Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys [X-Large T-Shirt]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
After gaining control of the Beach Boys' entire catalog including all the band's post-1969 material, Capitol released two-fers covering their out of print '70s records and a Brian Wilson-selected compilation titled Classics, then later, this hits compilation -- the longest single-disc American collection ever seen. With all but five tracks coming from their 1962-1969 peak, and every one a Top 40 hit, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys is also the best, a worthy digital-age successor to previous classics like Endless Summer and Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Though the songs don't appear in chronological order, the compilers improved the concept of a hits compilation by...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
After gaining control of the Beach Boys' entire catalog including all the band's post-1969 material, Capitol released two-fers covering their out of print '70s records and a Brian Wilson-selected compilation titled Classics, then later, this hits compilation -- the longest single-disc American collection ever seen. With all but five tracks coming from their 1962-1969 peak, and every one a Top 40 hit, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys is also the best, a worthy digital-age successor to previous classics like Endless Summer and Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Though the songs don't appear in chronological order, the compilers improved the concept of a hits compilation by bunching the disc into minisets -- one of classic adolescence songs "Be True to Your School," "When I Grow Up [To Be a Man]," "In My Room", one of surfing songs "Surfin' Safari," "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Surfer Girl", one of frat-boy classics "Dance, Dance, Dance," "Barbara Ann", and another including selections from their masterpiece Pet Sounds "God Only Knows," "Sloop John B.," "Wouldn't It Be Nice". Nearly any compilation on an important artist can be argued, but it's the rare one that covers as many bases and leaves out so few classics as Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099932789935
  • Catalog Number: 27899

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 California Girls (2:46)
  2. 2 I Get Around (2:14)
  3. 3 Surfin' Safari (2:07)
  4. 4 Surfin' U.S.A. (2:28)
  5. 5 Fun, Fun, Fun (2:21)
  6. 6 Surfer Girl (2:28)
  7. 7 Don't Worry Baby (2:49)
  8. 8 Little Deuce Coupe (1:40)
  9. 9 Shut Down (1:50)
  10. 10 Help Me, Rhonda (2:47)
  11. 11 Be True To Your School (2:10)
  12. 12 When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) (2:03)
  13. 13 In My Room (2:13)
  14. 14 God Only Knows (2:53)
  15. 15 Sloop John B (2:59)
  16. 16 Wouldn't it Be Nice (2:33)
  17. 17 Getcha Back (3:01)
  18. 18 Come Go With Me (2:07)
  19. 19 Rock and Roll Music (2:30)
  20. 20 Dance, Dance, Dance (2:03)
  21. 21 Barbara Ann (2:13)
  22. 22 Do You Wanna Dance? (2:20)
  23. 23 Heroes and Villains (3:40)
  24. 24 Good Timin' (2:14)
  25. 25 Kokomo (3:38)
  26. 26 Do It Again (2:21)
  27. 27 Wild Honey (2:39)
  28. 28 Darlin' (2:14)
  29. 29 I Can Hear Music (2:39)
  30. 30 Good Vibrations (3:37)
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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 Vocals, Group Member
Dean Torrence Vocals
Technical Credits
The Beach Boys Producer
Chuck Berry Composer
Van Dyke Parks Composer
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Bruce Johnston Producer
Mike Love Composer
Scott McKenzie Composer
Terry Melcher Composer, Producer
John Phillips Composer
Carl Wilson Composer, Producer
Murry Wilson Producer
Phil Spector Composer
Ron Altbach Producer
Jeff Barry Composer
Bobby Freeman Composer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
James William Guercio Producer
Al Jardine Producer
Steve Levine Producer
Mark Linett Audio Production
Gary Usher Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Anthony DeCurtis Liner Notes
Clarence E. Quick Composer
Fred Fassert Composer
Traditional Composer
Tony Asher Composer
Roger Christian Composer
John T. Carbone Cover Photo
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