Apr 132014
 

from WALK A FINE LINE

written by David Foster & Paul Anka

“Walk A Fine Line” was released in 1983 and was one of the best albums of Paul Anka’s legendary career. The recording saw the veteran singer/songwriter joining forces with brilliant new minds of quality pop like Michael McDonald, Jay Graydon and David Foster. That meeting resulted in an elegant pop/rock collection crafted in the same musical vein as big sellers like Kenny Loggins’ “High Adventures” or McDonald’s “If That’s What It Takes.” Foster was one of dominant figures on the Anka sessions and co-wrote the two singles off the album – the romantic ballad “Hold Me ‘Til The Mornin’ Comes” and the catchy up-tempo “Second Chance.” Both songs were Adult Contemporary hits at #2 and #14 respectively. “Hold Me ‘Til The Mornin’ Comes” was a gorgeous duet with Peter Cetera and was the last Top 40 hit of Anka’s career.

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Sep 092012
 

from SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

written by Paul Anka, Carole Bayer Sager & Gerry Goffin

In the Eighties, the great Paul Anka released a couple of very good albums in an adult contemporary vein filled with refined songwriting and superior playing. The first record was, in 1983, “Walk A Fine Line” that’s an absolute masterpiece for the lovers of quality pop.

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Sep 182011
 

from LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

written by Paul Anka & David Foster

“Listen To Your Heart” is one of Paul Anka’s best releases of the Seventies. Recorded in the spring of 1978, this album presents the singer at the top of his game with a solid track list that includes mostly romantic ballads and a few up-tempo moments. Continue reading »

Nov 082009
 

From SECOND CHANCE/WALK A FINE LINE (single)

Written by David Foster, Michael McDonald & Paul Anka

Recently, Paul Anka’s album “Walk A Fine Line” came back into the spotlight. The newly-released Michael Jackson single, “This Is It,” was originally co-written by the two superstars to be included as a duet on this 1983 Anka project. Continue reading »

Oct 282007
 

From HEADLINES
Written by David Foster & Paul Anka

Two Canadian treasures, David Foster and Paul Anka, have been friends and co-workers for the past 30 years writing beautiful songs like Anka’s 1983 hit single “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes.” Foster also produced fine material for the superstar’s 1989 album “Somebody Loves You” and 1998′s “A Body of Work.” Continue reading »

Nov 232003
 

From A BODY OF WORK
Written by Paul Anka, Mark Spiro & Jack White

We all know how fundamental David Foster has been in Celine Dion’s career, all the hits they have mined together, #1 songs like “Because You Loved Me” and “The Power Of Love”, but we tried to find a song to review that wasn’t one of the big hits and instead we looked for one of the lesser known pearls, a duet with Paul Anka that was released in 1998 as part of his “Body Of Work” cd. Continue reading »

Nov 242002
 

From WALK A FINE LINE
Written by David Foster and Paul Anka

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We all remember the string of hits David Foster had with Chicago, songs like “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “You’re The Inspiration” are evergreens that are played on radio still today. This song is in the exact same vein, we can call it the best Chicago song never recorded by Chicago. Continue reading »