• 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 2020

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 2020:

Earplay – Rebirth 2

Ariola Japan 2020

Tracks: CD1: I Can Give You My Love, Cryin’ All Night, Distance, Take It Away, Can Not Hide Love, Crescent Aventure, Lost My Heart In The Dark, I Can Not Stop The Night, End of The Night & All Is Vanity. CD2: I’m Still Not lLate, Definitions of Adult, Love Suffer & Tokyo Boys and Girls.

Musicians on the Rebirth 2 album: Toshiki Kadomatsu, Shingo Kobayashi and others.

Something New : Unreleased Gold

Omnivore Recordings 2020

Tracks: Something New (Band Version), Come Down to Me (Solo Demo), What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo), The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo), You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo), Sometimes When a Man’s on His Own (Solo Demo), Prisoner (Band Version), Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo), Timothy Corey (Solo Demo), Almost Love (Solo Demo), Penny Arcade (Solo Demo), Don’t Bring Me Down (Solo Demo), Resting in Your Love (Band Version), Joseph (Solo Demo), A Note from You (Alternate Band Version) & To Be Someone (Solo Demo).

Musicians on the Something New : Unreleased Gold album: Andrew Gold and others.


AOR Heaven 2020

Tracks: All I Need, Where All The Dreams Begin, I Don’t Believe It’s True, Shelter This Love, Tailor-Made, Togetherness (Udugu Wa Ulimwengu), Treasure In My Life, Whenever I Get Close To You, Confidence & Again.

Musicians on the Togetherness album: Marco Taggiasco, Damiano Libianchi, Riziero RB Bixio, Giancarlo Capo, Marco Migliarucci, Joe Pizzulo, Terry Wood, Gianni Vancini, Luca Chiaramonte, Carlotta Leproux, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Jeff Pescetto, Anne Marie Bush, Fabio Penna, Gabriele Pistilli, Violins: Alessandro Marini (Concertmaster), Virginia Rosini, Erika Fini, Noemi Loi, Azzurra Cavicchia, Marta Iacoponi, Cellos : Francesca Formisano, Elena Bianchetti, French Horn : Andrea Antonelli & String Contractor: Giula Di Cagno. The Choir of Balueni (Hilary Muluti, Gift Kamwanga, Emmanuel Mutale, Abednego Nyirenda & Cephas Mulenga).

Eleven Words

Virgin Records 2020

Tracks: Everlasting, Love, Eternity, Victorious, Elegant, Nobility, Wonderment, Orbiting, Romance, Dreams & Serenity.

Musicians to the Eleven Words album: David Foster and others.

Live In Tokyo, 1994

Vivid Sound 2020

Tracks: Ooh Child, Heartache, A Stone’s Throw Away, The Blue Side, Da Doo Rendezvous, Long Distance Love, Half Moon, Blessing In Disguise, Face Of Appalachia (Bonus Tracks) & Unchained (Bonus Tracks).

Musicians : Valerie Carter, Yoshiyuki Sahashi, Hirozaku Ogura, Toshibumi Shibata, Yuta Saito, Nobuo Ariga, Yutaka Odawara & Marie Oishi.

American Standard

Fantasy Records 2020

Tracks: My Blue Heaven, Moon River, Teach Me Tonight, As Easy As Rolling Off A Log, Almost Like Being In Love, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat, The Nearness Of You, You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught, God Bless The Child, Pennies From Heaven, My Heart Stood Still, Ol’ Man River, It’s Only A Paper Moon & The Surrey With The Fringe On Top.

Musicians to the American Standard album: James Taylor, John Pizzarelli, Steve Gadd, Luis Conte, Jimmy Johnson, Viktor Krauss, Lou Marini, Walt Fowler, Larry Goldings, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Arnold McCuller, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, Dorian Holley & Caroline Taylor.


Légere Recordings 2020

Tracks: Kids, Who Needs Words, Baby Girl, Dream Woman, Long Distance Love Affair, Danny Jamaica, Just For Kicks, Private Paradise, Things We Left Unsaid & All This Love.

Musicians to the Canyons album: Young Gun Silver Fox and others.

Songs From The Playroom

P-Vine Records 2020

Tracks: Aqua Blue, Black Comedy, Song For A Broken Heart, Avalon Street, Dark Matter, Ride The Wave, Be The One, The Reason Why & Easy Love.

Musicians to the Songs From The Playroom album: Ali Thomson, Robbie McIntosh, Robin Mullarkey, Peter-John Vettese, Andy Caine, Katie Holmes-Smith, Triple H Horns, John Anthony-Helliwell, Sarah & Adam Baxter.

Three Little Words

P-Vine Records 2020

Tracks: Three Little Words, Oh Me Oh My, Under Her Spell, Woman, Couldn´t Be Happier, Good Friends, Ohio, Tellin´Her Stories & Look Inside Yourself.

Musicians on the Three Little Words album: Jeff Porcaro. Neil Stubenhaus, Vinnie Colaiuta, Carlos Rios, Mike Fischer, Dave Boruff, Bill Meyers, Guy Thomas and others.

I Al Elskværdighed

Nordsø Records 2020

Tracks: Side A: Midsommertøs & Stærke som løver. Side B: Vi to ku løbe, Jeg har det bare bedre & I al elskværdighed.

Musicians the I Al Elskværdighed album: Søren Sko and the others.

The Best Of The Westcoast Spirit

Perris Records 2020

Tracks: The Way Of The Night, Lost In Your Eyes, In My Crystal Ball, Far Away From The Storm, Never Gonna Let Her Go, On Dangerous Ground, Teach Me How To Love You Again, Worlds Away, On A Distant Path, Don’t Let Her Go, The House Of Love, Only In My Dreams, So Young And Innocent, Love Has Found Its Way & Burning Rainbows.

Musicians on the Best Of The Westcoast Spirit album: Frédéric Slama, Bill Champlin, David Roberts, Rick Riso, Dane Donohue, Michael Ruff, Doug St. John, Erika Norberg, J. Lynn Johnston, David Chamberlin, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, James Harrah, Tommy Denander, David Williams, Michael Thompson, Bruce Gaitsch, André Harold, David Diggs, Peter Hume, Dave Boruff, Tom Saviano, Brandon Fields, Hussain Jiffry, Eddie Watkins Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Ed Greene, Carlos Vega, Joey Heredia, Richard Page, Steve George, Charlie Bleak, Rachel Diggs, Chris Antblad, Janey Clewer & Tom Bailey.

Los Lobotomys

Creatchy Records 2020

Tracks: Dismemberment, Oozer, Purple Haze, Big Bone, Jorainbo, Lobotomy Stew, Little Wing, 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.

High Times – Live In Italy

Frontiers Records 2020

Tracks: Can’t Miss, Secret Information, Love & Beyond, Give Love A Chance, High Times, Save Yourself, Starting Over, Wasteland & More Than A Feeling.

Musicians on the High Times – Live In Italy album: Michael Thompson, Larry King, Larry Antonino & Guy Allison.

Love Songs

Carrack UK 2020

Tracks: CD 1: I Don’t Want Your Love (I Need Your Love), How Wonderful, Any Day Now, Walk on By, Keep on Lovin You, Satisfy My Soul, Only a Breath Away, One in a Million, All the Way, Eyes of Blue, Always Have Always Will, (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right, Love Will Keep Us Alive, If You Love Me, Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Moon River, That’s All That Matters to Me, My Kind & Into the Mystic. CD 2: For Once in Our Lives, You Don’t Know Me, Dedicated, That’s How I Feel, Let Me Love Again, Come Rain or Shine, Amazing, Share Your Love with Me, One Small Step, Crazy Love, Where Does the Time Go?, Am I in That Dream?, Perfect Love, If I Should Fall Behind, The Only One, Cover Me, I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love, With You in Mind & Tell Somebody Who Cares.

Musicians on the Love Songs album: Paul Carrack and others.

Music From The Planet

Sonic Thrust Records 2020

Tracks: Born To Love, From The Beginning, Insincere, Criminal, I Don’t Want To Say Goodnight, Welcome To Love, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Only Your Eyes, Modern Girl & I Will Be Loving You.

Musicians on the Music From The Planet album: Jay Graydon, Clif Magness, Glen Ballard, Machun, John Robinson & Valerie Moebel.

This Is What I See

Bernoit Music 2020

Tracks: So Good, Only One Try, Finally Here, I Believe In Love (This Time), Nobody But You, Love You More, Don’t Know Where We’re Going, Two Wrongs, Know It All, Let Love Win, Those Were The Times & This Is What I See.

Musicians on the This Is What I See album: Bernie Chiaravalle, Dan Needham, Mark Douthit, Jacob Lowery, Dylan McDonald & Peyton Parker.

Live 2000-2020 The Independent Years

Carrack-UK 2020

Tracks: CD VOLUME ONE: The Way I’m Feeling Tonight, Sunny, Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground), Satisfy My Soul, Life In A Bubble, My Kind, Nick Of Time, Where Did I Go Wrong?, The Only One, The Living Years, Perfect Storm, Better Than Nothing & Marie. CD VOLUME TWO: Into The Mystic, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Bet Your Life, Tempted, You Don’t Know Me, Georgia, I Think It’s Going To Rain Today, If You’d Ever Needed Someone, It Ain’t Over, If I Were You, That’s All That Matters To Me, Dig Deep, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Don’t Shed A Tear, Eyes of Blue & For Once In Our Lives. CD VOLUME THREE: Don’t Dream It’s Over, Raining In My Heart, If I Should Fall Behind, Running Out Of Time, How Long, You Make Me Feel Good, Come Rain Or Come Shine, These Days, Together, That’s How I Feel, Sleep On It, Time Waits For No One, She Lived Down The Street,  Never Too Late & Nothing To Lose. CD VOLUME FOUR: Another Cup Of Coffee, Any Day Now, Borderline, Just A Little Lie, Inspire Me, Late At Night, Good Feelin’ About It, Harvest For The World, Over My Shoulder, Sniffin’ About, No Easy Way Out, One In A Million, Life’s Too Short, Watching Over Me & One Small Step. CD VOLUME FIVE: Too Good To Be True, Happy To See You Again, Nothing More Than A Memory, When You Walk In The Room, Make Your Mind Up, Groovin’ , Let Me Love Again, What’s Going On, Dance To The Music, From Now On, Long Ago, Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, I’m Losing You, Nothing Without You, Beautiful World & Dedicated.

Musicians on the Live 2000-2020 The Independent Years album: Paul Carrack, Steve Beighton, Jeremy Meek, Dean Duke, Paul Copley, Lindsay Dracass, John Robinson, Rod Argent, Chris Garfield, Andy Staves, Jack Carrack & James Locke.


BMG Records 2020

Tracks: Another One Down, Limitless, Love Affair That Lasts Forever, Let Go, All Along, Up All Night, Front Row Seat, Strong Enough, Not In Love, Break My Heart Tonight, Last Thing I Wanted & This One.

Musicians on the Limitless album: Richard Marx, Lucas Marx, Michael Jade, Morgan Page, Steve Brewster, Mark Hill, Jerry McPherson, Jason Webb, Matt Scannell, Jana Kramer & Ross Copperman.


Little Dume Recordings 2020

Tracks: Learning To Crawl, Waiting In My Dreams, Crazy Boy, Close Your Eyes, Lifetime, I Don´t Know Why, We Belong To No One, Burning Bridge, No Words To Say, Surrender, Awaya, Wheels Of Life (Bonus Track), Slip Through My Fingers (Bonus Track) & Faith Unbroken (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the Pull album: Richard Page, Steve George, Pat Mastelotto, Buzz Feiten, Luis Conte, Tim Pierce, Trevor Rabin, James Harrah, Doug Makaskell & Peter McRea.


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