Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For a few months in 2012, the Beach Boys managed to put aside all their differences and bask in the glow of an entirely successful reunion. They had a new album of original material that people liked and sold well, and they toured the world performing a set that stretched upwards of 40 songs, their concerts receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike. It was too good to last and it didn't. Halfway through the tour, it was revealed that Mike Love planned to carry on with Bruce Johnston as the Beach Boys, leaving Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks behind, and that meant this 50th anniversary tour was truly a once-in-a-lifetime thing; it was the only time ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For a few months in 2012, the Beach Boys managed to put aside all their differences and bask in the glow of an entirely successful reunion. They had a new album of original material that people liked and sold well, and they toured the world performing a set that stretched upwards of 40 songs, their concerts receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike. It was too good to last and it didn't. Halfway through the tour, it was revealed that Mike Love planned to carry on with Bruce Johnston as the Beach Boys, leaving Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks behind, and that meant this 50th anniversary tour was truly a once-in-a-lifetime thing; it was the only time the group members put aside their differences and celebrated the music they made together. That warmth was evident on 2012's That's Why God Made the Radio and in the accompanying tour, and it's somewhat present on Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour, the double-disc souvenir of this reunion. Released in time for the summer of 2013, this album appears to collect highlights from a variety of concerts -- the liner notes provide no source material -- and it seems to perhaps have been sweetened in the studio, as the overall sound is exceedingly bright and crisp, pushing the harmonies to the forefront and sacrificing feel for cleanliness. Perhaps the sound is too pristine, but the essential good vibes can shine through: the set list is hit-heavy with just enough new tunes and surprises ("Getcha Back," "Marcella," "All This Is That" being the prime fan favorites given a hearing here) to keep things lively, and the band never sounds tired of playing these old tunes. At home, the experience isn't quite as moving as it was in person -- there was an undeniable kinetic energy seeing the five members sharing the stage once again -- but it's nevertheless a pleasant dose of nostalgia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 602537379460
  • Catalog Number: 001841902
  • Sales rank: 3,494

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do It Again (3:38)
  2. 2 Little Honda (2:06)
  3. 3 Catch a Wave (2:09)
  4. 4 Hawaii (1:45)
  5. 5 Don't Back Down (1:45)
  6. 6 Surfin' Safari (2:48)
  7. 7 Surfer Girl (2:29)
  8. 8 The Little Girl I Once Knew (3:09)
  9. 9 Wendy (2:25)
  10. 10 Getcha Back (2:42)
  11. 11 Then I Kissed Her (2:16)
  12. 12 Marcella (3:23)
  13. 13 Isn't It Time (4:01)
  14. 14 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (2:30)
  15. 15 When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (2:55)
  16. 16 Disney Girls (5:33)
  17. 17 Be True to Your School (3:06)
  18. 18 Little Deuce Coupe (1:50)
  19. 19 409 (1:52)
  20. 20 Shut Down (1:45)
  21. 21 I Get Around (2:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Pet Sounds (3:45)
  2. 2 Add Some Music to Your Day (3:49)
  3. 3 Heroes and Villains (3:54)
  4. 4 Sail On, Sailor (3:45)
  5. 5 California Saga: California (3:09)
  6. 6 In My Room (2:53)
  7. 7 All This Is That (3:38)
  8. 8 That's Why God Made the Radio (4:27)
  9. 9 Forever (2:57)
  10. 10 God Only Knows (2:39)
  11. 11 Sloop John B (3:07)
  12. 12 Wouldn't It Be Nice (2:41)
  13. 13 Good Vibrations (4:14)
  14. 14 California Girls (3:14)
  15. 15 Help Me, Rhonda (3:19)
  16. 16 Rock and Roll Music (2:48)
  17. 17 Surfin' U.S.A. (3:00)
  18. 18 Kokomo (4:00)
  19. 19 Barbara Ann (2:33)
  20. 20 Fun, Fun, Fun (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Primary Artist
Brian Wilson Group Member
Bruce Johnston Group Member
Mike Love Group Member
John Cowsill Drums, Vocals
Al Jardine Group Member
David Marks Group Member
Scott Totten Guitar, Vocals
Darian Sahanaja Keyboards, Vocals
Jeffrey Foskett Guitar, Vocals
Paul Mertens Horn, Vocals
Michael D'Amico Bass, Vocals
Probyn Gregory Guitar, Vocals
Nelson Bragg Percussion, Vocals
Scott Montgomery Bennett Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Frankie Lymon Composer
Van Dyke Parks Composer
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Joe Thomas Composer, Producer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Bruce Johnston Composer
Mike Love Composer
Scott McKenzie Composer
Terry Melcher Composer
Jim Peterik Composer
John Phillips Composer
Carl Wilson Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Al Jardine Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Larry Millas Composer
Frank Pappalardo Engineer
Scott Totten Musical Director
Gary Usher Composer
Dennis Wilson Composer
Roger Christian Composer
Tandyn Almer Composer
Chris Stuba Lighting Director
Chris Bellman Mastering
Paul Mertens Musical Director
Xilonen Oreshnick Photo Coordination
Fred Fassert Composer
Traditional Composer
Tony Asher Composer
Stephen Schumi Lighting Director
Susan Lavoie Art Direction
Joe Knott Composer
Jack Rieley Composer
Michael Czaszwicz Video Engineer
Michael Peters Guitar Techician
Paki Newell Publicity
Jean Sievers Publicity
Tim Bonhomme Road Manager
Sujata Murthy Publicity
Eddie Sung Cover Photo
Raymond Kennedy Composer
Michael Swift Tour Manager
Nick Cruz Drum Technician
Leeann Hard Accounting
Clint Boire Monitor Engineer
Sue Rosensteel Accounting
Greg Jakobson Composer
Barry Floyd Tour Accountant
Kile McClure Lighting Technician
John A. Anderson Guitar Techician
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