David foster chicago band. The success of the singles propelled chicago 17 to achieve an riaa certification of six times platinum. Chicago 17 is the fourteenth studio album by american band chicago released on may 14 1984. Chicago again hired producer david foster to create a soft rock followup to chicago 17. In late 1981 the band had a new producer david foster a new label warner bros.
Four singles were released from the album all of which placed in the top 20 on the billboard hot 100 chart. The band recorded an updated high tech remake of their hit classic 25 or 6 to 4 48. The bands song wildflower was a top ten hit in 1973. When the band disbanded foster remained in los angeles and together with jay graydon he formed the band airplay.
It was the groups second release for full moonwarner bros. The bands first project to be produced by david foster who had been called the key to their comeback. Foster was a keyboardist for the pop group skylark discovered by eirik wangberg. Records and the addition of keyboardist guitarist and singer bill champlin sons of champlin.
In 1975 he played on george harrison s album extra texture. And it is also the first album since chicago vi 1973 not to feature laudir de oliveira as a band member. They included guitarist terry kath keyboardist robert lamm bassist peter. Their first album to include songs by composers outside of the group.
This is the official website of david foster. Foster was the yoko when it came to the chicagopeter cetera breakup by the time foster was recruited to produce chicago in the early eighties that once ubiquitous band had been hitless for years. 1982 river of love david foster featuring bryan adams hamish stuart and warren wiebe. Records their second album to be produced by david foster and their last with founding bassistvocalist peter cetera.
Scheff recalled how when he asked foster how he should sing the song foster responded just like cetera.