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SPIRIT OF A NEW WORLD

from SPIRIT OF A NEW WORLD/TOUCH (single)

written by Maurice White, David Foster, Brian Fairweather & Martin Page

Earth, Wind & Fire released “Electric Universe” in 1983. In their attempt to modernize their sound, they drastically changed it. The R&B super-group got rid of their trademark strings and horns with classic funk/soul grooves in favour of heavily programmed music dominated by synthesizers and programmed drums. Probably Maurice White heard the influence of the growing wave in black music: people like Prince, Cameo and Herbie Hancock who were storming the charts with their kind of techno/funk sound. From a productive point of view, the final result isn’t too far from the Al Jarreau album “High Crime” that presented the same programmed atmospheres.

BY THE TIME THIS NIGHT IS OVER

from BREATHLESS

written by Michael Bolton, Diane Warren & Andy Goldmark

Between the Eighties and the Nineties, saxophone sensation Kenny Gorelick, better known as Kenny G, quickly became the most important name in smooth jazz with platinum plus sales, hit singles, Grammy wins and sold-out tours. The pinnacle of his popularity was reached in 1992 with the release of his album, “Breathless.” It was a well conceived collection of mostly pop instrumentals that showcased his tasteful playing and good songwriting skills. “Breathless” went on to be certified twelve times platinum, thus becoming one of the all-time best sellers in popular music.

IN LOVE

from IN LOVE

written by David Cohen & Leslie Ruchala

In the fall of 1979, R&B diva Cheryl Lynn released her sophomore record entitled “In Love.” For the new album, after the massive success of her giant hit “Got To Be Real” co-written with David Paich and David Foster, the gifted singer collaborated with UK singer/songwriter/producer Barry Blue. Together they selected the material for the record and prepared all the rhythm arrangements.

IF IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

from HIGH ADVENTURE

written by David Foster, Kenny Loggins & Eva Ein

High Adventure, released in September 1982, was Kenny Loggins’ fifth solo album.
This well balanced pop/rock endeavour spawned three hits on the charts and was eventually certified gold. Among the hits is the now-classic pop mid-tempo, “Heart To Heart,” co-written by the singer with Michael McDonald and David Foster and the rocking number, “Don’t Fight It” that matches Loggins’ voice with another legendary tenor singer, Steve Perry of Journey.

WHENEVER THERE IS LOVE

from DAYLIGHT ORIGINAL SOUNTRACK

written by Bruce Roberts & Sam Roman

“Whenever There Is Love” is a refined adult contemporary ballad co-written by renowned singer/songwriter Bruce Roberts who also sang the song as a duet with his friend and international superstar, the late Donna Summer.