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All Music Guide - Joe Viglione
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Joe Viglione
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.
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  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678164224
  • Catalog Number: 81642

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
Barry Diament Mastering
Larry Ferguson Engineer
Humberto Gatica Producer, Engineer
Bernie Grundman Contributor, Mastering
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
The Chicago Horns Contributor
Willie Alexander Programming, Contributor
Marcus Ryle Programming, Contributor
Humbert Gatico Producer
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