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.
On that record the veteran singer/songwriter collaborated with the best talents of the genre like Mike McDonald, David Foster, Jay Graydon and Kenny Loggins. The most representative song on the album is the gorgeous ballad, “Hold Me ‘Til The Mornin’ Comes,” co-written with David Foster, and featuring Peter Cetera on harmony vocals but the whole work is extremely sophisticated and enjoyable. At the end of the decade, Anka, worked on a similar project entitled “Somebody Loves You.” Artistically isn’t as spectacular as “Walk A Fine Line” but with the help of adult contemporary kings like Robbie Buchanan, Humberto Gatica and again, David Foster, the result is, once again, pretty good. There are several interesting moments on “Somebody Loves You” like the delicate title-track, co-written by the singer with Richard Marx or the smooth atmosphere of “Can We,” another Anka original with delicious jazzy piano and sax playing. Another highlight of the album is a beautiful ballad entitled “Stay With Me.” Produced by Foster and co-written by Anka with two legends like Carole Bayer Sager and Gerry Goffin, ”Stay With Me” finds the veteran singer and his super-producer in their comfortable adult contemporary zone and the result is another elegant, top notch performance. “Somebody Loves You” isn’t easy to find but it’s worth having for Anka’s fans and all those music lovers who appreciate the most sophisticated adult pop of the eighties.
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Lead Vocals: Paul Anka
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitars: Michael Thompson & Dean Parks
Bass: Neil Stubenhaus
Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Backing Vocals: Jeff Pescetto
Produced & Arranged by David Foster