• 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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Baby Come Back…

Best remembered for the late-’70s chart-topper “Baby Come Back,” Player was formed in Los Angeles in 1977 by singer/guitarist Peter Beckett (formerly of the U.K. group Skyband), bassist Ronn Moss and guitarist/keyboardist J.C. Crowley.

After adding drummer John Friesen, Player signed to impresario Robert Stigwood’s RSO label and issued “Baby Come Back,” which sat atop the pop singles chart for three weeks in early 1978; their self-titled debut LP appeared that same year, as did the follow-up, Danger Zone.

Crowley exited Player soon after, later enjoying a solo career as a country artist; the remaining trio issued Room with a View in 1980 before Moss and Friesen both departed as well.

Beckett, the lone remaining founding member, continued the group for one final LP, 1982’s Spies of Life, before retiring the Player name to mount a career as a songwriter and solo performer.

Moss, meanwhile, joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 1987; he and Beckett reformed Player in 1995, soon after issuing the reunion LP Lost in Reality. — Words by Jason Ankeny – All Music Guide

See more at the Player website.

Discography

Too Many Reasons

Frontiers Records 2013

Tracks: Man On Fire, Precious, I Will, Tell Me, The Sins Of Yesterday, You´re My Addiction, Too Many Reasons, To The Extreme, The Words You Say, Life In Color, A Part Of Me, Kites, Nothin´Like You & Baby Come Back (New Recording).

Musicians on the Too Many Reasons album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss and others.

Addiction EP

Frontiers Records 2012

Tracks: My Addiction, Too Many Reasons & Baby Come Back (New Recording).

Musicians on the Addiction EP album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss and others.

Baby Come Back ….

Compendia Records 2005

Tracks: Baby Come Back, No More Rain, After All This Time, Footprints In The Sand, This Is Your Life, Without You, Cherry Lane, Every Time I Turn Around, Just To Be With You & Baby Come Back (remix).

Musicians on the Baby Come Back album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, John Friesen, Miles Joseph & Gabriel Katona.

Room With A View

Universal International 2002

Tracks: Room With a View, It’s for You, Upside Down, Who Do You Think You Are, Bad News Travels Fast, All Tied Up, Giving It All, It May Never Happen & Tip of the Iceberg.

Musicians on the Room With A View album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, John Friesen, Miles Joseph & Gabriel Katona.

Player/Danger Zone

One Way Records 2001

Tracks: Come On Out, Baby Come Back, Goodbye (That’s All I Ever Heard), Melanie, Every Which Way, This Time I’m In It For Love, Love Is Where You Find It, Movin’ Up, Cancellation, Tryin’ To Write A Hit Song, Love In The Danger Zone, Silver Lining, I Just Wanna Be With You, Forever, I’ve Been Thinkin’, Prisoner Of Your Love, Join In The Dance, Wait Until Tomorrow & Let Me Down Easy.

Musicians on the Player + Danger Zone album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, J.C. Crowley, John Frisen, Wayne Cook, Michael Omartian, Bill Cuomo, Bob Carpenter, Reed Kailing, Jay Lewis, Jack White, Gary Coleman, Steve Forman & Jim Horn.

The Best Of Player – Baby Come Back

Polygram Records 1998

Tracks: Baby Come Back, This Time I’m In It For Love, Melanie, Prisoner Of Your Love, I’ve Been Thinking, Wait Until Tomorrow, Givin’ It All , Who Do You Think You Are?, It’s For You, Bad News Travels Fast, If Looks Could Kill, Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, It Only Hurts When I Breathe, Beautiful Love & Footprints In The Sand.

Musicians on the The Best Of Player – Baby Come Back album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss and others.

Electric Shadows

Polystar Records 1995

Tracks: This Is Your Life, Without You, Footprints In The Sand, Something Good, After All This Time, Baby Come Back, Cherry Lane, Stand By You, No More Rain, Sometimes You Gotta Let Go, Beautiful Love, Just To Be With You & Every Time I Turn Around.

Musicians on the Lost In Reality album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, Bob Marlette, John Parker, Mark Ross, David Kopatz, Michael Parnell, Doug Macaskill, Nick Nolan, Tim Pierce, Keith Jones, Kevin Clarke, Art Wood, Burleigh Drummond, Bill Bergman & Billy Martin.

Lost In Reality

Sweet Basil Inc. 1995

Tracks: This Is Your Life, Without You, Footprints In The Sand, Something Good, After All This Time, Baby Come Back, Cherry Lane, Stand By You, No More Rain, Sometimes You Gotta Let Go, Beautiful Love, Just To Be With You & Every Time I Turn Around.

Musicians on the Lost In Reality album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, Bob Marlette, Johm Parker, Mark Ross, David Kopatz, Michael Parnell, Doug Macaskill, Nick Nolan, Tim Pierce, Keith Jones, Kevin Clarke, Art Wood, Burleigh Drummond, Bill Bergman & Billy Martin.

Best Of Player

Mercury Records 1990

Tracks: Baby Come Back, Givin` It All, I Just Wanna Be With You, Left Me Down Easy, I`ve Been Thinking, Tryin` To Write A Hit Song, This time I`m In It For Love, It`s For You, Bad News Travels Fast, Who Do You Think You Are, Upside Down Again, Prisoner Of Your Love, Wait Until Tomorrow, Every Which Way & Silver Lining.

Musicians on the Best Of album: Peter Beckett, J.C. Crowley, Ronn Moss, John Friesen, Wayne Cook, Jim Horn, Michael Omartian, Steve Forman and others.

Spies Of Life

RCA Records 1982

Tracks: If Looks Could Kill. Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, Thank You For The Use Of Your Love, It Only Hurts When I Breathe, My Mind’s Made Up, I’d Rather Be Gone, Take Me Back, My Survival, Born To Be With You & In Like Flynn.

Musicians on the Spies Of Life album: Peter Beckett, John Friesen, Miles Joseph, Rusty Buchanan, Gabriel Katona, Gary Wright, Dennis Lambert, Jay Lewis, Steve Foreman, Tom Kelly & Tommy Funderburk.

Room With A View

Casablanca Records 1981

Tracks: Room With a View, It’s for You, Upside Down, Who Do You Think You Are, Bad News Travels Fast, All Tied Up, Giving It All, It May Never Happen & Tip of the Iceberg.

Musicians on the Room With A View album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, John Friesen, Miles Joseph & Gabriel Katona.

Danger Zone

RSO Records 1978

Tracks: Love in the Danger Zone, Silver Lining, I Just Wanna Be With You, Forever, I’ve Been Thinkin’, Prisoner of Your Love, Join in the Dance, Wait Until Tomorrow & Let Me Down Easy.

Musicians on the Danger Zone album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, Bob Carpenter, Wayne Cook, J.C. Crowley, Bill Cuomo, Steve Forman & John Friesen.

Silver Lining

RSO Records 1978

Tracks: Silver Lining, Love In The Danger Zone, Prisoner Of Your Love & I´ve Been Thinkin´.

Musicians on the Silver Lining EP: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, J.C. Crowley, John Friesen and others.

Player

RSO Records 1978

Tracks: Baby Come Back, Come On Out, Goodbye (That’s All I Ever Heard), Melanie, Every Which Way, This Time I’m In It For Love, Love Is Where You Find It, Movin’ Up, Cancellation & Tryin’ To Write A Hit Song.

Musicians on the Player album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, Gary Coleman, Wayne Cook, J.C. Crowley, John Friesen, Jim Horn, Reed Kailing, Jay Lewis, Maria Newman, Michael Omartian & Jack White.

Baby Come Back

Philips Records 1977

Tracks: Baby Come Back, Melanie, Just Wanna Be With You, Come On Out, I’ve Been Thinkin’, This Time I’m In It For Love, Prisoner Of Your Love, Silver Lining, Every Which Way, Love In The Danger Zone & Tryin’ To Write A Hit Song.

Musicians on the Baby Come Back album: Peter Beckett, Ronn Moss, J.C. Crowley, John Friesen and others.

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