• 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.

West Coast Music Releases Highlights from Year 2018

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 2018:

10 Miles

LA Project Productions 2018

Tracks: 10 Miles, Amanda´s Disguise, Lavender Moon, Ocean Drive, Letter To God (Unplugged) & Aria.

Musicians on the 10 Miles album: Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Peter Friestedt, John “JR” Robinson, Frank Ådahl & Steve Porcaro.

Street Corner Heroes “Reissue”

Blixa Sound 2018

Tracks: Street Corner Heroes, Desperation, Brooklyn Girls, All Night Long, Free Fallin´, I´ll Be The Fool Again, Are You Ready For Love?, Saturday Night, Missin´ You, The Long Goodbye & Saturday Night (Single Edit).

Musicians on the Street Corner Heroes album: Robbie Dupree, Dennis Herring, Michael Boddicker, Bill Elliot, Joe Lala, Leslie Smith, Arno Lucas, David Anderson, Bill LaBounty, Matthew Weiner, Joe Turano, Jerry Peterson, Kal David, Brian Ray, Rick Chudacoff, Peter Bunetta, David Woodford, Lee Thornburg, Darrel Leonard, Bill Armstrong & George McWhirter.

Robbie Dupree “Reissue”

Blixa Sounds 2018

Tracks: Steal Away, I´m No Stranger, Thin Line, It´s A Feeling, Hot Rod Hearts, Nobody Else, We Both Tried, Love Is A Mystery, Lonely Runner, Navaguemos (Extra Track), Nadie Mas (Extra Track), Autos De Amor (Extra Track) & Eres Solitaria (Extra Track).

Musicians on the Robbie Dupree album: Robbie Dupree, Bill Elliot, Miguel Rivera, Bill LaBounty, Brian Ray, Dennis Herring, Bob Bordy, Jerry Peterson, Michael Boddicker, Alan Estes, Kal David, Leslie Smith, Arno Lucas, Matthew Weiner, Joe Turano, Robert Palmer, Rick Chudacoff & Peter Bunetta.

The Legendary Popscicle Toes Club In Dallas TX 1986

Tagg/McNulty 2018

Tracks: Sunset Drivers, What Love Is Like, No Sympathy Available, Nothin´You Can Do, Vulnerability, Radio Silence, Think Of Me, Mr. Briefcase, Be My Lover & Love Me Like A Train.

Musicians on the The Legendary Popscicle Toes Club In Dallas TX 1986 album: Eric Tagg, Kelly McNulty, Michael McGregor, Jason Bucklin, Albert Evans, Bruce Tate & Steve Gay.

Red Cap To Manhattan

Blixa Sounds 2018

Tracks: The Big House, Don’t You Worry, Thief In The Night, Send A Little Love My Way, Let Her Go, Little Moon, The Story Of A Boy In Love, Living In The Land Of Abe Lincoln, Red Cab To Manhattan, Sex Kittens Go to College, City Girl, My Clarinet, Hit The Road Jack (Session Outtake), Send A Little Love My Way (Single Version), Shine On You Crazy Moon (Demo), Smile When I Touch Her (Demo), I´d Come Home For You (Demo) & Teenage Millionaire (Demo).

Musicians on the Red Cap To Manhattan album: Stephen Bishop, John Tropea, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow, Warren Bernhardt, Don Grolnick, David Lasley, Gary Brooker, Clive Anstee, Dennis Belfield, Lenny Castro, Eric Clapton, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, John Giblin, Neil Jason, Russ Kunkel, Neil Larsen, Mike Mainieri, Hugh McCracken, Arnold McCuller, Sid McGinnis, Jeff Miranov, Andy Newmark, Chris Parker, Dean Parks, David Spinozza, Chris Stainton, Jeffrey Staton & Willie Weeks.

Airplay For The Planet

Sonic Trust Records 2018

Tracks: Walk The Wire, She Just Can’t Make Up Her Mind, History, After The Love Is Gone, Holdin’ On To Love, One Way Or Another, Roxann, Show Me The Magic, You’re Not Alone, When You Look In My Eyes & I Do.

Musicians on the Airplay For The Planet “Remastered” album: Jay Graydon, Joseph Williams, Bill Champlin, Sherwood Ball , Warren Wiebe, Bill Cantos, David Foster, Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Abe Laboriel, John Von Tongeren, Mark Portmann, Kenji Sano, Jerry Hey, Jay Oliver, Jon Gilutin & Brett Raymond.

Elua Aloha “Deluxe Edition”

Vivid Sound 2018

Tracks: Feeling Just the Way I Do (Over You), Need a Little Summer, Windblown Mind, Girl with Uke, You Remind Me of the Sun, All Bets Are Off, Hazy Sunshine, The Word Go, Frontier Village, She Has to Know by Now, Shadows of the Canyon & Satellite Sky.

Musicians on the Elua Aloha album: Jeff Larson, Jeffrey Foskett, Henry Kapono, Gerry Beckley, Jason Scheff, Jeff Pevar and others.

Elua Aloha

New Surf Limited 2018

Tracks: Feeling Just the Way I Do (Over You), Need a Little Summer, Windblown Mind, Girl with Uke, You Remind Me of the Sun, All Bets Are Off, Hazy Sunshine, The Word Go, Frontier Village, She Has to Know by Now, Shadows of the Canyon, Satellite Sky & World I’m In.

Musicians on the Elua Aloha album: Jeff Larson, Jeffrey Foskett, Henry Kapono, Gerry Beckley, Jason Scheff, Jeff Pevar and others

These Days

Carrack UK 2018

Tracks: These Days, Cold Light Of Day, Honey In The Sunset, You Make Me Feel Good, Talk To Me, Life In A Bubble, Amazing, Where Does The Time Go?, The Best I Could, Dig Deep, Perfect Storm & Tell Somebody Who Cares.

Musicians on the These Days album: Paul Carrack and others.

The Music In My Head

Shanachie Records 2018

Tracks: As Long As We´re Both Together, Suddenly Sci-Fi, The Idea Of A Tree, Bluebird Blue, To Spend The Day With You, Bebop Headshop, Where You Hid The Truth, The Music In My Head, Candleglow & Waterfall.

Musicians on the Music In My Head album: Michael Franks and others.

Bleeding Secrets

Moonback Inc. 2018

Tracks: Man Vs Machine, The Only Way Down, Love Knows, Dreaming Of Chagall, Imaginary Friend, They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To, Fireships, Evangeline, You’re Gonna’ Love Someone, Genius, Light Up The Night, Bleeding Secrets & Limbo.

Musicians on the Bleeding Secrets album: Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Gary Falcone, Will Champlin, Steve Porcaro, Francesca Falcone, Gabriella Falcone, Kelly Keagy, Dean Cortez, George Hawkins Jr., Alan Hertz, Burleigh Drummond, Joe Porcaro, Kelly Shanahan, Eduardo G. Del Barrio, Bill Bondine, Terry Landry, Lon Price, Paulie Cerra & Howie Shear.

AM Waves “Vinyl Edition”

Legere Recordings 2018

Tracks: Midnight In Richmond, Lenny, Take It Or Leave It, Underdog, Mojo Rising, Just A Man, Love Guarantee, Caroline, Kingston Boogie & Lolita.

Musicians on the AM Waves album: Young Gun Silver Fox and others.

AM Waves “Korea Edition”

CNL Music 2018

Tracks: Midnight In Richmond, Lenny, Take It Or Leave It, Underdog, Mojo Rising, Just A Man, Love Guarantee, Caroline, Kingston Boogie, Lolita & Long Way Back (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the AM Waves album: Young Gun Silver Fox and others.

AM Waves “Japan Edition”

P-Vine Records 2018

Tracks: Midnight In Richmond, Lenny, Take It Or Leave It, Underdog, Mojo Rising, Just A Man, Love Guarantee, Caroline, Kingston Boogie, Lolita & Long Way Back (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the AM Waves album: Young Gun Silver Fox and others.

Above The Clouds – The Very Best Of Glenn Frey

Geffen Records 2018

Tracks: The Heat Is On, Call On Me, Part Of Me Part Of You, You Belong To The City, Smuggler’s Blues, Sexy Girl, The Allnighter, Soul Searchin’, Same Girl, The One You Love, Strange Weather, I’ve Got Mine, River Of Dreams, Love In The 21st Century & Lyin’ Eyes / Take It Easy (Medley – Live at the National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland / 1992).

Musicians on the Above The Clouds: Glenn Frey and others.

Brave New World

Contante & Sonante 2018

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.

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.

Running Out Of Time

P-Vine Records 2018

Tracks: It´s Not My Style, This Time, Ends With You And Me, Running Out Of Time, Better To Love, Shoot The Moon, Never To Late, You Will Never Know & I Won´t Stop.

Musicians on the Running Out Of Time album: William Sikstrom, Victor Brannstrom, Rakel Sikstrom, Adrian Emilsson & Henrik Hansson.

I Will Be Waiting

P-Vine Records 2018

Tracks: Mr. Clean It Up, Tell Me, Show The Way, I Will Be Waiting, Up On The Hill, She’s a Magnet, I Need You, Take a Look Around, Costa Rica, You Are Runnin´(Bonus Track), Come On Home (Bonus Track) & Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Bonus Tracks).

Musicians on the I Will Be Waiting album: William Sikström & Rakel Sikström.

Live Your Live “Japanese Version”

AnderStein Music 2018

Tracks: We All Live In This Nation, Live Your Life, This Town Is Lost Without You, What Did I ..?, Never Take Us Alive, Game Of Love (Over And Over), Lying, Paradise Lost, Shade, Bye Bye, Dying Young, In Between, This Town Is Lost Without You (Acoustic version), I Don’t Know How (Acoustic version), Anni (Holding On Again) (Acoustic version)* & We All Live In This Nation (Acoustic version)*. *Download Only.

Musicians on the Live Your Life album: Michael Kratz, Kasper Viinberg, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, David Garfield, Dom Brown, Christian Warburg, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Mikkel Risum, Janus Bechmann, Ida Lohmann, Ole Kibsgaard, Ole Viinberg, Emma Viinberg, Den Jyske Sangskole & Kenneth Bremer.

Live Your Life “European Version”

Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group 2018

Tracks: We All Live In This Nation, Live Your Life, This Town Is Lost Without You, What Did I ..?, Never Take Us Alive, Game Of Love (Over And Over), Lying, Paradise Lost, Shade, Bye Bye, Dying Young, In Between, This Town Is Lost Without You (Acoustic version)* & I Don’t Know How (Acoustic version)*. * Download only.

Musicians on the Live Your Life album: Michael Kratz, Kasper Viinberg, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, David Garfield, Dom Brown, Christian Warburg, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Mikkel Risum, Janus Bechmann, Ida Lohmann, Ole Kibsgaard, Ole Viinberg, Emma Viinberg, Den Jyske Sangskole & Kenneth Bremer.

40 Trips Around The Sun

Sony Music 2018

Tracks: Alone (Newly Recorded), Spanish Sea (Newly Recorded), I´ll Supply The Love, I´ll Be Over You, Stranger In Town, 99, Struck By Lightning (Newly Recorded), Pamela, Afraid Of Love, I Won´t Hold You Back, Jake To The Bone, Stop Loving You, Lea, Hold The Line, Georgy Porgy, Rosanna & Africa.

Musicians on the 40 Trips Around The Sun album: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams and others.

The Best Of Me

Pony Canyon 2018

Tracks: Hard To Say I´m Sorry, Our Romance, Chaka, The Dancer, Heart Strings, The Best Of Me, Whatever We Imagine, Mornin´, Love, Look What You´ve Done To Me, Night Music & Love At Second Sight.

Musicians on the The Best Of Me album: David Foster, John Keane, Tom Keane, Jeremy Lubbock, Jay Graydon, George Blondheim, Steve Porcaro, Amin Bhatia, Nick Camas, Richard Marx, Richard Page & Vicki Moss.

A Whole In The Wall

Pony Canyon 2018

Tracks: Slipping Away, Margarita, She Used To Be My World, A Hole In The Wall, Where Did We Go Wrong, It´s Only Love, Love Like A Wheel, Thieves, Dance With Me & Hold On.

Musicians on the A Hole In The Wall album: Marc Jordan, Robben Ford, David Foster, Michael Baird, Michael Boddicker, David Boruff, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Brian Eno, Steve George, Jay Graydon, Jerry Hey, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Ian Underwood & Ernie Watts.

Works Warner Edition

Warner Music 2018

Tracks: Love Theme From St. Elmo´s Fire, Will You Still Love Me?, Through The Fire, After All, Tonight Tonight, St. Elmo´s Fire (Man In Motion), Thicke Of The Night, Rendez-Vous (Love Lights The World), Glory Of Love, It´s Something, No Tricks, It´s The Falling In Love, Everychanging Times (Theme From Baby Boom) & Too Young.

Musicians on the Works Warner Edition album: David Foster, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Bill Champlin, John Parr, Alan Thicke, Peter Cetera, Leslie Smith, Alice Cooper, Carole Bayer Sager, Siedah Garrett, Jack Wagner and others.

Works

Warner Music 2018

Tracks: Love Theme From St. Elmo´s Fire, Will You Still Love Me?, Through The Fire, JoJo, After All, Tonight Tonight, St. Elmo´s Fire (Man In Motion), Thicke Of The Night, Rendez-Vous (Love Lights The World), Should We Carry On, Glory Of Love, It´s Something, No Tricks, You, It´s The Falling In Love, Everychanging Times (Theme From Baby Boom) & Too Young.

Musicians on the Works album: David Foster, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Bill Champlin, John Parr, Alan Thicke, Peter Cetera, Leslie Smith, Alice Cooper, Carole Bayer Sager, Siedah Garrett, Jack Wagner and others.

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