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SMILE AGAIN

From MECCA FOR MODERNS
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin & Alan Paul

Here we are talking about another wonderful Foster/Graydon/Champlin collaboration. This time they worked their magic for Manhattan Transfer’s album “Mecca For Moderns” which Graydon produced in 1981.

PLEASE HOLD ON

From CHICAGO 17
Written by David Foster, Bill Champlin & Lionel Richie

Chicago 17, released in 1984, was David Foster’s second hit album with Chicago, two years after “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and Chicago 16 topped the charts worldwide.

PARADISE

From LITE ME UP
Written by D. Foster, B. Champlin, J. Graydon & H. Hancock

Here we are talking again about David Foster’s partnership with Jay Graydon. In 1982 Graydon was asked to produce a song for jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and naturally Foster and Bill Champlin were asked to collaborate to the project.

AFTER THE LOVE IS GONE

From AIRPLAY
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Bill Champlin

If you make a poll among quality pop listeners or Foster’s fans and ask them what’s their favorite record ever, the answer you’ll get 95% of the times will be “Airplay”. This album is a true masterpiece and a pure delight to listen to. In 1980, David Foster and Jay Graydon got a contract from RCA and formed a band together with session singer Tommy Funderburk.