Gardner & Fuller
With Gardner & Fuller's Original Demos, listeners are invited to immerse themselves into the compositions and production of outstanding songs created by the songwriting team of Cecily Gardner & Scott Fuller, featuring the silky vocals of the late Warren Wiebe.
In 1989 Gardner & Fuller traveled from their San Francisco base to attend a special music seminar at the heralded Santa Monica club "At My Place" in Los Angeles. The gathering featured David Foster and a vocalist David had just discovered by the name of Warren Wiebe. While Warren delivered one riveting performance after another, Foster talked about a song he'd written for Chaka Khan called "Through The Fire" but lamented that he couldn't remember how to play it. Cecily Gardner leaned over from her seat near the stage and mentioned that Scott could play it. David invited Scott Fuller to the stage and together they performed this classic composition with Warren singing it in Chaka's key.
Soon after that evening, Cecily and Scott invited Warren up to the Bay Area to sing on several demos of their songs. In spite of obvious personal issues Warren was dealing with in his life, he performed incredibly and the weekend spent together endeared Warren to them forever.
This special collection of Gardner & Fuller's original demos includes the songs Warren Wiebe contributed to as well as many other exceptional compositions from Cecily and Scott's impressive songwriting portfolio. It's always fascinating when the songwriters are also the performers, as the listener is hearing the creation as close to the version that was conjured in the composer's minds. Cecily's splendid vocals along with Scott's superb keyboards, programming, arrangements and production make this release another treasured jewel to enjoy and infinitely revisit.
Released in a limited edition of only 1000 copies.