Carla Bruni performs live “French Touch” [VIDEO]

Carla Bruni French Touch

Carla Bruni performing live a few songs from “French Touch” for Le Figaro

Carla Bruni ‘s “French Touch”, which is coming out Today October 6th, consists of covers only. The original artists vary considerably – Abba, AC / DC, The Clash and Lou Reed, among others – but Bruni turns everyone into a luxurious and retro style of pop standard with his breathing but raspy voice.

It is Bruni’s second English album after 2006 “No Promises”, in which he adapted poetry. Bruni makes music on the guitar but says he does not feel comfortable writing the lyrics in English.

David Foster produced “French Touch” new album by Carla Bruni

Bruni thought of hiring a co-writer and talked with David Foster, the veteran musician who worked with soft-rock wonders like Chicago and Celine Dion. But after hearing the covers, Foster signed up to produce a full album value.

Bruni brings a sensuality slightly to the classic “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, with country legend Willie Nelson duet for a more twangy choir.

One surprise from Bruni’s album — a passion for country music, a genre not known for its European following.
“I love country music. To me it’s the white blues,” Bruni said.

And she sings Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” — controversial on its release in 1968 for its message, at a time of cultural tumult, of marital fidelity.

Bruni was once involved with Stoney’s frontman Mick Jagger but insisted there was no channeling him. “The Stones Are The Stones, They Are For Anyone,” he said.

Bruni said it was not so much offering an alternative interpretation of The Stones or The Clash as he was performing songs he loved.

“There is no logic and no reason,” she said on her album with a laugh. “All these covers have been made with a lot of fun – but also with a lot of modesty.”

Carla Bruni “French Touch” produced by David Foster – 2017 New Release

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Carla Bruni ‘s new album “French Touch” is produced by David Foster

Carla Bruni offers a pop popular and sophisticated. Undoubtedly he has a lot of talents, and this last collection of songs – all covering and singing in impressive English – reeks of good taste, careful artistic choices and a wide knowledge of popular music, from which she extracted material, as you said, which “swept away”.

She is a great pop-rocker and the songs start from Stones’s “Miss You” at Abba’s “Winner Takes It All” and “A Perfect Day” by Lou Reed at Willie Nelson‘s “Crazy”.

The David Foster trademark

The production of hitmaker David Foster is impeccable, suitable for the sensual quality of Bruni’s voice. Music is a blend of well-integrated jazz, pop and rock-lite. There are no lines of guilt, neither in the catchy quality of her voice nor in the excellent performance of the session men.

This is a good and sometimes inventive album.

How Carla Bruni and David Foster met together

“French Touch” brings together a delightful treasure of sentimental fables; all reworked in the intimate and moving acoustic style of Carla Bruni and chosen for their personal meaning in their own words, songs inspired by the French term for love at first sight : “coup de foudre”. “Coup de foudre” describes more or less what happened when Bruni met the producer, composer and musician David Foster, Grammy winner, after a LA performance in 2014.

Foster volunteered to produce the next Carla record on place and the two have started a transatlantic song sharing, which was formed during the recording sessions in Paris and LA.

The French touch is warm and familiar, and Carla inevitably is. Very melodious, warm but minimal and often lazy playful – all the arrangements in this collection were given to the French Touch, and still have all the universal appeal as their original ones, though with a taste sprouted all of them.

David Foster opens Pacific Symphony ’s 2017-18 Pops season

David Foster Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony’s 2017-18 Pops season: great opening with David Foster

The Symphony Pops 2017-18 season will break out of the gate when Symphony welcomes for the first time one of the most successful music / entertainers in history – 16-Year Grammy Award Winner David Foster!

This great opening of Pops, led by Symphony’s favorite Albert-George Schram, features Foster performing successful songs, along with special hand-selected guests from his unprecedented catalog.

Among his popular hits (written for artists including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand and many others) are “You Are Inspiration”, “The Prayer“, “Glory of Love” and “St. Elmo’s Fire “.

In addition to his numerous Grammy Awards, including three for the producer of the year and another 47 additional nominations, Foster won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and received three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. “I have never had the opportunity to work with David Foster before, so I am eagerly looking forward to doing so,” “says Master Schram.” “He’s sort of the Big Cheese, the Grand Poobah, the Impresario, The Godfather to a few generations of musicians. He is truly respected and has coached and produced recordings and performances for more artists than God. He’s also a gifted pianist, raconteur and gracious host. And he will be opening Pacific Symphony’s Pops Season! What a coup! Plus, he will have some unexpected, impromptu guests who will perform with us—so it promises to be an exciting weekend, indeed!”

“David Foster with special guests” Pacific Symphony tickets available

Pops Symphony’s opening concert,”David Foster with special guests “, will be held on Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, at the Concert Hall Renée and Henry Segerstrom. Pops subscriptions at seven concerts from $ 245 to $ 1,099. Single tickets are $ 35 – $ 159. For more information or to buy tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit

“I was once again asked to have the orchestra strut its considerable stuff in the first half,” remarks Schram. “This excites me to no end, because Pacific Symphony is one of my favorite orchestras to work with! They are responsive, perform brilliantly and are adventuresome. If they like you as a conductor, they will follow you where they do not usually go. On occasion, they have even danced and sang with me. From my point of view—what’s not to love? These are wonderful people and great musicians.”

“Since David Foster is such a ‘world’ musician,” Schram continues. “I picked first-half repertoire that celebrates songs and dances by the Viennese Johann Strauss to the very American Irving Berlin. It’s great fun music, which our audience will love. No better way to kick off a brand-new Pacific Symphony season!”

There will also be music from Percy Grainger of England and a Spanish piece by Manuel de Falla.

David Foster received an award presented by Quincy Jones at 2017 Grammy Museum Gala

David Foster Quincy Jones Award Grammy Museum 2017

David Foster is the best vocal producer around.

(Dianne Warren)

On a record night that has raised more than $ 1 million, the Grammy Museum honored superstar producer David Foster  with an award at his third annual gala on Tuesday.

Taken at The Nuvo in Los Angeles, the proceeds of the event fund the Grammy Museum and its educational and musical conservation programs.

Calling Foster’s “brother of a different mother,” and “one of the most talented musicians in the world,” Quincy Jones – one of the few musicians who can claim more Grammy by Foster (27 trophies to 16) – presented Foster’s award-winning architects, recalling their long history of working together on a record of Brothers Johnson in the ’70s.

David Foster received the award from Quincy Jones

Grammy Museum Gala Honoring David Foster – Red Carpet

Foster accepted his award, tackling what he called a “real crisis” with music education in schools. He continued praising one of his high-school teachers who encouraged him to learn a new instrument every three months to ensure that Foster had at least a close understanding of so many possible tools.

The man behind “The Prayer”

As noted in a movie, Foster has written, produced, arranged or played tracks that have sold cumulatively more than 500 million copies, including Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”, Earth Wind & Fire, “After the Love Is Gone, “Remake of Natalie Cole of” Unforgettable “,” The Power of Love “by Celine Dion and” Everything to Me “,” The Prayer “by Josh Groban and hundreds of others.

Diane Warren, who had several songs produced by Foster, including Tony Braxton’s 1996 album, “Un-break My Heart”, told Billboard: “Not only is David a genius musician, he’s a song guy. He’s the best vocal producer around. He’ll take a singer further than they think they can go.”

That ability was evident as singer after singer, including Pia Toscano, Ruben Studdard and Katharine McPhee (Foster swore that the American Idol connection was coincident), fluttered their impressive vocal muscles during an hour’s homage to Foster’s work, which also included interpreters Shelea and Fernando Varela. Foster accompanied the artists to the piano, while rebuilding some of his greatest achievements. “We debated about what to do and then, being a control freak, I decided to do it myself,” Foster joked about the entertainment of the evening.

In addition to revenue from tickets purchased for the event, a lively auction earned more than half a million, including two Foster’s home concerts that went for $ 225,000 each.

David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation’s charity concert

David Foster 2017 foundation gala concert

A star formation musician is coming for a concert to Vancouver in October for the thirtieth anniversary of the David Foster Foundation.

Concert tickets are already on sale for the event on October 21st.

On Monday, the foundation announced its first wave of confirmed presentations:  Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli and Laura Bretan. Other musicians will come, they said in a press release.

Tickets for the gala concert at Rogers Arena cost from $ 49 to $ 119, plus taxes.

“The portion of concerts on our 30th anniversary gala will be one of the biggest nights of Vancouver music, as David Foster is joined by Steven Tyler and a handful of remarkable entertainers,” said Michael Ravenhill, CEO of David Foster Foundation.

Over the past 30 years, the foundation said they spent millions to cover non-medical expenses for more than 1,000 Canadian families with children undergoing rescue organ transplants.

The foundation also promotes the registration of organ donors.

“Over 90% of Canadians support organ donor registration, but less than 25% of us are registered,” added Ravenhill. “When families face the most difficult times of their lives – when their baby is sick and needs a transplant – our role is to come alongside the family and take that financial weight so that they can concentrate on the whole their focus on the baby and do not have to worry about losing their home or wondering where they are to get the money to pay their bills.

Foster, originally from Victoria, was won 16 Grammys in his career. He founded his eponymous foundation in Victoria in 1986.

David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Concert
Sat, 10/21 09:00 PM
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

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