• 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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Late 70´s west coast pop…

The music of Vapour Trails may make you feel that they are one of typical late 70’s Westcoast Pop. However please be advised that Vapour Trails was the British group of 3 session musicians: John McBurnie, Andy Dalby & Phil Curtis.

In 1979, this one and only album, recorded at Room 335 Hollywood, Larry Carton’s private studio, was on sale. In spite of the excellent contents, this album did not sell well in the States at that time.

In April 1981, the epoch-making TV programme, “The Best Hit U.S.A.”, which played “Don’t Worry Baby” every week at the opening of the programme, had started. The programme continued by September 1989 and “Don’t Worry Baby” was also used as the opening theme by the last broadcasting, which made this song one of the most well-known non-Japanese song among Japanese.

In 1981, this album was on sale as “The VT’s / Autumn Breeze” with the different track order and the different LP jacket under Polystar Records here in Japan because Warner Bros USA had already ended their contract with Vapour Trails.

Discography

Vapour Trails

Wounded Bird Records 2008

Tracks: Do The Bossa Nova, Don’t Worry Baby, Night People´, True Love, It’s All Right, Slow Dancing, Modern Love, Non Merci, Hold On To Something Good, Strange Conversations, Throw Down The Dice & Falling.

Musicians on the Vapour Trails album: John McBurnie, Andy Dalby, Phil Curtis, John Ferraro, Steve Holly, Brian Mann, William D. Smith, Michael Omartian, Dave Rose, Brian Chatton, David Benoit, Paulinho Da Costa, Tom Scott, Vivienne McAuliffe, Besty Cook & Bill Champlin.

Vapour Trails

Warner Bros 1979

Tracks: Do The Bossa Nova, Don’t Worry Baby, Night People´, True Love, It’s All Right, Slow Dancing, Modern Love, Non Merci, Hold On To Something Good, Strange Conversations, Throw Down The Dice & Falling.

Musicians on the Vapour Trails album: John McBurnie, Andy Dalby, Phil Curtis, John Ferraro, Steve Holly, Brian Mann, William D. Smith, Michael Omartian, Dave Rose, Brian Chatton, David Benoit, Paulinho Da Costa, Tom Scott, Vivienne McAuliffe, Besty Cook & Bill Champlin.

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