• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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A great partnership…

In the same category as Richard Page and Steve George (Pages, Mr Mister) and “Bugatti-Musker” you have Reed Nielsen and Mark Pearson and their teamwork was called “Nielsen Pearson”, and they released three albums, and re-released “Nielsen Pearson” and “Blind Luck” on one cd at the label Vivid Sound Corporation, Japan.

It started back in 1978 with the release of “The Nielsen Pearson Band”, this album is more in the country music style, but you could hear the roots to the west coast music. In 1980 they brought Peter Wolf, Richard Landis, tom Scott and David Foster into the studio to work on the second release. Same year it was relased, and the album became a big hit for Nielsen Pearson, and the tune “Annie” where on of the highlights from the album.

Their 3rd album, which is one of unforgettable albums in early 80’s, where released. This is a real west coast classic, featuring Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Carlos Vega, Neil Stubenhaus, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Joe Chemay etc. With this Nielsen Pearson where establish and the tunes Hasty Heart, Sentimental, Fade Away and Too Got To Last where great songs, and it was too got to last, Nielsen Pearson broke up after the 3rd album.

Discography

Nielsen Pearson/Blind Luck

Toshiba EMI 1998

Tracks: Two Lonely Nights, Don’t Let Me Go, Love Me Tonight, Annie, If You Should Sail, It Could Be Trouble, Givin’ Your Love To Me, Don’t Forget, Hurt No More, Hasty Heart, Sentimental, Too Good To Last, Break Nobody’s Heart, I Hear You Breathing, Lauralei, Expectations, Fadeaway, Got Me Where You Want Me & Carrie.

Musicians on the Nielsen Pearson/Blind Luck album: Reed Nielsen, Mark Pearson and others.

Blind Luck

Capitol Records 1983

Tracks: Hasty Heart, Sentimental, Too Good To Last, Break Nobody’s Heart, I Hear You Breathing, Lauralei, Expectations, Fadeaway, Got Me Where You Want Me & Carrie.

Musicians on the Blind Luck album: Reed Nielsen, Mark Pearson, Carlos Vega, Neil Stubenhaus, Robbie Buchanan, Jai Winding, John Bowen, Richard Landis, Ian Underwood, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Charles Johnson, Lenny Castro, Victor Feldman, Steve Foreman, Jon Joyce, Jim Hass & Joe Chemay.

Nielsen Pearson

Capitol Records 1980

Tracks: Two Lonely Nights, Don´t Let Me Go, Love Me Tonight, Annie, If You Should Sail, It Could Be Trouble, Givin´Your Love To Me, Don´t Forget & Hurt No More.

Musicians on the Nielsen Pearson album: Reed Nielsen, Mark Pearson, Tom Scott, Peter Wolf, Richard Landis, Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, Stephanie Spruill, Icarus Johnson, David Foster, Victor Feldman, Jon Joyce, Jim Hass, Stan Farber, tim May, John Scott Bowen, Jay Winding & Chuck Findley.

The Nielsen Pearson Band

CBS Records 1978

Tracks: Home, Wasn´t That The Love, Whatever I Have To Be, Pack Up Your Goodbyes, Down The River, I Need A Song, Once In Love, For All Time, On The Spot & Best Times.

Musicians on the Nielsen Pearson Band album: Reed Nielsen, Mark Pearson, John Scott Bowen, Marc Jordan,Steve Boutte, Lenny Pickett, Norton Buffalo & Faragher Brothers.

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