Greatest Hits [Capitol]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There are dozens of Beach Boys compilations on the market, some of them thrown together in haphazard fashion with an eye to budget bins and gas station racks, and while all of them undoubtedly feature some great songs (given that the band's recorded legacy is such a rich and timeless one), it's a delight to find that Capitol Records is finally taking great care to re-present the Beach Boys catalog in 2012, the 50th anniversary of the band. That said, this new single-disc collection of 20 Beach Boys hits doesn't differ all that much from the compilations that came before it. It has a new track, "That's Why God Made the Radio," several cuts are featured in stereo versions, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There are dozens of Beach Boys compilations on the market, some of them thrown together in haphazard fashion with an eye to budget bins and gas station racks, and while all of them undoubtedly feature some great songs (given that the band's recorded legacy is such a rich and timeless one), it's a delight to find that Capitol Records is finally taking great care to re-present the Beach Boys catalog in 2012, the 50th anniversary of the band. That said, this new single-disc collection of 20 Beach Boys hits doesn't differ all that much from the compilations that came before it. It has a new track, "That's Why God Made the Radio," several cuts are featured in stereo versions, and it has the single-only mixes of "Be True to Your School" and "Help Me, Rhonda," for instance, but it still feels rather random, even though one couldn't quibble with the catalog songs here -- they're all classic Beach Boys tracks, and all of them received a ton of radio play in their day. It's hard to call a 20-track package a sampler, but that's what this incarnation of the band's greatest hits feels like. It's a measure of what a great band the Beach Boys have been, really. A single disc just can't cover it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099997374220
  • Catalog Number: 73742
  • Sales rank: 2,514

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's Why God Made The Radio (3:20)
  2. 2 California Girls (2:47)
  3. 3 Sloop John B (3:00)
  4. 4 Wouldn't It Be Nice (2:33)
  5. 5 Surfer Girl (2:27)
  6. 6 Do It Again (2:18)
  7. 7 Surfin' Safari (2:06)
  8. 8 Surfin' U.S.A. (2:29)
  9. 9 Don't Worry Baby (2:50)
  10. 10 Little Deuce Coupe (1:40)
  11. 11 I Get Around (2:13)
  12. 12 Fun, Fun, Fun (2:20)
  13. 13 Be True to Your School (2:11)
  14. 14 Dance, Dance, Dance (2:04)
  15. 15 All Summer Long (2:10)
  16. 16 Help Me, Rhonda (2:49)
  17. 17 Rock and Roll Music (2:29)
  18. 18 God Only Knows (2:55)
  19. 19 Good Vibrations (3:37)
  20. 20 Kokomo (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Primary Artist
Brian Wilson Vocals, Group Member
Bruce Johnston Group Member
Mike Love Vocals, Group Member
Carl Wilson Vocals, Group Member
Al Jardine Vocals, Group Member
David Marks Group Member
Dennis Wilson Group Member
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mike Love Composer, Executive Producer
Scott McKenzie Composer
Terry Melcher Composer, Producer
Jim Peterik Composer
John Phillips Composer
Carl Wilson Composer, Producer
Murry Wilson Producer
Mark Linett Producer, Mastering
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Larry Millas Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Tony Asher Composer
Roger Christian Composer
Susan Lavoie Art Direction
Joe Thomas Composer
Elliott Lott Contributor
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