from QUEST FOR CAMELOT
Written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager
Quest For Camelot was an animated musical film released in 1998 by Warner Brothers Feature Animation. The songs for the project were all co-written by David Foster and supreme lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. The most famous song featured on this project was “The Prayer,” sung by global superstars Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. This powerful anthem was nominated for an Academy Award and eventually became a modern standard performed by hundreds of singers worldwide.
Another stand-out track on Quest For Camelot was the sweet ballad, “Looking Through Your Eyes” sung by country/pop diva Leann Rimes. That song reached the top twenty of Billboard’s Hot 100 and was also a top five Adult Contemporary hit. “Looking Through Your Eyes” was also included on the soundtrack as a pop duet between Andrea Corr of Corrs fame and aclaimed country singer Bryan White. Past reviews of these tracks can be found in the archives.
Foster also delivered a lovely instrumental version of “Looking Through Your Eyes”. This is the pick for Song of the Week.
The composition’s moving melody and gorgeous piano performance are a joy for the ears of The Hitman’s loyal followers. The melody echoes the glorious sounds of Foster’s classic hit, “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire.” “Looking Through Your Eyes” benefits from a great orchestral arrangement that enhances the song’s melodic power plus some beautiful work on the acoustic guitar probably played by session great, Dean Parks.
To round out this review, David Foster again sent a welcome note about this project:
“I Love this instrumental and remember it very well, but I also loved the vocal that Andrea Corr did on her duet with Bryan White. The melody still holds up, at least in my mind. Quest For Camelot was a great experience, although the movie didn’t do anything at box office. Carole and I had a great time writing for it and, of course, we came up with ‘The Prayer’ with inspiration from the movie.”
- Acoustic Piano & Keyboards: David Foster
- Orchestra Arranged by James Shearman
- Arranged by David Foster
- Produced by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager