Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys [Sights and Sounds of Summer]

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys [Sights and Sounds of Summer]

by The Beach Boys
     
 

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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, a hits compilation -- the longest single-disc AmericanSee more details below

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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, a 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 this one. [One year after the disc's original issue, Sights and Sounds of Summer followed, with the original CD bolstered by a ten-track DVD program. The DVD includes four songs from the group's 1964 appearance on The T.A.M.I. Show (excellent performances complicated by a wind tunnel of screaming girls) -- plus one song from The Lost Concert, the surreal promo videos for "Sloop John B." and Pet Sounds (the latter is a montage of songs), and both performances from the Beach Boys' 1968 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724357769402
catalogNumber:
77694
Rank:
15129

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. California Girls  -  Beach Boys
  2. I Get Around  -  Beach Boys
  3. Surfin' Safari  -  Beach Boys
  4. Surfin' U.S.A.  -  Beach Boys
  5. Fun, Fun, Fun  -  Beach Boys
  6. Surfer Girl  -  Beach Boys
  7. Don't Worry Baby  -  Beach Boys
  8. Little Deuce Coupe  -  Beach Boys
  9. Shut Down  -  Beach Boys
  10. Help Me, Rhonda  -  Beach Boys
  11. Be True to Your School  -  Beach Boys
  12. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)  -  Beach Boys
  13. In My Room  -  Beach Boys
  14. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  15. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  16. Wouldn't It Be Nice  -  Beach Boys
  17. Getcha Back  -  Beach Boys
  18. Come Go With Me  -  Beach Boys
  19. Rock and Roll Music  -  Beach Boys
  20. Dance, Dance, Dance  -  Beach Boys
  21. Barbara Ann  -  Beach Boys
  22. Do You Wanna Dance  -  Beach Boys
  23. Heroes and Villains  -  Beach Boys
  24. Good Timin'  -  Beach Boys
  25. Kokomo  -  Beach Boys
  26. Do It Again  -  Beach Boys
  27. Wild Honey  -  Beach Boys
  28. Darlin'  -  Beach Boys
  29. I Can Hear Music  -  Beach Boys
  30. Good Vibrations  -  Beach Boys

Disc 2

  1. Surfin' U.S.A.  -  Beach Boys
  2. I Get Around  -  Beach Boys
  3. Surfer Girl  -  Beach Boys
  4. Dance, Dance, Dance  -  Beach Boys
  5. Little Deuce Coupe  -  Beach Boys
  6. Sloop John B  -  Beach Boys
  7. Pet Sounds Promotional Film  -  Beach Boys
  8. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  9. Good Vibrations  -  Beach Boys
  10. Do It Again  -  Beach Boys

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beach Boys   Primary Artist
Brian Wilson   Vocals,Group Member
Bruce Johnston   Group Member
Carl Wilson   Vocals,Group Member
Jardine   Vocals,Group Member
David Marks   Group Member
Dennis Wilson   Vocals,Group Member
Dean Torrence   Vocals
Michael Love   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Beach Boys   Producer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   Composer
Brian Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bruce Johnston   Producer
Mike Love   Composer
Terry Melcher   Composer,Producer
John Phillips   Composer
Carl Wilson   Producer
Murry Wilson   Producer
Phil Spector   Composer
Ron Altbach   Producer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Bobby Freeman   Composer
James William Guercio   Producer
Jardine   Producer
Steve Levine   Producer
Mark Linett   Producer
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

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