The Beach Boys in Concert

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Schinder
Originally a double LP now collected on a single CD, The Beach Boys in Concert is an energetic and eclectic set that demonstrates what a solid live act the group had become by the early 1970s, making their subsequent devolution into by-the-numbers human jukebox all the more sadder. The album is also a fine document of how well the band -- which had expanded to include guitarist Blondie Chaplin and drummer Rikki Fataar -- had adapted to Brian Wilson's absence from the touring lineup, and how his talented brother Carl had deftly stepped up to become the band's de facto leader. Carl's consistently gorgeous vocals are In Concert's most salient quality, and it's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Schinder
Originally a double LP now collected on a single CD, The Beach Boys in Concert is an energetic and eclectic set that demonstrates what a solid live act the group had become by the early 1970s, making their subsequent devolution into by-the-numbers human jukebox all the more sadder. The album is also a fine document of how well the band -- which had expanded to include guitarist Blondie Chaplin and drummer Rikki Fataar -- had adapted to Brian Wilson's absence from the touring lineup, and how his talented brother Carl had deftly stepped up to become the band's de facto leader. Carl's consistently gorgeous vocals are In Concert's most salient quality, and it's interesting to hear him stand in for his absent brother on the Pet Sounds classics "Sloop John B.," "Caroline No," and "You Still Believe in Me."
All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Although somewhat unimaginatively titled, 1973's Beach Boys in Concert is significantly more than a hastily compiled live collection of hits. To the contrary, the set includes highlights from the band's earliest sides "Surfer Girl" through to the groundbreaking Smile era "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes and Villains" as well as more concurrent material "Sail On Sailor" and "Marcella". These are complemented by a generous representation of deeper cuts including "You Still Believe in Me" from Pet Sounds, "Let the Wind Blow" from Wild Honey 1968, as well as later tracks like "Leaving This Town" and "Funky Pretty." The song "We Got Love" was originally recorded and penciled in for inclusion on Holland, but the laid-back rocker didn't make that release and instead makes its debut here. It's important to note that the incarnation of the "touring" Beach Boys captured circa 1972 and 1973 does not include contributions from founding member and spiritual leader Brian Wilson. By this time the band's personnel had expanded, featuring Blondie Chaplin guitar/vocals and Ricky Fataar drums. Carl Wilson guitar/vocals stumbled upon the pair during their tenure in the band Flame, eventually procuring them for this harder-edged version of the group which Carl had begun molding in the absence of brother Brian. He also steps in vocally for Brian on standout renditions of "Caroline No," "Good Vibrations," and a co-lead vocal with Al Jardine guitar/vocals on an absolutely breathtaking "Don't Worry Baby" that easily rivals the original. Other notable performances include a poignant reading of "The Trader," as well as the upbeat driving rocker "Darlin'." Although present, Dennis Wilson electric piano/backing vocals offers no solo. Sadly, his most notable contribution is the brief spoken introduction to "Surfin' USA." Beach Boys in Concert was the final live album to be issued -- excluding archival vault releases -- capturing the seminal American combo as a viable, hard-working rock & roll band with timeless material instead of the parody that Mike Love so perfectly embodied during their final years. This is the way the Beach Boys deserve to be remembered.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724352593323
  • Catalog Number: 25933
  • Sales rank: 10,166

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sail on Sailor (3:21)
  2. 2 Sloop John B (3:12)
  3. 3 The Trader (4:46)
  4. 4 You Still Believe in Me (2:58)
  5. 5 California Girls (2:57)
  6. 6 Darlin' (2:21)
  7. 7 Marcella (3:55)
  8. 8 Caroline No (3:04)
  9. 9 Leaving This Town (6:59)
  10. 10 Heroes and Villains (3:51)
  11. 11 Funky Pretty (4:04)
  12. 12 Let the Wind Blow (4:22)
  13. 13 Help Me, Rhonda (4:59)
  14. 14 Surfer Girl (2:35)
  15. 15 Wouldn't It Be Nice (2:45)
  16. 16 We Got Love (5:25)
  17. 17 Don't Worry Baby (3:11)
  18. 18 Surfin' USA (2:49)
  19. 19 Good Vibrations (4:49)
  20. 20 Fun, Fun, Fun (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Primary Artist
Blondie Chaplin Guitar
Ed Carter Bass Guitar
Ricky Fataar Drums
Billy Hinsche Guitar, Keyboards
Al Jardine Rhythm Guitar
Mike Kowalski Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Ray Kennedy Composer
The Beach Boys Producer
Chuck Berry Composer
Van Dyke Parks Composer
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer
Mike Love Composer
Paul Atkinson Reissue Producer
Paul Lewinson Engineer
Ron McMaster Remastering
Stephen Moffitt Engineer, Director Of Engineering
Cheryl Pawelski Reissue Producer
Andrew Sandoval Tape Research
Tandyn Almer Composer
David Larkham Original Design Concept
Bryan Kelley Producer
Traditional Composer
Tony Asher Composer
Michael Ross Original Design Concept
Jack Rieley Composer
Tommy Reilley Composer
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