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I’M GUILTY

from HEARTLIGHT

Music by Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager

Moved and motivated by Stephen Spielberg’s 1982 classic movie, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Neil Diamond’s fifteenth studio album, Heartlight, was released in August of 1982. Heartlight included a string of adult contemporary goodies with the archetypal, sophisticated pop sound of the eighties. The record was co-written and co-produced by the veteran singing star with the great Burt Bacharach and supreme lyricist and Bacharach’s then-wife, Carole Bayer Sager. Heartlight resulted in another platinum seller for Diamond.

ISN’T IT TIME

from RAY KENNEDY

Written by Ray Kennedy & Jack Conrad

“I met Ray Kennedy through his songwriting partner, Jack Conrad. Jack and I met in the seventies when Jay Graydon and I collaborated on his first disco project, The Bottom Line. I remember Ray being really fun to work with and a really great singer. He was also a good songwriter. I think I was actually too soft for his style because he was more of a rocker. Ray and Jack co-wrote a couple of hits for a band called The Babys including “Isn’t It Time” that we covered for his 1980 album.”

BEYOND

from BEYOND

Written by William Joseph & David Foster

 

 

“First time I heard William Joseph play, I immediately knew he was special. I liked him so much I put him on my show that first night. William never disappoints, it is hard to tell where his fingers stop and the keys begin. He has managed to take incredible technique and wizardry on the piano and make it so palatable for everyone. I gotta say he plays much better than me, more skilled and better technique, although I have a pop sensibility that he doesn’t have.”

ONE VOICE

from NEVER SAY NEVER

Written by Phil Galdston & Gordon Chambers

 

 

Brandy Norwood, a.k.a. Brandy, was a R&B singing star and actress who scored big on the music charts of the nineties. Brandy’s songs included “Baby,” “Brokenhearted,” “Sitting Up In My Room, “The Boy Is Mine” with Monica and “Have You Ever.” The last two ditties were international #1s and both were part of her 5x platinum album, Never Say Never.

THE LAST TIME

from THE LAST TIME/SERIOUS MUSIC (single) 

Written by Daryl Hall

“I think that Along The Red Ledge was the best of the two albums I produced for Hall & Oates. It was more unique musically. I have great memories of Daryl and John and I really liked them both. Daryl was really an amazing musician, one funny thing is that he was trying to get me to think more ‘rock’ while I was pushing him to think more ‘funk.’ Then I went on to produce a rock icon like Alice Cooper and also The Tubes and he went on to release a string of soul/funk influenced albums. I guess we influenced each other more than we thought.”