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The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time –27:14 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Pop Rock, Surf Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  © Capitol Records

Summer Days (And Summer Nights) is The Beach Boys’ ninth studio album and was originally released in 1965 by Capitol Records. It was the group’s second album released in the year 1965, their previous release was Wall of Sound. This album marked the first appearance by Bruce Johnston though he was not technically considered a group member at the time of the recording. Almost all of the tracks on the album were written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, including hits “California Girls” and “Let Him Run Wild”.

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The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe (1963/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 25:43 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Pop Rock, Surf Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  © Capitol Records

Newly remastered for vinyl and in hi-res by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, Little Deuce Coupe is presented here in stereo.

Released just one month after the Surfer Girl album, Little Deuce Coupe was, incredibly, the Beach Boys’ fourth album in less than a year. Brian Wilson and the band responded by turning in arguably their most consistent effort to date — and a concept album, to boot.

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The Beach Boys – Love You (1977/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – Love You (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:28 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records

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 – 15 Big Ones (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – 15 Big Ones (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:08 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Capitol Records

15 Big Ones is the 20th studio album by American rock group The Beach Boys released in July 1976. It comprises cover versions of rock and roll and rhythm and blues standards, along with a few new originals. The album was met with mixed reviews, but the highest sales the band had for a new studio album in many years, peaking at number 8 on the weekly Billboard albums chart.

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The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA (1963) [APO Remaster 2015] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA (1963) [APO Remaster 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo & Mono 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 24:02 / 24:23 minutes | Scans included | 1,98 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Stereo | 24:23 mins | Full Scans included | 461 MB
Genre: 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. Besides the hit title track and its popular drag-racing flip side (“Shut Down”), this has a lovely, heartbreaking ballad (“Lonely Sea”) and a couple of strong Brian Wilson originals (“The Noble Surfer” and “Farmer’s Daughter”). There are also a surprisingly high quotient of instrumentals (five) that demonstrate that, before session musicians took over most of the parts, the Beach Boys could play respectably gutsy surf rock as a self-contained unit. Indeed, the album as a whole is the best they would make, prior to the late ’60s, as a band that played most of their instruments, rather than as a vehicle for Brian Wilson’s ideas. The LP was a huge hit, vital to launching surf music as a national craze, and one of the few truly strong records to be recorded by a self-contained American rock band prior to the British Invasion.

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The Beach Boys – Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue Series 2014 (6x SACD, 1964-1967) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Beach Boys – Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue Series 2014 (6x SACD, 1964-1967)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 7,04 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 3,00 GB

The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. Emerging at the vanguard of the “California Sound”, the band’s early music gained international popularity for their distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics evoking a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. Influenced by jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and doo-wop, Brian led the band to experiment with several genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and baroque while devising novel approaches to music production and arranging. While initially managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry, Brian’s creative ambitions and sophisticated songwriting abilities dominated the group’s musical direction.

Released in 1966, the Pet Sounds album and the “Good Vibrations” single featured an intricate and multi-layered sound that represented a departure from the simple surf rock of the Beach Boys’ early years. Soon after the dissolution of Smile, Brian gradually ceded control to the rest of the band, reducing his input due to mental health and substance abuse issues. Though the more democratic incarnation of the Beach Boys recorded a string of albums in various musical styles that garnered international critical success, the group struggled to reclaim their commercial momentum in America. Since the 1980s, much-publicized legal wrangling over royalties, songwriting credits and use of the band’s name transpired. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998. After Carl’s death, many live configurations of the band fronted by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continued to tour into the 2000s while other members pursued solo projects. For the band’s 50th anniversary, the surviving co-founders briefly reunited for a new studio album and world tour.

The Beach Boys are often touted “America’s Band”,and AllMusic stated that their “unerring ability…made them America’s first, best rock band.”The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them United States Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.They have received one Grammy Award for The Smile Sessions (2011). The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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The Beach Boys & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Beach Boys & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 53:53 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

This album combines the brilliant original vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys’ beloved classics with brand new symphonic arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, creating a unique and special experience of these iconic songs. 17 tracks produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman. Executive produced by Jerry Schilling. Orchestra conducted by Sally Herbert and Steve Sidwell and recorded by Peter Cobbin at Abbey Road Studio 2.

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The Beach Boys – Christmas Album (1964/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – Christmas Album (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 27:56 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Holiday
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records

Beach Boys’ Christmas Album features the Beach Boys performing a variety of holiday favorites. Most of the featured songs are well-known, some of the more popular being “Frosty the Snowman,” “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” among others. Furthermore, there are four songs composed by the Beach Boys – “Little Saint Nick,” “Man With All the Toys,” “Santa’s Beard,” and “Merry Christmas, Baby” – which begin the album. This mix of favorites and originals makes this a balanced holiday album that should please both Beach Boys admirers and those unfamiliar with the group.

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The Beach Boys – Beach Boys Concert (1964/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – Beach Boys Concert (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 33:17 minutes | 1,33 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Combining recordings from shows in December 1963 and August 1964 at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California, Concert is the Beach Boys’ first number one album, certified gold in the US and one of the last live documents of the original band with Brian Wilson, who would not perform in concert with the group for another 10 years.

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The Beach Boys – Beach Boys’ Party! (1965/2015/2017) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

The Beach Boys – Beach Boys’ Party! (1965/2015/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 31:07 minutes | 2,46 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 31:07 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Digital Booklet,  Front Cover
Genre: Rock, Pop | ©  Analogue Productions

Released in November 1965 as a filler to meet Christmas demand, the Beach Boys convened in the studio with some friends, some acoustic instruments and a batch of cover songs to record this album intended to sound like there was a party going on. The covers include several songs by the Beatles, a Bob Dylan tune, some vintage rock ‘n’ roll and a version of Barbara Ann by The Regents, a surprise hit single for the Beach Boys that peaked at number two in the US and number three in the UK. This version contains both the mono and stereo mixes of the album.

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