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« on: April 02, 2012, 02:17:43 AM »

Rolls off the tongue, I know...  

So, I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to organizing my music collection.  I love to have everything meticulously sorted, and I'm unhealthily obsessive about my metadata.  So, naturally, this extends to album artwork.  I want the highest quality artwork possible and I've been on a long quest to complete this journey with the Beach Boys.  Unfortunately, I've been stuck, as it has become nearly impossible to find any HQ album artwork for studio albums post-"Sunflower".  Google Images and other relevant sites have not helped me.  So I turn to you.  

What I mean by high quality:  

1.  High resolution.  
2.  At least 1,000 x 1,000 pixels or more.  
3.  The exact same artwork as was originally released.  So, for instance, the artist name is in black at the top of the original LP release of "Carl And The Passions - So Tough," while the CD version is more prominently displayed on the bottom left in white.  I'm after the former.  

I realize that most probably couldn't care less about this sort of thing, but I'd like to think a few of you here might.  So I start this thread with the hope we could eventually form some sort of list with all the proper HQ album artwork.  

Thanks!  


The List:

Studio Albums:

1.  Surfin' Safari  

2.  Surfin' U.S.A.

- 12" mono with LP borders  
- 12" stereo  

3.  Surfer Girl

- 12" mono with LP borders  
- 12" stereo  

4.  Little Deuce Coupe

- 12" mono with LP borders  
- 12" stereo  

5.  Shut Down, Volume 2

- 12" mono with LP borders  
- 12" stereo  

6.  All Summer Long

- 12" mono with LP borders  
- 12" stereo  

7.  The Beach Boys' Christmas Album

- 12" mono with LP borders  
- 12" stereo  

8.  The Beach Boys Today!

- 12" with LP borders  

9.  Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

- 12" with LP borders  
- 12" without LP borders  

10.  Beach Boys Party!  

11.  Pet Sounds

- 12" with LP borders  
- 12" without LP borders  

12.  Smiley Smile

- 12" with LP borders  
- 12" without LP borders  

13.  Wild Honey

- 12" with LP borders  
- 12" without LP borders  

14.  Friends

- 12" with LP borders  
- 12" without LP borders  

15.  20/20

- 12" LP  

16.  Sunflower

- 12" LP with label  
- 12" LP without label  

17.  Surf's Up

- 12" LP  

18.  Carl And The Passions - So Tough  

19.  Holland

- 12" LP

20.  15 Big Ones  

21.  The Beach Boys Love You

- Artwork  

22.  M.I.U. Album  
23.  L.A. (Light Album)  
24.  Keepin' The Summer Alive  
25.  The Beach Boys  
26.  Still Crusin'  
27.  Summer In Paradise  
28.  Stars And Striples, Volume 1

29.  That's Why God Made The Radio

- Artwork  

Live Albums:

1.  Beach Boys Concert

- 12" mono with border
- 12" stereo with border  
- CD version  

2.  Live In London  
3.  The Beach Boys In Concert  
4.  Good Timin': Live At Knebworth England 1980  

Notable Compilations:

1.  Best Of The Beach Boys  
2.  Best Of The Beach Boys - Volume 2  
3.  Best Of The Beach Boys - Volume 3  
4.  Stack-O-Tracks  
5.  Endless Summer
6.  The Greatest Hits Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations  
7.  The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations  
8.  Greatest Hits - Volume 3: The Best Of The Brother Years 1970-1986
9.  Ultimate Christmas
10.  Hawthorne, CA: Birthplace Of A Musical Legacy
11.  Classics Selected By Brian Wilson
12.  Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys  
13.  The Warmth Of The Sun  

14.  Summer Love Songs

- Artwork  

15.  50th Anniversary Collection 'Zinepak (Wal-Mart Edition)  


Box Sets:

1.  Good Vibrations: Thirty Years Of The Beach Boys
2.  The Pet Sounds Sessions

3.  The SMiLE Sessions

- Artwork  
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 08:59:27 AM »

The Beach Boys just recently updated their Facebook to include significant points in history. If you click on an individual year within the timeline, you will be able to click on photos signifying their album releases. These photos seem to be high resolution and in the original colors/hues.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 06:58:54 PM »

Here Is Smile in 1600 by 1600
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_228EvtU1ZYY/TBjNgnHh9cI/AAAAAAAAAMY/4beJIUWciJc/s1600/bigsmilefront300dpisp3.jpg

I am also interested in sort of thing
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 01:12:01 PM »

Love You, anyone ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 01:19:15 PM »

Love You, anyone ?
From The Beach Boys Facebook: http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/554388_10150714269204140_8216394139_9191443_284338008_n.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 01:22:55 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 04:29:40 PM »

Great to see some replies!  I had given up hope!  Also, thanks for the links and information.  Now that I see some people are interested, I have updated the thread with the albums that have HQ artwork, which also fit the criteria at the top.  As you can see, there's a lot of albums done, but there's many to go, so with your help, I think we can put together something pretty cool. 

Thanks! 
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 05:31:00 PM »

Great to see some replies!  I had given up hope!  Also, thanks for the links and information.  Now that I see some people are interested, I have updated the thread with the albums that have HQ artwork, which also fit the criteria at the top.  As you can see, there's a lot of albums done, but there's many to go, so with your help, I think we can put together something pretty cool. 

Thanks! 
The hyperlinks zu albumartexchange don't work.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 04:35:51 PM »

So, for instance, the artist name is in black at the top of the original LP release of "Carl And The Passions - So Tough," while the CD version is more prominently displayed on the bottom left in white.

IIRC reading on this forum somewhere a few days ago wasn't it established that the record was originally released with no 'the beach boys' on the cover at all, or was that just in a few countries?

I am now slightly peeved* that my 'Mini LP' of CATP may not be accurate as it has the small black writing at the top!

*not really annoyed but it bothers the OCD fanboy part of my brain!
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 05:47:25 PM »

So, for instance, the artist name is in black at the top of the original LP release of "Carl And The Passions - So Tough," while the CD version is more prominently displayed on the bottom left in white.

IIRC reading on this forum somewhere a few days ago wasn't it established that the record was originally released with no 'the beach boys' on the cover at all, or was that just in a few countries?

I am now slightly peeved* that my 'Mini LP' of CATP may not be accurate as it has the small black writing at the top!

*not really annoyed but it bothers the OCD fanboy part of my brain!

Well from my collection i would say the mini lp having the black lettering to be more accurate, as it was only issued as a single with the black "Beach Boys" on the top, whereas the original pressing lacked this but was a double album with Pet Sounds. So... a correct mini lp of the sing So tough would be accurate in having the black lettering
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2012, 10:08:11 AM »

Well from my collection i would say the mini lp having the black lettering to be more accurate, as it was only issued as a single with the black "Beach Boys" on the top, whereas the original pressing lacked this but was a double album with Pet Sounds. So... a correct mini lp of the sing So tough would be accurate in having the black lettering

Great info, thanks!  :D
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2012, 08:48:28 PM »

So, for instance, the artist name is in black at the top of the original LP release of "Carl And The Passions - So Tough," while the CD version is more prominently displayed on the bottom left in white.

IIRC reading on this forum somewhere a few days ago wasn't it established that the record was originally released with no 'the beach boys' on the cover at all, or was that just in a few countries?

I am now slightly peeved* that my 'Mini LP' of CATP may not be accurate as it has the small black writing at the top!

*not really annoyed but it bothers the OCD fanboy part of my brain!

Well from my collection i would say the mini lp having the black lettering to be more accurate, as it was only issued as a single with the black "Beach Boys" on the top, whereas the original pressing lacked this but was a double album with Pet Sounds. So... a correct mini lp of the sing So tough would be accurate in having the black lettering

 I think it more depends on where you source your original LPs. The USA was the double LP of course. The UK version had BBs in Black lettering. Brazil and Germany had BBs in White lettering
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 02:51:00 AM »

Links aren't working, anyone still have these?
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 08:34:44 PM »




ERROR 403
 Sorry, access forbidden. If you were following a direct link to an image please note direct linking it not allowed.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 07:35:33 PM »

Most of them are still at album art exchange or whetever it's called. you just have to know the user id and change the titles around to fit the LPs. 
Dog knows, if I can figure it out, the rest of you with your mighty intellects should be able to do it. 

 I hadnt really checked them out previously, but man do they look SHARP! 
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 10:21:14 AM »

Kind of related, does anybody have high quality scans of the back covers of their albums? I've searched and searched but have only found a handful of low quality pics.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2013, 06:49:34 AM »

Uhm, so what is the point of posting these when each and every one of the links comes back with a 403 error? 
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2013, 02:52:42 PM »

It's because the site doesn't allow hotlinking.
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2013, 04:28:13 AM »

Uhm, so what is the point of posting these when each and every one of the links comes back with a 403 error? 

Here's a little help:

http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?q=The%20Beach%20Boys
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2013, 10:48:58 AM »

Uhm, so what is the point of posting these when each and every one of the links comes back with a 403 error? 

Here's a little help:

http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?q=The%20Beach%20Boys

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