE/YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (single)

written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Harry Garfield

The late Cory Wells (February 5, 1941 to October 20, 2015) was best known as being one of the original members of the popular rock band, Three Dog Night. Wells’ soulful voice was featured on many of Three Dog Night’s hits including “Eli’s Comin’,” “Let Me Serenade You,” “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Never Been To Spain” and “Shambala.” Around 1978, Wells tried to go solo and released an album titled Touch Me.

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Apr 092017
 

from MR. BRIEFCASE/GOOD QUESTION (single)

written by Lee Ritenour

The ear-candy, pop/rock rhythms of Lee Ritenour’s “Mr. Briefcase” was the subject of one of the earlier reviews back in 2003. This week, “Good Question” was mined as another song from the legendary guitarist’s 1981 Rit album.

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Apr 022017
 

from THOSE WERE THE DAYS

written by John Lennon

The working relationship between David Foster and country/pop superstar Dolly Parton started in the second half of the seventies when the Hitman, already a top-list session man, played keyboards on some of Ms. Parton’s hit albums. Those recordings included Say Forever You’ll Be Mine that Ms. Parton recorded in 1975 with the late country artist Porter Wagoner (August 12, 1927 to October 28, 2007) and later on her own hit albums including Here You Come Again, Heartbreaker and Great Balls Of Fire. In 1984, Foster produced the platinum-plus Once Upon A Christmas that Ms. Parton recorded with country/pop superstar Kenny Rogers.

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Mar 262017
 

from HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY (single)

written by David Foster & Peter Cetera

Chicago’s “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” was one of the turning points in David Foster’s career. The super-producer had already co-written big hits including “After The Love Is Gone” for Earth, Wind & Fire, “Got To Be Real” for Cheryl Lynn and Boz Scaggs’ “Love, Look What You’ve Done To Me.” Foster really hit the jackpot on this heaven-sent collaboration with former Chicago front-man Peter Cetera in May 1982. The blonde tenor was in his prime as a singer/songwriter and instantly clicked with Foster.

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Mar 192017
 

from SEAL 6: COMMITMENT

written by Seal & Gus Isidore

“I asked David [Foster] to produce Commitment because, quite simply, he’s the most incredible person I’ve worked with in the studio for a very long time. He’s one of a kind. I don’t think there’s an arranger and producer anywhere on the planet who can do what he does.”

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