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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Dec 112011
 

from CANTARE, CANTARAS (I WILL SING, YOU WILL SING) (single)

written by Albert Hammond, Juan Carlos Calderon & Anahi

In 1985 music stars worldwide were in the front line to contribute to the African crises. That was the year of the “Live Aid” event and saw the release of famous all-stars charity anthems like “We Are The World,” “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” David Foster’s “Tears Are Not Enough” and the Latin-American song, “Cantare, Cantaras (I Will Sing, You Will Sing).” Continue reading »

Mar 202011
 

from SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW/MY DESTINY (single)

written by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg

Katharine McPhee is one of the best talents ever discovered on the TV show American Idol. McPhee was the runner up on the program’s 2006 fifth season and immediately caught the eye of American audiences as well as the attention of super-producer David Foster.
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Oct 242010
 

from JOSH GROBAN IN CONCERT

written by  Walter Afanasieff & Lara Fabian

One year after the massive success of his 2001 debut album, singing sensation Josh Groban starred in his first PBS Great Performances special with a subsequent CD/DVD release entitled “Josh Groban In Concert.”
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Jun 132010
 

from GOODBYE PHILADELPHIA (single)

written by Peter Cincotti & John Bettis

Peter Cincotti’s 2007 album, “East Of Angel Town,” was produced by David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Jochem van der Saag. With the help of Foster’s dream team, the talented, young singer/songwriter/piano player made the transition from being the next Harry Connick, Jr. to an updated version of the best Billy Joel of the seventies. Continue reading »