David Foster

David Foster

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The instrumental "Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire" by mega producer David Foster from his self-titled album hit the Top 15 in 1985, following the number one success of Foster's production of John Parr, also from the film St. Elmo's Fire. Foster's work overshadowed larger-than-life producers who came before him -- Jimmy Miller, who was signed to a CBS label as a vocalist before his stellar career with Blind Faith and the Rolling Stones, as well as Bob Crewe, who was produced by Jerry Wexler when he released the Motivation disc. One would think Foster could have launched himself further into the mainstream given his tremendous success -- or the fact that, unlike Crewe and Miller, he actually had a hit with Skylark in 1973, the Top Ten "Wildflower." An instrumental of that classic would have lent itself well to this Atlantic recording featuring a bevy of name session players from Carlos Vega to the horn section from the group Chicago, as well as Olivia Newton-John appearing on the tune "The Best of Me." Richard Page helps out with backing vocals on the Asia-sounding "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight," and "Sajé" is a very nice conclusion to the disc, which is all first class.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678164224
catalogNumber: 81642
Rank: 72798

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Foster   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Gregory Hines   Taps
Olivia Newton-John   Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Rev. Dave Boruff   Synthesizer,Saxophone
Chuck Findley   Horn
Gary Grant   Horn
Gary Herbig   Saxophone
Jerry Hey   Horn
Tris Imboden   drum overdubs
Michael Landau   Guitar
Lee Loughnane   Horn
Richard Page   Background Vocals
James Pankow   Horn
Walter Parazaider   Horn
Bill Ricenbach   Horn
Lee Ritenour   Synthesizer Guitar
Andrew Thomas   Synthesizer
Bo Tomlyn   Synthesizer
Carlos Vega   drum overdubs
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer
Willie Alexander   Synthesizer
Larry Williams   Horn
Marcus Ryle   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Gregory Hines   Contributor
David Foster   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Michael Boddicker   Programming,Contributor
Rev. Dave Boruff   Programming
Larry Ferguson   Engineer
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Contributor
Jerry Hey   Contributor,Horn Arrangements
Rick Holbrook   Engineer
Andrew Thomas   Programming,Contributor
Bo Tomlyn   Programming,Contributor
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Randy Waldman   Programming,Contributor
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Laura Livingston   Engineer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Glen Holguin   Engineer
Claudio Ordenes   Engineer
Chicago Horns   Contributor
Willie Alexander   Programming,Contributor
Marcus Ryle   Programming,Contributor
Humbert Gatico   Producer

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