Friday, 19 May 2017

Gerry Beckley - Van Go Gan 1995 Flac & mp3

I don't begin the history here with his mega selling success band America because i think everyone of you know the band and their work.


Despite, or perhaps because of, his success with America, Beckley did not release any proper solo material until 1995's Van Go Gan. A cheeky conflation of the names of painters Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, the album featured Beckley backed by a bevy of longtime friends and collaborators, including Bunnell, trumpeter Mark Isham, the Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit, and others. The album was followed by the companion remix album Go Man Go. Away from America, Beckley next delivered 2000's Like a Brother, his collaboration with Chicago singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm and the Beach Boys' Carl Wilson, who died from lung cancer after completing the album in 1998. The album featured a mix of originals from each member, as well as a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Without Her."



In 2006, Beckley returned with his third solo album, Horizontal Fall. A year later, he was back with Bunnell for the America album Here & Now, which featured production from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. The compilation album Happy Hour appeared in 2009. Two years later, Beckley was back to his solo work with the studio album Unfortunate Casino. Also in 2011, he paired with Bunnell for another America album, Back Pages, which included guest appearances from Mark Knopfler and Van Dyke Parks. America's 18th studio album, Lost and Found, followed in 2013. In 2016, Beckley released his fourth full-length solo album, Carousel, featuring "No Way I'm Gonna Lose You," a collaboration with Semisonic's Dan Wilson.

"Tin Man"
Gerry Beckley's 360/12OS Jetglo


Some people here asked me for more from Gerry Beckley after i posted two albums by him. Van Go Gan is his first solo effort and it is really a great american Pop album and i hope you will enjoy.

Have fun
              Frank      Flac part1   &   Flac part2        -  mp3@320

4 comments:

  1. Thank you again for this other Gerry Beckley
    Alex

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    1. Hello Alex, some more Gerry Beckley will follow.
      Kind regards
      Frank

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  2. SuperBillie, Which version is this ? All I can find on Discogs is a listing of the Polystar 1991 & 2001 version but yours as extra tracks ..
    Cheers
    Lou

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    1. Hello Lou, a good friend of mine did buy the download files at CD Baby and so i get the extra tracks. Look here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/beckley . That's also the reason why i don't have the artwork :-(
      Kind regards
      Frank

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