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CARELESS

from SINGLE

Written by Bill Champlin & B.J. Cook

“There are many reasons why I loved working with Bill Champlin. We were more aligned musically than what  it looked like on paper. Bill had a rawness that I didn’t have and I really loved that. To his great credit, he allowed me to get all my musical licks on tape but he never felt (I think) like he compromised. My sound was obviously slicker than his (that cool Bay Area raw rock and funk) but we met in the middle and I think the result was fantastic. He’s one hell of an artist, singer, musician and songwriter. He’s unique. Not many people are like that, for example I can’t really say that I am unique like he is!”

ONLY YOU

from CHICAGO 17

Written by David Foster & James Pankow

Released in the Spring of 1984, Chicago 17 was one of the pivotal projects of David Foster’s entire career. That record’s perfect pop sounds brought the veteran band four huge Top 40 hits including “Hard Habit To Break,” “You’re The Inspiration,” “Stay The Night,” “Along Comes A Woman” plus multimillion sales that total today over six million copies in the US alone. With Chicago 17, Foster basically shaped the pop/adult contemporary genre that dominated the radio waves of the Eighties.

WAITING FOR YOU TO DECIDE

from CHICAGO 16 
Written by David Foster, David Paich & Steve Lukather

The now classic Chicago 16 was released in June 1982. Produced by David Foster, Chicago 16  brought the band back to the top of the charts. The main ingredient for this comeback story was the worldwide hit “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” co-written by Peter Cetera and Foster and already reviewed on the website.

TONIGHT TONIGHT

from TONIGHT TONIGHT/WITHOUT YOU (single)
Written by David Foster & Ray Kennedy. Additional lyrics by Bill Champlin

“Tonight Tonight” was a soulful ballad sung by the legendary Bill Champlin on his 1981 Runaway album. “Tonight Tonight” was based on a composition titled “My Everlasting Love” co-written one year earlier by David Foster and singer/songwriter Ray Kennedy who recorded the song on his self-titled album.

KEEPIN’ IT TO MYSELF

from JAYE P. MORGAN
Written by Alan Gorrie

“Keepin’ It To Myself” was an ear-candy mid-tempo originally included on Average White Band’s 1974 self-titled sophomore album. That seminal recording was also known as the group’s “white album” due to the color of its cover. Average White Band included a classic instrumental hit, “Pick Up The Pieces,” and was the album that launched the Scottish funkster’s career to worldwide fame.