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The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys (1985/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: The Beach Boys
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1985/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:30
Recorded: June 1984–March 1985


This self-titled 1985 album from the Beach Boys marked the beginning of a new era for the band: it was the first to be recorded following the death of Dennis Wilson two years earlier and it also brought the Beach Boys into the modern era of electronics, synthesizers, drum machines and 1980s production courtesy of Culture Club producer Steve Levine. Including the top 30 US hit Getcha Back, the album features guests Ringo Starr and Stevie Wonder, Culture Club member Roy Hay, rock guitarist Gary Moore and horn and string players.
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The Beach Boys - Sunflower (1970/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Sunflower
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records Inc / Capitol Records, LLC
Release Date: 1970/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:58
Recorded: June–October 1967; January 9, 1969–July 21, 1970; Sunset Sound Recorders, Gold Star Studios, and Brian Wilson's home studio, Los Angeles

Sunflower, released in 1970, marked the debut of the Beach Boys on Reprise Records after spending almost a decade at Capitol. The album scored more positively with critics than at the cash registers, however, racking up accolades and glowing reviews around the world. Rolling Stone included Sunflower at number 300 on the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time; in his 2006 biography of Brian Wilson, writer and critic Peter Ames Carlin compared Sunflower to Sgt. Pepper by the Beatles.
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The Beach Boys - M.I.U. Album (1978/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: M.I.U. Album
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1978/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 32:26
Recorded: October 1976б November 1977–June 1978; Maharishi International University, Iowa; Brother Studios and Wally Heider Studios, California


Released in 1978, this Beach Boys album is named for the Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa where it was recorded, a move that caused great turmoil within the band. Neither Dennis nor Carl Wilson approved of the decision, prompted by Mike Love's adherence to Transcendental Meditation. As a result, only Love, Al Jardine and Brian Wilson were involved in any major way. The single Come Go With Me, re-released off a compilation in 1981, broke into the top 20 the second time around.
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The Beach Boys - Love You (1977/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Love You
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1977/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 34:28
Recorded: January 1970, March–November 1973, October 1976–January 1977; Brother Studios and Brian Wilson's home studio, California


Love You (also known as The Beach Boys Love You) is the 21st studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on April 11, 1977. Originally conceived as a Brian Wilson solo album entitled Brian Loves You, the album is almost entirely written and performed by Wilson, with the other band members mainly serving as additional lead vocalists. Peaking at number 53 on US record charts, the album was received with a sharp divide between fans and critics. One single was issued from the album: "Honkin' Down the Highway" backed with "Solar System".
Penned during a process of mental and drug rehabilitation for Wilson, Love You has been praised by reviewers for the album's honest, unpretentious lyrics, and has been described as a portrait into his sense of self in 1977. Heavily reliant on 1970s analog synthesizers, the album has been recognized as an early work of synthpop, a forerunner to new wave experiments, and an idiosyncratic and creative oddity in the Beach Boys' canon. After being asked where somebody should begin with the Beach Boys discography, Wilson answered: "Pet Sounds first, then listen to The Beach Boys Love You." A follow-up album, Adult Child, was completed by the group, but left unreleased.
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The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Live In Chicago 1965
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Capitol Records, LLC
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:47:39
Recorded Live at the Arie Crown Theater, Chicago – March 26 & 27, 1965

Over the past several years since copyright laws were changed in the EU, it has become a tradition at the end of the year for record labels to release “copyright extension” releases featuring unreleased material from their biggest artists to protect their interests in said material. Hot off the heels of a compilation of Motown unreleased material from 1965 comes another release in this vein from a group who has made this a yearly tradition: The Beach Boys. This last Friday, Capitol put up quietly (as is the norm with these releases) on all digital download services a set of two unreleased concerts: Live In Chicago 1965.
Recorded on March 26 and 27 at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, this set presents two full concerts. The Beach Boys sang many of their biggest hits up to that point in time and also threw in some covers like “Monster Mash.” The two concerts feature a nearly identical tracklisting just with some shuffled songs and the second concert being slightly longer. As a matter of fact, the song lineup is fairly similar to the Beach Boys Concert album released in 1964, which was expanded with one of last year’s copyright extension releases: Live in Sacramento 1964. Also in this new release are four rehearsal takes for the concerts.
Three studio albums were released by the Beach Boys in 1965. The final one of those, Beach Boys’ Party! was just expanded to two CDs and 81 tracks a little under a month ago as a physical release. The Beach Boys Today! and Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) have yet to see any unreleased material freed from the vaults as of yet in 2015. Last year, Capitol put out a second “copyright extension” release for studio outtakes (Keep An Eye on Summer), so there is the chance of something else appearing before the New Year.
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The Beach Boys - L.A. (Light Album) (1979/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: L.A.(Light Album)
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1979/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:18
Recorded: July 1978 - January 1979

L.A. (Light Album) is the 23rd studio album by The Beach Boys, released on March 19, 1979. Produced by Bruce Johnston, James William Guercio and the band itself, the album was The Beach Boys' first on CBS Records, and the first to feature contributions from Johnston since his departure from the band in 1972. Johnston was brought in when it became clear that the ailing Brian Wilson was in no fit state to produce the album, and has remained in the band ever since.
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The Beach Boys - Keepin' The Summer Alive (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Keepin' The Summer Alive
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 33:12
Recorded: November 1969–February 1980; Criteria Studios, FL; Bachman Studio, WA; Brian Wilson's home studio, CA; United Western Recorders, CA

Keepin' The Summer Alive, released in 1980, was lushly produced by Bruce Johnston after an ill-fated attempt to have Brian Wilson helm the album. Featuring string and horn sections and many contributing musicians, among them Joe Walsh on guitar on the title track, this is the last Beach Boys album issued before the death of Dennis Wilson in 1983. The drummer refused to participate in the recording of Keepin' The Summer Alive and only appears on one old track from 1972.
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The Beach Boys - Holland (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Holland
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 54:27
Recorded: June 3–October 9, 1972; BBC 2 Studio, Baambrugge, Utrecht, Netherlands; Village Recorders, California

Recorded in a custom-built studio in the Netherlands, the Beach Boys released Holland in early 1973 to critical acclaim and commercial success, charting in the top 20 in the UK and the top 40 in the US. Holland includes the last-minute addition Sail On, Sailor and the three-part California Saga, written by homesick members of the band. This reissue also contains the contentious EP Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale), originally included as a bonus, along with the rare track We Got Love.
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The Beach Boys - Carl and the Passions 'So Tough' (1972/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Carl and the Passions 'So Tough'
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop
Label: © Brother Records
Release Date: 1972/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 34:31
Recorded: December 4, 1971 – April 13, 1972б Brian Wilson's home studio, Los Angeles


Taking its title from Carl Wilson's teenage band, Carl and the Passions - "So Tough" originally included Pet Sounds as a bonus when it was released in 1972. The Beach Boys' personnel was in flux at this point, with outside members coming and going and minimal input from Brian Wilson. Nevertheless, the album hit number 25 in the UK and number 50 in the US.
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