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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.   Forget the Song
  3.   Desert Skies
  4.   Canyon Ride
  5.   Silver Morning After
  6.   Galapagos by Arlo
  7.   Hibernation by Arlo
  8.   Tarnished Gold
  9.   Talk About Lonesome
  10.   Ponce de Leon Blues by Arlo
  11.   The Orange Grass Special
  12.   Nature's Light
  13.   Drinkswater by Arlo
  14.   Yer Selfish Ways
  15.   Goodbye
  16.   See, Oh Three
  17.   Ghost Dance 1492 by Arlo
  18.   Sleeping Butterfly
  19.   Alone Together
  20.   This Is What It Feels Like
  21.   The Calming Seas
  22.   New County
  23.   Germination
  24.   Close Your Eyes
  25.   Old Manatee
  26.   Hearts Mend
  27.   Sister Rose
  28.   Time
  29.   Earl Jean
  30.   The Sun Surrounds Me
  31.   The Good Night Whistle
  32.   Charm
  33.   Once We Were Trees
  34.   Leave That Light On
  35.   This is What He Feels Like
  36.   Sing Your Thoughts by Arlo
  37.   Midsummer Daydream
  38.   Banjo Press Conference
  39.   The Reminder
  40.   Jugglers Revenge
  41.   By Your Side
  42.   Something I Don't Recognize
  43.   The Hustler
  44.   No Queremos Oro
  45.   Singing Butterfly
  46.   Make It Together
  47.   Let It Run
  48.   Ballad of Never Rider
  49.   Old Sea Miner
  50.   Confusion Is Nothing New
  51.   Water from the Well
  52.   Mollusk
  53.   Sparks Fly Again
  54.   You Take The Gold
  55.   Sweet Julie Ann
  56.   Watery Moonlight

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