1986 David Foster – David Foster

David Foster is a self-titled solo album by David Foster, released in 1986. The album is mainly instrumental with two duet-style songs featuring rare vocals from Foster himself. This work led to Foster receiving the Juno Award for “Instrumental Artist of the Year” in 1986 and 1987, and a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” in 1986. Co-producer Humberto Gatica was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1986 for “Best Engineered Recording” for this album.


1  Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire (Instrumental) (David Foster) 03:29
2  Theme From The Color Purple (Mailbox / Proud Theme) (Quincy Jones; Rod Temperton; Jeremy Lubbock) 03:45
3  Flight Of The Snowbirds (David Foster; Jeremy Lubbock) 05:25
4  All That My Heart Can Hold (David Foster; Jeremy Lubbock) 03:41
The Best Of Me (David Foster; Jeremy Lubbock; Richard Marx) 04:05
6  Tapdance (David Foster; Tom Keane; Jerry Hey) 04:02
7  Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight (David Foster; John Bettis) 03:52
8  Elizabeth (David Foster; Tom Keane) 04:20
9  Playing With Fire (David Foster; Mike Landau) 04:28
10  Sajé (David Foster) 03:07


DrumsTris Imboden
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDavid Foster
ProgrammingDave Boruff
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingAndrew Thomas
ProgrammingBo Tomlyn
ProgrammingWill Alexander
ProgrammingRandy Waldman
ProgrammingMarcus Ryle
SaxDave Boruff

Other Musicians

5 The Best Of Me

VocalsOlivia Newton-John

6 Tapdance

HornsBill Reichenbach
HornsChuck Findley
HornsGary Grant
HornsJerry Hey
HornsLarry Williams
SaxGary Herbig
TapdanceGregory Hines

7 Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight

Background VocalsRichard Page

9 Playing With Fire

SynthaxeLee Ritenour
HornsJames Pankow
HornsLee Loughnane
HornsWalter Parazaider

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster, Humberto Gatica
Arranged By – David Foster
Arranged By (Horns) – David Foster, Jerry Hey (Track 6)
Engineer – Humberto Gatica
Engineer – Tommy Vicari (Track 6)
Engineer (Second) – Claudio Ordenes, Glen Holguin, Jeffrey Woodruff, Larry Ferguson, Laura Livingston, Rick Holbrook
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica

Photography – Aaron Rapoport

Mixed At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At Lighthouse Studios
Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright WEA International Inc.
Phonographic Copyright Columbia Pictures Industries Inc
Phonographic Copyright Warner Bros Inc
Phonographic Copyright Amblin Entertainment
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation