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STEPPIN’ TO THE BAD SIDE

from DREAMGIRLS (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM)
Music by Henry Krieger Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Dreamgirls was one of the top musicals on Broadway in the eighties. Its memorable music was composed by Henry Krieger while the lyrics and book were written by the late Tom Eyen (1940-1991). The show debuted in December 1981 and went on to become a smash hit. Dreamgirls gained thirteen Tony Awards nominations with six wins. Dreamgirls was also the springboard for Jennifer Holliday’s career. Holliday’s performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” became the musical’s show-stopper and a much-loved evergreen.

SPACE GLIDE

from CAPTAIN FINGERS
Written by Eddie Arkin & Mitch Holder

Over the course of their long and successful careers, David Foster and legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour crossed paths many times starting with the magical L.A. session years of the seventies where they would often show up on the same dates to the guitarist’s 1981 RIT album that Foster co-produced and which became a best-seller. The Hitman and Ritenour even co-headlined a Japanese tour in 1987 and often appeared on each other’s solo efforts including Foster’s The Symphony Sessions.

WHEN THIS LOVE AFFAIR IS OVER

from OLD FRIENDS
Written by Peter Allen & David Foster

When This Love Affair Is Over” was a magnificent ballad that David Foster co-wrote with the late, phenomenal Peter Allen (1946-2008) for the singer/songwriter’s 1980 Bi-Coastal album. Its refined structure, gorgeous melody along with Allen’s inspired lyrics immediately won the heart of quality pop lovers.

MAN ENOUGH TO CRY

from HURRICANE
Written by Eric Benet & Dean Parks

Eric Benet’s 2005 Hurricane cd was a very personal and interesting project. Hurricane  saw the R&B singer/songwriter moving away from the contemporary neo-soul sounds of his previous works in favor of a sophisticated musical landscape influenced by icons of the ’70s like Kenny Loggins, Bill Withers and Christopher Cross. On Hurricane, Benet delivered bittersweet love themes with deep, introspective lyrics, especially on the five tracks helmed by David Foster and Humberto Gatica. One of these tunes was “Man Enough To Cry.”

BESAME MUCHO

from AMORE
Written by Consuelo Velazquez

David Foster and Andrea Bocelli first crossed paths around 1998 when the Italian operatic star recorded the Foster, Carole Bayer Sager composition of “The Prayer” which was released as a world-famous duet with Celine Dion. Later on, the Hitman co-wrote a couple of songs for Bocelli’s 2001 Cieli Di Toscana album  including the beautiful “Mille Lune Mille Onde” that became one of the tenor’s most loved songs.