The Beach Boys – Holland (1973) [APO Remaster 2016] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Beach Boys – Holland (1973) [Analogue Productions 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:01 minutes | Scans included | 2,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 982 MB
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

The surprisingly weak result of a concerted effort by both band and label to push the Beach Boys back into the Top 40 (they succeeded, barely), Holland continued the muddy sound of Carl and the Passions – So Tough. The highlights here – Carl’s “The Trader,” Brian’s “Sail on, Sailor” and “Funky Pretty” – are marginally better than their immediate predecessors, though “Leavin’ This Town” (from recent addition Blondie Chaplin) is rather tiresome. Also, Al Jardine and Mike Love’s three-part “California Saga” shows the effects of their environmentalist spirituality left to bake in the sun a few minutes too long (though the conclusion, “California,” is a solid return to the harmony-laden sun-and-surf ’60s). “Only with You” is yet another tender ballad given an excellent reading by Carl.

01. Sail On, Sailor
02. Steamboat
03. California Saga: Big Sur
04. California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles
05. California Saga: California
06. The Trader
07. Leaving This Town
08. Only with You
09. Funky Pretty
10. Mt. Vernon and Fairway – Theme
11. I’m the Pied Piper – Instrumental
12. Better Get Back in Bed
13. Magic Transistor Radio
14. I’m the Pied Piper
15. Radio King Dom
16. We Got Love

Mastered fo this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.



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