Aug 102014
 

from EAST OF ANGEL TOWN
written by Peter Cincotti & John Bettis

Every now and then we feel the urge to go back and listen to Peter Cincotti’s 2007 album East Of Angel Town. The main reason is that East Of Angel Town is a magnificent record, one of the best pop collections ever heard in the new millennium and certainly one of David Foster’s most challenging productions in recent years. On this album, the wildly gifted singer/songwriter/piano player presented a fantastic string of pop songs that wonderfully blended quality pop, jazz, blues and refined funk. We never tire of spreading the word about East Of Angel Town for its superior musical value. It’s pretty sad that such an endeavor only found limited commercial success in Europe, but it was criminally overlooked in North America, especially thanks to Warner Bros. Records’ off-target release strategy.

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May 112014
 

from  I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN/IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (single)
written by Steve Cropper & Wilson Pickett, Jr.

Produced by David Foster and co-produced by Jochem van der Saag, Seal’s 2008 “Soul” was a collection of contemporized covers of r&b classics and became a top seller in several countries worldwide. “Soul” was eventually certified gold in the US, platinum in the UK and diamond in France. The album was introduced to international audiences by the popular cover of Sam Cooke’s hit, “A Change Is Gonna Come” that ignited great interest in this new release. In the months that followed, several other singles from that cd made their appearances in the music charts of many different countries.

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Apr 202014
 

written by Tim Seely

Michael Buble’s worldwide smash “Crazy Love” had a special edition released October 2010 called “Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition.” Originally released a year earlier, “Crazy Love” was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica and became a giant bestseller in many countries while collecting a slew of Grammy and Juno Awards. The new release included a new single, a breezy pop song produced by Rock entitled “Hollywood,” four live versions of Buble’s earlier material plus two unreleased songs originally produced by Foster on the “Crazy Love” sessions.

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Nov 242013
 

from MEANT TO BE (single)

written by David Foster, Bernie Herms, Ruben Studdard, Jay Landers & Charlie Midnight

Ruben Studdard’s soul-drenched version of Michael Buble’s hit “Home” was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of David Foster’s “Hitman Returns.” Studdard, the winner of “American Idol” season two, is one of the best traditional R&B singers around. His warm baritone is a true pleasure to listen to and he can be rightly considered the heir to the late Luther Vandross.

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Jul 282013
 

from KEITH HARKIN

written by Keith Harkin & Brian Byrne

Irish singer/songwriter Keith Harkin released his first self-titled, solo album in September 2012. The former member of the popular UK vocal group Celtic Thunder, Harkin was one of the first artists to be signed by David Foster when Foster became president of the prestigious Verve label.

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Apr 072013
 

from I WILL BE THERE WITH YOU  (iTunes single)

written by David Foster

“I Will Be There With You” is a special project that David Foster prepared around 2008 for the Japanese airline company, Jal. On that occasion, the Canadian hitmaker wrote this beautiful instrumental while his daughter Amy added the right lyrics to it. Katharine McPhee, the gifted singer of American Idol fame and frequent Foster collaborator, sung the track, produced by Foster with Jochem van der Saag, that became part of an important campaign for the airline company.

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Jan 222012
 

from DREAM WITH ME

written by Sarah McLachlan

Jackie Evancho is an American child singer who recently climbed to fame thanks to her amazing talent and the expert guidance of David Foster.

Evancho released her second album, “Dream With Me,” produced by Foster, in the spring of 2011 when she just turned eleven years old.

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