Dec 022015
 

From CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE
Written by Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen is a true Canadian icon and one of the most gifted and influential singers/songwriters of the past fifty years. This Quebecois legend was inducted in 2008 at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and is also a renowned poet, novelist and painter. In 1988, Cohen released the critically-praised I’m Your Man album that had gems including “First We Take Manhattan,” “ Tower Of Song ,” “Everybody Knows” and the title track, “I’m Your Man.” This last composition sported some sensual, almost lustful, lyrics whispered by Cohen on a carpet of synthesizers and programmed drums. Continue reading »

Jun 212015
 

From RENDEZ-VOUS (LOVE LIGHTS THE WORLD)/FLIGHT OF THE SNOWBIRDS (single)
Written by David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock

Written around 1985, “Flight Of The Snowbirds” was a beautiful instrumental theme that David Foster co-wrote with his dear friend and fellow music-maker extraordinaire, Jeremy Lubbock. This evocative composition was first included on Foster’s 1986 self-titled album. The match of the song’s breezy melody with a complex rhythmic approach resulted in an amazing work of art. The track was built almost entirely on Foster’s inventive keyboards with some embellishment from Michael Landau on guitar. Sonically, “Flight Of The Snowbirds” was a true delight with its delicate intro that builds up to an intense crescendo.

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Mar 292015
 

From RIVER OF LOVE
Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Will Jennings

December 1990 saw the release of River Of Love, David Foster’s fourth solo album. After delivering three beautiful, mostly instrumental solo records, the multi-Grammy winning music-maker formulated a Quincy Jones kind of project. Foster recorded a collection of original songs crafted in his catchy pop/rock style supported by an impressive cast of guest singers and players. Listening to River Of Love today, it feels like Foster wanted to give his devoted fans a compendium of the first successful phase of his career.

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Dec 072014
 

 from LOVE THEME FROM ST. ELMO’S FIRE (single)

written by David Foster

After countless hits composed and produced for other people, the summer of 1985 saw the release of David Foster’s classic instrumental, “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire.” This gorgeous tune finally brought the Canadian super-producer some well-deserved success as a solo artist. “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire” skyrocketed to the top 15 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and became a #3 Adult Contemporary hit. Continue reading »

Sep 282014
 

 from SKYLARK

written by David Foster & Leah Felder

This week, we look back at Renee Olstead’s sophomore release, “Skylark.” Again, the young pop-jazz singer/actress teamed up with the legendary David Foster who masterfully produced her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut cd in 2004. The birth of “Skylark” was a bit troubled. Foster and Olstead started the sessions around the end of 2005 and worked hard for a couple years on the project. Together, they recorded many standards and original songs, but saw several changes to the tracklist before it met the approval of Reprise Records who finally released the cd on January 27, 2009.

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Aug 312014
 

from UNDER THE DESERT SKY
written by Bruno Martino & Bruno Brighetti

Andrea Bocelli’s “Under The Desert Sky” was a cd/DVD release that features the Italian superstar’s December 2005 concert at Lake Las Vegas. This special event was broadcast throughout 2006 on the American TV network PBS with high ratings. The tracklist presents gorgeous live renditions of many songs from the tenor’s multi-platinum smash album “Amore.” David Foster and Humberto Gatica were responsible for the impeccable production of “Amore” and in charge for “Under The Desert Sky.”

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May 252014
 

from WITH YOU
written by Marc Jordan & Stephen Moccio

The beginning of 2007 saw the release of a special Valentine’s Day project by international recording star Josh Groban. This eight track compilation CD was titled “With You” and was sold exclusively at the Hallmark store chain. “With You” included previously released material personally selected by the baritone superstar like “You’re Still You,” “Broken Vow,” “When You Say You Love Me” and “Per Te.” This romantic tour-de-force also presented a couple of beautiful, unreleased songs – the title track and “My Heart Was Home Again.”

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