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SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

from THIS CHRISTMAS DAY
Written by Haven Gillespie & J. Fred Coots

 

In the new millennium, David Foster has quickly become the go-to producer when it comes to big-budget Christmas projects. The Hitman helmed a string of chart-topping, platinum or multi-platinum holiday albums for superstars Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublè, Mary J. Blige, Josh Groban and Rod Stewart. Foster recently ended his hiatus from the recording studio by producing Bublè’s new #1 cd, Love cd and a track on Barbra Streisand’s recent, critically acclaimed Walls cd.

A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME

from BRENNA WHITAKER
Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David

 

David Foster and Burt Bacharach have been friends for many, many years. Foster has always considered the legendary songwriter a point of reference and master of his craft. The Hitman’s most sophisticated pop music which would have sounded different without the maestro’s influence.

NOTHING BUT THE BLAME

from SKYLARK
Written by David Foster & Renee Olstead

Whenever there was a chance to give Renee Olstead’s beautiful voice a listen, it was apparent that her impressive chops and talent should have made her a big star in the jazz and pop fields. Ms. Olstead’s two records, both produced by David Foster, were pristine examples of good music with superior vocal and instrumental performances. Her 2009 album titled Skylark presented the usual batch of inventive covers carefully crafted by Foster in the traditional pop vein. One of Skylark’s pluses was the welcome addition of a few original tunes composed by the Canadian music-maker with lyrics written by the young singer/actress. One such tune has already been reviewed, the modern torch song “Hold Me Now.” This week, the focus is on another beautiful ballad titled “Nothing But The Blame.”

ENJOY THE SILENCE

from ENJOY THE SILENCE (single)

written by Martin Lee Gore

The forthcoming cd by Italian/French singer/songwriter and former supermodel Carla Bruni is the final project that David Foster produced during his tenure as head of Verve Records. Ms. Bruni is the wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The cd was recorded last year between Paris and Los Angeles. Ms. Bruni and Foster carefully picked a number of covers that will be the core of their collaboration. French Touch, as the cd is called, is scheduled for release on Friday, Oct. 6. This new collection was anticipated in May by the release of its first single, “Enjoy The Silence.”

YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH

from ‘TIS THE SEASON
Written by Albert Hague & Theodor Geisel

Newcomer Jordan Smith is one of the most welcome surprises to come out of the talent show galaxy in recent years. Smith won season nine of The Voice and immediately became the best seller to ever come from that popular TV franchise. After the solid success of his March 2016 debut cd, Something Beautiful, that is mostly produced by David Foster, Smith came back with a new, seasonal offering titled ’Tis The Season.