Sunday, April 7, 2013

David Foster--Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

     You know, for such a lousy movie,  (and for all who might have 'Brat Pack' revisionist history, 'St. Elmo's Fire WAS a lousy movie) there was some pretty good music that came out of it. The two most memorable were written by Canadian composer David Foster, "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" which was sung by John Parr, and it's "Love Theme".
      Foster however has been writing and performing his own music since the early 70's with Canadian groups. The first of those, "Skylark" actually had a top 40 hit with the song, "Wildflower" (#9--1973). Along with studio musician Jay Graydon, they formed the band Airplay who's probably best known for writing and performing the original version of, "After the Love Has Gone" which would later be made famous by Earth, Wind & Fire.
     In the 80's, he turned to writing with some impressive credits such as "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" and "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago, "Who's Holding Donna Now" by DeBarge, "The Best of Me" by Olivia Newton-John, and "The Glory Of Love" by Peter Cetera.
     Although he never stopped composing the last 20 years has also seen him adding producing to his credits producing artists such as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Brandy,  Josh Groban and many others.

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