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David Foster

 

David Foster, one of the most famous talented producer and great composer was born in 1950 in Canada. David steadily established his status in music scene as a session keyboard player, arranger and producer in late 70's.

David Foster released the most important legendary album "Airplay" in the histroy of AOR / West Coast Pop Music as the group "Airplay" with Tommy Funderburk and Jay Graydon in 1980.

As everybody knows, he wrote many hit tune such as "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" performed by Chicago.

David Foster

 


 

 
  • Songwriters For The Stars

    • Label : DFF Record (CD: DFF1949)
    • CD Release Date: 1994 (Original LP Release: 1982)
    • Producers : Erik Wangberg and Fred Nøddelund
    • David Foster: Piano, Vocals
    • Musicians :
      • Lead Vocals: Alex, Bjo?Nrn Skifs
      • Drums: Svein Christiansen
      • Bass: Sveinung Hovensj?
      • Guitars: Freddy Lindquist, Pete Knutsen
      • Keyboards: Iver Kleive
      • Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Fred N?ddelund, Peter Kateraas
      • Sax: Knut Riisnaes, Johan Bergli
      • Flute: Knut Riisnaes
      • Trombone, Tuba: Jens Wendelboe
      • Percussion: Svein Christiansen, Fred N?ddelund
      • Background Vocals: Hege Sch?yen, Kari Gjaerum, Mami N?ddelund, Svein Gundersen
    • Tracks:
    • Remarks:
      This is the live recording for Norwegian TV series called "Songwriters For The Stars" tribute to major American composers. The recording was made live by David Foster, himself with Norwegian and Swedish vocalist and musicians in 1982.
      You can listen to "Love, Look What You've Done To Me" David's vocal version. This records has been reissued in 1994 only in Sweden. This CD contains Barry Mann's live recordings on the tracks 6 - the tracks 10.

       

Songwriters For The Stars

  • Tracks:
    1. After The Love Is Gone
    2. Simone
    3. Look What You've Done To Me
    4. If It's Not What You're Looking For
    5. Nothing You Can Do About It

 


 

  • The Best Of Me

    • Label : Sound Design Record (Polydor 3142-6)
    • Release Date: 1983 (CD: 1984)
    • Producers : Taka Nanri and himself
    • David Foster: Vocals, All instruments except below-listed
    • Musicians :
      • Drums: John Keane
      • Guitars: Jay Graydon
      • Fender Rhodes: Tom Keane, Jeremy Lubbock
      • Synthesizer: Steve Porcaro
      • Background Vocals: Richard Marx, Richard Page
      • Lead Vocal: Vikki Moss (duet on "Love At Second Sight")

Bill Champlin / No Place Left To Fall

  • Tracks
    1. Whatever We Imagine
    2. Our Romance
    3. Chaka
    4. Heart Strings
    5. The Dancer
    6. The Best Of Me
    7. Mornin'
    8. Love, Look What You've Done To Me
    9. Love At Second Sight
    10. Night Music

 


 

  • The Best Of Me ( Bill Schnee 1984 remix version)

    • Label : Sound Design Records, Japan (CD: Polydor P33S-20015)
    • Release Date: April 25, 1984 (CD: September 25, 1985)
    • Producers : Taka Nanri and himself
    • David Foster: Vocals, All instruments except below-listed
    • Musicians :
      • Drums: John Keane
      • Guitars: Jay Graydon
      • Fender Rhodes: Tom Keane, Jeremy Lubbock
      • Synthesizer: Steve Porcaro
      • Background Vocals: Richard Marx, Richard Page
      • Remarks : This Album is the remix album by Bill Schnee of the same title originally released in 1983. You can listen to David's piano version of "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" instead of "Love At Second Sight".

The Best Of Me (Remix)

2004 Remastered Reissue
2004 Reissu

2004 Version is remastered and added a bonus track "Love At Second Sight", the duet with Vikki Moss included on the original version of "The Best Of Me".

  • Label: Westwood Records, Japan (SDCF-1009)
  • Release Date: August 18, 2004

 

  • Tracks :
    1. Hard To Say I'm Sorry
    2. Our Romance
    3. Chaka
    4. Heart Strings
    5. The Dancer
    6. Whatever We Imagine
    7. Mornin'
    8. Love, Look What You've Done To Me
    9. Night Music
    10. The Best Of Me

 


 

  • Time Passing

    • Label : Atlantic (Warner-Pioneer 20P2-2125)
    • Release Date: April 10, 1989
    • Remarks: This album contains "Every Little Hurt" Performed by himself and Seiko Matsuda whose album titled "Citron" (released in U.S.A and Japan) has been totally produced by him.

Time Passing

  • Tracks :
    1. And When She Danced (Love Theme From Stealing Home)
    2. Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire (Instrumental)
    3. Winter Games
    4. Time Passing
    5. Tapdance
    6. Every Little Hurt

 


 

  • Love Lights The World

    • Label : 143 Records (Atlantic, eastwest Japan AMCY-667)
    • Release Date: April 10, 1994
    • Producer : himself
    • David Foster: Keyboards
    • Musicians :
      • Lead Vocals: Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson, Color Me Badd (Track 11)
      • Vocals: Kofi (Track 3) , Cedric Dent
      • Keyboards: Cedric Dent, Claude Gaudette
      • Synth Programming: Simon Franglen, Tony Smith
      • Sax: David Boruff
      • Guitars: Michael Thompson
      • Background Vocals (Track 11): Jessica Willims, Tim Feehan, Suzie Carr, Sun Ann Cadwel, Anita Sherman, Terry Young, Terry Bradford, Gene Van Buren
    • Remarks: This Album is specially released only in Japan for the event in Japan which reveals David's special talent as a producer.

Love Lights The World

  • Tracks
    1. Jelinda's Theme
    2. Forever Linda
    3. Jebbas
    4. Listen To The Children
    5. Small Hands Reach Out
    6. The Colour Of My Love (from the musical "Scream")
    7. Live Each Day
    8. Ice Dance
    9. I'm Only Here For A While
    10. Allegro
    11. Love Lights The World

 


 

  • Touch Of China

    • Label : Form Records (FR CD 20075)
    • Release Date: June, 1996
    • Producer : Tony Smith
    • David Foster: Keyboards, Piano
    • Musicians :
      • Keyboards, Piano: Tony Smith
      • Sax: David Boruff
      • Guitars: Michael Thompson
    • Remarks: This Album is released only in some Asian countries such as Singapore. You can listen to the 12 best Chinese hit songs given the special touch of David Foster.

Touch Of China

  • Tracks
    1. I Will
    2. Moon On Your Face
    3. Farewell Kisses
    4. Lone Ram, Lonely Heart
    5. Silly
    6. The One Who Loves
    7. Understanding
    8. Love Declaration
    9. Stolen Heart
    10. Straight From My Heart
    11. Potion Of Love
    12. Butterfly Dream

 


 

  • Eve (original soundtrack)

    • Label : EPIC Sony Records, Japan (ESCA-6860)
    • Release Date: November 13, 1997
    • Executive Producer : himself
    • Producers: Glen Woodward and himself
    • David Foster: Piano, Keyboards
    • Musicians:
      • Accoustic Piano & Keyboards: Glen Woodward
      • Midi Programming: Glen Woodward
      • Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
      • Electric Guitar: Michael Thompson
      • Orchestrated : Chris Boardman
      • Flute: John Yoakum
      • Soprano Sax and Flute: John Yoakum
    • Remarks: This Album is specially released only in Japan for the televisiont soap opera program titled "Eve - Santaclaus D

 

 

Eve- original soundtrack

  • Tracks
    1. O Holy Night
    2. Somewhere (Orchestra Version)
    3. Be The Man (Orchestra Version)
    4. Eveninb Light (Music Box Version)
    5. Eve Love Theme (Piano Version)
    6. Evening Light
    7. From My Conscience (Piano Version)

 


 

  • The Best Of Me - A Collection Od David Foster's Greatest Works

    • Label: : Warner Music, Japan (WPCR-11250) / Warner Music, HongKong (0927 41297 2)
    • Release Date: April 17, 2002 (Japan) / March 18, 2002 (Hong Kong)

David Foster/Greatest WorksDavid Foster / Love Stories

  • Tracks (Japanese Version):
    1. You're The Inspiration - Chicago
    2. The Best Of Me - Olivia Newton-John & David Foster
    3. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
    4. Unforgettable - Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
    5. I Learned From The Beat - Whitney Houston
    6. After The Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind & Fire
    7. Through The Fire - Chaka Khan
    8. Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
    9. Un-Break My Heart -Toni Braxton
    10. You'll See - Madonna
    11. Runaway - The Corrs
    12. I Swear - All-4-One
    13. You Can Never Ask Too Much (Of Love) - Take 6
    14. Goodbye - Air Supply
    15. I Will - David Foster & Chris Kirkpatrick
    16. So In Love With You - U.N.V.
    17. Love Theme From "St. Elmo's Fire" - David Foster
    18. The Prayer -Josh Groban & Charlotte Church

  • Tracks (Hong Kong Version) :
    1. I Will - David Foster & Chris Kirkpatrick
    2. I Swear - All-4-One
    3. Un-Break My Heart -Tan Braxton
    4. You'll See - Madonna
    5. Goodbye - Air Supply
    6. I Learned From The Beat - Whitney Houston
    7. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
    8. You're The Inspiration - Chicago
    9. Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
    10. Unforgettable - Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
    11. Runaway - The Corrs
    12. Love Theme From "St. Elmo's Fire" - David Foster
    13. After The Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind & Fire
    14. The Best Of Me - Olivia Newton-John & David Foster
    15. Through The Fire - Chaka Khan
    16. The Prayer -Josh Groban & Charlotte Church

 


 

  • Hit Man (USA)
  • You Are The Inspiration (EU/Japan)

 

    • Label : 143/Reprise Records, USA (US edition: 511933-2 Euro edition:9362-49813-7 JP edition: WPZR-30302/03)
    • Release Date: November 11, 2008 (USA), November 18, 2008 (Europe), January 14, 2009 (Japan)
    • Producer: David Foster
    • David Foster: Piano, Lead Vocals
    • Guest Musicians:
      • Sax: Kenny G.
      • Lead Vocals: Michael Johns, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Renee Olstead, Cheryl Lynn, Blake Shelton, Boz Scaggs, Eric Bene?Lt, Peter Cetera, Andrea Bocelli, William Joseph, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Kevon Edmonds, Michael Buble?L, Charice, Celine Dion
    • Musicians:
      • Guitars:Dean Parks, Michael Thompson
      • Keyboards: Gregg Phillinganes Randy Waldman
      • Bass: Nathan East
      • Drums: John Robinson
      • Percussion: Timothy Jones, Rafael Padilla
      • Orchestra Conductor: William Ross
        • Orchestra Contractor: Lisa Viscuglia
        • Concertmistress: Carline Campbell
        • Violin: Charlie Bisharat, Nina DiGregorio, Jenniffer Eriksson, Shakeh Ghoukasian, Martha Gronemeier, Larraine Kaizer Viazoutsev, Wei Wei Le, Songa Lee, Kevork Mikaelian, Carol Pool, Rebecca Ramsey, Catherine Snow
        • Viola: Denitza Larsen, Sharon Street Caldwell, Mary Trimble, Lisa Vazzana
        • Cello:: Barbara Gurley, Naldo Posella, Andrew Smith, Moonlight Tran
        • Bass: Christopher Davis, Mark Ziegler
        • Woodwinds: Garrett Hypes, Dan Philippus, Martin Radunz, Jay Rasmussen, David Stambaugh
        • Trumpet: Thomas Delibero, Thomas Ehlen, Wesley Marshall, Thomas Porrello
        • Trombone: Walter Boeing, Ralph Pressler, Kevin Stout, Nathan Tanouye
        • French Horn: Chris Castellanos, Betha Lano
      • Background Vocals: Terron Brooks, Julie Delgado, Judeth Hill, Kenna Ramsey
    • Remaeks: The spectacular one-night only concert of David Foster and Friends, featuring Foster, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee, Celine Dion, Blake Shelton, Brian McKnight and Charice, is now available on CD and DVD. Spotlighting #1 hits, award-winning songs and other favorites-all but one originally penned and/or produced by Foster-the May 23, 2008 show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was unforgettable. Now 'Hit Man: David Foster and Friends' scores a direct hit with music fans at home.

David Foster & Friends / You're The Inspiration

Daivd Foster & Friends / Hit Man

  • Tracks (CD):
    1. Love Theme From St. Elmos Fire
    2. Home
    3. I Have Nothing / I Will Always Love You
    4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    5. Somewhere
    6. Look What You've Done To Me (not included on US edition)
    7. WildFlower
    8. Hard To Say I'm Sorry / You're The Inspiration / Glory Of Love
    9. Amapola (not included on US edition)
    10. After The Love (not included on US edition)
    11. Because You Loved Me
    12. The Prayer
    13. I'll Be There With You (bonus track only for Japanese edition)
  • Tracks (DVD)
    1. Andre Agassi Intro
    2. St Elmo's Love Theme
    3. Can't Help Falling in Love
    4. She's A Beauty/Man in Motion
    5. Mornin'/After the Love Has Gone
    6. Video - Barbra Streisand
    7. Somewhere
    8. Through the Fire
    9. Got to be Real
    10. Wildflower
    11. Video - Urban Cowboy
    12. Love Look What You've Done
    13. Jo Jo
    14. Chocolate Legs
    15. Hard to Say I'm Sorry/You're the Inspiration/Glory of Love
    16. Amapola
    17. Because We Believe
    18. The Prayer
    19. Asturias -
    20. Video -"Because You Loved Me" - Celine Dion & David Foster
    21. I Swear
    22. Feeling Good
    23. Home
    24. Save the Last Dance Michael Buble?L
    25. Video - Bodyguard with Kevin Costner
    26. I Have Nothing/I Will Always Love You
    27. Alla Luce del Sole
    28. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    29. You Raise Me Up
    30. Got to be Real
 

 

 

 

 

 

  • O Canada 2001
    • Label: Warner Music Canada (2 40050)
    • Release Date: June25, 2001
    • Producer: David Foster
    • Tracks:
      1. O Canada 2001 (Short Version French Lyrics)
      2. O Canada 2001 (Short Version English Lyrics)
      3. O Canada 2001 (Short Version French & English Lyrics)
      4. O Canada 2001 (Short Version Instrumental)
      5. O Canada 2001 (Long Version Instrumental)
      6. O Canada 2001 (Long Version French & English Lyrics)
    • This special CD is the first and only commercially available contemporary version of Canadian National Anthem created by David Foster in conjunction with the Vancouver Symphony and Lara Fabian on vocals.
David Foster with Lara Fabian / O Canada 2001

 

 

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