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Cherie says – “Driving back from my sister Marie’s house in Henderson, NV, over July 4th weekend, I was listening to the Forrest Gump soundtrack Marie had gifted me. When ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love’ came on, I put it on repeat to sing along. I was struck with how prevalent this song is, especially today. Right at that moment Dave Schulz called me, and I shared my thoughts on the song. ‘Let’s do it!’ and Dave set off on making this possible. His talent as a producer and player are so obvious as to why he has had the successful career he has. Dave Schulz brought in wonderful players! Even the violinist who worked with Burt Bacharach. The final key was reaching out to my long-time friend, vocalist Julie Ragins, to complete the chill factor on the end of the song. My dear friend and publicist Ken Phillips was onboard from the start stating this was a timeless song in a time where what we REALLY need is love. Love created this. From our hearts to the world. Love really is the answer!”
Dave produced the track and brought in a few supremely talented A-list musician friends for the occasion.
Tony Levin – Bass (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon)
Randy Cooke – Drums (Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Five For Fighting, Colbie Caillat)
Eliza James – Strings (Burt Bacharach, Paul Anka)
Sharlotte Gibson (Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey)
Julie Ragins (Moody Blues, Queen Latifah)
Strings recorded by Matthew King Ross (David Foster, Barbara Streisand).
Audio mixed & video edited by Sammy Burke