West Coast Music Releases Highlights from Year 2022

The West Coast AOR music is still popular and new releases, reissues and compilations.

At Blue Desert we always try to write about what is new and interesting and at the same time highlight some of the classic masterpieces. Some years a lot of material is released and other time less.

Here are some of the highlights that was released in the year 2022:

He Sang She Sang

Cafe Productions 2022

Tracks: Free Fallin', Fallin' For You, You, Ooh Baby Baby, You Were Always On My Mind, Long Shot, Water From A Stone, Dimming Of The Day, I'll Give You Wings, God Only Knows, Can We Stay, I Have No Doubt & Baby It's Cold Outside.

Musicians on the He Sang She Sang album: Marc Jordan, Amy Sky,

Mike Rojas, Lou Pomanti, Ezra Jordan, John Jarvis, Matt Rollings, Chris Bilton, Biff Watson, Jason Fowler, Mike Francis, Shayne Fontaine, Jake Langley, Jerry McPherson, Jason Abedin, Tom Bukovac,, Anthony Vanderburgh, Jamie Oakes, Dan Dugmore, Viktor Krauss, Curtis Freeman, Liam Russell, Marc Rogers, Michael Rhodes, Joe Chemay, Paul Leim, Steve Heathcote, Lyle Molzan, Ricky Fataar, Fred Eltringham, Anne Lindsay, Wendy Solomon, Winona Zelenka, Jill Vitrols, Amy Laing, Drew Jurecka, John Johnson, Tony Carlucci, The Blind Rabbis Of Rosedale & Zoe Sky Jordan.

Wisdom And Madness

P-Vine Records 2022

Tracks: Wisdom And Madness, Simpatico, Skin Tone, Nowhere, Gold Fever, Heist, Joe, Requiem, Pluto, Silver Halide, Mars Last Week (Live) (Bonus Track), If I (Bonus Track) & Better Late Than Never (Bonus Track).

Musicians to the Wisdom And Madness album: Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis, Bruce Gaitsch, Doug Yowell, Tim Denbo, Keith Carlock, John Patitucci, Brandon Fields, Janey Clewer, George Hawkins Jr., Billy Ward, Chase Akers, Desi Kondova, Dennis Patton, Doug Getschal & Timothy B. Schmit.

Brave New World

P-Vine Records 2022

Track listing: Private O’Toole, Hernando’s Paradise, The Box, Peddler Pete, Waiting, Ramblin’ Dan, Little Flame, All There Is, Isle Of Pigs, Brave New World, All I’ll Ever Need & Mars Last Week (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the Brave New World album: Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis, Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Keith Carlock, Dan Needham, Billy Ward, George Hawkins Jr, Tim Denbo, Charlie McCoy & Warren Wiebe.

Long Before I Knew You

Bernoit Music 2022

Track: Try To Please You, Long Before I Knew You, Could You Believe, It's Your World, Give Your Love Yo Me, Somebody Show Me, You And Me, Swear Your Love, Love Has Left You Alone, Lover's Dream, Dear To Me, Don't Know Where To Begin & Leave It To You. Bonus Tracks: If We Try, Your Baby's Gone, Your Love Shines & Hell Of A Fight.

Musicians on the Long Before I Knew You album: Bernie Chiaravalle.

Matters Of The Heart

TH Music 2022

Tracks: CD1: My Lady, Matters Of The Heart, We'll Never Know, Stay Tonight, Jeansong, Tell Me Why, Your Dance, LA Go, Summer Wind, Sunrise, Hideaway, Savor This, Time To Move On, The Westcoast Planet, Take A Chance On Love, The Press, Show Me Paradise, Brazilian Night & Song For Hansson. CD 2 - Bonus CD: Enter 2000, As If, Stay With Me, Mr. Westcoast, Never Thought We'd Say Goodbye, Fate, Stay With Me, Friends, Magic Moments, Time To Say Goodbye, Special Friend, I Feel So Alive, A Dream Come True, Standing Tall, Time To Say Goodbye, Vis a Vis, Wessel Song, One More Time, My Greatest Gift Is You & La Oss Rekke Hender Frem.

Musicians to the Matters Of The Heart album: Tom Hansen, Nathan East, John 'JR' Robinson, Peter Friestedt, Kenneth Eriksen, Magne Arnesen, Jeff Pescetto, Espen Hauge, England Brooks, Halstein Larsen, Rose Baptiste, Bjørn Thomassen, Nils Mathisen, Larry Williams, Knut Koppang, Kjell Håkon Andersen, Marit Strømøy, Live Foyn Friis, Erik Skau, Bjørn Olaf Olsen, Jérôme Nigou, Andrea Di Puccio, Egil Bjørnholdt, Wakana Inamura, Rose Baptiste, Elizabeth Mukendi, Kristina Eliassen, Jon-Willy Rydningen, Reidar Vinje Stenvold, Stefan Gunnarsson, William Sikström, Mia Ellingsen Seierstad, Pål Johnsen, Victor Brooks, Line Knudsen, Helge Christensen, Haavard Flaaten, Svein Finstad, Astrid Tveitan, Rheanne Lindeberg, Kjell Håkon Andersen, Marianne Ligaard, Bjørnar Millelsen, Maria Merete Glosli Trøen, Laila Therese Johansen, Hugo Lande, Trine Charlotte Askjem, Truls Gran, Jon Ronander, Hugo Lande, Vibecke Wallin, Monika Wendt-Roznowska, Liv Neslowe & Re-Jentene.

Be Calm, Be Silent

Talking Music 2022

Tracks: Give Your Burden To Me, Hallelujah, Be Calm Be Silent, I Belong To You, Our Children Are Crying, O Mother I Long For You, God Is Love, Make Me Clean, Lovin’ Eyes & Our Love Is Forever.

Musicians on the Be Calm Be Silent album: Bertil Edin and others.

Here We Go Again

Norske Albumklassikere 2022

Tracks: Stand By (Your Man), Play With Love, Peter Pan, Sean Baby, Share, All Of Her Life, Here We Go Again, Carry Me Back, Sending My Love & Tonight.

Musicians on Egil Eldøen album: Egil Eldøen and others.


Norske Albumklassikere 2022

Tracks: Brother To Brother, Now We May Begin, Carnival, Sundown, Highway, Quick Siesta, I´ve Got The Melody & It Was Just A Dream.

Musicians on the Carnival album: Pal Thowsen, Inger Lise Rypdal and others.

Soul Letters

Connection Records 2022

Tracks: Love Remedy, Just For A Little While, At My Best, Ready To Hold You , Can't Let Go, Without You, Coming Home, Thinking About It, Pay Attention & Lead The Way.

Musicians to the Soul Letter album: Ole Børud, Ruben Dalen, Lars-Erik Dahle, Frode Østang Mangen, Jens Petter Antonsen, Børge Are Halvorsen & Makeda Dyhre.


Norske Albumklassikere 2022

Tracks: Varm Vind, Et Meningsfyltt Live, Du Er Kvinnen, Fotspor, Dans Dans, Konkurs, Når Månen Stiger Opp, Sarah, Skjønnhet Er Kjærlighet & KB.

Musicians on the .login album: Frodo and others.

Riding The Wave

Miles Music 2022


Riding The Wave, Let's Star Over, Falling In Love, Never Too Late, Lay You Down, Need You Now, Bye Bye Baby & The Fool.

Musicians to the Riding The Wave album: Adam Amer, Seb Hankins, Jon Cox, Joe Glossop, Pete Morris, The Hooligan Horns: (Leo Richardson, George Hogg & Tom Dunnet), George Millard, Ben Mallinder & Bobby Lamont.

20 Years

Frontiers Records 2022

Tracks: CD1: Velocitized, Without You, Can’t Stop Love, Silence Of The Heart, You Still Shock Me, Mecca, Wishing Well, Close That Gap, Blinded By Emotion, Falling Down & Miss-Chevious (Bonus Track). CD2: Perfect World, Closing Time, Ten Lifetimes, Life’s Too Short, I Know, Did It For Love, From The Start, Deceptive Cadence, W2W, Undeniable, As I Walk Alone & How Many Times (Bonus Track). CD3: Take My Hand, Unknown, Alone, Gone, Cry, A Kiss On The Wind, Let It Go & Believe.

Musicians to the 20 Years album: Joe Vana, Fergie Frederiksen, Mike Aquino, David Hungate, Shannon Forest, Jimmy Nichols and others.

One Night In Nashville

Purple Pyramid Records 2022

Tracks: Keep On Tryin', Crazy Love, Call It Love, Magnolia, You Better Think Twice, Kind Woman, Rose Of Cimarron, Good Feelin' To Know & Heart Of The Night.

Musicians on the One Night In Nashville album: Rusty Young, Richie Furay, Paul Cotton, George Grantham, Jack Sundrud, Tony Harrell & Phil Kenzie.