Apr 122015
 

From TWO OF A KIND
Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Paul Gordon

David Foster always had a superior knack for composing evocative instrumentals. He put a pin to “Our Romance,” a tender piece of music co-written with Tom Keane for Foster’s 1983 debut solo album The Best Of Me. Conceived for the Japanese market, The Best Of Me presented a series of great instrumentals that evolved into some of Foster’s most beloved pop hits including the title-track, “Mornin’,” “Through The Fire” and “Look What You’ve Done To Me.” Evidenced by its sheer beauty, “Our Romance” had an interesting artistic journey.

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Jun 222014
 

from HOPE IS ALWAYS HERE
written by David Foster & Olivia Newton-John

Not only is David Foster one of the world’s most gifted music-makers, he is also a renowned humanitarian. Foster for almost thirty years, through his David Foster Foundation, has supported hundreds of families with children facing severe health issues. He has raised millions with his star-filled concerts and special events. Although Foster has worked for many years on his own contributions, he has given his musical magic to countless events organized by superstars friends like Andre Agassi and Muhammad Ali who also do phenomenal work for their own foundations.

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Apr 272014
 

from THE BEST OF ME/SAJE (single)
written by David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock & Richard Marx

Last week we mentioned “The Best Of Me” as one of David Foster’s trademark ballads and a very successful chapter of his golden songbook. Around 1982, Foster co-wrote the song with composer/arranger extraordinaire Jeremy Lubbock and the great pop/rocker Richard Marx. Marx was only nineteen years old then and worked as Foster’s studio assistant. Through the years, the charm of this sweet love song has attracted singers including Barry Manilow, Michael Buble, Kenny Rogers and Phil Perry. Yet the most successful rendition of the tune belongs to veteran UK superstar Cliff Richard who, in 1989, scored a #2 hit in his homeland with it.

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Feb 242013
 

from (LIVIN’ IN) DESPERATE TIMES (single)

written by Barry Alfonso & Tom Snow

The film, “Two Of A Kind,” released in 1983, was Olivia Newton John’s first reunion with her “Grease” co-star, John Travolta. The film eventually became a commercial disappointment but the Australian superstar sure found some  relief by the platinum performance of the “Two Of A Kind” soundtrack album.

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Dec 262010
 

from CHRISTMAS WISH

written by  by Olivia Newton-John & Amy Sky
Spanish lyrics by Jon Secada

To keep going with the holiday spirit, we have selected an album by Olivia Newton-John entitled “Christmas Wish.” Released in 2007, “Christmas Wish” was a collaboration between Newton-John and Canadian singer/songwriter/producer Amy Sky.

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Jun 212009
 

From BACK WITH A HEART
Written by Peter Allen & Jeff Barry

Back in 1974, “I Honestly Love you” was a worldwide hit for pop sensation Olivia Newton John. This soft ballad was another gem co-written by the late Peter Allen with Jeff Barry. Newton John’s version became a true evergreen. “I Honestly Love You” was a multi-genre hit reaching #1 on the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts. Continue reading »

Jan 142007
 

From TOTALLY HOT
Written by Olivia Newton-John

At the end of 1978, right after the huge phenomenon of “Grease,” Olivia Newton-John released “Totally Hot.” It was another step in Newton-John’s transition from country/pop girl next door to worldwide superstar. “Totally Hot” was a platinum seller and a top ten pop and country hit. Continue reading »