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Beachwood Sparks

Los Angeles-based cosmic country-pop combo Beachwood Sparks were formed in mid-1998 by onetime Strictly Ballroom singer/guitarist Chris Gunst, slide guitarist/keyboardist Dave Scher, ex-Further bassist Brent Rademaker, and Lilys drummer Aaron Sperske. Inspired by the pioneering country-rock efforts of West Coast legends like the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buffalo Springfield, the group issued acclaimed singles for Bomp! ("Desert Skies") and Sub Pop ("Midsummer Daydream") prior to the spring 2000 release of their superb self-titled debut LP. Their polished sophomore effort, Once We Were Trees, followed in fall 2001. A year later, the band released the EP Make the Cowboy Robots Cry. Around the same time, Beachwood Sparks went on unofficial hiatus, during which time the members pursued various side projects including Rademaker's band the Tyde, which also included Scher and Gunst at times, Scher's All Night Radio, and others. In 2012, Beachwood Sparks reunited for the full-length effort The Tarnished Gold. In 2013, the band's previously unreleased debut album, Desert Skies, from which their initial Bomp! singles were culled, received an official pressing on Alive Naturalsound Records. ~ Jason Ankeny
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  1.   Song
  2.   Canyon Ride
  3.   Forget the Song
  4.   Desert Skies
  5.   Silver Morning After
  6.   Galapagos by Arlo
  7.   Hibernation by Arlo
  8.   Tarnished Gold
  9.   Talk About Lonesome
  10.   This Is What It Feels Like
  11.   Alone Together
  12.   The Sun Surrounds Me
  13.   Water from the Well
  14.   The Hustler
  15.   Old Sea Miner
  16.   Midsummer Daydream
  17.   Hearts Mend
  18.   No Queremos Oro
  19.   See, Oh Three
  20.   Once We Were Trees
  21.   The Reminder
  22.   Time
  23.   Ghost Dance 1492 by Arlo
  24.   Close Your Eyes
  25.   By Your Side
  26.   Old Manatee
  27.   Make It Together
  28.   Something I Don't Recognize
  29.   Sister Rose
  30.   Sing Your Thoughts by Arlo
  31.   Mollusk
  32.   Ponce de Leon Blues by Arlo
  33.   Nature's Light
  34.   Sweet Julie Ann
  35.   Sleeping Butterfly
  36.   Ballad of Never Rider
  37.   Sparks Fly Again
  38.   Drinkswater by Arlo
  39.   Jugglers Revenge
  40.   This is What He Feels Like
  41.   Watery Moonlight
  42.   Confusion Is Nothing New
  43.   You Take The Gold
  44.   Leave That Light On
  45.   Let It Run
  46.   Goodbye
  47.   Earl Jean
  48.   Singing Butterfly
  49.   New County
  50.   Charm
  51.   The Calming Seas
  52.   Germination
  53.   Yer Selfish Ways
  54.   Banjo Press Conference
  55.   The Good Night Whistle
  56.   The Orange Grass Special

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