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THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE

from ALL THE WAY…A DECADE OF SONG

Written by Ewan MacCall

“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is an evergreen written by the late UK singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl (1915-1989). Born James Henry Miller, MacCall wrote the now-classic love song in 1957 for folk singer Peggy Seeger, his long-time companion who eventually became his wife twenty years later. In 1972, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” was recorded by legendary soul singer Roberta Flack.

CATCH ME (BEFORE I HAVE TO TESTIFY)

from SHINE
Written by David Foster, Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball & Steve Ferrone

Around 1980, David Foster was enlisted to produce Average White Band’s new album. Despite some turmoil that led the Scottish funksters to leave Atlantic Records in the middle of those sessions to join Arista Records, the group, under Foster’s direction, still managed to deliver a brilliant musical endeavor. To the ears, Shine sounds like a successful blend between the band’s original funk/soul, Earth, Wind & Fire’s sophisticated music and The Doobie Brothers’ soulful pop.Shine presents a string of total knock-outs with energizing funk numbers, elegant ballads and catchy mid-tempos.

WHEN I NEED YOU

from LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE
Written by Albert Hammond & Carole Bayer Sager

In the fall of 1997, French/Canadian songbird Celine Dion was the world’s biggest pop star at the time of the release of her cd, Let’s Talk About Love. Let’s Talk About Love included the iconic “My Heart Will Go On,” the now-classic theme of the blockbuster movie Titanic, and high profile duets with Barbra Streisand on “Tell Him,” the late, Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) on “I Hate You Then I Love You” and The Bee Gees on “Immortality.”

LIVE (FOR THE ONE I LOVE)

from LIVE (FOR THE ONE I LOVE) single

written by Luc Plamondon, Riccardo Cocciante & Will Jennings

 

 

Celine Dion’s “Live (For The One I Love)” was one of the seven new songs included on her 1999 English-language greatest hits collection, All The Way – A Decade Of Song. “Live (For The One I Love)” was the English version with words added by noted lyricist Will Jennings of “Vivre” (live in English). The beautiful song was co-written by Luc Plamondon and Riccardo Cocciante for the very successful musical, Notre Dame de Paris.

LOVE BY ANOTHER NAME

from UNISON
Written by David Foster, Glen Ballard & Clif Magness

Throughout the eighties, the God-given talent of Celine Dion built a huge buzz between Canada and other francophone countries. During that time, the Quebecoise songbird released a series of albums and singles in French that had very good chart resonance, mostly in her homeland. After an extremely promising start, the dawn of the nineties brought Unison, Ms. Dion’s introduction to international audiences. Released in April of 1990, Unison was completely sung in English and saw the young artist collaborating with David Foster.