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The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (Remastered) (1966/2012/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (Remastered) (1966/2012/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:04 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Pop Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Pet Sounds is the 11th studio album by the American rock band the Beach Boys, released May 16, 1966 on Capitol Records. It was initially met with a lukewarm critical and commercial response in the United States, peaking at number 10 on Billboard Top LPs chart, lower than the band’s preceding albums. In the United Kingdom, the album was favorably received by critics and peaked at number 2 in the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, remaining in the top ten for six months. Promoted there as “the most progressive pop album ever”, Pet Sounds attracted recognition for its ambitious production, sophisticated music, and emotional lyric content. It is considered to be among the most influential albums in music history.

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The Beach Boys – 20-20 (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – 20-20 (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 30:13 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

This 1969 release fared much better in the UK than it did in the US, spawning the number one British hit Do It Again and a top 10 cover of Phil Spector’s I Can Hear Music, while the album itself peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Recorded largely without Brian Wilson, who was hospitalized at the time, 20/20 allows his brothers Dennis and Carl to come to the forefront as songwriters, vocalists and producers.

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The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | 38:38 minutes | 492 MB | Genre: Pop Rock, Surf Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet included | © Capitol Records

The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, has reunited to commemorate an unprecedented fiftieth anniversary. The recording marks the first Beach Boys’ album in decades to feature all surviving founders – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks. The album finds the legendary ensemble recreating their timeless vocal harmonies, reminiscent of the sound that defined countless generations. Coinciding with a nation-wide tour, the album is an exhilarating milestone proving again why they are Billboard’s top-selling American rock band for albums and singles! A must own!

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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 – 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 – That’s Why God Made The Radio (2012/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio (2012/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 38:45 minutes | 462 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will tour together for the first time in more than two decades.

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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 – 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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