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I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY

from WALLFLOWER
Written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey & Don Henley

“I Can’t Tell You Why” was a signature ballad of the legendary Eagles’. This soft-rock staple was conceived by the group’s singer/bassist Timothy B. Schmit and completed in collaboration with the Eagles’ main men, singer/drummer Don Henley and singer/guitarist Glenn Frey (1948 to 2016). Beautifully sung by Schmit on his first lead vocal for the group, “I Can’t Tell You Why” was released as the third single off the band’s 1979 The Long Run album. The song sported a blue-eyed soul feel with its gorgeous verses, memorable refrain, immaculate vocal and instrumental performances, reached #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

IF I DIDN’T LOVE YOU

from A LOVE LIKE OURS
Written by Bruce Roberts & Junior Miles

A Love Like Ours was Barbra Streisand’s 28th studio album. It saw the light of day on September 21st, 1999. The string of effective love ballads included on that project celebrated her recent marriage with veteran TV and movie actor James Brolin. A Love Like Ours was the classic triumph of traditional pop with a bulk of perfectly-dosed tender love songs that, from time to time, ventured into light jazz, Latin-tinged pop and radio-friendly, adult contemporary stuff. David Foster was one of several heavyweight music-makers on board and produced two tracks.

SENZA FINE

from PASSIONE (Deluxe Edition)
Written by Gino Paoli

“Senza Fine” is one of the most important evergreens in the history of Italian popular music. Written by legendary singer/songwriter Gino Paoli, this astonishing composition was covered by a who’s who of international music stars including Ornella Vanoni who sang the original version in 1961, Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Boz Scaggs, Monica Mancini, Mike Patton of Faith No More, Claudio Baglioni and jazz legend Wes Montgomery. “Senza Fine” is also one of the classic love songs selected by Andrea Bocelli and David Foster for the singer’s 2013 cd Passione and is included in the Deluxe Edition of that gold-certified hit.

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION

From WE LOVE DISNEY 
Written by Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher

The We Love Disney franchise was started in 2013 by the legendary Walt Disney Company when they released the first compilation for the French market. That cd was an big hit and included some of the most loved Disney themes covered by a who’s who of French artists. The cd’s success brought the subsequent release of a We Love Disney project for Australia and a We Love Disney 2 for the francophone countries. With the obvious commercial potential of these all-star compilations, the “mouse company” joined forces with Verve Records in the United States to craft a We Love Disney for the international market featuring a slew of today’s hottest music stars. Who better than Verve Records’ president and producer extraordinaire, David Foster, to be in charge of this high-profile project.

BEAUTIFUL BOY

From BEAUTIFUL BOY (single)
Written by John Lennon

Celine Dion’s song “Beautiful Boy” was another tasty result of her fruitful collaboration with David Foster. “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” was written by the late, legendary John Lennon and included on his now-classic 1980 album “Double Fantasy.” The former Beatle wrote the song’s sweet, loving lyrics for his son Sean and they perfectly fit the concept of Dion’s “Miracle” cd.