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Beachwood Sparks - Once We Were Trees flac album Performer: Beachwood Sparks
Title: Once We Were Trees
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Released: 2001
Country: US
MP3 album: 1514 mb
FLAC album: 1606 mb
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Rock

Beachwood Sparks are an American alternative country band from Los Angeles Contents. A single from the album, a cover of Sade's "By Your Side", was released in the United Kingdom and enjoyed some chart success Band co-founder Josh Schwartz died in September 2017 from complications from AL. .

Once We Were Trees is their second album. Of course, there's a Sade cover ("By Your Side"), though I think Beachwood Sparks have a better handle on sly retro-hipness than she does, and therefore shouldn't need to perform ironic cover songs to be cool. It does sound nice (one of their better modes, as far as I can tell), in a "Whiter Shade of Pale" kind of way, and it's possible that the band simply liked the song, and wanted to play it just because. Rock critics don't handle sincerity very well, so I'll leave you with my suspicion that they were only trying to make waves on indie playlists.

Produced by Beachwood Sparks. Album Once We Were Trees. You think I'd leave your side baby You know me better than that You think I'd leave you down when you're down on your knees I wouldn't do that. Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig. Once We Were Trees Beachwood Sparks. 2. Confusion Is Nothing New. 3. The Sun Surrounds Me.

Sound - 9 The musical styling of the album " Once We Were Trees " (by Beachwood Sparks ) is defined as "Psychedelic Country/Pop Country". And one can't help but to agree. Some songs are more Country than Psychedelic, and vice-versa. However some songs/covers are a healthy mix in that the instrumental is Psychedelic but the vocals and lyrics are Country (and again vice-versa). Beachwood Sparks' sound is unique because, frankly, no one else really sounds like them  . I like how the album really would sound like a 60's album to someone who doesn't know that it was actually made in 2002.

This song is by Beachwood Sparks and appears on the album Once We Were Trees (2001).

Confusion Is Nothing New, 03:04. The Sun Surrounds Me, 02:56. Jugglers Revenge, 02:50. The Good Night Whistle, 04:44. Once We Were Trees, 05:08.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Germination 0:31
2 Confusion Is Nothing New 3:05
3 The Sun Surrounds Me 2:56
4 You Take The Gold 2:10
5 Hearts Mend 2:18
6 Let It Run 6:38
7 Old Manatee
Guitar – Ben Knight
8 The Hustler 4:05
9 Yer Selfish Ways
Guitar – J. Mascis*
10 By Your Side
Guitar – Ben Knight
11 Close Your Eyes 3:33
12 Banjo Press Conference 2:24
13 Jugglers Revenge
Guitar – J. Mascis*
14 The Good Night Whistle 4:45
15 Once We Were Trees 5:08

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – WEA Mfg. Olyphant – Z2678


  • Mixed By – Beachwood Sparks, Michael Deming (tracks: 1, 3, 6 to 10), Thom Monahan (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 11 to 15)
  • Performer – Beachwood Sparks
  • Recorded By – Thom Monahan
  • Written-By – Andrew Hale (tracks: 10), Beachwood Sparks (tracks: 1 to 9, 11 to 15), Paul S. Denman, Sade Adu (tracks: 10), Stuart Matthewman (tracks: 10)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 98787-0545-2 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L909
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U3G
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed): Z2678 IR SP 545-2 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped): M1S1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP 545 Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees ‎(2xLP, Album) Sub Pop SP 545 US 2001
T004/606-2 Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees ‎(CD, Album) Die Young Stay Pretty Records, Trama T004/606-2 Brazil 2002
SP545 Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Sub Pop SP545 US 2001
HPR - 050 Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees ‎(CD, Album) Houston Party Records HPR - 050 Spain 2001
Rtradecd036 Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade Rtradecd036 UK & Europe 2001

Comments: (1)
With songs drenched in psychedelic washes of hazy echo and fuzz, along with an expansive wide open sound, considering Beachwood Sparks to be some sort of reincarnation of Gram Parsons or the Byrds is an easy idea to float down stream with. Though with that consideration in mind, Beachwood Sparks have taken the next step in that evolution, pushing the envelope for what those consummate heady 60’s trail blazers found so hypnotic, with their own brand of neo-psychedelic meets alternative country.As with the later Byrds’ albums [consider Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde], Once We Were Trees sounds a bit hallow with their echo laden production on first listen, though quickly becomes more comfortable and almost welcoming, leaving me to suggest that this is not an album designed for small speakers, requiring something more substantial to deliver their sonic expansiveness.Their fist album certainly had a 60’s retro vibe to it, yet here that retro feel is layered more in the background, and not as visually present, where the band have found their own footing, comfortable with the idea of being Southern California cowboys, riding into town with pockets full of groove infused mid tempo carefree songs with deep harmonies, guitar driven hooks, and numbers that are well crafted, being very worthy of a listen, filtering out the sort of music you give yourself over to, rather than trying to it figure out … so just let their retro mellow musical appropriations happen.All of that being said, I’m not so sure this is one of those bands we should take to heart, or take that seriously, as they’re more like a big bag of salty potato chips, where you think you’ve just eaten just a couple, and soon discover that the entire bag’s been finished, leaving you feeling not quiet satisfied, and not knowing why, but instantly wishing for more of their updated retro romantic hippiness.Review by Jenell Kesler