Surfer Girl/Shut Down, Vol. 2

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The Beach Boys' third and fifth albums make a good pairing on one CD, different as they are in content and origins. Surfer Girl was the album on which the group's and Brian Wilson's sound blossomed, and it did so on several levels. The title track was the first song that Brian ever wrote, and it's lucky that he saved it for this stage in their history, for it features surprising elegant and lush harmonies. The usual assumption is that, because of Wilson's hearing loss in one ear, the group's records work best in mono, but on this, their second album in stereo, the mixing makes inventive use of the two-channel separation, even on "Surfer Girl" which, as a single in those ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $9.39   
  • New (2) from $9.39   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.39
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5262)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW, Factory Sealed items direct from the Studios. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Quick International Airmail!

Ships from: Indian Trail, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$38.14
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(222)

Condition: New
AUDIO CD New 724353151522 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The Beach Boys' third and fifth albums make a good pairing on one CD, different as they are in content and origins. Surfer Girl was the album on which the group's and Brian Wilson's sound blossomed, and it did so on several levels. The title track was the first song that Brian ever wrote, and it's lucky that he saved it for this stage in their history, for it features surprising elegant and lush harmonies. The usual assumption is that, because of Wilson's hearing loss in one ear, the group's records work best in mono, but on this, their second album in stereo, the mixing makes inventive use of the two-channel separation, even on "Surfer Girl" which, as a single in those days, would have been conceived in mono from the get-go. The voices mix in a more subtle and complex fashion than ever before, and the range of instruments used by the group who were still playing on their own records at this point includes Hammond organ, as well as some light orchestral embellishment. The songwriting also shows advancement, including "Your Summer Dream," another ethereal ballad by Wilson featuring his double-tracked lead vocal that was the distant predecessor to pieces like "The Nearest Faraway Place"; even the seeming throwaway numbers like "Boogie Woodie," a piano-driven instrumental, were above average on the original LP and hold lots of interest here. Shut Down, Vol. 2 was the group's second album built around car songs and the material shows a surprising range of sounds and textures. The requisite rock & roll songs are present, displaying gorgeous harmonies -- the hit "Fun, Fun, Fun" and fine album tracks like "In the Parkin' Lot" -- but so are elegant ballads like "Don't Worry Baby" and "The Warmth of the Sun"; in between are some humorous musical digressions, and two very fine covers, "Louie, Louie" and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." The bonus cuts, rounding out the CD, are the punchier single mix of "Fun, Fun, Fun," the German-language rendition of "In My Room," and one previously lost cut, "I Do," which shows Brian moving in the direction of Phil Spector's grander productions. [The 2001 remastering features much crisper sound than the 1990 version, and is definitely to be preferred.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724353151522
  • Catalog Number: 31515

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Surfer Girl (2:28)
  2. 2 Catch a Wave (2:10)
  3. 3 The Surfer Moon (2:14)
  4. 4 South Bay Surfer (1:48)
  5. 5 The Rocking Surfer (2:02)
  6. 6 Little Deuce Coupe (1:40)
  7. 7 In My Room (2:14)
  8. 8 Hawaii (2:02)
  9. 9 Surfer's Rule (1:56)
  10. 10 Our Car Club (2:24)
  11. 11 Your Summer Dream (2:29)
  12. 12 Boogie Woodie (2:00)
  13. 13 Fun, Fun, Fun (2:05)
  14. 14 Don't Worry Baby (2:49)
  15. 15 In the Parkin' Lot (2:03)
  16. 16 "Cassius" Love Vs. "Sonny" Wilson (3:31)
  17. 17 The Warmth of the Sun (2:53)
  18. 18 This Car of Mine (1:37)
  19. 19 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (2:09)
  20. 20 Pom Pom Play Girl (1:32)
  21. 21 Keep an Eye on Summer (2:23)
  22. 22 Shut Down, Pt. 2 (2:09)
  23. 23 Louie, Louie (2:19)
  24. 24 Denny's Drums (1:59)
  25. 25 Fun, Fun, Fun (2:22)
  26. 26 in My Room (2:19)
  27. 27 I Do (3:08)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Stephen Foster Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer
Frankie Lymon Composer
Brian Wilson Composer, Producer
Mike Love Composer
Vince Clarke Composer
Al Jardine Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Mark Linett Reissue Producer
Dennis Wilson Composer
David Leaf Liner Notes
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Bob Norman Composer
Kenneth Ruffin Composer
Traditional Composer
Roger Christian Composer
N. Norberg Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Promising development.

    Surfer Girl has plenty of great cuts, all showing musical maturation. The title track is great, as is the hot-rod song, ''Little Deuce Coupe.'' Other excellent songs are the moving ''In My Room,'' the string-arranged ''Surfer Moon,'' the lovely ''Your Summer Dream'' (in my Today!/Summer Days and Summer Nights!! review I mistakenly refer to ''And Your Dreams Come True'' by this title) and the fun cuts ''Hawaii'' and ''Catch a Wave.'' Only ''South Bay Surfer'' is below average. 4 stars out of 5. Shut Down Vol. 2 has four great songs, including ''Fun, Fun, Fun,'' ''Don't Worry Baby,'' the phenomenal ''Warmth of the Sun,'' and ''Keep an Eye on Summer.'' The rest is average at best. 3 stars out of 5. The bonus cut ''I Do'' is excellent.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews