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The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys (1985/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys (1985/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:30 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Pop
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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) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:58 minutes | 1,56 GB | Genre: Pop
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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) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – M.I.U. Album (1978/2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:26 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Pop
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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) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – Love You (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:28 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Pop
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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”.

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The Beach Boys – Live In Chicago 1965 (2015) [HDTracks 24-88.2]

The Beach Boys – Live In Chicago 1965 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:47:39  minutes | 1,9 GB | Genre: Pop
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“Live In Chicago 1965” is an album of two previously unreleased recordings of The Beach Boys playing at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago on March 26 and 27, 1965.

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The Beach Boys – L.A. (Light Album) (1979/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – L.A. (Light Album) (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:18 minutes | 1,66 GB | Genre: Pop
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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) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – Keepin’ The Summer Alive (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:12 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Pop
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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 – Carl and the Passions ‘So Tough’ (1972/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Beach Boys – Carl and the Passions ‘So Tough’ (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:31 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Pop
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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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Kris Berry – Berry Street (2017) [CD FLAC]

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Artist: Kris Berry
Album: Berry Street
Genre: Pop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 294 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

In search of the sound for the new album, Berry merged gospel, soul, hip-hop, and her love for the nineties in a most sensual way. Berry Street, in many ways, is a harmonic configuration of most of her childhood; ghetto blaster on her shoulder; Southern Gospel from recollections of Sunday school hymns. The echo of Nina Simone on grandma’s radio, as well as the imprint of an ever-eclectic message from Wyclef Jean to Tracey Chapman. A “personal, rhythmic, soulful and modern take on the nineties” – inspired by a wide range of artists and a cross-genre perspective. Think Staple Singers, Bobbie Gentry, Eryka Badu and Quadron.

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Sylvan Esso – What Now [Japanese Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC]

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Artist: Sylvan Esso
Album: What Now [Japanese Edition]
Genre: Pop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 280 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved – the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more infectious, and the songs shine that much brighter. What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written- produced masterfully, sang fearlessly- to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

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