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The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys (1985/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys (1985/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:30 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records

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.

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. ~~AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann


1. Getcha Back 03:02
2. It’s Gettin’ Late 03:27
3. Crack At Your Love 03:39
4. Maybe I Don’t Know 03:54
5. She Believes In Love Again 03:31
6. California Calling 02:52
7. Passing Friend 04:59
8. I’m So Lonely 02:52
9. Where I Belong 02:58
10. I Do Love You 04:20
11. It’s Just A Matter Of Time 02:25
12. Male Ego 02:31


Al Jardine – Vocals, Electric Guitars
Bruce Johnston – Vocals, Kurzweil 250
Mike Love – Vocals
Brian Wilson – Vocals, Yamaha DX1, Jupiter 8, Oberheim OB8, Piano
Carl Wilson – Vocals, Yamaha DX1, Electric Guitar
John Alder – Guitars, Dobro
Graham Broad – Drums, Percussion
Stuart Gordon – Violin, Viola, Cello
Steve Grainger – Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Roy Hay – all instruments on “Passing Friend” except Saxophone and Programming
Simon Humphrey – Bass
Judd Lander – Harmonica
Steve Levine – Fairlight and Drum Programming
Julian Lindsay – Kurzweil 250, PPG Wave 2.3, Programming, Yamaha DX1, Oberheim OB8, String Arrangement, Organ, Acoustic Piano, Bass
Terry Melcher – Kurzweil 250
Kenneth McGregor – Trombone
George McFarlaine – Bass
Gary Moore – Guitars, Synthaxe
Ian Ritchie – Tenor Saxophone, Lyricon
Dave Spence – Trumpet
Ringo Starr – Drums, Timpani (all on “California Calling”)
Stevie Wonder – Drums, Bass, Fender Rhodes, Harmonica (all on “I Do Love You”)


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