Apr 042004

Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Richard Page

Here’s another superb composition by David Foster and Jay Graydon, this time around helped by the great talent of Richard Page (Pages and Mr. Mister). “Learn To Love Again” was created for the velvety vocal chords of Lou Rawls, the veteran r&b singer who collaborated with Jay Graydon for his 1986 album, “Love All Your Blues Away”. Half the album is along the lines of Graydon’s productions of those years for Al Jarreau (“High Crime”) and DeBarge. It is good r&b stuff written by Graydon with usual partners Glen Ballard, Robbie Nevil and Foster, while the second side is jazz and orchestral with the help of Johnny Mandel and Jeremy Lubbock; think of Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable” and you’ll know what it is about. “Learn To Love Again” is a tender love ballad, pefectly arranged by Foster and Graydon and beautifully sung by Rawls with special guest Tata Fega. Foster is all over it with his piano, synths and moog bass, he basically plays the whole track by himself and sure he does a great job. It is a true crime that this song wasn’t a hit and the album almost went unnoticed, we sure hope it’ll be released on compact disc someday soon. There’s another Foster goodie here, it is a good up-tempo number entitled, “Stop Me From Starting This Feeling”, co-written with Tom Keane and actor Alan Thicke.


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Lead Vocal: Lou Rawls with Tata Vega
Piano & Synths: David Foster
Drums & Synths: Jay Graydon
Cymbals: Mike Baird
Arranged by David Foster & Jay Graydon
Produced by Jay Graydon