Jan 262014
 

from BI-COASTAL

written by Peter Allen & David Lasley

“I Don’t Go Shopping” is a sweet love song by the late Peter Allen that was originally included on his 1980 album, “Bi-Coastal.” The Australian-born singer/songwriter and Broadway performer co-wrote this tender ballad with David Lasley, another outstanding talent of James Taylor’s band fame. Lasley, a super-fine singer/songwiter to his own credit, is also the composer of pop gems like Anita Baker’s “You Bring Me Joy” and Maxine Nightingale’s “Lead Me On.” The meeting of these two creative minds resulted in “I Don’t Go Shopping.” That song and “Bi-Coastal” were both produced by David Foster.

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Jun 172012
 

from JAY GRAYDON WORKS

written by Peter Allen, David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager

In 2010 Sony Entertainment Japan released a compilation entitled “Jay Graydon Works.” As the title suggests, this collection is a tribute to the artistry of the legendary producer/songwriter/guitar player. It presents all the most important songs of Graydon’s career like EWF’s “After The Love Is Gone,” Al Jarreau’s “Mornin’” and George Benson’s “Turn Your Love Around.” David Foster co-wrote many of Graydon’s gems and their timeless collaborations are the bulk of “Jay Graydon Works.”

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Dec 122010
 

from THE VERY BEST OF PETER ALLEN – THE BOY FROM DOWN UNDER

written by  David Foster, Peter Allen & Tom Keane

“One Step Over The Borderline” is the opening song of Peter Allen’s 1980 masterpiece “Bi Coastal.” This great tune helps define the kind of music that we call quality pop. There are elements of rock, jazz, soul and pop, but this music can’t be labeled so we call it quality pop to distinguish it from the sad, repetitive, boring pop music that we find too often on radio and at the top of the charts.

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Jan 282007
 

From SEPTEMBER BALLADS
Written by David Foster & Peter Allen

“When This Love Affair Is Over” is one of those amazing songs that David Foster co-wrote in the early stages of his career. This bittersweet composition was one of the many gems included on the wonderful 1980 Peter Allen release “Bi-Coastal.” Foster produced the record and co-wrote the bulk of it with the late, unforgettable Allen. Continue reading »

Sep 042005
 

From NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Written by David Foster & Peter Allen

Peter Allen returned in 1983 with a new label, Arista Records, and a new record entitled “Not The Boy Next Door.” The singer was quite popular in those days having won an Academy Award co-writing “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” and the success of his wonderful “Bi Coastal” album and its single, “Fly Away,” plus his unique, over-the-top live shows. Continue reading »