• 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:

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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