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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Jul 272014
 

from BACK TO BROADWAY
written by Frank Loesser

The summer of 1993 witnessed the release of “Back To Broadway,” Barbra Streisand’s 50thalbum for Columbia Records. As the title suggests, “Back To Broadway” was the superstar’s sequel to her 1985 multi-platinum milestone “The Broadway Album.” David Foster, who collected a Grammy for his stratospheric production of “Somewhere” on “The Broadway Album,” returned to the control room for “Back To Broadway.”

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Mar 232014
 

from THE BEST OF ME/CHAKA (single)

written by David Foster & Tom Keane

“Through The Fire” is another bright jewel in David Foster’s songbook. This intense love song was co-written by Foster and frequent collaborator Tom Keane with lyrics by the renowned Cynthia Weil. The song was released as the third single from Chaka Khan’s cornerstone album, “I Feel For You,” and became a 1985 multi-format hit reaching #60 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #15 on the R&B chart and even crossed over to Adult Contemporary at #16. “Through The Fire” was so popular that it became one of Khan’s trademark songs and eventually became the title to the legendary R&B diva’s official biography.

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