Personnel: Grant Geissman, Bill Mize (acoustic guitar); Dan Higgins (woodwinds); Tim Heintz (piano, keyboards); Burleigh Drummond (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ross Pallone.
Recording information: 57 Varieties Studio.
Photographer: Larry Ulrich.
Part of the Orange Tree Productions label's National Park Series, The Sounds of the California Coast features a mix of ambient sounds and new age music. The slowly rolling waves of the Pacific and the sounds of birds and other wildlife that live along the West Coast are combined with compositions from Randy Petersen and Bill Mize in a tranquil mix. Musicians include Tim Heintz and Charlie Bisharat, and the label donates a portion of each sale to various National Park associations.