• 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 2019

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 2019:

The Warner Bros Albums 1970-1976

Warner Bros 2019

Tracks: CD1 (Sweet Baby James): Sweet Baby James, Lo and Behold, Sunny Skies, Steamroller, Country Road, Oh Susannah, Fire and Rain, Blossom, Anywhere Like Heaven, Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip On Me & Suite For 20G. CD2 (Mud Slide Slim): Love Has Brought Me Around, You’ve Got A Friend, Places In My Past, Riding On A Railroad, Soldiers, Mud Slide Slim, Hey Mister That’s Me Up On The Jukebox, You Can Close Your Eyes, Machine Gun Kelly, Long Ago and Far Away, Let Me Ride, Highway Song & Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again. CD3 (One Man Dog): One Man Parade, Nobody But You, Chili Dog, Fool For You, Instrumental I, New Tune, Back On the Street Again, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Woh, Don’t You Know, One Morning In May, Instrumental II, Someone, Hymn, Fanfare, Little David, Mescalito, Dance & Jig. CD4: (Walking Man): Walking Man, Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Music Now, Let It All Fall Down, Me and My Guitar, Daddy’s Baby, Ain’t No Song, Hello Old Friend, Migration, The Promised Land & Fading Away. CD5 (Gorilla): Mexico, Music, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Wandering, Gorilla, You Make It Easy, I Was a Fool To Care, Lighthouse, Angry Blues, Love Songs & Sarah Maria. CD6 (In The Pocket): Shower the People, A Junkie’s Lament, Money Machine, Slow Burning Love, Everybody Has the Blues, Daddy’s All Gone, Woman’s Gotta Have It, Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream, Don’t Be Sad ‘Cause Your Sun Is Down, Nothing Like a Hundred Miles, Family Man & Golden Moments.

Musicians on the Warner Bros Albums 1970-1976 album: James Taylor and others.

50th Anniversary The Collection

Rhino Records 2019

Tracks: Disc 1: A Horse with No Name, I Need You, Sandman, Here, Rainy Day, Three Roses, Riverside (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test), Children (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test), Everyone I Meet Is from California (Single Version), Ventura Highway, To Each His Own, Don’t Cross the River, Only in Your Heart, Cornwall Blank, Till the Sun Comes up Again & Head and Heart. Disc 2: Hat Trick, Muskrat Love, Green Monkey, Submarine Ladies, Molten Love, It’s Life, Rainbow Song, She’s Gonna Let You Down, Tin Man, Another Try, Lonely People, Hollywood, Baby It’s up to You, Old Man Took & Mad Dog (Demo). Disc 3: Midnight, Sister Golden Hair, Daisy Jane, Woman Tonight, Old Virginia, Company, Today’s the Day, Amber Cascades, Watership Down (Alternate Mix), Letter, God of the Sun, Political Poachers, Sarah, Are You There, You Can Do Magic, Sergeant Darkness (Demo), Ventura Highway (Early Take 4), Sister Golden Hair (Demo) & A Horse with No Name (Live).

Musicians on the 50th Anniversary The Collection album: America and others.

Beyond Imagination

Beyond Imagination 2019

Tracks: Traces Of Laughter, I Can´t Find Enough Reasons, Inside Your Eyes, Say Is This Love, Driving Along The Coast, Change The Way, I Want To Be Loved, Courage At Hearth, Love Of My Youth, Stay With Me Tonight & Spirit Of Freedom.

Musicians on the Beyond Imagination album: Viktor Johansson, Andreas Baro, Tim Carlstedt, Jimmy Garting, Daniel Purk, Emanuel Nyman, Isak Serholt, Jay Graydon and others.


CPU Productions 2019

Tracks: Shock Bone, A Life Like That, Still Here, It Has Come To This, Lament (Song For A Soul), Warm Wind, Footsteps, Somebody To Love, Stood Up & A Blade Of Grass.

Musicians on the Third album: Frode Holm and others.

Live From The Beacon Theatre

Rhino Records 2019

Tracks: CD1: Listen To The Music, Rockin’ Down The Highway, Mamaloi, Toulouse Street, Cotton Mouth, Don’t Start Me To Talkin’, Jesus Is Just Alright,White Sun, Disciple & Snake Man. CD2: Natural Thing, Long Train Runnin’, China Grove, Dark Eyed Cajun Woman, Clear As The Driven Snow, Without You, South City Midnight Lady, Evil Woman, Busted Down Around O’Connelly Corners, Ukiah, The Captain And Me, ENCORE: Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me), Black Water & Listen To The Music (Reprise).

Musicians on the Live From The Beacon Theatre album: Doobie Brothers and others.

West Coast Sound California

Warner Music 2019

Tracks: CD1: L.A. Woman, Yah Mo B There, All Summer Long, Running On Empty, So Long, Livin’ It Up, Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’, Hold Me, Mockingbird, Life’s Been Good, Runaway, Diamond Girl, Dance With Me, Broken Wings, California Dreamin’, The Island & Crazy Love. CD2: I Love L.A., Hot Rod Hearts, How Long , Got A Hold On Me, Runaway, Sentimental Lady, Magnet And Steel, San Francisco Days, I Just Can’t Let Go, I Keep Forgettin’, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Chuck E.’s In Love, Mornin’, Jealousy, Your Secret’s Safe With Me, For Fred, On The Beach, What I’d Do For Love, Lotta Love & Werewolves Of London. CD3: Radio Geyster 1977: Introduction, A Change For The Better, Down To The Wire, Feeling Fine California, Long Long Time, Born And Raised, My California, Goodbye To A River, Heart Of Gold, Desperado, Beggar In Blue Jeans, Baby Don’t Go, In My Hour Of Darkness, You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, Nobody’s Business, You Can Feel It, Bay & Last Resort.  CD4: Reminiscing, Hearts, The Buffalo Spirit, Touch Of Grey, There’s A Light, Los Angeles, Thank You Los Angeles, After The Gold Rush, Just A Song Before I Go, Go Your Own Way, I’ll Be Over You, If You Leave Me Now, Waiting For A Girl Like You, We’re All Alone, Longer, You Can Close Your Eye, L.A. Freeway, Willin’, Pacific Coast Highway & Southern California/That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise).

Musicians on the LA Collection 3 album: The Doors, James Ingram, Michael McDonald, Kid Rock, Jackson Browne, Firefall, Bill LaBounty, Kenny Loggins, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Seals And Crofts, Orleans, Mr. Mister, Diana Krall, Timothy B. Schmit, Poco, Randy Newman, Robbie Dupree, J.D. Souther, Christine McVie, Jefferson Starship, Bob Welch, Walter Egan, Chris Isaak, Ambrosia, Loggins & Messina, Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks, Leo Sidran, Alessi Brothers, Chris Rea, Lucas Arruda, Nicolette Larson, Warren Zevon, Geyster, Christopher Cross, Kristian Bush, McGuinn Clark & Hillman, John Mayer, Beth Hart, Don Henley, Ida Sand. Linda Ronstadt, Rowans, Karla Bonoff, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Steely Dan, Maxus, Young Gun Silver Fox, NightShift, Stereophonics, Little River Band, Marty Balin, Lylac, Grateful Dead, Jonathan Wilson, Murray Head, Matt Ellis, Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris), Graham Nash, Wilson Phillips, Toto, Chicago, Foreigner, Rita Coolidge, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Bill & Bonnie Hearne, Little Feat, The Beach Boys & Brian Wilson.


Little Flock Music 2019

Tracks: Shadow Of Your Love, Turn, Without Love, Jonah, Ghost Of A Son, Rivers Of Mercy, Easter Rising, Will For A Wing, Watermark, All That You Carry, Beautiful Savior, I Heard The Wind & Abide With Me.

Musicians on the Passages album: Peter Mayer and others.

City Nights

NiRi Sounds 2019

Tracks: One Night In Monte-Carlo, To L.A. (Album Version), City Nights, You’re Lifting Me Up, Day By Day, The Same Melody, Full-Blown Love Affair, So Into You, Where To Land, Even In The Night Time, Fading Memories, Only The Lonely & Saint-Tropez (Bonus Track).

Musicians to the City Nights album: Thierry Condor, Claudio Cervino, Urs Wiesendanger, Sabina Stokes, Jay Graydon, Daniel Küffer, Bernhard Schoch, Tom Beek, Bruno Amatruda, Dominik Rüegg, Theo Kapilidis, Chris Camozzi & Skyler Jett.

All In 1978 – 2018 “CD Box”

Sony Music 2019

Tracks: CD1: Toto (Child’s Anthem, I’ll Supply The Love, Georgy Porgy, Manuela Run, You Are The Flower, Girl Goodbye, Takin’ it Back, Rockmaker, Hold The Line & Angela), CD 2: Hydra (Hydra, St.George And The Dragon, 99, Lorraine, All As Boys, Mama, White Sister & A Secret Love), CD3: Live In Tokyo 1980 (St. George And The Dragon, Mama, Tale Of Man, White Sister & Runaway), CD4: Turn Back (Gift With A Golden Gun, English Eyes, Live For Today, A Million Miles Away, Goodbye Elenore, I Think I Could Stand You Forever, Turn Back & If It’s The Last Night), CD5: Toto IV (Rosanna, Make Believe, I Won’t Hold You Back, Good For You, It’s A Feeling, Afraid Of Love, Lovers In The Night, We Made It, Waiting For Your Love & Africa), CD6: Isolation (Carmen, Lion, Stranger In Town, Angel Don’t Cry, How Does It Feel, Endless, Isolation, Mr. Friendly, Change Of Heart & Holyanna), CD7: Fahrenheit (Till The End, We Can Make It Tonight, Without Your Love, Can’t Stand It Any longer, I’ll Be Over You, Fahrenheit, Somewhere Tonight, Could This Be Love, Lea & Don’t Stop Me Now), CD8: The Seventh One (Pamela, You Got Me, Anna, Stop Loving You, Mushanga, Stay Away, Straight For The Heart, Only The Children, A Thousand Years, These Chains & Home Of The Brave), CD9: Kingdom Of Desire (Gipsy Train, Don’t Chain My Heart, Never Enough, How Many Times, 2 Hearts, Wings Of Time, She Knows The Devil, The Other Side, Only You, Kick Down The Walls, Kingdom Of Desire & Jake To The Bone), CD10: Tambu (Gift Of Faith, I Will Remember, Slipped Away, If you belong to me, Baby he’s your man, The other end of time, The turning point, Time is the enemy, Drag him to the roof, Just can’t get to you, Dave’s gone skiing & The road goes on), CD11: Toto XX 1977-1997 (Goin’ home, Tale of a man, Last night, In a word, Modern eyes, Right part of me, Mrs. Johnson, Miss Sun, Love is man’s world, On the run (live), Dave’s gone skiing (live), Baba mnumzane (live) & Africa (live), CD12: Mindfields (After You´ve Gone, Mysterious Ways, Mind Fields, High Price Of Fate, Selfish, No Love, Caught In The Balance, Last Love, Mad About You, One Road, Melanie, Cruel, Better World & Bonus Track Japan: Spanish Steps Of Rome), CD13: Old Is New (Alone, Devil´s Tower, Fearful Heart, Spanish Sea, In A Little While, Chelsea, Chase The Rain, Oh Why, Struck By Lighting & We´ll Keep On Running).

Musicians on the All In 1978 – 2018 album: Toto and others.

Greatest Hits “Japanese Singles Collection”

Sony Music Japan 2019

Tracks: Disc 1: We Were Always Sweethearts, Dinah Flo, Georgia, Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, Hard Times, Hollywood, We’re All Alone, You Can Have Me Anytime, Breakdown Dead Ahead, Simone, Look What You’ve Done To Me, Miss Sun, Slow Dancer, JoJo, Heart Of Mine, Cool Running (Shep Pettibone Remix), It’s Over (Bonus Tracks) & Fade Into Light (Bonus Tracks). Disc 2 (DVD: Music Videos): Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, You Can Have Me Anytime, Breakdown Dead Ahead, JoJo, Cool Running & Heart Of Mine.

Musicians to the Greatest Hits “Japanese Singles Collection” album: Boz Scaggs and others.

This Is Yacht Rock

Warner Music Japan 2019

Tracks: Disc 1: Sailing, Dance With Me, Ventura Highway, Chuck E.’s In Love, Lotta Love, Opening Up To You, Make It With You, Midnight At The Oasis, She’s Gone, You Make Loving Fun, Summer Breeze, Altogether Alone, Smoke From A Distant Fire, I Saw The Light, Just Remember I Love You, I’d Really Love To See You Tonight, Don’t Hang Up Those Dancing Shoes & If You Leave Me Now. Disc 2: Unfaithfully Yours (One Love), New Frontier, Hello People, I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near), Why I Came To California, Outside, Phantom Of The Footlights, Nothin’ You Can Do About It, Marina Del Rey, Tell Me What You Dream, The Theme From “Greatest American Hello” (Believe It Or Not), Why’d You Have To Be So Beautiful, You Might Need Somebody, First Time, Love You Like I Never Loved Before, Twice Upon A Time, Money Alone & Steal Away.

Musicians to the This Is Yacht Rock album: Christopher Cross, Orleans, America, Rickie Lee Jones, Nicolette Larson, Laura Allan, Bread, Maria Muldaur, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Seals & Crofts, Hirth Martinez, Sanford & Townsend, Todd Rundgren, Firefall, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Terence Boylan, Chicago, Stephen Bishop, Donald Fagen, Brenda Russell, Michael McDonald, Leon Ware, Ambrosia, Larsen-Feiten Band. Leslie Smith, Marc Jordan, Timothy B. Schmit, Joey Scarbury, Wilson Bros., Turley Richards, Michael Sembello, John O’Banion, Maureen McDonald, Jim Messina Robbie Dupree and others.

Love & Beyond

Frontiers Records 2019

Tracks: Opening, Love & Beyond, Save Yourself, Passengers, Red Sun (Interlude), Supersonic, La Perouse (Interlude), Don’t Look Down, Far Away, Penny Laughed (Interlude), Love Was Never Blind, Black Moon (Interlude), Flying Without Wings, Forbidden City (Interlude), Just Stardust, What Will I Be Without You, Starting Over& ‘Til We Meet Again.

Musicians to the Love & Beyond album: Michael Thompson, Larry Antonino, Larry King, Mark Spiro, Tim Pedersen, Sergio Gonzalez & Guy Allison.

Both Sides

Linus Entertainment 2019

Tracks: Nearness Of You, Calling You, I Saw Your Side, Walk On The Wild Side, Both Sides Now, What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life, Wild Horses, He´s Going To Break Your Heart & People Get Ready.

Musicians on the Both Sides album: Marc Jordan and others.

Wilderness Road

Sono Recording Group 2019

Tracks: Ghost Train, Road To Redemption, Older n´Wizen, Gimme Back My Life, The Long Arm Of Justice, Wayward Lover, It Aint Up To You, Yet Something Beautiful, Wrestling With Angels, A Long Dry Season, The Woman Upstairs & Wilderness Road.

Musicians on the Wilderness Road album: Gino Vannelli and others.

Outside The Box

Creatchy Records 2019

Tracklist: Winning (Russ Ballard song covered by Santana), Let’s Stay Together (Al Green cover), Keep the Faith, Waiting as Fast as I Can, I Put a Spell on You (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover), Gotta Make a Change & Strawberry Fields Forever (Beatles cover).

Musicians on the Outside The Box album: Alex Ligertwood ant others.

Jacaranda Street

Lennon Records 2019

Tracks: Jacaranda Street, The Lavender Lighter, My Love Waits For Me, Stepping On That Bridge, 27th Avenue, Something Took You Over, Middle Age Lullaby, How Do We Do This Alone, Just Under The Surface, What If We Found We, Lifeline, Object Unidentified & Rowing.

Musicians on the Jacaranda Street album: Kipp Lennon, Pat Lennon, Michael Lennon, Mark Lennon, Mark Harris & Andre Kemp.

Los Lobotomys “Vinyl”

Rouge Records 2019

Tracks: Side A: Dismemberment, Oozer & Purple Haze. Side B: Big Bone & Jorainbo. Side C: Lobotomy Stew & Little Wing. Side D: Smell Yourself & All Blues.

Musicians on the Los Lobotomys album: David Garfield, Carlos Vega, Jeff Porcaro, Joe Sample, Brandon Fields, Lenny Castro, Steve Lukather, Vinnie Colaiuta & Will Lee.

Yesterday´s Dream

NCompass Music 2019

Track: Renaissance Man, Goes Without Saying, Two Hours, Always The Mystery, Day Trip (Instrumental), Yesterday´s Dream, Star Filled Sky, A Coastal Moon, High Strung & The Calamar Trees.

Musicians on the Yesterday´s Dream album: Jeff Larson, John Blakeley and others.

In The Far East

Leftfield Media 2019

Tracks: Disc 1: Intro, Caught In The Balance, Tale Of A Man, Hello Yokohama!, I Will Remember, Rosanna, Guitar Solo (Steve Lukather), A Million Miles Away, Mad About You, Jake To The Bone, Drum Solo (Simon Phillips), Out Of Love (Acoustic), Mama (Acoustic), 99 (Acoustic), You Are The Flower (Acoustic), I’ll Be Over You & The Road Goes On. Disc 2: Better World, I Won’t Hold You Back, Cruel, Africa, Keyboard Solo (David Paich), White Sister, Child’s Anthem, Girl Goodbye, Band Introduction & Hold The Line.

Musicians on the In The Far East album: Toto and others.

40 Tours Around The Sun “BluRay/CD”

Eagle Records 2019

Tracks: CD 1: Intro, Alone. Hold the Line, Lovers in the Night, Spanish Sea, I Will Remember, English Eyes, Jake to the Bone, Lea, Rosanna, Miss Sun, Georgy Porgy, Human Nature, Holyanna, No Love. CD2: Mushanga, Stop Loving You, Girl Goodbye, Angela. Lion, Dune (Desert Theme), While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Stranger in Town, Make Believe, Africa & The Road Goes On. BluRay: Intro, Alone, Hold the Line, Lovers in the Night, Spanish Sea, I Will Remember, English Eyes, Jake to the Bone, Lea, Rosanna, Miss Sun, Georgy Porgy, Human Nature, Holyanna, No Love, Mushanga, Stop Loving You, Girl Goodbye, Angela, Lion, Dune (Desert Theme), While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Stranger in Town, Make Believe, Africa & The Road Goes On.

Musicians on the 40 Tours Around The Sun album: Toto and others.

40 Tours Around The Sun

Eagle Records 2019

Tracks: CD 1: Intro, Alone. Hold the Line, Lovers in the Night, Spanish Sea, I Will Remember, English Eyes, Jake to the Bone, Lea, Rosanna, Miss Sun, Georgy Porgy, Human Nature, Holyanna, No Love. CD2: Mushanga, Stop Loving You, Girl Goodbye, Angela. Lion, Dune (Desert Theme), While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Stranger in Town, Make Believe, Africa & The Road Goes On.

Musicians on the 40 Tours Around The Sun album: Toto and others.

Works 2

Warner Music 2019

Tracks: I Will Be There With You, I Don´t Wanna Dance No More, My Old Friend, Hard To Say I´m Sorry/Get Away, Winter Games, So In Love With You, Sara, Anywhere You Run To, And The Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia), Dream Weaver, Flight Of The Snowbirds, It´s Something!, How You Gonna See Me Now, Runaway, When You Love Someone, A Fool And His Love & You Are So Beautiful.

Musicians on the Works album: David Foster, Katharine McPhee, Carole Bayer Sager, Al Jarreau, Chicago, U.N.V., Bill Champlin, David Roberts, Chaka Khan, Gary Wright, Brenda Russell, Alice Cooper, The Corrs, Anita Baker, James Ingram, Bobby King, Kenny Rogers and others.


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