Dec 252016
 

from THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Written by Edward Pola & George Wyle

This week to celebrate the Christmas season in style, the Song of the Week has mined another gem from David Foster’s 1993 cd, The Christmas Album. Foster, with the help of master arranger Jeremy Lubbock, delivers a version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” that can rightly stand alongside Andy Williams’ 1963 take on this definitive holiday classic.

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Oct 302016
 

from THE SYMPHONY SESSIONS
Written by David Foster & Lee Ritenour

This Song of the Week review is “Time Passing,” another of the gorgeous instrumentals from David Foster’s seminal cd, The Symphony Sessions. Released in 1988, this project features the great work of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It is also the perfect opportunity for the gifted music-maker to showcase his classical background.
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Aug 232015
 

From YOU’RE THE INSPIRATION/ONCE IN A LIFETIME (single)
Written by David Foster & Peter Cetera

“You’re The Inspiration” was one of those classic songs that is a cornerstone in David Foster’s long and successful career. Co-written by The Hitman with Peter Cetera, this power ballad was released in October 1984 as the third single from the multiplatinum Chicago 17. “You’re The Inspiration” was the perfect follow-up to another masterpiece ballad, “Hard Habit To Break.” Like its predecessor, “You’re The Inspiration” jumped to #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and also reached the top of the Adult Contemporary chart. Listening to this magical ballad, it was easy to say all the names involved were at the top of their game. Cetera and Foster were on a collaborative roll and they co-wrote the musical structure of the song in just a few hours. The two music legends could do no wrong.

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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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Dec 282014
 

 from SNOWFLAKES

written by David Foster & Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

David Foster and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds are two of the world’s most talented and successful music producers. They owned the Nineties with their countless hit singles and expressed mutual admiration and respect. During those years, Foster had the chance to produce Babyface, also a skilled singer, on a couple of occasions. The two hitmakers with Linda Thompson composed the Celine Dion anthem, “The Power Of The Dream,” for the 1998 Olympic Games in Atlanta . At the end of the decade, Foster and Babyface co-wrote another beautiful ballad entitled “This Time Next Year.”

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Dec 142014
 

 from EL CAMINO

written by Kenny Passarelli & Marino Lamberti

This week, we take a look at a true rarity in David Foster’s career. Santa Fè was a short-lived, Latin/rock combo formed in the late eighties by famed bassist/vocalist/composer Kenny Passarelli. He was formerly with the Elton John band and played with a who’s who of other stars including Hall & Oates, the late Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills and Joe Walsh.
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Nov 232014
 

 from WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING

written by Deniece Williams & Tennyson Stevens

June Deniece Chandler, aka Deniece Williams, was one of the most important and gifted American R&B singers of her generation. A multiple Grammy winner, Ms. Williams is well-known for trademark hits including “Free,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” as a duet with Johnny Mathis, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” and “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle.” All of these hits showcased her fantastic four-octave vocal range and portrayed the unique warmth of her soprano voice.

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