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Video: Will You Still Love Me? [Alternate Version]

Will You Still Love Me? [Alternate Version]

Chicago

℗ 1986 Warner Bros. Records.

Released on: 2009-02-03

Writer: David Foster
Writer: R. Baskin
Writer: T. Keane

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Video: David Foster special on BS-TBS Japanese TV show “Songs to soul” (2010) – Hard to say I’m Sorry / Get Away

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Production legend David Foster on 16 career-defining records

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“When I make a record, I need great voices. That’s always my mandate.”

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/production-legend-david-foster-on-16-career-defining-records-573977

“So how do you become a record producer?” During the course of his career, David Foster has been asked that question time and time again, and while his answer might change, depending on the situation, the thought bubble over his head is always the same: “If you have to ask how to become a record producer, you’ll never be one.”

Expounding on this sentiment, the Canadian-born multiple Grammy winner and Oscar nominee explains that, while his own career path took a series of twists and turns, he was always set on being a musician. “How or in what capacity, I wasn’t quite sure,” he says...

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Lee So Ra and Young Ji release “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” for David Foster tribute album ‘Hitman Project’

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Lee So Ra and Young Ji have come together to remake the Chicago song “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”.

This song is part of the project album ‘Hitman Project‘, which is a tribute to David Foster.



 

The second album of [HITMAN PROJECT] is one the Korea’s favorite pop songs by the legendary pop band Chicago. For this album, music director Lee Seunghwan, best Korean female vocalist Lee Sora, and YoungJi worked together. 

You may remember Ailee also partaking in the project with the release of “My Grown Up Christmas List” which was released previously at the end of last year.

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Interview: This man’s The Hit Man

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This man’s The Hit Man

He may be a control freak, but so what, says producer David Foster
by Christopher Toh – 04:45 AM Nov 20, 2012 – http://www.todayonline.com

SINGAPORE – Greatness is something that musician-producer David Foster is familiar with. After all, his nickname is The Hit Man, derived because he has scored so many hits, as well as helped some artistes get their big break (think Michael Buble, Jackie Evancho, Celine Dion). Or, as was the case with rock group, Chicago, rejuvenated their career. But the 16-time Grammy winner said the moniker isn’t entirely accurate.

“My track record is terrible. You can’t have a hit every time,” he said. “There have been many artistes who I’ve missed with...

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“Lost” Chicago track emerges

 

Robert Lamm

 

From Robert Lamm‘s blog – Blue Infinity Music

“Japanese fans, and perhaps those elsewhere in the world have been aware of the rumor of “When The Waiting is Over” the out-take title of which was disputed between my self and David Foster, at the time of recording this track for Chicago 18.

It was one of my favorite songs for a long while, so much so, that it was included, re- arranged and re-cut (with it’s correct title) “When Will The World Be Like Lovers?” on “Life is Good in My Neighborhood” (Blue Infinity Music). I prefer the solo RL version, Produced by Phil Ramone, becase of the Salsa vocalists in the coda, also the samples of Beginnings and Saturday in the Park. However it’s interesting to contrast the 2 versions.”

THE SONG CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

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“The Best Of Chicago 40th Anniversary Edition”: speaking about those days…

The Best Of Chicago 40th Anniversary Edition

Rhino Records released a two-disc retrospective, The Best of Chicago – 40th Anniversary Edition.
For the casual fan this is a great collection of songs and would make a fine primer for someone new to the band.
The collection includes a 20-page CD booklet, which offers comments on each song by original members Robert Lamm, Jimmy Pankow, Walt Parazaider, and Lee Loughnane.

These are a few excerpts from a review by The Trades.com:

There’s plenty of criticisms about David Foster, who orchestrated the band’s resurgence in the 1980’s, but also minimized the songwriting and musical contributions of the band in favor of outside talent. “We call the ’80’s ‘the hornless period’,” says Pankow on “Will You Still Love Me?” “But we figured if that’s what it takes to get on radio, we’ll play the ga...

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