• 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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The Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly Project ….

The Kelly/Steinberg song writing team were amongst the most successful of the 1990’s but,like many others, their beginnings were humble and shrouded in obscurity. i – Ten’s ‘Taking A Cold Look’ may not have made much of an impact when first released but its arrival signalled a seismic shift in the world of pop and rock. It was the recording debut as a duo of two of the world’s most successful songwriters, a record that came and went in the blink of an eye but containing some of the most impressive songs and musical arrangements of all time.

Produced to pin-point perfection by Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner etc), together with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, the tracks display a healthy appetite for the kind of super glossy hi-tech sound employed by Toto, Steely Dan and Journey; high grade AOR of the finest variety. However, it’s Steinberg and Kelly’s songs that provide the bulk of the cake – songs later covered by the likes of REO Speedwagon, Honeymoon Suite and Heart (‘Alone’ was a #1 hit US single). ‘Taking A Cold Look’ is recognised by those in the know as one of the most complete works of the era and one deserving full reappraisal.

Taking A Cold Look

Sony Music 2013

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

Taking A Cold Look

Rock Candy Records 2009

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

Taking A Cold Look

Rewind Records 2000

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

Taking A Cold Look

Epic Records 1983

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

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