Sep 042016
 

from FRIENDS IN LOVE
Written by Jim Andron & Candy Parton

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In the spring of 1982, legendary pop/soul diva Dionne Warwick released her new album for Arista Records entitled Friends In Love. Produced by renowned Jay Graydon, Friends In Love was a stunning example of the most refined adult pop delivered with all the genius tricks that made other Graydon productions, including Al Jarreau’s Breaking Away and Manhattan Transfer’s Mecca For Moderns, milestones of quality pop. Unlike those aforementioned classics, Friends In Love fell victim of an absurd boycott by the record label. The album eventually sold only 200,000 copies and hit the wall at #87 on Billboard’s Top 200.
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Nov 172013
 

from FRIENDS CAN BE LOVERS

written by Sting

Released in 1993, Dionne Warwick’s “Friends Can Be Lovers” is surely the best record of that decade for the veteran songbird. For this project, the singer’s label, Arista Records, brought in big names like Diane Warren, Lisa Stansfield, Siedah Garrett and Barry J. Eastmond to write and produce on the album.

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Oct 122003
 

From FRIENDS IN LOVE
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Bill Champlin

The fact that this record didn’t sell a million copies and reach the top of the charts is a true musical crime cause we’re talking about some of the classiest and most elegant music ever created. Here every note is perfectly played, everything is so well arranged, an incredible examples of quality pop at his absolute best. Continue reading »