The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe (1963/2015) [HDTracks]

Artist: The Beach Boys
Title: Little Deuce Coupe
Year Of Release: 2015 (1963)
Label: Capitol Records
Genre: Rock, Pop, Surf Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/192kHz]
Total Time: 25:43
Total Size: 1,14 GB
WebSite: Album Preview

Newly remastered for vinyl and in hi-res by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, Little Deuce Coupe is presented here in stereo.
AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger:
Little Deuce Coupe was a concept album of sorts, in that most of the songs had something to do with cars and hot rod culture. That’s a pretty thin train of thought to sustain for most of a record. What’s worse, by the Beach Boys’ own standards of hot rod tunes, most of the tracks are pretty trite and unimaginative, rating among their worst early material. Not only that, the three best cuts — “Little Deuce Coupe,” “409,” and “Shut Down” — had already been issued on LP. The most noteworthy of the other tracks was the Top Ten hit “Be True to Your School,” whose fine tune and arrangement are marred by sappy lyrics of faith and loyalty to one’s high school. (The album version, oddly, is different from the superior single, which had the Honeys adding female cheerleader chants.) “Spirit of America” and “A Young Man Is Gone” (a James Dean tribute with Four Freshmen-style vocals) are moderately interesting numbers, but on the whole this is probably the worst early Beach Boys album, with the possible exception of Surfin’ Safari (and their 1964 Christmas LP, which doesn’t really count).
01. Little Deuce Coupe 01:41
02. Ballad Of Ole’ Betsy 02:17
03. Be True To Your School 02:10
04. Car Crazy Cutie 02:50
05. Cherry, Cherry Coupe 01:51
06. 409 02:02
07. Shut Down 01:52
08. Spirit Of America 02:25
09. Our Car Club 02:25
10. No-Go Showboat 01:57
11. A Young Man Is Gone 02:19
12. Custom Machine 01:54
Al Jardine – harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar
Mike Love – lead, harmony and backing vocals; saxophone
David Marks – harmony and backing vocals; rhythm guitar
Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar
Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; lead guitar
Dennis Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; drums

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