LOVIN' FEELINGS

Submitted by Robert Knight on Thu, 06/02/2016 - 22:23
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Production for David's second studio album, "Lovin' Feelings", began in 1986. This album would be a departure from the rock music that David's first album "Night Rocker" brought us, and would be a ballad/love song driven album. David traveled to Auckland, New Zealand for about a month to record this album with producers Glyn Tucker and Bruce Lynch. The original plan for the album was for it to be sold in the US market with a TV promotional tie-in. As always, the music business changes from day to day and this did not happen, however, the album itself did see a world wide release, and some of these songs are very memorable recordings from David's extensive music catalog.

This album starts off with David's version of The Young & The Restless (Nadia's Theme). The former Dr. Snapper Foster has in fact performed this song quite a bit, probably most notably on the Merv Griffen show, in a performance that you can still find to this day!

From there, David sings the hit song "Loving Arms". This tune, written by songwriter Tom Jans, and originally recorded by Dobie Gray and of course Elvis Presley, is a song that David performed live for several years including during his hugely successful Freedom Tour in 1990.

"Jean" from the film The Prime OF Jean Brodie, is the next track on this album. This beautifully performed song showcases David's amazing vocal talents and passion for the songs that he sings. It's a stand out for me on the album. 

The next song up is the Spanish language classic "Historia De Un Amor". This along with the original song "Por Ti" are 2 songs David performs in Spanish on this album. These songs would be a precursor to a Spanish language album that David would begin work on years later in 2001 with producers Rudy Perez and the late Wade Hubbard. David also performed this song live on several tv programs, as well as a concert video released in 1987.

Another song made famous by Elvis Presley, as well as Willie Nelson, "Always On My Mind" is the next track on Lovin' Feelings. Another beautiful and passionate song by David, will have you singing along just seconds into the first verse. 

Buddy Holly's hit song "True Love Always" follows "Always On My Mind", and is another amazing ballad that David hits out of the park. It's hard to listen to this one only once and not want to hit repeat, or move the needle back, depending on how your listening to this album, as it was released on CD, LP and cassette.

The Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me" is up next. David does a tremendous job with this one. This song was also on his set list during the Freedom Tour 1990.

Side B kicks off with the single "Life Is Mostly Beautiful With You". This is the first time we hear David jump into the world of Country music, and it is Hofftastic. Released as a 45 (7" vinyl) single in Europe, you'll be tapping your feet and singing along to this awesome track.

"Go Away Little Girl", "How Deep Is Your Love", & "After You" are songs previously recorded by the likes of Barry Gibb and Dionne Warwick. David performs memorable versions of all 3, which are still available on various compilation albums and soundtracks, as well as digital downloads.

David performs awesome versions of the hit songs "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", & "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" to round out this Hofftastic album of love songs. All in all, David's second studio album is a must listen for those fans who may not have heard this one yet, or if you have, it's one you will want to revisit to experience David's passion for music, even back before The Hoff was known as The Hoff.