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THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

from THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
Written by Neil Diamond

Between the end of the Eighties and the start of the Nineties, David Foster had a couple of years where he was absent from the top of the charts. During that time, Foster focused on movie soundtracks like Stealing Home and One Good Cop, released a couple of solo projects, produced Japanese artist Seiko Matsuda and produced new talent like Celine Dion’s debut cd for the English market.

CRAZY

from PRIMITIVE
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager & Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond’s career was one of the longest and most successful in modern pop music. Between the late seventies and the early eighties, Diamond reigned as the king of American adult pop. During that timeframe, Diamond scored an astounding string of hits with adult contemporary staples like his duet of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” with Barbra Streisand, “September Morn,” “Love On The Rocks” and “Heartlight.”

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME

from HEADED FOR THE FUTURE

written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance

 

Recorded in 1985, Neil Diamond’s Headed For The Future saw the adult pop superstar try to update his sound with a string of collaborations with the cream of the crop of pop writers and producers in those years. The recording sessions were supervised by heavyweights including Burt Bacharach, David Foster, Maurice White and Stevie Wonder.

TAKE CARE OF ME

from THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
Written by David Foster & Neil Diamond

The Song of the Week is “Take Care Of Me,” co-written by David Foster with the legendary Neil Diamond. This energetic rock tune is part of Diamond’s 1988 album, The Best Years Of Our Lives.” Produced by Foster, The Best Years Of Our Lives is a solid adult pop/rock collection that features the many sides of Diamond’s music spectrum plus the bonus of the Hitman’s inventive, ear candy arrangements and musical direction.

I DREAMED A DREAM

from I DREAMED A DREAM (single)

music by Claude-Michel Schomberg – lyrics by Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer

“I Dreamed A Dream” is a classic tune from the smash hit musical, “Les Miserables.” In 1987, after being a huge hit all over Europe, “Les Miserable” was premiered on Broadway again with big success. That same year American superstar, Neil Diamond released it on his “Hot August Night 2” live album as well as on a studio recorded single that at the end of the year reached #13 on the Adult Contemporary chart.