The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys (1985/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 21, 2016
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys (1985/2015) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 40:23 min | 1.41 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol, Brother Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1985/2015

The Beach Boys' first new studio album in five years was a concerted attempt to regain old glories, which it did to an extent, selling better than any record since 15 Big Ones and spinning off the Top 30 single "Getcha Back" and the chart entry "It's Gettin' Late." But despite the production sheen provided by Steve Levine (of Culture Club fame), this is another competent but uninspired effort. Review by William Ruhlmann

The Beach Boys - Sunflower (1970/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 21, 2016
The Beach Boys - Sunflower (1970/2015) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - Sunflower
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 36:53 min | 1.56 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol, Brother Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1970/2015

After Reprise rejected what was to be their debut album for the label, the Beach Boys re-entered the studio to begin work on what would become a largely different set of songs. The results signaled a creative rebirth for the band, a return to the beautiful harmonies and orchestral productions of their classic mid-'60s material.

The Beach Boys - M.I.U. Album (1978/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 20, 2016
The Beach Boys - M.I.U. Album (1978/2015) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - M.I.U. Album
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 32:20 min | 1.16 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol, Brother Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1978/2015

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.

The Beach Boys - Love You (1977/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 20, 2016
The Beach Boys - Love You (1977/2015) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - Love You
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 34:23 min | 1.31 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol, Brother Records | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 1977/2015

Judging by the title and the quilted design on the cover, Love You would appear to be an album of ballads or romantic tracks, maybe '70s remakes of "Surfer Girl" or "In My Room." But from the brutal synthesizer stabs and Carl Wilson's throaty yell, "Harrahhh!" on the opening track, it's clear this is no ordinary Beach Boys LP.

The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965 (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 20, 2016
The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965 (2016) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 107:18 min | 1.90 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2016

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.

The Beach Boys - Keepin' The Summer Alive (1980/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 20, 2016
The Beach Boys - Keepin' The Summer Alive (1980/2015) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - Keepin' The Summer Alive
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 33:08 min | 1.29 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol, Brother Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1980/2015

By the end of the '70s, the Beach Boys were turning into a novelty act with their live shows and spewing forth easily forgettable records. One would have hoped that with the emergence of a new decade the group would have adapted a fresh outlook and returned to its former levels of creativity.
The Beach Boys - Carl and the Passions 'So Tough' (1972/2015) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - Carl and the Passions 'So Tough'
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 34:26 min | 1.16 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1972/2015

With the addition of drummer Ricky Fataar and guitarist Blondie Chaplin to the lineup, the Beach Boys entered a period of surprisingly earthy arrangements, obviously based on what they'd been hearing on cooler outlets like FM radio and AOR.

The Beach Boys - 20/20 (1969/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 9, 2016
The Beach Boys - 20/20 (1969/2015)

The Beach Boys - 20/20
Classic Rock, Pop, Surf | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 30:06 min | 1.25 GB | Front cover
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1969/2015

20/20 was not a proper album, being compiled from singles and leftovers in order to fulfill contractual obligations to Capitol. Nonetheless, it's one of their better post-Pet Sounds records, with a couple of good medium-sized late-'60s hit singles, "Do It Again" and "I Can Hear Music," that were fun retro sort of exercises.
The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A. & Surfer Girl (1989) [MFSL UDCD 521]

The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A. & Surfer Girl (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 521 | ~ 313 or 118 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Rock / Rock & Roll / Surf Rock

The real breakthrough, as Brian Wilson asserts himself in the studio as both songwriter and arranger on a set of material that was much stronger than Surfin' Safari…

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 031]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 28, 2016
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 031]

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 031 | ~ 148 or 94 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 77 Mb
Psychedelic Rock

The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound…