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AFTER ALL

From HIGH CRIME
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau’s “High Crime” was released in 1984. The singer was coming from a string of very successful, quality pop albums. He had received big chart success and the praise of the musical press along with several awards including Grammy’s in the Pop, Jazz and R&B fields.

MY OLD FRIEND

From BREAKIN’ AWAY
Written by Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang

Let’s say we have to create the perfect tune to define what “quality pop” is all about. First thing we need is a great up-tempo ballad with a gorgeous melody and sharp lyrics.

IT WILL BE ALRIGHT

From I GOT THE MELODY
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Allee Willis

David Foster and Jay Graydon originally recorded this wonderful ballad in 1980 on their seminal album, Airplay. Like many other tracks included in that masterpiece, a group named Odyssey immediately covered “It Will Be Alright.”

SCHOOL OF BROKEN HEARTS

From KNOCK THE WALLS DOWN
Written by Steve Kipner & Jay Graydon

Steve Kipner’s “Knock The Walls Down” is a very important album cause it marks Jay Graydon’s first production ever. Graydon was one of the hottest geitar players of the seventies, playing sessions for Steely Dan, Carpenters, Barry White, Marvin Gaye and a zillion other big names.

THIS IS THE MOMENT

From LEFTY
Written by David Foster & Ray Parker jr., Linda Thompson & Cynthia Weil

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“This Is The Moment” is the opening track on Art Garfunkel’s “Lefty.” This album was a comeback for the legendary singer, seven years after the release of “Scissors Cut.” Garfunkel co-produced the majority of it with Geoff Emerick (the Beatles’ engineer) except two tracks that were produced by Jay Graydon.