Jan 152017
 

Written by David Foster, Paul Anka & David Wolfert

The romantic ballad “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” was one of the first collaborations by veteran singing star Paul Anka with a young and supremely gifted David Foster. “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” was originally included on Anka’s 1978 album, Listen To Your Heart. The song also bore the signature of David Wolfert who produced Listen To Your Heart along the lines of the most sophisticated easy listening of the late seventies. One of the most sought-after music-makers of the genre, Wolfert wrote, arranged and produced significant stuff for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Melissa Manchester, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton and Cher .

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Jun 052016
 

from A BODY OF WORK
Written by Paul Anka, Yves Dessca, Maxine Piolot, Alain Chamfort, Michel Pilay

Veteran pop star Paul Anka found another beautiful French melody as he did a few years earlier with Claude Francoise’s “Comme D’habitude” that became, with his ingenious lyrics, the immortal “My Way.” This time, Anka added some gorgeous love lyrics around a composition by the team of Alain Chamfort and Michel Pilay. The result was “Do I Love You?” that was first recorded by the Canadian legend on his 1971 self-titled album. The song was released as a single and became a minor hit for Anka. In 1977 under the title of “Do I Love You (Yes In Every Way),” the song was resurrected by country singer Donna Fargo who brought it to #2 on the Country charts in the US and #1 in Canada.

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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 »