Buy New
$11.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Tarnished Gold has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Tarnished Gold

4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, June 26, 2012
"Please retry"
$11.99
$6.97 $2.32
Audio, Cassette, September 18, 2012
"Please retry"

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$11.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Tarnished Gold
  • +
  • Once We Were Trees
  • +
  • Beachwood Sparks
Total price: $35.16
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

The world has caught up to Beachwood Sparks since they came out of nowhere in 2000 with their self-titled debut album, bringing new life to what the rootsy, laidback American rock that has since been wholeheartedly embraced by the indie music scene. The Tarnished Gold is the work of the classic Beachwood Sparks lineup that made two great albums and one EP before calling it quits in 2003. Along with a stable of talented guests Ariel Pink, producer Thom Monahan, among others Beachwood Sparks have rekindled their chemistry and created an invigorating and truly memorable album.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Forget The Song
  2. Sparks Fly Again
  3. Mollusk
  4. Tarnished Gold
  5. Water From The Well
  6. Talk About Lonesome
  7. Leave That Light On
  8. Nature's Light
  9. No Queromos Oro
  10. Earl Jean
  11. Alone Together
  12. The Orange Grass Special
  13. Goodbye


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B0080HJXTY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,594 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Beachwood Sparks Store

Music

Image of album by Beachwood Sparks
Visit Amazon's Beachwood Sparks Store
for 7 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: MP3 Music
I first got turned on to Beachwood Sparks with When We Were Trees and have been a fan of their limited catalog ever since. Upon hearing that they were releasing a new album after an 11 year hiatus I was jazzed but thought they surely wouldn't be able to reclaim their old form. Boy was I wrong. If anything they've gotten better over time. There's something understated, yet powerful about this album that really hits home.

Their are a number of standout tracks: Sparks Fly Again, Tarnished Gold, Talk About Lonesome, Earl Jean, are The Orange Grass Special are all fantastic tracks. But most of the other, slower tracks really grow with you after a few listens as well. This album is a textured, varied grab-bag of mellow rock with a twang that delivers from start to finish. Definitely deserves more than the 2 stars the one guy gave it. And currently at $5.99 it's a steal.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
The new Beachwood Sparks album is a world unto itself. A warm field of grass. Confidently laid back but never fluffy or vapid. It fits as squarely in a Deadhead's Berkeley dormroom circa 1971 as it does in a 21st century hipster's walk-up in Brooklyn. They've been unassumingly making timeless folk/country/rock for, what, 20 years now? Explore. Luxuriate. This music is weed.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
love their first two albums in a major way...pure cosmic country folk rock at its harmonious best...was really excited when i heard about this album....have played it daily for the past few weeks and after about a week the penny dropped and its just a perfect records..perahps the best thing they've done....soulful..spiritual..songs about water..gold..inner peace....killer harmonies,,great playing.....i just prey they keep making records
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I did not expect that Beachwood Sparks would release another album. I thought their first album was great, a gem that many people missed. Their second album did not impress me as much. I found this album to be solid, and better than the last. There is the same sound here that I was hoping for, along with a few great tracks. I would recommend for anyone already a fan, for new listeners start with their first album.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
What a great album! I love the band and follow them since the first release in 2000. My favourite is the second from 2001, Once We Were Trees. TheTarnished Gold keeps the same high level, but this vinyl version in 45 rpm is a premium to my ears.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The group certainly captures the laid-back sound of what we used to call "country rock". However, for my tastes it is a little too laid back. I would appreciate an occasional up-tempo piece. However, for a day laying in the sun in Golden Gate Park, it would work nicely. Sonics are very good. Well-recorded CD.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
4th album (and the 1st in ten years) from Los Angeles band—beautiful, soothing country-
Americana ballads with sweet harmonies, slide guitar and a warm 60s psychedelic folk feel.
Members have played in the Tyde, All Night Radio, Further, Strictly Ballroom, Lilys. Includes
contributions from members of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Ariel Pink. Similarities to the
Byrds, Fleet Foxes, Old Californio, Blitzen Trapper, Tranquility, CSNY, the Beach Boys, Buffalo
Springfield, Goldrush, Poco.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My favorite album from 2012. An album to be listened to from start to finish. Do people still do that anymore?
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Tarnished Gold
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Tarnished Gold


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop