Holland (2015 Remaster) The Beach Boys

Album info

Album-Release:
1973

HRA-Release:
12.09.2015

Label: Capitol Records

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Pop Rock

Artist: The Beach Boys

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Sail On, Sailor03:22
  • 2Steamboat04:38
  • 3California Saga (Big Sur)02:57
  • 4California Saga (The Beaks Of Eagles)03:49
  • 5California Saga (California)03:23
  • 6The Trader05:09
  • 7Leaving This Town05:52
  • 8Only With You03:03
  • 9Funky Pretty04:13
  • 10Mt. Vernon And Fairway (Theme)01:34
  • 11I'm The Pied Piper02:20
  • 12Better Get Back In Bed01:39
  • 13Magic Transistor Radio01:43
  • 14I'm The Pied Piper02:09
  • 15Radio King Dom02:40
  • 16We Got Love05:56
  • Total Runtime54:27

Info for Holland (2015 Remaster)

Having finally rid themselves of a dated stripe-shirt image with the masterful Surf's Up, the Beach Boys continued the process with this ambitious album. The entire group had decamped to the Netherlands to record much of its content, a decision adding an emotional fission to its 'California Saga' trilogy. Although Brian Wilson's contribution was limited to two excellent songs, siblings Dennis and Carl rose to the occasion, with the latter's particularly impressive 'Trader'. The group's harmonies remain as distinctive as ever, while two recent additions to the line-up, Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar, increased the vocal range and added new instrumental muscle. This became their best-selling album for six years, and Holland prepared the way for the Beach Boys' 70s comeback.

„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.“ (John Bush, AMG)

Blondie Chaplin, lead, backing and harmony vocals, bass
Ricky Fataar, lead, backing and harmony vocals, drums
Al Jardine, lead, backing and harmony vocals, banjo
Mike Love, lead, backing and harmony vocals
Brian Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals, piano, synthesizer, drums
Carl Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals, guitar
Dennis Wilson, lead, backing and harmony vocals, piano
Additional musicians:
Daryl Dragon, Hammond B3
Tony Martin Jr., steel guitar
Bruce Johnston, backing and harmony vocals (on California Saga: California)

Recorded June 3–October 9, 1972 at BBC 2 Studio, Baambrugge, Utrecht, Netherlands; Village Recorders, California
Engineered by Rob Fabroni, Stephen Moffitt
Produced by The Beach Boys, Carl Wilson

Digitally remastered

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