Sep 062015
 

From LILAS
Written by Djavan

When a beautiful melody was put in the capable hands of David Foster, the result was a work of art. “Liberdade” was such a ballad. Written by Djavan, one of Brazil ’s most revered musical minds, “Liberdade” (that translates to freedom, liberty or independence in English) was recorded in 1984 for Djavan’s Lilas album. Foster was a key figure on Lilas along with top sidemen Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East, Mike Landau, Jerry Hey and John Robinson.

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Jan 262014
 

from BI-COASTAL

written by Peter Allen & David Lasley

“I Don’t Go Shopping” is a sweet love song by the late Peter Allen that was originally included on his 1980 album, “Bi-Coastal.” The Australian-born singer/songwriter and Broadway performer co-wrote this tender ballad with David Lasley, another outstanding talent of James Taylor’s band fame. Lasley, a super-fine singer/songwiter to his own credit, is also the composer of pop gems like Anita Baker’s “You Bring Me Joy” and Maxine Nightingale’s “Lead Me On.” The meeting of these two creative minds resulted in “I Don’t Go Shopping.” That song and “Bi-Coastal” were both produced by David Foster.

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Feb 032008
 

From I WON’T BREAK YOUR HEART
Written by Bill Champlin & Billy Katt

Through the years many Japanese artists went to L.A. to work with top-notch west coast producers, arrangers and session players to give more substance and weight to their albums. The end results were mixed and not always first class especially when the compositions and/or the singer weren’t up to the amazing level of the musicians involved. Hiromi Iwasaki’s 1984 release, “I Won’t Break Your Heart” luckily belongs to the first league of this kind of albums. Continue reading »

Mar 302003
 

From DAYDREAM COAST
Written by David Bryant & Tony Hanes

Among the many projects that David Foster has made specifically for the Japanese market, there are some very good ones and we’ll showcase them here for you. Through the years Foster has collaborated with famous singers like Seiko Matsuda, Mariya Takeuchi, Hiromi Iwasaki, Ami Ozaki and Naoko Kawai. Continue reading »