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Greatest Hits [Capitol]

Greatest Hits [Capitol]

by The Beach Boys The Beach Boys
Greatest Hits [Capitol]

Greatest Hits [Capitol]

by The Beach Boys The Beach Boys


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There are dozens of Beach Boys compilations on the market, some of them thrown together in haphazard fashion with an eye to budget bins and gas station racks, and while all of them undoubtedly feature some great songs (given that the band's recorded legacy is such a rich and timeless one), it's a delight to find that Capitol Records is finally taking great care to re-present the Beach Boys catalog in 2012, the 50th anniversary of the band. That said, this new single-disc collection of 20 Beach Boys hits doesn't differ all that much from the compilations that came before it. It has a new track, "That's Why God Made the Radio," several cuts are featured in stereo versions, and it has the single-only mixes of "Be True to Your School" and "Help Me, Rhonda," for instance, but it still feels rather random, even though one couldn't quibble with the catalog songs here -- they're all classic Beach Boys tracks, and all of them received a ton of radio play in their day. It's hard to call a 20-track package a sampler, but that's what this incarnation of the band's greatest hits feels like. It's a measure of what a great band the Beach Boys have been, really. A single disc just can't cover it.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2012
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099997374220
catalogNumber: 73742
Rank: 1505


  1. That's Why God Made The Radio
  2. California Girls
  3. Sloop John B
  4. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  5. Surfer Girl
  6. Do It Again
  7. Surfin' Safari
  8. Surfin' U.S.A.
  9. Don't Worry Baby
  10. Little Deuce Coupe
  11. I Get Around
  12. Fun, Fun, Fun
  13. Be True to Your School
  14. Dance, Dance, Dance
  15. All Summer Long
  16. Help Me, Rhonda
  17. Rock and Roll Music
  18. God Only Knows
  19. Good Vibrations
  20. Kokomo

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Brian Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mike Love   Composer,Executive Producer
Scott McKenzie   Composer
Terry Melcher   Composer,Producer
John Phillips   Composer
Carl Wilson   Composer,Producer
Murry Wilson   Producer
Mark Linett   Producer
Larry Millas   Composer
Nick Venet   Producer
Joe Thomas   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer
Roger Christian   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
James Peterik   Composer
Elliott Lott   Contributor

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